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Old 09-10-2009, 09:58 PM   #1
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Trying to identify this threshold

I am working on a sticking exterior wooden door and I have encountered a threshold that I have never seen before. Can anyone identify this so that I can get the recommended clearance for the sweep? See the attached picture.
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:49 AM   #2
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The threshold is part of the door frame and not easily replaced. There are lots of manufacturers. The part you need is the vinyl sweep on the bottom of the door. If you know the door maker, contact them. But there are generic types at hardware and home stores that should do the job.

If the door is sticking, where is it sticking?? Has something sagged?? If yes, check the screws in the top two hinges. There should be at least two LONG screws at the top hinge that go into the house framing. This prevents the door from sagging over time. Or they may need a bit of tightening.


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The door has not sagged, it has rubbed the threshold since we bought the house a few months ago. We have three doors with this style of threshold and I think the issue is that the front exterior door never had the correct clearance or it was not installed correctly. I was hoping to find the manufacturer's info to contact them for technical info about the clearance and alignment of the door sweep and threshold.

I managed to find a new sweep locally, but I need to fix the problem before reinstalling.
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close the door take a pic of the reveal between the frame and the door
at the head
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Bill and Tom are giving good advice, follow these. I have done both of these on doors and still had a "sticking" problem. Sometimes I have had to remove the door, remove the sweep, and using a belt sander, sand more on the sticking end than the other to remove just a little wood. Replace the sweep and door for a trial fit until it is just right. It take patience but it will work. But first make sure your door has not sagged any. Good Luck, David
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There's no reason you need to contact the manufacturer or even to know who he is. The door has an issue. You just need to find out what it is and remedy it.
If the door is binding at the bottom, you need to replace the sweep and allow the proper clearance for the new piece. Since it's a wood door, the adjustment is simple.
If the issue is a bad install, then you would reinstall the door, but you would still need to replace the sweep as it's worn. Sometimes the manufacturer will stamp their names on the hinges or the door edge.
If the door is installed properly, then a manufacturers sweep could be installed without door modification.


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