Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-10-2009, 09:58 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2
Share |
Default

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.
Attached Thumbnails
Trying to identify this threshold-img_4698.jpg   Trying to identify this threshold-img_4702.jpg  

jordanconard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2009, 06:49 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wilmington, DE
Posts: 3,118
Default

Trying to identify this threshold


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.


Last edited by Just Bill; 09-11-2009 at 06:53 AM.
Just Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2009, 07:00 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2
Default

Trying to identify this threshold


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.
jordanconard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2009, 11:45 AM   #4
Member
 
Tom Struble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: west milford n.j.
Posts: 2,785
Default

Trying to identify this threshold


close the door take a pic of the reveal between the frame and the door
at the head
Tom Struble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2009, 10:36 PM   #5
Household Handyman
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Albany, Ga.
Posts: 2,239
Default

Trying to identify this threshold


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
Thurman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2009, 08:40 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 9,519
Default

Trying to identify this threshold


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.
Ron

Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adhesive for Marble Threshold Twister Flooring 11 05-14-2011 01:20 PM
Threshold prep and paint? Guido Painting 4 09-11-2008 10:08 AM
Threshold covering dwlodyka Building & Construction 1 08-11-2008 02:53 PM
New Door with Wood Threshold Over Limestone BigJimmy Building & Construction 1 02-08-2008 05:36 AM
Threshold problem from bedroom to patio Not Sure Carpentry 11 11-07-2006 07:16 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.