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Old 07-03-2010, 05:26 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

We have a door in the garage that leads to the backyard. There is a small gap between the door and the concrete flooring which lets all these bugs in.

Does anyone know the name of the equipment that I can put in between the door and the floor and still be able to open the door just fine? If it I can pick it up and a Lowe's or Home Depot, that would be great.

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Old 07-03-2010, 05:33 PM   #2
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You want a door sweep.It is a type of weatherstriping that attaches to the bottom of the door and screws on.You may even be able to get a magnetized one.
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are you thinking of a threshold?

I can't find any good pics quickly but it is the device that often has a rubber strip that seals a door when it is closed.

here is a pic of one type of threshold:

http://www.wjdennis-rcr.com/Portals/...ld-Alu-Adj.jpg
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Yea I believe a door sweep is what I am looking for:

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Of course they cost a lot more, but there is a "sweep" that doesn't actually sweep. Regular sweeps can sometimes make it difficult to open a door if they drag on the floor during opening.

This other kind has a mechanical trigger (spring) that holds the sweep up higher than the floor while the door is swinging, and as the door shuts against the jamb, it forces the sweep downward, sealing off the bottom of the door.

Shown, in an end view, is one kind that fits into a groove in the bottom of the door. There are external types too. Google "Automatic Door Seals", and you should be in the ballpark.
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R.C.R. is the name of the manufacturer I was thinking of. I have used their products with no problems.you would probably find their stuff in HD
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