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Old 08-18-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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entrance door

Have a 92 four winds with a entrance door that has rotted wood at the very bottom of the door. one end at bottom the screw won't hold the bottom frame on. the other end has a 1 1/2 inch hole . has anyone ever repaired a entrance door with rotted wood and if so any suggestions about repairing this? The rest of the door is solid, so a new or used door is out of the question, any suggestions and advise is welcome.
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:50 PM   #2
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I don't have the issue you have, although my door is a little warped.
While looking for fixes for my door I found several videos on YouTube that explained how to repair a door with rotted insides. I would suggest you have a look.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:54 AM   #3
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ok, I got the door off and in my shop. Its not nearly as bad as first thought. All it will take on the hinged side is 16 inches, and 8 inches on the other side and thats from the bottom up, all the rest even the very bottom, which is covered with metal is in great shape. Since I have a table saw I can cut the size which is 3/4 inch thickness. But now what I need from someone who has "glue" knowledge is what type of glue should I use to glue the wood to the styrofoam? in a small amount can.
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I have repaired and rebuild many of those doors I use PL adheasive on metal to wood and spray contact the one that won't eat the foam on the solid foam surface
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:08 AM   #5
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thanks Mark for your help again! I know that some glues will melt the foam. I was looking at a spray can of 3M-77,
Mark you have a great last name, for my name is also Anderson!
thanks again for your help
BTW, I applied some lube to the jacks and they all work great
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Happy that worked most of the time there just stiff, that 3M spray is ok to use just look at the can they do make one that is safe for foam and fabrics

Cool on the same last name

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Heres an update on entrance door repair. The door wasn't as bad as first thought. I unscrewed the frame, and slide it off. then removed 14 inches of rotted wood from the hindge side. the bottom hindge wasn;t holding anything. then on the latch side I removed 8 inches of rotted wood. all other wood was sound with no damage. Since I do a lot of wood work I have table saws, band saws, turning lathes and most anything to do with woodworking. So I was able to cut the right size wood and I used PT wood. where the new wood frame pieces fitted to the older pieces I did put a 1/8 biscuit to tie them together and sanded down, and fasten new wood frame to the styrofoam with 3M-77 spray glue. the joints are very strong and I foresee no problems with this fixed. I replaced all old screws with new ones and reinstalled the door. this took less then 1 1/2 hrs from taken the door off to the repair and reinstalling the door with all new screws.
a special thanks to Mark Anderson who is on this forum and was very helpful.
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Thanks again Glad it worked out good
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Very interesting as our 25 year old entrance door has the usual delamination of the outer fiberglass coming away from the wood & foam. Mainly in a long vertical bulge from below the window all the way down. Plus the inside luan layer is bulging and wavy at the bottom too..

Have been planning on doing this with our general refit and renovation , looking at it will need to do the lower 3/4 of the door.

Glad it all worked and you now have a refurbed door.
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shore2shore, Mine was very easy to take off the coach, just unscrew from hinges. the frame has a few screws holding it to the door. undo those and the frame slides right off (mine it did) the inside of my door covering the styrofoam is what I call "glass board" (we used that inside of freezers and coolers in the grocery business) you can get that at lowes or HD, it is fairly inexpensive, easy to cut and glues on. its white, and washable. I used the 3M-77 spray glue. I also used treated 3/4 inch lumber but you will probably need a table saw to cut the width. it was really very simple and easy. I think the hardest is before beginning not knowing just how it was contructed. but after taking it apart its very simple. good luck on yours, and nightriderrv can be a big help
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