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Sill seal

comments (2) January 31st, 2011 in Project Gallery

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I came up with a solution for weatherstripping a door bottom where a thick rug prevents a spring-loaded bottom sweep from retracting. I used a length of vinyl bulb weatherstripping, intended for a jamb installation, between a two-piece oak sill that I made up in the shop. I tacked the vinyl in place with brads, and then fastened the cap piece to the oak sill with brass screws. This way the vinyl can be easily replaced when necessary. However, there's no foot traffic on the vinyl itself, and it's above the grit line, so it should last quite a whil


Felix Marti, Monroe, OR 

From Fine Homebuilding 9, pp. 10

posted in: Project Gallery, windows, doors

Comments (2)

jeffe_verde jeffe_verde writes: Ditto Danman's comment -- nice rain catcher you've got there
Posted: 3:57 am on April 19th

danman12 danman12 writes: i hope thats not an exterior door because water could leak to the interior if theres no overhang or a driving rain.
also, weatherseal co. has silicone bulbs that work great in these apps.
Posted: 9:34 pm on February 9th

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