just replaced front door problem

Old 01-15-06, 07:50 AM
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just replaced front door problem

i just finished replacing my front door
it is square and plumb it is perfect but on the the lock side about 2or 3 inchs
up on the botttom it is letting in air in the day light you can see light
if you give the corner a small push it seals right up .are there any adjustments I can make the stop this air leak ?
Old 01-15-06, 11:45 AM
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If the door is not plumb with the jamb, it either means the door is a little warped or something is not quite plumb, no matter what your levels say.

The best thing to do in your situation would be to make a small adjustment in the door jamb. If you can see light on the bottom right side, then tap the top right side of the door out toward the exterior. This will bring the bottom of the door in. Or you could tap the bottom left side out and accomplish the same thing. It's often not possible to tap the door in any farther, but you can always knock it out a little. I think you'll find that will help.

If your door came with 2 wedge shaped foam pads, putt back the weatherstripping so that you can install these foam pads onto the jamb behind the weatherstrip all the way down against the threshold.

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