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Basement Door Renovation, Chapter 12, the Conclusion

I put a threshold in as part of the sunroom renovation, so I know what I'm in for here.  This actually goes even better than that one did.  I suppose I'm Threshold Boy now.

 Since the threshold is 36 inches wide and the door opening is about 32, I have to cut the threshold to fit.  It's thin aluminum, and it cuts easily.

The center strip slides in and out of a groove so it can be adjusted up or down.  I just have to make sure the outside part and the strip are lined up when I cut so the mounting holes are aligned.

Once again I need my new chisels.  This time, it's to hack off a piece of the door jamb so the threshold will slide up under it.

Here's the groove I mentioned earlier.  Very clever design.  You can adjust the height of the center strip, and thus the whole threshold by using the groove you need. 

Another nice feature are these rubber strips that attach to the bottom of the threshold.  They'll serve as a gasket between the floor and the threshold. 

I did something similar in my previous threshold install, where I put some caulk on the bottom.  I think I had a good idea, and this confirms it.  And at the time I thought it was a half-baked idea!

Now, ve drill ze holes into ze concrete vith ze hammer drill, yes?

Put in the screw and we're done.

I caulked around the ends of the threshold to try and keep critters out.

 
 
 
 

Post a Comment 4 comments:

  • Brian said...
    October 22, 2012 at 3:11 PM
    Hi,

    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could e-mail me?

    Brian
  • Rashed Khan said...
    November 1, 2012 at 12:43 AM
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  • Aldo Finney said...
    August 12, 2013 at 4:48 PM
    This is a great idea for doors. I have seen one in my friend's home but I didn't know exactly what it can do. But reading your posts definitely enlightened me. Another lesson learned for this day. Anyway, I hope you can share some tips and photos of your sunroom renovation.
    Aldo Finney @ JacobSunRoom.com
  • John Gwaltney said...
    October 21, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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