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01-10-04, 11:53 AM   #1  
Resercon, I received weatherstripping but?

I don't understand how to install it! It is a flat piece of vinyl with a "Stick" strip down one side. Do I "bend" it in half lengthwise to get the "V" or what?
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01-10-04, 05:08 PM   #2  
You use the V-Seal like a tape measure when it is flattened out. Put one end at the top of the door jamb and while holding the V-Seal against the jamb, slowly move your hand down the V-Seal until you reach the bottom of the jamb. Crease or mark the V-Seal, cut at the mark or crease and you have a piece of V-Seal the exact length of the door jamb.

With that piece you will notice a crease in the center of the V-Seal. Fold the V-Seal at the crease to create the "V". You know which way to fold it by the paper covering the adhesive. The paper must be on the outside of the "V". Be careful when folding the vynal as to not get like a paper cut.

Once the piece it cut and you folded it to form the "V", test place the V-Seal on the jamb. The paper must go against the jamb and the open end of the "V" must face the outside.

Then make sure you clean the part of the jamb where you intend to install the V-Seal. Then pick up one end of the V-Seal, making sure you have the right end with the paper against the jamb and the open end of the "V" facing outside. If you pick up the wrong end, you will either install the open end of the "V" to the inside or you will have to start installing the V-Seal at the bottom of the jamb, which is harder for beginers.

Once you have the right end of the V-Seal, peel back some of the paper, not all of it, and place the end of the V-Seal at the very top of the door jamb. Press down of the V-Seal to adhere it to the jamb and once secure, begin to peel back some more paper and repeat this process until you reach the bottom of the jamb.

Once all of it is installed, press on it to make sure it forms a "V" and not an "L" shape. Then close the door and the V-Seal will fill the gap between the door and the jamb, regardless if the gap is irregular.

 
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01-12-04, 11:39 AM   #3  
Thanks Resercon, I thought that was the way but better to be sure than sorry!
It hasn't gotten above 40 deg. here in days. Is that to cold to install it?
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01-12-04, 07:31 PM   #4  
It is better to install V-Seal when it is warmer, however, you could install it now. The only thing you have to do is keep the V-Seal at room temperature when you install it.

What that means, if the V-Seal got cold while test fitting it, close the door and let it sit in the room until it warms up, then install it. It is not the V-Seal that is a problem when it is cold, it is the adhesive. Even if the jamb is cold but the adhesive is at room temperature, it will adhere well.

 
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01-13-04, 12:35 PM   #5  
Thanks Resercon a "Lot"! It is advise like you give that makes things a lot easier.
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