Help! Installing new storm door and stuck

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jcarr492
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Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:48 pm

We have a 99 palm harbor doublewide. We purchased a Kinro storm door 38x80 to replace the old original one. Our old one was a 38x80 as well. But we can’t get it on. I don’t want to force it on, or are the pretty tight squeeze to get on and into the J channel? i have a short video but do t know how to add them on here from my phone.
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Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:10 pm

It sounds to me like you are going to have to open up the hole in the siding a little to fit it in. Not too bad of a job, but it will take some time to do.

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jcarr492
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Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:56 pm

It’ll fit with the measurement of the outer sides, the J channel. The part that isn’t fitting is the squared part inner to the J channel. The one on our frame is 1” wide and on the storm door only 3/4” wide to install it over.
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Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:54 pm

So if I am understanding you correctly the problem is that the J channel is too close to allow the door frame to sit down flush against the wall. If so than you can either pull the siding sections & j channel by the door and shorten the sections up by 1/2" and reset the J. Or cut down the door frame, you could use the groove at the 7/8" mark as a guide. but it will be very hard to get a straight cut.

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