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Old 11-24-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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What is the best way to level a door threshold that sits on a slightly unlevel concrete slab?

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Old 11-24-2013, 01:22 PM   #2
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I cut a tapered shim to act as a form and use non gypsum floor leveler.
Once all I had on site was hydraulic cement and it also worked. Just have to move fast because it hardens so fast.

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I cut a tapered shim to act as a form and use non gypsum floor leveler.
Once all I had on site was hydraulic cement and it also worked. Just have to move fast because it hardens so fast.
When you apply floor leveling compound on the concrete how do you gauge how much to add?
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Use a 4' level, lay it on the floor and bump it up against the wall.
Lift one end of the level until it's level, measure from the floor to the bottom of the level.
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Use a 4' level, lay it on the floor and bump it up against the wall.
Lift one end of the level until it's level, measure from the floor to the bottom of the level.
Can you simply use wood shims under the threshold or a self leveling compound?
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The shim I suggested are for nothing but making a from to temporarily give you a level area to work off of while applying the leveler.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Custom-Bu...2#.UpJLZhMo7IU
You never want to just shim under a threshold. It needs 100 direct contact.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Custom-Bu...2#.UpJLZhMo7IU

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