You can buy door thresholds, but the labor to put one in correctly doesn't
seem justifiable given the condition of that door. A new steel door assy
with window would be about $200, as a door that narrow probably won't be in
stock anywhere. That's pretty much what I would do. Probably $300 or so
installed. It's a very simple and fast job if you know what you are doing.
There are replacement door assemblies that have angle iron frames so all
you do is remove molding and install new frame and door and reinstall
molding and install threshold. Might be the way to go. Benchcraft is one
I don't have any experience putting in thresholds, but it seems pretty easy
to me. Don't you just screw down the threshold, then screw on the
weatherstrip to the bottom of the door? Should take about half an hour to do
the measuring, drilling, installing. Does that sound about righ?
Disclaimer: This post is solely an individual opinion and does not speak on
behalf of any organization.
If you get extremely lucky with the gap matching whatever products you
find - then maybe. However, it's far more often the case that the door will
need to come off the hinges and a little taken off the bottom - at which
point you're pretty close to the labor involved in installing a door assy
where all the nit-picky fitting has been done already, IMO. There is very
little adjustability in off-the-shelf door seals and thresholds - maybe 1/4"
at the most on ones I've seen.
No it's not. The threshold needs to be thin enough that the door will
close, but you can put thin material down first to raise the
threshold. You can use plywood from 3/16" (panneling) to 3/4" in any
combination to get the correct thickness to raise the threshold.
(just make sure the plywood is sealed and well painted when you put it
down. You can also have solid wood sawn to any thickness. What you
really need is just some panneling scraps.
looking at the door, there is no sill under the door... what happened to
the door sill????? that is probably why you have a gap under the door...
look at the neighbors doors and you will see a wooden piece the width of
the door at the bottom on the floor... that is probably what you need..
they sell this stuff at most lumber yards and places likc home depot and
lowes, but if you ask at these two places you might not get any help...
the employees dont know too much.. try the yellow pages and call around
at local lumber yards, ask if they have lumber for door sills.... if
they tell you yes and then you know they will know what you want....
measure the opening from teh floor to the bottom of the door.. the space
you now have and bring that along so they can tell you what size lumber
to get... hope this helps.
Easy, measure the amount the door need to be increased to close the
hole at the bottom, take the door off, and nail a strip of wood the
correct thickness width and length to the bottome of the door. As an
alternative simply buy one of the many products that are made to be
attached to the bottom of a door and consist of an aluminum strip with
a rubber sweep attached.
Michael Shaffer wrote:
Oops, I missed the missing threshold that others mentioned. Forget
adding to the bottom of the door. Just measure the gap and buy a
threshold that is the correct thickness to fill the gap. Many consist
of a metal or wood base with a replaceable rubber strip that pushes
against the door bottom. Some sawing will be needed to fit the
threshold. If you are really cheap, any piece of wood thick enough to
leave only a 1/8 inch gap could be nailed to the floor below the door
and a sweep strip nailed on the door to close that last bit of gap.
"George E. Cawthon" wrote:
I don't know why the others can't see the threshhold or the board that must
be about an inch high. I bet you get water under the door when it rains. I
would put a vinyl door sweep on and caulk about the door frame if you see
cracks or any space.
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