new install - storm door doesn't close


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Old 07-07-11, 04:20 PM
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new install - storm door doesn't close

HI, I just had a new entrance door installed as well as an anderson 3000 storm door, the storm door doesn't close if the entrance door is closed, the installer states this is correct because of the vacuum being created by a proper seal. If the entrance door is open, the storm door closes correctly.
Does this sound right?
Thanks very much,
Sean
 
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Old 07-07-11, 04:39 PM
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I guess this post answers my questions - I missed it on my initial search.. Thanks!

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/do...oor-close.html
 
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Old 07-07-11, 04:43 PM
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Yep. One thing I don't think I mentioned in that earlier post is that if your door has a window & screen and you don't mind cracking it open an inch or two, that can sometimes help.

You could also check those closers, as was mentioned and ensure that they aren't installed too far away from the hinge side, because if they are they would miss that final "jerk" that the closer makes as it comes closed.

But I would assume the door was installed properly. This comes up all the time and I always try to explain it to ppl before I leave the job.
 
 

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