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pam27d2000
Need advice for gap under door frame
pam27d2000

Hi,

We had a contractor install pre-hung interior doors, and when I asked him to fill in the gap under one door, he used putty and made a mess. Does anyone have advice for how to remove this and fill it in properly? Thanks for any advice. See photo in the link below for details.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fx7urdrungeftwz/door.JPG?dl=0

HoustonRemodeler
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HoustonRemodeler

Have said contractor return to do it again on his dime. This is poor craftsmanship at the very least. Since the new door was put in after the floor, the trim should touch the floor with no gaps.

Work like this brings shame to the industry.

dj1
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dj1

This is exactly what happens when someone smears caulking like soft cream cheese on a bagel, then neglects to wipe the excess off when still wet.

If you call this "handyman" back, who knows if he responds. If you will have to clean it up yourself, get ready for a lot of sanding, scr aping, cleaning, priming and painting. OR do like some folks do: buy new moldings. Also fill those giant nail holes.

pam27d2000
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pam27d2000
HoustonRemodeler wrote:

Have said contractor return to do it again on his dime. This is poor craftsmanship at the very least. Since the new door was put in after the floor, the trim should touch the floor with no gaps.

Work like this brings shame to the industry.

Thanks for the replies. I'm not sure I want to have this contractor back to make more of a mess. He blamed the wood laminate floors for being uneven. What tools would be best for scraping the excess filler from the floor without damaging the wood laminate floor? Thanks for any advice.

HoustonRemodeler
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HoustonRemodeler

To protect the floors and save on headaches, just replace the trim. Feel free to take your anger out on the old trim by breaking it into little pieces before burning it.

Mastercarpentry
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Mastercarpentry

Butchery! Someone heat the tar pot and I'll bring feathers. Replace the trim and make a matching piece to fit under the jamb side. To make it the easy way first cut something thicker to width, Now plane or sand it down till it just barely slides in. Once it's fitting, trace the jamb and stop profile onto it, Now pull it out and cut carefully. Glue it and tap it into place very carefully because it will be an bugger to get back out if you drive it in too far. I've done my share of these repairs going behind the butchers and I have yet to find a faster easier way.

What the idiot was supposed to do was to cut the other side of the jamb down by the same amount this side was off the floor so they would both set down properly. Yes, it's more work but laziness is no excuse for poor quality work. Do it right or let somebody who can do the job instead!

Phil

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