Sunday, April 21, 2013

How to Hang Pre-hung Door - Part 2 of 15 - Removing The Damaged Door

Fig.1 The Tools
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Cordless screwdriver with Phillip bit
Electrical cords 
Reciprocating saw and blade 12-inch 
Manual screwdriver with thin tip
Reciprocating saw

Mr. Victor Longpont hired my services to remove his garage door that had become damaged after a bad rain storm.

This post shows the nine steps on how to remove a damaged garage door.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the the tools required to remove this door. 
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the reciprocating blade that will be used to cut the nails and screws. Use the longest blade that your local warehouse store sells and make sure it's a metal blade. The metal blade teeth will not be so rough and the blade should have many teeth per inch. For example the blade on the drill box was purchased at Harbor Freight. The blade is a 12-inch reciprocating saw blade. 
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the damaged door that will be removed.
Fig.2 Drill box
Fig.3 Old door
Step 4: Use a manual Phillips screwdriver tip and a claw hammer to hammer the hinge pin out of the door hinges. 
Step 5: Fig.5 shows the door has been removed off its hinges and placed in the side yard for the door knobs hardware to be removed.
Fig.5 Door Hardware

Step 6: Fig.6 and fig.7 shows the left door jamb that has been cut with a reciprocating saw.
Fig.6 Reciprocating Saw
Fig.7 Old door frame
Step 7: Fig.8 shows all the pieces of the old garage door jamb, including the door threshold plate ready to be recycled.
Step 8: Fig.9 show the door jamb has been removed and the 2x4 studs are showing around the stucco walls. It's the wood stubs that will provide support for the new metal door.
Step 9: Fig.10 show the alarm wire sensor that will be needed to be placed into the new door. It's important not to cut these wires.
Fig.8 Door 
Jamb parts
Fig.9 Studs around 
the doorway
Fig.10 Security

How to Hang a Pre-hung Door:

  • Part 1 of 15 Introduction Why Replace This Garage Door
  • Part 2 of 15 Removing The Damaged Door
  • Part 3 of 15 Door Hardware Removed
  • Part 4 of 15 Door Threshold Removal
  • Part 5 of 15 Installing Door
  • Part 6 of 15 Recycled Metal Removed
  • Part 7 of 15 Caulking Outside Door Edges
  • Part 8 of 15 New Door Hardware Installed
  • Part 9 of 15 Caulking Door Screws Holes
  • Part 10 of 15 Inside Door Mud
  • Part 11 of 15 Inside Door Taping
  • Part 12 of 15 Inside Door Painted
  • Part 13 of 15 Applying Stucco To Door Edge
  • Part 14 of 15 Exterior Door Molding
  • Part 15 of 15 Old Door Cut to Trash

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