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Old 02-02-2014, 07:38 PM  
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Default Door frame water logged/expanded - how to repair? (indoor)

The (clean water) toilet tank had leaked on the foreclosure house I bought. This caused the bottom of the door frame to take in water and expand.

Thoughts on how to repair this?
Remove the expanded part, put a small piece of wood as filler and putty the rest?



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Old 02-02-2014, 09:42 PM  
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You can try, but that is just an mdf like product. I would be better to rip it out and replace it.



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As neal said, there is no repair for that. Ripping it out and replacing will be your only option.

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As neal said, there is no repair for that. Ripping it out and replacing will be your only option.
never say never but I think replacing it will be easier in the long run
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I had this same problem at my vacation home recently. I tried using a plainer, a sawzall, sanding, and nothing worked for me.

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Alright will probably change it out. I'm assuming I could pick up a door frame from home Depot for $50-100.
How hard to change it out?
Do they come a standard door hight size or will I need to cut it shorter?
Just peel the trim off and pull a few nails out and it will come off?

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Yours dosn't look like anything standard, can you take a few more photos so we can get a better look at what you have. It looks more like something someone just made up as they went along.

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Yours dosn't look like anything standard, can you take a few more photos so we can get a better look at what you have. It looks more like something someone just made up as they went along.
I'm out of town currently, will grab pics this weekend.
House was built in 07
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I like your original idea of cutting out the bad section and patching it up. I would take a putty knife and work it under the door stop to break the paint seal and then pry it off being careful not to break it. Then do the same with the door trim and remove that. The door stop is away from the floor as there was a threshold strip across there filling in the gap that has the plastic tape on it now. You can buy a new one of these at the builder center. I would then mark a line high enough to get above the damage and saw cut as far I could get across the bad part and finish off the cut with a chisel. Patch in a piece and I like to use automotive “bondo” in the cracks and sand out just like I was patching a car body. Paint and replace trim.

If you start prying off that old door jamb with my luck I would end up hanging a new door by the time I was done. If everything else looks good enough just fix the bad spot IMO.

If it doesn’t work you can always go to plan B. you will just be out a little time.

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Bud; thats a $4. peice of mdf.



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