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    • DiyWife
    • By DiyWife 11th Jul 17, 3:03 PM
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    What can I/should I do about this door frame?
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    • 11th Jul 17, 3:03 PM
    What can I/should I do about this door frame? 11th Jul 17 at 3:03 PM
    Hi. I'm new to the forum. I've been diy-ing my house for a while, and this is the first time I've not been able to work out if I need a professional or not. Is it against the rules to ask you guys?
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    • wealdroam
    • By wealdroam 11th Jul 17, 3:15 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 3:15 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 3:15 PM
    Hi. I'm new to the forum. I've been diy-ing my house for a while, and this is the first time I've not been able to work out if I need a professional or not. Is it against the rules to ask you guys?
    Originally posted by DiyWife
    No, it certainly is not against the rules. Ask away.
    • DiyWife
    • By DiyWife 11th Jul 17, 4:00 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:00 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 4:00 PM
    Awesome and thank you! I've taken down the tiles from the utility, and taken away the rotten skirting. I can't link to the photo, but there's a gap between the for frame and the wall and the wood looks a little raggedy on the wall edge.

    Can it be saved or is this a job for a carpenter, please? The wood feels solid enough.
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 11th Jul 17, 5:44 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 5:44 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 5:44 PM
    there's a gap between the for frame and the wall and the wood looks a little raggedy on the wall edge.
    Originally posted by DiyWife
    Not sure what you meant to type here. Could you be referring to the joists or floor boards?
    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 11th Jul 17, 6:42 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 6:42 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 6:42 PM
    Can you post a photo?
    • DiyWife
    • By DiyWife 11th Jul 17, 6:51 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 6:51 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 6:51 PM
    Ooh, sorry, gap between door frame and wall. I can't post links because I'm a newbie.
    • Rosemary7391
    • By Rosemary7391 11th Jul 17, 7:16 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 7:16 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 7:16 PM
    If you stick some spaces in the link it'll post and someone will fix it
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    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 11th Jul 17, 7:36 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 7:36 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 7:36 PM
    Do you mean a gap like this

    Quite normal, and the gap can be filled with expanding foam. BUT there is a danger that the foam will cause the frame to move and then the door won't close.
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    • DiyWife
    • By DiyWife 11th Jul 17, 8:47 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 8:47 PM
    https: //drive.google.com/file/d/0 B5pAqntAfjWYM0J6ajN5Snd1OGc/view?usp=drives dk
    Like that?
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 11th Jul 17, 9:00 PM
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    Yes!

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5pAqntAfjWYM0J6ajN5Snd1OGc/view
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