However, this post is not about floors or structural framing. No No. This post is about how Steven (me) is a dumbass and the repairs that needed to be made after.
Monday morning while letting the dogs back in and going on to work I forgot my house keys in the door where we let the dogs out. I follow a routine of leaving through the garage door and lock the door behind me by turning the nob and shutting it hard. On my way home for lunch to let the dogs out, I realize that I can't locate my keys and I can't remember where I put them. This immediately rings bells in my head chiming, "Dumb Dumb Dumb!" To get into the house I lean into the door of my garage three times until the jamb cracks wide open. To my surprise the process seemed way to easy.
So I spent Monday night and Tuesday after work replacing the jamb that I broke in half.
Strangely enough the jamb was built in two parts and the shiny things in the center are metal pins that align the two sections. No Fasteners or glue holds the jamb in one piece. Furthermore, the jamb was in no way fastened to the door frame. Its only connection was the head board and the surrounding casing. WHO MAKES A DOOR LIKE THAT! The jamb would give way immediately because loads can't be distributed any where but the weakest point. So, I decided to beef up the jamb.
|I first shimmed and ran a 3" decking screw into the header to support the top, since it was floating.|
|I then removed the original jamb and ripped a new jamb with my saw. The ripping bar attachment is AWESOME!|
|Added a larger strike plate to help distribute loads away from the weak spot in the jamb.|