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Need supplier for exterior door sweep for threshold

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I need to find a door sweep for my exterior door. It is 31 1/2 inches long. Between the vinyl which goes inside the bottom of the door it is 1 3/8 inches. The width is 1 3/4 inches.

On the bottom was two plyable vinyl cylinders about 1/4 inch on each side with a single vinyl sweep in the middle.

On the threshold is a oak strip which has an adjustable height screws.  The door has a metal exterior skin.

Good luck.  If you can figure (post #207447, reply #1 of 6)

Good luck.  If you can figure out the manufacturer (there may be a nameplate on the hinge edge, eg) then they may be able to supply a replacement.  Otherwise you probably have to cobble up something.


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John (post #207447, reply #2 of 6)

How bout this-would it work

http://www.hardwareworld.com/Door-Bottom-DB370-Beige-pIRU8TO.aspx

 

It's from MD (Mclenberg-Duncan) and available at most hardware suppliers (if not on the shelf-then order)  Stupid big box might have it................[JOBSITE WORD] 'em-support your local hardware!

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The barbs need to be 1 3/8" (post #207447, reply #3 of 6)

The barbs need to be 1 3/8" between them. WWW.allaboutdoors.com have several that are close. I may have to get one, like the picture you showed, at a local hardware co and cut wood inserts,kerf them and put inside the bottom of the door.

 

yo, John (post #207447, reply #4 of 6)

The outside dimensions of the flat part, coincide with door thickness-1-3/4

If that's the case, those barbs are going to be pretty close to 1-3/8's, no?

 

If the barbs are a bit off, lay the door on horses.  Set you saw to that barb depth, insert a rip guide.  Get down on your knees and run the saw along the bottom edge of your door-you're holding the saw up in the air. 

 

Be very careful!  Both hands on the saw.

If it just widens the groove, fill with adhesive caulk (or urethane caulk), slip the barbs in, hold to the door till the caulk sets with a couple staples.

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You'd probably be better off (post #207447, reply #5 of 6)

You'd probably be better off making the wood insert a bit tighter and fastening traditional brass weatherstrip to it.  Doesn't wear nearly as fast as the plastic, though you need an accurate fit.


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Door Sweep (post #207447, reply #6 of 6)

I stock them.  They were used in a steel door manufactured by Johnson,  Richmond, Indiana.  Johnson no longer in business, but we stock the sweeps since there are many still in use in our area.

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