I have a relatively new metal exterior door that was thrown in by a
previous owner. Most likely the people who repo'd the house since it
looks new and has only factory primer on it.
Anyway, being thrown in, it is not in straight. Not bad but not straight.
I really should have taken it out and put it back in before I redid the
inside and outside if the house. I didn't so...
Problem is there is 0 clearance at one end (actually <0 since it scrapes)
of the door on the bottom with the threshhold. At the other end of the
bottom there is a gap. Enough to see visable light as well as
considerable cold air in the winter.
A level on frame of the vertical hinge side shows it's off which explains
the bottom of the door issue. I guess what I need to do is be able to put
a U-channel (door shoe?) on the bottom of the door where the channel is
the width of the door thickness and has rubber on the bottom that meets
Having no clearance now, I assume I have to make clearance. All I can
think of is to cut a bit off the bottom of the metal door. The bottom
couple inches of the door is not solid.
Are these doors made to so they can be cut if necessary? Like with a jig
saw or circ saw with a metal blade?