Ok, heres the deal ;^) Have a 1970's entry door with sidelights.
Wanted to replace but cant afford at moment. Instead, rebuild for one
more year: replaced sidelight glass with smokes, tore out door stops
and rebuilt with new insulation strips, repainted. Looks great and
sides seal great.
My problem is the bottom of the door where the door bottom is supposed
to seal against the threshold. Cant find anything that fits he
irregularities of this spot. The wood threshold had no rubberized
seal: relyies on the door bottom seal. However, this is an older
1970's metal door, that had a metal bracket with tripple row rubber
seals on it. Those have long since disintegrated. The other problem
is that the gap on the botom of the door decreases as you go from the
hinge side toward lock side. I cant find anything that will allow the
door to close well. Anything small enough for the lock side is to
small for the hinge side letting air in.
Is there any specilaty products or solutions for this type of issue.
Nothing at the DIY Home Deopt type stores seems to address this kinf
on lack of uniformity.
Thanks for the reply, but no. Tried that first. Because the gap
between the bottom of my metal door and the threshold narrows by about
1/4 inch over the span, th elow end binds before door closes all the
way. Thought about trimming this down, but that would be a bit tough.
Thanks for the reply.
Get a (felt, brush, or rubber) wiper thing that mounts to the face of the
door instead of under it. and mount it with the door closed, to align
with the doorsill, not the door. (inside, outside, or both)
If you're good with wood, you might be able to shim the bottom of the
door. Cut the shim using a table saw and glue it to the bottom of the door
with construction adhesive. If you cut it a bit wide, you can sand it back
flush to each side of the door and then paint the door so the shim doesn't
show. (You'd want to prime the wood first.) Once you have a level bottom
you can use a commercial sweep. That should hold until you get a new door.
Todd W. Roat ( firstname.lastname@example.org) writes:
"For it is only of the new one grows tired. Of the old one never tires."
-- Kierkegaard, _Repetition_
James Owens, Ottawa, Canada
See if hinge screws are tight in door or frame,or hinges are worn. But
there are thresholds you can adjust angle with screws under the rubber.
Also relpacement inserts for your door are probably still avalaible.
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