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Old 01-11-2014, 02:44 PM  
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Anytime I ever started prying and removing something like a stud like this I normally mess up the finished drywall in the process. His parallelogram doesn't need to become a rectangle he only needed to pick up 1/4 on each side on opposite corners. That's why I suggested trimming just that bit. Sometimes a stud will pop right out my luck is someone put a bunch of screws in from the back side. I think both methods will work. Not keen on the sledge hammer idea.

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Projects are learning opportunities. If you want a door to behave, the jamb must be "plumb" (meaning perfectly vertical). Since the floor is "level" (side to side) you don't have to worry about it.

Temporarily removing the jack stud on the hinge side is no big deal. The header above the door can carry the load while you realign and/or shim the new jack stud to make it plumb.

Honestly, the drywall issue is minimal. If you don't know how to do it, here is your opportunity to learn how. As for the casing ... you might have to rip it down. Take what you can get and do your best!
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