New weatherstrip for sliding glass door
I've been lurking for a while and finally have an issue that I can't seem to find. I've been working on getting my kitchen ready for paint and wanted to clean up the sliding glass door. While giving it a good once over I found that the previous owner had everything painted. All of the weatherstripping was painted and in some places was caulked as well. Subsequently the weatherstripping is in bad shape and needs to be replaced. The problem is I don't know who made the door. I highly doubt it's an Andersen window since the glass is not etched with AW. The windows are etched with the following:
16 CFR 1201 11 (Hard to read)
The door hardware looks like generic big box store hardware so that isn't any help. Thoughts?
I will try to take some pictures of the weatherstrip profiles.
A picture of the door and the seal I'm sure will help.
Guardian is likely the glass manufacturer.
Can you open the door an look on the jamb sides to see if you can find any labels there?
Pictures, as Joe mentioned, are helpful too!
I'm under the assumption that Guardian is the glass maker as well. Most of my searches have come up with nothing except a glass maker and local door shops that don't seem to have anything remotely like what I have.
http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/...x/a60fb2e1.jpg This is the aluminum channel that goes on the interior side, held in by several screws. It's the same for both top, left, and right sides.
This is the weatherstripping that goes on the bottom in between the two panels. It just pushes in.
This is the weatherstripping that goes on the top between the two panels. Again there are no fasteners for this one.
This is the weatherstripping that goes on either side of the casing again between the panels.
Here are some more pictures:
I just ordered a bunch of parts from these guys and they were super helpful.
Not sure if they would have that stuff but they are worth a shot.
Thanks. I found them during my search and have sent them a bunch of pictures. We'll see what they come back with. Hopefully it's good news.
By now I would have ripped out that old door and just replaced it with a new and better one.
That way I know it's not going to leak and would have a whole new roller system.
Well Blaine didn't come up with anything :(.
By the time you do track down all the stuff and replace it, you might have more time and resources in the retrofit of and old door though.
Keep that in mind but I applaud your less than throw away attitude. Too bad most of the good made today are not as well built and inclined to be repairable.
Yeah I know. It comes down to what is my time worth compared to the just putting new unit in, I'm still wrestling with that. I just hate to get rid of an otherwise good door because some bits of vinyl are crapping out.
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