We have steel double entry doors made by Pease. The bottom seal on the
one that gets used all the time was wrecked (one of the four "fins"
missing, and the others in tatters), so I bought a replacement made by
M-D Building Products and marketed specifically for Pease doors: the
door faces turn over at the bottom to form a channel into which matching
"fingers" on the door bottom slide.
The old one slid out and the new one slid in its place just fine. The
only problem is that now the door will not close. The "fins" do not seem
significantly longer than those on the old seal, but there just seems to
be too much material there for the space between the bottom of the door
proper and the threshold. Perhaps the door had dropped a little; if so,
how would I go about raising it? There does seem to be a gap of 3/32" or
so at the top.
Any other suggestions?
Also: the aluminum threshold has a groove in it -- approx. 3/8" wide and
closer to the inside of the house. Is this likely to have been for a
rubber or vinyl seal, or is just to catch runoff? The sills of all the
entry doors are the same: just empty grooves.