Entry door jamb width

ranger481vsSeptember 9, 2010

I found a great deal on a new entry door on Craigslist, bu the problem is that the door jamb measures 6 inches, while my existing door jamb measures 4 5/8". Is there anything that can be done realistically to make this door fit?

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ranger481vs

I should also mention that the door is prehung with two sidelites, one on each side of the door.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2010 at 9:15AM
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millworkman

Three options, reframe your wall with 2 x 6, cut the new frame down to 4 5/8 or buy a new frame and use the new door and sidelites. Other than that nothing else you could do

    Bookmark   September 10, 2010 at 9:29AM
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ranger481vs

Seems like cutting down the door frame to 4 5/8 would be the best option. How difficult is that to do? I am planning on having a carpenter friend-of-a-friend do the job, but I can't get in touch with him right now to discuss this particular door.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2010 at 10:20AM
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millworkman

would have to take the entire unit including the frame apart

    Bookmark   September 10, 2010 at 11:56AM
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