DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
Feb 08, 2016 5:09 pm
I have two fairly straight forward questions.
1. I am trying to storm proof my front door as a fair amount of rain got in in the two big recent storms we had in Schofields. I have sealed left, right and top sides of the door with a Raven stick-on strip product but cannot find a suitable option to weatherproof the bottom. The door is a standard wooden front door with laminate flooring inside and patio tiling on the other side. Externally the gap between the bottom of the door and the tiles is 2mm. This 2mm gap then drops about halfway though the depth of the door to a 15mm gap internally. This means I can't just get the standard door sweeper style attachments as the rain would still be able to access the laminate. Does anyone know of any products that would suite this situation or have any ideas?
2. I want to attach some rusted rio (steel bar cement lattice stuff) to the backyard fence (Ezyclip fencing) to make a trellis. Any ideas on how to fix something like this to panel fencing? I could just screw it on with some brackets but the screws would go through to the neighbours side of the fence.
Re: Front door weatherproofing and fixing to panel fencing2
Feb 08, 2016 6:24 pm
Raven RP7 for the top and side of the door (forget that stick on stuff, these are nailed in place) and Gainsborough GS4 weather seals for the bottom.
Sent from an iPhone please excuse the ridiculous spell correcting software. My forum thread is at viewtopic.php?t=74944
Re: Front door weatherproofing and fixing to panel fencing3
Feb 08, 2016 7:29 pm
Thanks for the info regarding RP7 I'll look into it. I looked up the GS4 and it looks like it wouldn't fit as it is meant for a gap that is more than 20mm. Mine is only 2mm.
Re: Front door weatherproofing and fixing to panel fencing4
Feb 13, 2016 9:17 pm
Really need a pic of your scenario.
i cant picture it.
is the door on a door frame with a wooden base?
If so just screw down an aluminium angle strip to the door frame base and silicone it. Up against the door in the closed position. If you want, you can leave a ~6 mm gap between the upright and the door for some weatherproofing rubber.
As for attaching rusty rought iron to the colorbond fence, WHY??
Usually people just use a hook over the top of the fence to hang trellis.
Re: Front door weatherproofing and fixing to panel fencing5
Feb 15, 2016 1:27 pm
I will try and get a pic for you. No wooden base. the remaining sides of the door frame are wooden but the base is tile (externally) and laminate floor (internally). The transition between these two surfaces occurs at about the middle of the depth of the wooden door. Your idea may still work but I would have to drill into tiles which would be a first for me. I would be hesitant to do this on tiles that are so prominent i.e. at the front door.
I didn't even think of hanging the trellis! Thats brilliant! Though I was also planning on making a little fold away frame against the fence which could be pulled down and hold a laundry basket (while hanging clothes on the line). I don't think the hook solution would work here. Any ideas for this scenario?
Re: Front door weatherproofing and fixing to panel fencing6
Feb 15, 2016 1:41 pm
hmm, strange that there is no door frame base, i dont think thats to code.
Surely the tiles are on some sort of lip??
Just get yourself a 6 or 8 mm glass/tile cutting drill bit at bunnings and it will go through the tiles with no problem and no chipping at all.
Re: Front door weatherproofing and fixing to panel fencing7
May 16, 2016 6:46 pm
Dkun, Raven makes a spring loaded pivoting weather seal for door bases. When installed it effectively seals against anything, and the only way water could enter would be via the grout lines. It's is fastened the the base of the exterior of the door. On the door jamb on the opening side, you screw a small elliptical or almost round button. When you close the door, the seal pushes up against the button which effectively pushes the seal down to where it seals the base. No rain, no water, no breeze. Occasionally the button needs readjusting, but unless I have misunderstood you, it should work.
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