Kerf Style Weatherstrip ??


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Old 11-28-05, 11:04 AM
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Kerf Style Weatherstrip ??

I have a standard steel exterior door (36"w X 80"h) with no manufacturer markings on it. I want to replace the old compression style weatherstrip with a new magnetic style. The door jamb has a 1/4" wide kerf cut for the weatherstrip "tang" to seat into. All of the replacement weatherstrips that I find (HD, Lowes, Menards) have a 1/8" thick barbed "tang", so they will not securely seat into the jamb. Can you give me any suggestions on finding a magnetic replacement that will fit this wide kerf, or modifying the kerf to accept the thinner "tang"? Thanks!!!!
Joe E
 
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Old 11-28-05, 02:40 PM
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Didn't reply to your original post because I've never heard of a weatherstrip that fits into a 1/4" kerf. Maybe someone will. Your best bet is trying to track down the manufacturer somehow.
 
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Old 11-29-05, 11:21 AM
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Is the door frame metal or is it wood? If wood, maybe you could just replace the stop molding. You could buy some molding and cut the kerf you need with a table saw or router.
 
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Kerf weatherstrip

I have about the same issue. Our Quaker Meeting House has two pairs of wodd entrance doors that meet in the middle (no center post). They have a rubber strip set in a carrier that fits into the kerf. The kerf is 1/4" wide and has adjustment screws in the bottom for adjustment. Unfortunately the doors have shrunk beyond the adjustment capabilities of the spline and rubber flap. I need to find something with either a deeper spline or wider rubber flap.

Were you able to come to any resolution with your issue?

Thanks, Dave Cannell
Storrs, CT
 
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Old 05-31-08, 08:40 PM
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eberhardt, dcannell,
Both of you need to talk to someone familiar with Pemko or National product lines, and doors in general.

dcannell,
That item is known as an adjustable astragal.

Find a real door shop or door hardware supplier.
 
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Old 06-01-08, 03:37 AM
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Dave, welcome to the forums! Don't know, that was 3 years ago, BUT, is there a T-Astragal on the fixed door? When you close it and secure it, the movable, or main door will close on it forming a seal. Check this site out, as it may have the solution that isn't available at your home center.http://www.sealeze.com/astra.htm
 
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Weatherstripping

I have been trying to stop the drafts and found this with a 3/8" worked well.
 
 

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