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Old 02-23-2010, 03:49 PM   #1
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Hi I need some help and a little direction on how to seal my garage door it has a 50 mm gap underneath it and the garage is absolutely freezing can anyone give me any ideas how I can close this large gap...cheers
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Ayuh,... Is it not closing far enough, or was it poorly sized in the 1st place,..??

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Ayuh,... Is it not closing far enough, or was it poorly sized in the 1st place,..??
It was poorly sited, its been built around 3 yrs I lived with it but have had enough, Its closes fine just leaves a bid gap!!
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You may be able to increase the travel of the door using using some of the adjustments on the garage door opener (I am assuming it has a garage door opener).

You can also purchase rubber thingy's that attached the to bottom of the door that fill that void. I got my "thingy" from Home Depot. I'm sorry I can't remember what the proper name is for those things.
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Ha ha Ill ip to B&Q and ask for some thingys...lol Cheers bill....Im not sure how to adjust the door?
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Yeah, sorry I don't know what it is called. It is a rubber weather stripping that is attached to the bottom of the door. There may be a few different types so select one that will work the best with your door.

Now does the door have the gap along the entire bottom of the door, or is it closed tight in one spot with a gap in another? If the latter, your floor may be unlevel, the door may be unlevel, and using the weather stripping should solve the majority of the problem. Don't adjust the door travel if the door already sits tight on the floor in one location.


I'll explain what is on my garage door opener so you may know what to look for in order to change the travel.

Somewhere on the unit there are 4 adjusters, little dials that can be turned with a screw driver.

Two of the adjustors will deal with the Force with which the door opens and closes.

Two more adjustors will deal with how far the door travels. One for when the door opens and one for when the door closes. You want the one that controls how far door travels going down. Get on your ladder with your remote Garage door opener in your hand (make sure to stay away from moving parts). Open and close your door with very small changes to the Down travel adjustment screw. No more than a 1/4 turn at a time. See if that makes the gap any smaller.

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"4ever"'s post is good. But let's check something first: Do you have/or not have a power door operator? IF yes--do you know how to disconnect the door from the opener? On most units there is a way to disconnect the "sled' from the operating mechanism, most units have a small cord hanging down to do this. If the cord is not there, find where it ties in and pull the sled latch loose. Careful! The door may drop to close that gap at the bottom--I hope it does. IF the door drops, then the door and tracks are probably fine. This will identify the operator as the problem. IF this does happen: print "4ever"'s post and follow directions. Now IF you do not have an operator, then you have a different situation involving door/track/spring adjustment. A whole other problem. Keep us posted. David
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Thanks Thurman, I'm glad a more knowledgable guy chimed in.

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