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Old 08-31-18, 12:31 AM
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Storm door closer pulling on jamb..how to fix?

My storm door closer is splitting my entryway jamb:
https://youtu.be/3YkjCwoP0yk

Can anyone please help me solve this problem? Thanks
 
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Old 08-31-18, 04:00 AM
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Easy fix. I just had this happen to me this past couple months.Throw in some long wood screws to secure the door frame to the house.
 
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Specifically you want the new screws to go thru the jamb and into the stud.
 
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How long should the wood screws be? Thanks for your response.
 
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Old 09-04-18, 06:33 AM
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#12 x 2 1/2". If you don't already have one, you need a safety chain on the top of the storm door. The safety chain prevents the closer from tugging on those screws and bending the closure rod when the door gets blown open.
 
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Old 09-04-18, 06:57 AM
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you need a safety chain on the top of the storm door.
Good point, I should've mentioned that. THNX.
 
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That's the neat thing about these forums, if one of us forgets something or gets a wrong take on the question - another member picks up where we left off.
 
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What I like is the fact that if one of us gives wrong information others are quick to politely correct without flaming. And taking criticism without getting mad (usually) !
 
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It's a group effort. No one is a know-it-all... even though some people might think they do!

 
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Hey, I'm a know it all don't take my word for it just ask my wife Truthfully, I know everything except what I've forgotten or never learned in the first place
 
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We are leaky vessels.
 
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Does anyone have experience with this product:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5svxEWtgwtQ
 
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Old 09-06-18, 03:30 PM
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No, but that looks like a good solution for when the wood is really split out beyond repair.
 
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I don't think that the wood screws will fix my problem since it appears that a very thin amount of wood is being pulled away from the jamb. The ultrajamb product in the video, in my last post, should stabilize my jamb better then screws alone. Also, my girlfriend thinks the screws are unsightly I'll let everyone know after I install the ultrajamb.
Thanks again for all the input
 
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Galvanised , or pricey SS ought to keep everyone happy.
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