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Removing Nails from door frame

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Jun 12, 2014, 04:14 PM
AriW
Removing Nails from door frame
Hi

I am having issues putting in new bifold closet doors. The previous doors were sliding doors and there was a piece of trim hiding the track...
I removed the trim to allow for bifold doors but there are several nails sticking out of the door frame.
The problem is I have no access to the top of the nails to remove them...they are coming from the top of the door frame and I believe covered by drywall.

If there any way to remove these nails without completely taking apart the door frame?
I've attached pictures to hopefully give you a better idea...there are nails in the side and top of door frame.

nails

Jun 12, 2014, 06:24 PM
Re-mdlr
Use a hacksaw, a Dremel tool with a cutting wheel, a pair of pliers bending the nails back and forth, a sawzall with a metal bit, a jigsaw with a metal bit. If close cutting is required I go for the Dremel

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They make it look so easy on tv, don't they
Jun 12, 2014, 09:57 PM
swschrad
cut 'em with a hacksaw, and use a nail set to whack the little protrusions back into the wall.


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