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Exterior steel door gap

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:31 pm
by Jbro23
I installed new weatherstripping on an exterior steel door and I have a large uniform gap on the doorknob side,any ideas on how to fix this issue ?

Re: Exterior steel door gap

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:52 pm
by A. Spruce
1 - Is the weatherstrip along the hinge side and top firmly pressed into place?
2 - Is the new weatherstrip identical to the old?
3 - Can you push on the door to close the gap and get the latch to fully engage the strike?

Re: Exterior steel door gap

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:49 am
by Smart Guy
You can also change the hinges to fill the gap like a bit extended ones. i have seen some hinges that give you a couple of cm leverage.

Re: Exterior steel door gap

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:24 pm
by Shannon
Shin the door hinges a little to rotate the door over if you can without creating a gap on Hinge side. If it was the same weather strip you should have not had this happen?