Damaged Door Jamb


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Old 05-05-18, 09:11 AM
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Damaged Door Jamb

My dog damaged this door jamb while I was out of town (separation anxiety). I am finally getting around to fixing it. I thought the middle part of the jamb (door stop?) was separate but the jamb is one piece. As you can see it is not.
Where can I get a jamb? Didn't see them on Home Depot site.
Can I just replace the lower half or the strike side or do I need to replace the whole frame?
Any addition advice or video links to help.
 
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Old 05-05-18, 12:23 PM
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Hard to tell from the pic but the jamb and door stop should be 2 separate pieces, you may need to cut the caulk in order to separate them.
 
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Old 05-05-18, 03:45 PM
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Looks like it might be an exterior door, those jambs are usually built as one piece. I admit, from the pictures, it is tough to tell what is going on. To replace a partial jamb, you need to remove the threshold from both sides so you can attach a new piece of door jamb. Then carefully put the whole thing back together. If you want to replace the whole jamb, then the door needs to be completely removed, Jamb removed, new jamb cut to size, attached and then install the door as if it was brand new.
 
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Thanks for the replies.
I thought the stucco would be a give away but yes, it is an exterior door.
I found a jamb, I am going to disassemble the whole jamb and replace it.I will have to cut the new jamb to the exact size of the old one.
 
 

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