Exterior Door Sweeps


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Old 12-29-14, 06:41 PM
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Exterior Door Sweeps

Maybe I'm calling it the wrong thing but can anyone suggest a good exterior door sweep? There is an unbelievable breeze coming through the bottom of my front and back doors (thermal camera says 46-48 degrees on a 36 degree night).

There's a U shaped Frost King vinyl slide on one that's there now and its tearing apart and I just installed it in October. Unbelievable!!!

At this point I'm hoping to find another slide on one so I don't have to take the door off in 20-30 degree temps. Even if it only lasts a few months till spring when it's warmer and I can replace it with a permanent one that would work too.

Also, do you think it would be better to hire someone to come in and "do it right?"?

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Old 12-30-14, 03:48 AM
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A few pics of your sweep and how it interacts with the floor and threshold should help us determine why it's wearing out so soon http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Old 12-30-14, 06:30 AM
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Thanks marksr. I took a few pictures of the threshold and door sweep. Hope this helps

It's an older house that was built in 1929
 
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Old 12-30-14, 06:43 AM
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It looks like the rug is hitting the sweep and the abrasive action is tearing it. I know it's nice to have a rug next to the door but the door doesn't set high enough to give it clearance.
 
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Old 12-30-14, 06:55 AM
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Thanks again marksr for the quick reply. So do you think I should just move the rug further from the door and try again with the same style and brand? I read a few reviews that this has happened to others with the Frost King product and some that it works great.
 
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Old 12-30-14, 10:06 AM
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That's an adjustable threshold, if it's up to high it's going to destroy the sweep like yours is doing.
Turn the screws counter clockwise and use a tapping block to lower it.
Should be just barely bending the rubber.
Going to need a new sweep anyway but this time buy the one made of metal not plastic.
 
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Old 12-30-14, 11:48 AM
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Thanks Joe. I'll try that tonight when I get home and let you know how it turns out.

marksr - I'll also move the carpet

Thanks again guys
 
 

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