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Old 07-15-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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Door not plumb letting cool air out-need assistance

I have an external fabricated door unit that has one door that open inwards and the other is fixed closed. A picture is included below. As you'll see in the picture from the inside, there is a gap at the bottom of the door that lets external air inside. I replaced the weatherstripping before realizing that the door jamb is not plumb.

I've also included pictures of the door, showing that it is straight and hung level, and pictures of the outside of the door as it sits in the frame (with the door closed). I included pictures with my level flush against the frame, both inside and outside, and it appears that the bottom of the door frame bows towards the outside at the bottom. Thus the door doesn't fit properly and air is escaping.

We live in AZ where there's a 30+ degree temperature variance between inside and outside right now.

I'm looking for advice and suggestions on how to fill that space. Weatherstripping alone won't do it. We just bought this house (10 years old) and it looks like someone tried to address this problem by attaching felt squares to the door frame, but they aren't cutting it.

Appreciate the advice. I can answer questions or provide different pictures if needed.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:01 AM   #2
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Technically, the jamb does not have to be plumb, especially if the house wall is not. But both sides need to out the same amount, so the door closes flat. As I see your problem, the only solutiion is to reinstall the door/frame, properly this time.


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