Threshold to door clearance???????

Old 06-15-05, 10:20 AM
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Threshold to door clearance???????

I am making and installing a new wooden threshold on an exterior door. I would like to know what the proper clearance should be to allow for expansion when it is humid. I am making the threshold out of hickory and the door is a wooden panel door. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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And the door bottom will be weather-stripped how?
Old 06-16-05, 04:56 AM
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After the threshold and weather strip is installed, the clearance will be zero.

The thickest weather strip you can buy for an exterior door in about 1/2", but you might want to aim for a weather strip that is about 1/4". It really doesn't matter which size.

It helps to buy the weatherstrip before you reinstall the threshold so you can get a good fit.

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