Glass Patio Door

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Old 11-28-03, 11:54 PM
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Glass Patio Door

I have a sliding glass patio door and the inside track keeps filling with water when it rains. I have redrilled 2 extra holes in outside sill where there already was two holes for drainage. Is there something else that I can do to remedy this problem?
 
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Old 11-29-03, 07:32 AM
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Vinyl frame I take it ?

There are holes in the inside to let water flow to those outside holes. If the inside holes are plugged, doesn't matter how many are in the outside

Look for the holes and clean them out.....put the drill away....if you start drilling down thru the inside of the sill, you may easily drill all the way thru and allow water to leak under the door and into the subfloor area.
 
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Old 11-29-03, 08:31 AM
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I think you need to look into how the water is getting in there in the first place. Check the fit, see if the door sits properly in the opening, if it's not right it's going to leak. Check the door for missing parts. A worn, broken or missing roller will upset the door seat and create leaks. Check the condition of the gaskets around the door and frame, see how good or bad they seal when the door is closed, may need replacement. Check the condition of the caulking or sealant around the unit, it may be dried out, or have voids, may need replacement. Check the glass to frame seal, might be a gasket where the glass meets the frame, it also may be dried out and need replacement or a quick fix of some caulking. Simulate a rainstorm with a garden hose and spray water on the unit to find your leak.
 
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Old 11-29-03, 11:20 AM
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Thank you for your replies, the patio door is not vinyl, white metal double pane. So do they sell seals to replace the old ones. The door is letting in cooler air around it, I replaced the wheels this year on it, but didn't realize they would sell seals to replace the old one. Has anyone any idea where I can buy one.
Thank you for your prompt replies.
 
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Old 11-30-03, 09:11 AM
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Yes, replacement weatherstripping seals are available .... but in all honesty finding them can sometimes be a headache. The first option is calling the door manufacturer. They may deal direct or refer you to a local dealer. The second option is going to a local window and door company, one in your area, that offers replacement parts. Your third option is to buy off the web ... which I have done with success. I found, quite by accident while doing web searches for parts, a company in southern New Jersey, in Camden (near Trenton and Philadelphia, about an hour away) that offers all sorts of standard and hard to find window and door replacement parts and weatherstripping. It's SWISCO. I have no affliation with them .... this is not an ad .... but since people suggest Home Depots and so on I think I'm permitted to suggest SWISCO.COM I hope this helps & Good Luck!
 
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