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Old 07-11-2009, 06:10 PM   #1
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just installed a new front door..the very top of door is not compressing weatherstripping, and you can barely see light. The sides and bottom are good. What kind of weatherstripping could i use on the very top. Its just a plain steel door from home depot..looks like i should have gotten a better brand. I put a piece of foam weatherstripping on it for now, but i dont think it will last long

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Old 07-12-2009, 06:19 AM   #2
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The door was not correctly installed. You should start over and do it right. It should be plumb/level all around, and hit the weatherstripping evenly all the way around. Rather than nail the door, I use screws, so I can makes adjustments if needed.

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it shows to be plumb and level , actually spent alot of time to make sure...also used screws, not sure what the deal is,i have installed doors before, but this is the first time i have ran across this. Its like the factory weatherstripping on the top(knob side) is deformed.
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Perhaps you need to adjust the strikeplate on the door a little tighter. Stick a level on the weatherstripping to confirm it is forming a straight line. Maybe it has been shoved back or bent over and simply needs to be lifted out of its crevice.
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:54 PM   #5
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It also could be that the door mainframe is out of TRUE. In other words - racked. Just a thought.
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