Are you trying to seal the door for weatherization or for sound? How
much sound do you get and what is it from?
If it's for weatherization, your door seems pretty tight.
If it is sound, is there glass in the door. They let more sound
If it's a cheap door, the sound might just be coming through the door
-- sort of like the board on the back of a guitar. Try this as a test.
Take a mop or a chair or something and lean it against the door after
covering the contact point with a few layers or cloth or a pillow.
That will stop the door from vibrating. If that lowers the noise, it
might be time for a new door.
Otherwise, I think more info would be helpful.
The building is new (a year old). It's the door to the hallway. I'm
finding far too much sound is getting in and out of the condo to and
from the hallway. I can see the gaps in the door to the frame. Not huge
but enough for sound to flow. There's very little room to add anything
without jamming the door, especially since the gaps vary depending on
where you're looking (top or side).
I think everyone in the building has the same problem. When I walk down
the hallway I can hear music, dishes clinking in the kitchen and
conversations on a regular basis. There must be something that can go
around the door that would be enough to block the sound, or at least
some of it, and not jam the door. Thanks again.
Tap the door. Does it sound hollow?
I don't know too much about door, but someone here will. Are there any
labels on it (usually on the hinged edge)? Is it wood or metal? Does
it say it is (or is not) fire rated?
On 15 Sep 2006 08:30:45 -0700, with neither quill nor qualm, "boxedin"
My preferred w/s is the metal channel with vinyl bead which attaches
to the door frame (stops) outside the door. (see link) This style also
helps keep doors from slamming as loudly. Alternatively, you could
install kerfed stops + beading or those with beading built in.
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