door sweep replacement

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Old 08-28-14, 03:02 PM
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door sweep replacement

I can not find a name on the front or side doors of my house. They are the same, and both need new door sweeps. I have tried the a few stores - Lowes, Home Depot, East End Mart and Musselman's. Not one of them had a replacement door sweep which the holes lined up. So I decided to go the route of replacing the rubber/vinyl piece instead. I am having trouble finding that also. I do not want the stick-on type. Can someone recommend an online store please. Below is a picture I found online of someone else looking for something very similar, although it is for a shower door.

The top of the 'Y' should be 3/32" and the width should be about 9/16" (although there is room for adjustment in the screw holes).
I bought 12' of sweep that was 1/8" at the top of the 'Y' and it does not fit.

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Old 08-28-14, 03:51 PM
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Typing "storm door sweep" into Google should get you plenty of hits. But here is one. And another. And another.
 
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Old 08-28-14, 03:59 PM
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Often manufacturers stickers are behind one of the leafs on the hinges, either on the door or frame.

Unfortunately some manufacturers decided to go a different route from the rest and had different sweeps and weatherstrip. I have that issue at my own house. I have Avanti doors and they changed the style of weatherstrip so anything I find w/o modifying the frame is super expensive.
 
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Is this a storm door or an entry door????
 
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It is a storm door.
I have 12' of sweep from AllAboutDoors - it is 1/8" at the top of the 'Y' and it will not fit. (and it is not worth it for me to return)
It has to be 3/32"
 
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Old 08-28-14, 04:40 PM
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Picture of the door would help...there really aren't that many manufacturers. And there are plenty of sweeps that can be adapted just by trimming and drilling a few holes.

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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I have tried cutting down the 'Y' part of the vinyl sweep and it took an hour to feed it through 5 inches. I do not want to do that.

The holes of the sweep frame are 8" apart. I can not find one that matches up.
Do they sell one with no holes, so that I can drill my own ?

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Are you sure that the end of your sweep hasn't been crimped, and that's what's making it hard to slide the weatherstrip through?
 
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Old 08-29-14, 11:19 AM
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I'm sure. I 'uncrimped' it. In fact, I opened a small section up a bit more for testing and added lubricant. Still no go.
 
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Old 08-29-14, 11:26 AM
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Well then the next thing I'd recommend is getting an entirely new sweep that comes with new weatherstrip. All you need to know is the thickness of the door. They are pretty universal.
 
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