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vintagevixen

09:40AM | 06/20/07
Member Since: 06/19/07
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Bvwindows
Hi there,

My husband bought foam weather stripping to seal the gaps in some exterior doors. He measured the gaps and then bought one thickness of weather stripping that he thought would work. We've done this before without any luck, but we thought a better grade of this foam weather stripping would work.

Well... this stuff doesn't stay where it's placed (it peels right up) even though we washed & dried the doorframe first. It is too thick to shut the door but is the right width, and no other product (my husband claims) would have worked. We tried cutting down the thickness but it doesn't help. He's been to the store three times on this project to compare.

What do expert handymen use? We are stumped and don't want to keep buying more products and then throwing them away.

Billhart

06:38AM | 06/21/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1918 lifetime posts
I like the kind that foam covered by a vynil coated coth. It is in a Lazy Z shape and can bend when the door closes against it.

One leg is smaller and fits in slot in the door casing. Look at a new door and you will see what I am talking about.

For retro fit you can get wood strip with the weather stripping installed.

This is what I am talking about. But you want it already mounted.

http://www.amazon.com/Door-Weather-Stripping-Q-Lon-Bronze/dp/B00065XS7G
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