Door frame split (because of hydraulic door closer) help!

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  1. Sep 13, 2008 #1

    w@ntonsoup

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    So the hydraulic door closer on our storm door caused a huge split in the entry door frame.

    ** Please see the attached pictures for details **

    How hard a repair is this? Can any carpenter tackle it and make it look brand new again? How much should I expect to pay?

    Thanks for the help, my wife is losing her mind over this and I want to make her happy :)

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  2. Sep 14, 2008 #2

    glennjanie

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    Welcome Soup:
    Yes, the frame can be repaired to look new. It also needs a safety chain along with the closer to prevent that terrible stain on the closer and frame. If I lived nearby it would cost $100; I just wouldn't go out for less.
    Glenn
     
  3. Sep 16, 2008 #3

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    Thanks - would I just call a carpenter? What repair would we be doing? (What's it called?) Sorry for the stupid questions :)
     
  4. Sep 18, 2008 #4

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    Hello Soup:
    Call the local chapter of Home Builder's Association and ask for a repari/remodel specialist.
    He would remove the closer, glue and clamp the frame crack, reinstall the closer with longer screws that go into the stud behind the frame, install a safety chain to keep the door from opening too far.
    You may want to send them the pictures you have shown us and they will have a better starting point.
    Glenn
     

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