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Old 03-12-2014, 10:36 AM   #1
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Garage Door Bottom Seal

I have a 16' door, and the rubber seal has been shrinking side to side and needs replaced. I could not match it up at the local box stores, so I called the local company who's name was on the door a couple years ago.

He mumbled something about not making that seal type any more, and that I would need a whole new metal strip and seal. He said it could not be bent, and I dont have a vehicle that can carry a 16' long metal strip, so I was thinking about ordering one on-line and have it shipped.

I would like to have a seal with a receiver groove to keep water coming in on the low side. What is a good quality seal with receiver?

A side note: Ironically, I have a service call Friday with this company to adjust my torsion spring. I noticed the door was heavy when I replaced the electric opener. I gave some thought to just having them bring a seal and replacing it, but I imagine the labor would be high on that.


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Old 03-12-2014, 10:42 AM   #2
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Garage Door Bottom Seal

Going to be cheaper then having them make a special trip.
Just the shipping cost may off set what there going to charge.

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Old 03-20-2014, 09:40 AM   #3
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Garage Door Bottom Seal

That is what I ended up doing. A guy came out and adjusted everything, and installed a new seal on the bottom, but I had to help since it was so long. Too bad I wasn't able to charge him my "rate" for helping!

He left a couple inches of excess on each side, and tucked it in. So as the seal shrinks, it should draw the excess out gradually, which is great!

He also mentioned that the Chamberlain brand sold at the big box stores is just a re-badged Liftmaster.

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