Every once in a while you take a job that you wish you would have just said no too. This door is one of them. This was the mother of all bailouts. The contractor had done work for these folks before and didn't want to let them down with the repair of this massive entry unit that was absolutely demolished by sun exposure. Cherry wood door stained dark. Then painted. Then patched and painted again, and again, and again. Until finally it refused to work and threatened to let water ruin the hardwood floor.
The contractor wanted nothing to do with it. His regular door supplier wanted nothing to do with it. The next guy he called wanted nothing to do with it. He got referred to me and being the economy what it is, I took it it on. I knew better but I did it anyway and it has been one problem after another.