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Old 02-02-2014, 07:37 AM   #16
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Those foam pieces at the bottom are not shipping blocks.
They make no since to me but there, there to keep water out away from the seal at the jamb to threshold.
Often times when you receive the new door there installed after the doors installed.
I've been over this with a Stanly and an Anderson door rep. when doors had wind driven rain leaks.
If there ever is air leaking under the door it's self that's an adjustable threshold.
First open the door and inspect the seal on the door to make sure it's not damaged.
It's adjusted by simply adjusting the screws.
If you get it to high you back off the screws and use a block of wood as a tapping block and a hammer to gently tap it back down.
It lifts up easy with the screws but tries to bind up when going down.
In you cause you should be able to see the gap by turning off the lights in the house and leave the lights on in the other room and bending down and looking for the light where there's a gap.

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Old 02-02-2014, 08:07 AM   #17
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The weatherstripping wedges are not shipping blocks if that is what Greg was referring to.

They do tend to close up the gaps at the corner and are pretty much standard issue now.
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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.
Which ones are you referring to? I added the masking tape as a stopgap (pun intended) measure (door bottom and threshold) since caulking or anything else wasn't possible in this freezing temperature...
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In you cause you should be able to see the gap by turning off the lights in the house and leave the lights on in the other room and bending down and looking for the light where there's a gap.
I checked for lights earlier and couldn't see it. I'll check once more today since its bright and sunny.

I know about the gap since

a) I can feel it on my feet when the heater is running
b) Even with the heater (and all fans) off, incense stick check confirms the draft.

The screws are stripped so probably have to get a screw extractor to get them out and replace so that's something I'll try out in a day or two (soon as I get my screw extractors)

That and like @WindowOnWash says, shooting foam may seal it off.

But you guys don't think its time to replace the threshold or anything like that, do you?
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Gotta pull that aluminum off and see what is under there.
I did give it a tug and its being held in place by those caulk beads on corner. I'll try to get a better look today.

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You can probably shoot some low expansion foam and get a better seal on the under side.
Any recommendations?
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Window and Door specific spray foam on a long nozzle.
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Ok, so I pulled out the aluminum and looked underneath. Couldn't see any foam but it sit pretty tightly with the floor. Also, there's a groove in which the casing's top edge is supposed to go.

So I straightened it out, and placed it inside the groove. Then sealed it with an adhesive. Also applied fresh caulk to the corners where it was coming off. For now, that seems to have stopped the draft.

I would have to find something permanent when spring comes though...

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