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?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

would have to take the entire unit including the frame apart

    Bookmark   September 10, 2010 at 11:56AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Modern Windows
Can anyone suggest an affordable modern window? Thanks!...
Air and Mulch Infiltration Through Andersen Windows
I moved into a new house Feb '05 in Blacksburg Virginia...
Plantation Shutters Pros/Cons, need advice
Hi, I'm new to this website and owning a home so forgive...
Need help. Looking for window expert consultant in Minneapolis
We had our windows replaced (full replacement) and...
Storm doors with hidden built-in screens?
I'm considering doing something "strange,"...
Sponsored Products
Leucos | IXI Suspension Light
Virbac Knock Out Flea and Tick Room Fogger - 021VB03-6
$16.99 | Hayneedle
Paradox Brushed Nickel Energy Efficient 20" H Pendant Light
Lamps Plus
Black Finish Console Sofa Entry Table with Drawer
Santa Fe 5" Lever Set - Privacy, Passage and Dummy
Signature Hardware
Lainey Chrome Four-Light Chandelier
$130.63 | Bellacor
Gold Cube Chandelier
George Kovacs Bling Bling Steel Drum Pendant Chandelier
Euro Style Lighting
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™