Forum Title: In search of very thin door sweep
I'm looking for a replacement door sweep for an exterior door. The type I removed had one spline centered down its length to push up in to the door. It had a long fin on the outside, two medium fins in the middle, and one short fin on the inside. It was mashed almost flat though. The problem I'm having is that the gap under the door is so narrow that I can't find any sweeps thin enough that will allow me to close the door. I don't see markings on the door that say what type it is. Rain blows hard against this door, so I need to find a really good seal for it. It's already ruined my kitched floor once. I'm worried an outside only solution won't keep the water out. If you know a sution to my situation, please share. My wife really wants to be able to use this door again. Thanks!
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: LEE BURKE (Olathe, KS), 01/07/2019

Sorry gonna have to guess, as I can not enlarge your photos. 1 ] If the steel frames are tin like [ seem to be wrapped arond the concrete ] Don't try. there installed when the concrete is poured Clean and prime the steel then Frame with 3/4 or 5/4 Betst bet is with a Hilti nail gun. Install your new window in the wood frame. 2] If the steel frame is thick and seems to be in the concrete . It can be removed with a lot of cutting and prying. But again your going to have to install a new wood [ trex like] frame with a nail gun of tapcon screws

- DANA RIOS (Waco, TX), 02/20/2019

Quote: A quality storm door will also minimize the quantity of water that can get through to the inside. Since you've already had one floor ruined, I'd want to do more than just rely on a door sweep - a decent fitting storm door should help to insure enough rain water doesn't get inside to test the weatherstripping.

- GLADYS SIMMONS (Covington, KY), 03/03/2019

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