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    Default Broken door jam fix or replace?

    I have a situation with a front door where the door has been kicked in and the jam is broken where the dead bolt and door lock strike plate is located. How can I repair this without replacing the whole jam?

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    Default Re: Broken door jam fix or replace?

    it can definitely be repaired but we can't tell you how to do it without seeing it. how to repair it depends on what the damage looks like. is it cracked, broken, is there a piece missing? any chance you can post a pic or a link to a pic?

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    Default Re: Broken door jam fix or replace?

    Before you worry too much about the jamb, make sure the door hasn't been damaged as well. Sure, the jamb is the first to let loose, but it usually bends (metal doors ) or breaks (wood doors ) across the area of the bolt.

    Sometimes a damaged door can be repaired with a reinforcing plate that slips over the edge of the door, other times you have to replace the door. If you have to replace the door, then it will be easier to replace everything with a new prehung door than to try to repair the damage.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: Broken door jam fix or replace?

    this is a pic of my problem from the break it goes all the way to the ground. Door is fine.

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    Default Re: Broken door jam fix or replace?

    Tried to post a pic but it would not attach. if you have an email i could send the pics.

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    Default Re: Broken door jam fix or replace?

    Apparently this site requires you have 20 or better posts before you can email anything to others. So I guess I'm SOL.

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