Weatherstrip trim - kerf-in


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Old 06-13-09, 10:11 AM
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Weatherstrip trim - kerf-in

I'm replacing the weatherstrip on a door that has the type of weatherstrip (kerf-in?) that inserts in a little slot in the interior frame trim (wood) that's installed over the jamb on the interior. I like this type because you can remove it easily to paint. I've found the weatherstrip but need to replace the wood trim/moulding piece. Is this sold with the routed slot or do I need to rout a piece myself? If it's available, what is it called?
 
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Old 06-13-09, 10:25 AM
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Normally..its all one piece, integral to the frame of the door. I know it can be replaced when damaged or rotted, but you basically have to cut away all the old then cut a new piece on a tablesaw and attach it.
 
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Old 06-13-09, 11:41 AM
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It's all one piece, but it's not integral to the frame. It's a separate piece of trim nailed over the jamb. The only thing that's special about it is the routed end, which leaves a gap between it and the frame for the weatherstrip slot.
 
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Old 06-13-09, 11:45 AM
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Well..I did say "normally"..lol. Could it possibly been replaced it the past, or perhaps built onsite? I've never seen or heard of it being available as a seperate premade item, but I still have lots to see and learn.

Hmmm you said this is on the interior? Is it an outswing door?

Guess we'll have to wait for a carpenter to post...
 
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Old 06-13-09, 07:50 PM
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Yes outswing. I guess it was a prehung before I replaced just the door recently.

The problem is the dogs have scratched the jamb trying to get out. Now that I think of it, the previous owner also had dogs. Maybe had it repaired at some point.
 
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Your Lucky...

Well If I understand you correctly.. The existing piece of Trim( the door stop) is removable?? If so your in luck... this is a very easy fix."Ok so first remove the old piece of trim and lightly sand the doorjamb so its relatively smooth.Then go get yourself some Douglas Fir (3 2X4's will do nicely) Now using a Table saw rip down enough material to replace the 2 pieces that go on the Jamb legs and one for the Head piece. Be sure to rip all the pieces at the same time so that the pieces are identical in size. A gconvenient size would be around 1 1/2"wide x5/8" thick and whatever the lengths need to be. So first rip the 2 x 4's down in strips of 5/8" thick pieces. Next all you need to do is move the Fence on the tablesaw 1/8" closer to the Blade (now set on 1/2") and the lower your blade so it only sticks above the table approx 1/2" and run your previously cut 5/8" pieces through again at this new setting and this will give you the proper Kerf size you need to be able to install most all brands of weather stripping. Cut pieces to length,and install them Kerf side toward the Jamb and toward the door.Also very impertant when installing the new doorstops.....they need to be installed approx 1/4" away from the face of the exterior of the door to allow enough space for the door to close once the weatherstripping is installed. And thats it ....Done!!!
 
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Great solution!
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