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Posted by John 2000 on February 11th, 2001 03:07 PM
In reply to Removing metal doorway frames without damagin the wall beneath by Shai on February 11th, 2001 09:01 AM [Go to top of thread]

Hi", Shai, What Steve has told you is what I would have
told you, so I cant add much more, only that, when
the bricklayer builds the wall the frames are already
in place and so the bricky fits the brick into the
hollow of the frame,some times there are clips welded
on to the frame ( on the inside ) and are used to hold
the frame in place, and some times not. just take your
time and it should come out easy, ..
One problem you may have is that on the bottom of
the frame there could be a metal strip that holds the
frame open and most times the strip is below the
finished floor level, so chip some of the cement
away and have a look, if there is a strip then you can
cut it with a cold chisel ( close to the frame )
and do the same on the other side ( this way you will
only have a small hole to fill ( both sides)
but I dont think you will be lucky to find a prehung
door and frame the same size as the opening, if not then
you can fill in the space with foam ( building foam ) it
comes in a can and you spray it into the space,it will fill
up and it will expaned ( you will think my god what have I done)
but dont worry, let it dry ( go hard) and you can just cut it
away with a knife, .........have fun John 2000

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