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Old 05-27-2014, 10:25 AM   #1
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Tiny gap in my front door


I have a tiny gap at the bottom of my front door through which I can see daylight. I'm worried about bugs getting in, as well as heat from outside getting in.

Here's the worst picture ever of it, but you can see the daylight coming in - http://i.imgur.com/ifIoNZ4.jpg


This foam thingy was previously wedged in there, but the adhesive has come off and I can't get it back in there properly - http://i.imgur.com/vfFLm7G.jpg



So two questions -

1) I suck at this sort of thing, and I cannot remember which "direction" the foam thingy was wedged in the door to make a proper seal. I've tried various ways, but the door opening/closing always rubs against it and eventually dislodges it. Any advice on sticking it back in there?

2) Is there a better way to close this gap?


Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:31 AM   #2
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First pictures not coming up for me.
The second one is just to keep water away from the seam where the threshold meets the jamb.
Most common causes of air leaks is the thresholds not level, loose or stripped hinge screws, no support on the outside under the sill, or the doors not hung square and plumb.
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First pictures not coming up for me.
The second one is just to keep water away from the seam where the threshold meets the jamb.
Most common causes of air leaks is the thresholds not level, loose or stripped hinge screws, no support on the outside under the sill, or the doors not hung square and plumb.
It is there it is the inverse of an ant in a snow storm.
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Sorry - I know that first picture is crap.

I've run it through photoshop and lightened it up a bit. The gap is in the bottom right of the door.

http://i.imgur.com/PBaDPI0.jpg
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The rubber door seal looks too short - buy a new section from your hardware store, cut it to size and place back in.

The old one should pull right out.
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