finding door fin sweep for exterior door

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Old 06-20-16, 02:27 PM
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finding door fin sweep for exterior door

Hello Ladies and Gentleman,

I am in search of a door fin sweep to replace my back exterior door and garage door fins that have become brittle over the years). I really like the ones on the doors that came with the house. I cannot find any like this online. I assume it is just screwed to the bottom and I like the look of it better than the U-shaped ones that "hug" the bottom of the door. I even came across a website that listed the five common types of door fin sweeps and it wasn't on there.

Does anyone have any idea where I would find a replacement like this? I searched the door and did not find a make or model. Thank you for any assistance!

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Old 06-20-16, 02:52 PM
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You need to do a better job of searching.

 
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Old 06-20-16, 03:04 PM
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Need to remove the one that's on there now to see if it's just stapled on or has a double spline that fits into slots in the bottom of the door.
Any lumber yard, Lowe's or Home Depot will have those in stock.
Main reason they fail is because the adjustable threshold is sitting to high and needs to be adjusted down.
The sweep only needs to just touch the threshold enough to barely bend the fins.
The threshold can be adjusted by turning the screws counter clockwise and tapping lightly with a rubber mallet or block of wood and a hammer.
 
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Old 06-20-16, 03:15 PM
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Thank you for the responses. I will remove it to determine if stapled or the other version you mention. I am thinking it is similar to the one that norm201 pictured in the 2nd from the top, left. Thank you for the threshold tips as well.
 
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Old 06-20-16, 03:36 PM
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My guess is that it's like the one with the beige background... bottom row, 3rd from the right, or the 8.99 home depot one in the top row.

The number of fins and bulbs is not the critical thing, the width and distance between the barbs that fit in the kerfs is the important thing. They sometimes come in slightly different heights, too, so look at the specs carefully. You have an adjustable threshold, so that helps.
 
 

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