Today’s Fixed-it Friday photos were posted by Matt Sowell on the Union Carpenters Doors and Hardware Facebook page, and Matt gave me permission to share them here (Matt is not responsible for this fix). It was a real toss-up whether they should be Wordless Wednesday photos, but…it’s Friday.
There was a time when trimming doors in the field was common. With most doors now arriving prefit, prebeveled, and premachined from the manufacturer, they should not need to be undersized further in the field. As you can see from these photos, the core of this 90-minute fire door has been exposed when someone reduced the width of the door in the field, and the door will need to be replaced. This is an expensive lesson for an installer to learn.