Patio Door Leak

Old 06-13-05, 02:33 PM
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Patio Door Leak

Hi! My patio door has been leaking whenever it rains heavy eough and need some help fixing it. See Picture here: There's a gap (see the light) that allows the water to got inside and got the carpet around the area wet. I found water sitting on the wood looking bar and think that's how the water got in.

I've changed the weather strip attached to the bottom of the door to a thicker, heavier duty one but it did not help. Here's another picture with the door open.
Please help! Thanks!
Old 06-13-05, 03:31 PM
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In picture "B", the ends of your threshold ought to be caulked. The threshold is the horizontal tan piece... and it should be caulked on each end to prevent water from leaking in where it butts into the jamb.

They also make wedge-shaped foam pads that should go on the jamb where it meets the threshold. (They have a self-adhesive sticker on the back.) You pull the bulb weatherstrip out a little so that you can stick the fat end of the wedge-shaped foam pad behind the bulb weatherstrip. The bottom of the wedge-shaped foam pad goes right down against the threshold. Do this on each end of the threshold after you caulk it. You should be able to get these foam pads anywhere they sell doors and door parts. But they may have to order them for you.
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Also, some designes are extruded to provide and interlock where the doors meet when closed, some do not and only have a rubber gasket, which can fail.
Old 06-13-05, 08:54 PM
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Thank you for your help! I'll run to the store and get it fix tomorrow!

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