Originally Posted by dgmelp
Got it..thank you! One question..in your pictures, it appears that you repaired the door while it hung on the hinges - was that easier than removing the door and repairing it on a work bench or table?
And how long, start to finish did it take you? This could be important as our MH is parked outside and if we took the door off, it would be open to the elements and anyone who wanted to get inside.
Your pictures look exactly like our door...is the wood layered against the outside fiberglass and the Styrofoam insulation against the wood, and then the luan plywood?
Thanks again for all your help!!
Hung on the hinges vs. work bench
We are full time so we did not want the door off because we did not know how long the project would take. It may have been a little easier with the door off.
Depending on the extent of the damage you may be able to do the job in one day, maybe two. Once we got it opened up we let it dry out for a day or two.
The most time consuming thing was finding the luan plywood. We could not get it at the big box hardware store. We found a cabinet shop that got us the luan.
Door lamination layers
On our door, from the out side to the inside, it's: Fiberglass - 1/8" luan - Styrofoam insulation - 1/8" luan - vinyl wall covering.
So I'd say, open it up, see what you need, get the material together, then either take the door off or not for the repair.
A couple of notes:
If you need to replace the 1/8" luan next to the fiberglass be careful not to go through the glass. You will need to leave a little of the luan on the glass.
Be careful and get the bottom metal piece back on right. There was not a lot of clearance on the bottom of our door frame. If you remove the door, you may need to adjust this a little after you rehang the door.