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Exterior Door Frame Jamb - Probing Rotted Wood

How to Repair a Rotted Exterior Door Frame

This project shows how to repair a rotted exterior door frame by sawing out the rotted section and splicing a new section of door jamb. The repair cost about $100 in materials for a new door jamb, brick mould, weatherstripping, door corner seal and caulk. Door frames commonly rot at the bottom corner where it […]

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Rotted Exterior Door Frame - Fitting Splice Repair Section

Rotted Exterior Door Frame Splice Repair

A new section of jamb is installed to to repair the rotted door frame. This project is continued from How to Repair a Rotted Exterior Door Frame. Rotted Exterior Door Frame Splice Repair I purchased a new exterior door frame leg (door jamb) to cut off the end for the repair splice: The front side […]

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Therma-Tru® Traditions® TS-108 GBG Pre-Hung Entry Door

How to Replace an Exterior Door – Part 1

This project explains how to replace an exterior entry door with a Therma-Tru® Traditions® pre-hung door with step by step instructions. The new door is a Therma-Tru Traditions single light, double-glazed, low emissivity (Low E) glass, grill between the glass (GBG), pre-hung steel door, model #TS-108 GBG. How to Replace an Exterior Door I purchased […]

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Check the Door Rough Opening is Square and Plumb

How to Replace an Exterior Door – Part 2

How to Replace an Exterior Door – remove the old door jamb and frame then check the rough opening for square. This project is continued from How to Replace an Exterior Door – Part 1. Remove the Exterior Door Frame Having taken off the brick mould, I removed several screws that fastened the old door […]

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Therma-Tru Traditions Exterior Door Ready for Final Installation

How to Replace an Exterior Door – Part 3

How to Replace an Exterior Door – install the new pre-hung exterior door, seal the threshold, shim the door jambs and fasten with screws. This project is continued from How to Replace an Exterior Door – Part 2. Install the New Exterior Door After sanding down the lock-side of the subfloor with an belt sander […]

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Base Shoe Semi-Oval Moulding

How to Replace an Exterior Door – Part 4

How to Replace an Exterior Door photo tutorial – saw and install the brick and base shoe moulding. This project is continued from How to Replace an Exterior Door – Part 3. How to Install Brick Moulding The Therma-Tru® Traditions® pre-hung entry door is now installed in the rough opening and it’s time to install […]

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Interior View of the New Door Astragal

How to Replace an Exterior French Door Astragal

This project shows how to replace the exterior french door t-astragal (or simply astragal). An astragal is the moulding attached to the inactive door that contains the slide bolts, strike plate and weatherstrip to seal. The new french door t-astragal is highlighted in this photo: This is the interior view of the French doors and […]

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Astragal Removed from the Door

How to Replace an Exterior French Door Astragal – Part 2

How to replace an exterior French door astragal (or t-astragal) step by step instructions. Remove the broken astragal and glue the split door frame. This project is continued from How to Replace an Exterior French Door Astragal – Part 1. This is the new extruded aluminum astragal next to the broken wood astragal on the […]

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