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Old 01-30-2014, 12:02 AM   #1
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So it appears that there is a draft coming from under the threshold. I have checked several times and there is no draft from between the door bottom and the threshold.

The threshold looks similar to this: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Frost-Kin...C36A/100140107

Do I need to caulk the joints (interior/exterior) of the threshold?
Or do I need to replace it altogether?

I recently bought his house and although the threshold looks to be in decent state, I have no idea how old it is.

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There was suppose to be flashing and silicone under the door when it was installed.
Post a picture inside and out of the door.

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There was suppose to be flashing and silicone under the door when it was installed.
Post a picture inside and out of the door.
Sure. Will do once I get home...
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Should have been sealed underneath as Joe said or spray foamed.
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Sorry about the delay.... Here are the pics








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Well for one thing that white piece on the outside doing nothing but forming a funnel for water to get in behind it.
The door was suppose to be installed with the jambs even with the outside sheathing.
Done that way the threshold would have been sticking out behind the sheathing by about 1".
A solid piece of something 3/4 thick goes under the threshold, not against the face of it.
I like to use a piece of PVC lumber. The ones I buy are smooth on one side and wood grained on the other.
Like this.
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Can you post real pictures, not thumbnails.
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Gregzoll if you tap the right hand picture it comes up bigger. The other ones do not.
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Temp. fix, just go get a Door sock from Lowe's, Home Depot, Ace Hardware. They have three sacks of Kitty Litter in them, to weight them down, so you can place them against the door when it is closed.

We use them in our house at our two doors, and they work very well. Come Spring though, you need to fix the problem with the door, due to not being installed correctly to begin with.

That may mean tearing it completely out, to replace with a whole new unit.
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Can you post real pictures, not thumbnails.
Switched to bigger thumbnails.

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Gregzoll if you tap the right hand picture it comes up bigger. The other ones do not.
Also fixed rest of the links. Click on the thumbnails to bring up the original hi-res image. Sorry about that!
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Well for one thing that white piece on the outside doing nothing but forming a funnel for water to get in behind it.
The door was suppose to be installed with the jambs even with the outside sheathing.
Done that way the threshold would have been sticking out behind the sheathing by about 1".
A solid piece of something 3/4 thick goes under the threshold, not against the face of it.
I like to use a piece of PVC lumber. The ones I buy are smooth on one side and wood grained on the other.
Like this.
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...lectedIndex=57
The white thing is a metal casing, to cover up the concrete I guess. Its wobbly and I want to replace it because I fear someone's gonna slip stepping on it and its gonna come out then. But I don't know what should I replace it with, or how to replace it myself.

Water is not so much of an issue because this entry door is in my garage.
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I got some more (and hopefully clearer) pics:

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Wearing out caulk maybe letting in some air thru the corners. The out of shape metal was I think meant as a first defense against the surrounding wood and threshold bottom.

It seems to be in good shape, maybe adding a bead of caulk (where the black meets the floor) might help?

P.S. The tape inside was my temporary fix in this freezing cold.
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First thing, those shipping pieces at the bottom, need to be removed. They should not still be there. They are only for keeping the door in place, while it is being shipped from factory to store.
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Gotta pull that aluminum off and see what is under there. You can probably shoot some low expansion foam and get a better seal on the under side.

Gregzoll...maybe it is pre-coffee but what parts are you referring to?

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