Forum Title: Window Jambs Extend Beyond Drywall
Hey. I have a homeowner who has window and exterior door jambs that extend past the drywall by about 1 1/2 inches. It is an old house(1920's), 2 story that had 2 layers of lathe and plaster on it. The ripped out the plaster and put in drywall and now all of the jambs protrude past the drywall. There are all new replacement windows in the house and these are the old original jambs that are sticking out, so the bottom board is a 2x. What is a good way to get these jambs flush with the new drywall? I've ruled out removing the replacement windows and replacing the old jambs, since they are caulked in place and some of the jamb on the exterior would need to be repainted. I could possibly use a circ saw on part of the window jamb but i wouldn't be able to get all of it and would need to use a recip or hand saw to finish. I also though electric hand planer, but it would take a ton of passes to get it flush. Then i thought maybe a router with a jig made up to cut it close to flush and then a pass or two the the planer? Any suggestions would be great. Oh, and they are living in the house so i got to keep it kinda clean. Was thinking about plastic zip walls. Anybody use them? Also any suggestions for a price to charge? I guess it sounds like a T&M bid. Thanks everyone.
Category: General Contractor
Post By: CHRISTINE CAMPBELL (Bellevue, NE), 03/09/2018