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Re: [Shop-talk] Replacing a Door

Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Replacing a Door
From: David Scheidt <>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 09:16:08 -0500
On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 8:39 AM, Karl Vacek <> wrote:
> Most of us have prehung steel doors on our hangars at the airport, mostly
> Mastercraft from Menard's because that used to be the only place nearby.
> Just like Phil's experience, everyone's wood frame rots out under the
> extruded plastic at the bottom of the side jambs. B I caulked mine
> and the caulk is still adhered and flexible, but the jambs are rotting
> nonetheless.
> It's a common enough problem that they sell a replacement frame kit. B And
> they used to accuse Detroit of "planned obsolescence"...

It's end grain wicking water into the wood.  Fancier doors use PVC
blocks and epoxy impregnated wood to block it.  (Or, at least, I think
that's what you're describing.  Certainly something I've seen.)

David Scheidt
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