Now that I've sorted out the roof of the barn sized garage I was
somewhat dismayed this morning to find pools of water inside, in
which, of course, were standing bags of cement, sawn timber ready to
be worked on further, and wooden tool boxes ..
What seems to have happened is that wind blew the water that gathers
just outside the door inside. Originally the garage was even longer
so the concrete apron outside isn't angled to allow drainage.
Having restacked all the wood, cleaned up the mess (and by the way ~
the Numatic George excelled itself ), and reorganised things a bit
I'm wondering how best to stop more water coming in this route. For
now I've put a length of split hose pipe along the bottom of the
roller shutter - seems to have made contact all along the length (9
feet) - but then - I thought the shutter itself was pretty well
aligned - certainly wasn't expecting a couple of gallons of water to
come in overnight through the very small gaps..
 How come we haven't had a vacuum cleaner war here for a while?
(Please put out the cats to reply direct)
On 2 Nov 2003 19:49:55 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Huge) wrote:
But that will only work if the levels are suitable.
I imagine from his descruption the water was blown under the door.
Probably running off the face of the door and then being blown under.
The easy answer is to install a batten , (steel angle ? ) inside the
door to stop the weter ingress. Then some means of disposing of the
water will have to be found.
The problem with this is it wull form a slight obstruction to wheeled
objects though 1/2" angle should suit unless he is living on the side
of Mount Arrarat.(Sp?)
I suppose he could try raising the floor level to form this lip.
Paul Mc Cann
On Sun, 02 Nov 2003 17:29:20 +0000, Barley Twist wrote:
Sorted the up and over garage door here by fixing a brush strip along
the bottom edge and strips of old industrial type carpet up the frame
to the position of the door pivot when closed. The bottom edge does
come up against a 1" step up though. Still get a bit of powder snow
getting in at the top of the carpet strips but nothing like as much.
Powder snow will get through a pinhole... Note the sides, are they
reasonably well draft proofed? Edge of door loosely in a channel will
allow wind driven rain past.
Which way have you mounted the split hose? Round side down, two edges
down or one edge down. I think I'd try the two edges down approach
first. If that fails and well in might against a flat surface, you
probably need to get rid of the flat surfce and create some form of up
at the point where the shutter comes down.
Cutting a channel would work provided you cut it with a fall and
somewhere for the water to drain, otherwise it'll just fill up and
blow under. The fall will mean a gap at the lower end but a brush or
soft "rubber" seal should cope with that. Another ploy put in a small
rise just to the rear of the door. Seal it with silicone or similar to
the floor so water can't get under it. Then have something on the door
that fits snugly to the ridge or the floor immediatly in front of it.
To avoid to much of trip hazard you can get rounded rubber infilled
strips. If the bottom of the shutter is smooth and uniform enough you
might get away with it just ressting on such a rubber strip but any
water that does get past will flow in, not sure of the durabilty of
the rubber I've seen some in a pretty bad or if you can get it in 9'
With the above if anything does get past the seal it still has to go
uphill to get in and hopefully without anything like the exterior wind
Dave. pam is missing e-mail
I've fixed this just with brush strip on the door. Dead easy to do, no
obstructions on the floor, and it stops wind-blown rain.
If you have a downward slope towards the door though, you'll want
something more definite.
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