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How to seal under an old large heavy wooden door


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Old 09-13-19, 03:13 PM
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How to seal under an old large heavy wooden door

Hello all, I'm new here. I have a large wood front door. It's 48" wide and 3" deep. I've filled all the cracks in the door itself. I put a new threshold under the door. It wasn't quite enough though. It sealed a few inches but not all 48". I know I'll need to remove it and plain the door. I'm not looking forward to that. I'm guessing it's in the 200 lbs range. What can I add to the bottom of the door that'll seal it off? The gap is around 1/8 inches.

I'll post some pictures of the door shortly.
 
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Old 09-13-19, 06:36 PM
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I guess it depends on what you mean by sealing. Do you want air tight or just so the wind and dust cant blow from underneath?
Why not use door sweeps. They come standard 36". buy two and cut one to butt up against the other.

If you're going to remove the door to plane it down, you could put in a groove in the bottom and insert a foam or rubber gasket (similar to garage door gaskets).
 
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Old 09-13-19, 07:26 PM
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Shim the threshold up where it's low, then seal the edges of the threshold.
 
 

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