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gap at top of sliding door (when closed) between fixed door and movable door?

gap at top of sliding door (when closed) between fixed door and movable door?

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Old 01-26-17, 02:09 PM
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gap at top of sliding door (when closed) between fixed door and movable door?

Like the sliding door doesn't meet the top of the frame or somethingName:  door.jpg
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Size:  15.3 KB. Not sure what type of weather stripping to use as the sliding door will be opening and closing obviously.

I tried to draw an example on the computer since im at work. hope you get an idea of what im talking about.
 
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Old 01-26-17, 02:18 PM
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A photo of the gap area would be very helpful, as there are many places a gap could occur and fix depends on details.

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Old 01-26-17, 02:23 PM
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here is a picture the gap (i circled area in red) is maybe 5/8 in high and not sure how wide maybe an inch. Hope this helps.
 
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Old 01-26-17, 02:37 PM
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A little hard to see, are you talking about the gap above the sliding door? If so, you may be able to adjust the door height up (although that may create a gap at the bottom). Usually there are a couple of plastic plugs along the bottom edge of door that cover roller height adjustment screws. You can try raising the door. There are two sets of rollers each with an adjustment, and you have to raise them evenly or the door will not be square to the side jamb.

Another option would be to take a short piece of door sweep and fasten it to the top edge of the door so the brush part of the sweep covers the gap....
 
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Old 01-26-17, 02:46 PM
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yea the gap above the sliding door, i mean even if i raise the door there still will be a slight gap at the top and the door has weather stripping that runs perpendicular with the door on both the top and bottom of the door there are two rows of weatherstripping. I guess i can raise the door (hopefully high enough) then install a peel and stick weatherstripping that blocks the area and is perpedicular to the door on the top part of the frame. Would have to be a bristle type weatherstrip so that it can open and close.
 
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Old 01-26-17, 08:58 PM
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There is usually a fuzzy block that goes up there. A foam block is sometimes used but isn't as tight and is prone to fall out.
 
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