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Old 03-21-2020, 10:02 AM   #11
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Default Re: Water under door thresholds.

This is the stuff:

https://www.sailrite.com/HH-66-Vinyl...SABEgKQYvD_BwE


Nasty fumes on this stuff but it works.
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Old 03-21-2020, 11:03 AM   #12
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I haven't done this, but my suggestion is to get a cartridge of 3M Silicone 2, and a small caulking gun, and either smear it over the damaged area or glue on a reinforcing patch. Walmart, Depot, Lowes etc carries that product in the paint section. The area needs to be clean before applying. l

I have used that product. It is very heavy duty flexible sealant, normally used to seal joints in the bathroom. I know from experience that it takes days for silicone 2 to be fully removed from your skin, so that attests to its adherence quality. Wear disposable gloves. Wouldn't hurt to smear oil or petroleum jelly over your hands before you don the gloves. Good luck.
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Oh, and it takes a couple hours to set, and about a day to cure. Also, the area needs to be dry for best adherence.
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Old 03-21-2020, 11:36 AM   #14
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For whoever has a wood entry door exposed directly to weather, entry doors absolutely need a thick UNBROKEN coat of paint or clear finish. I mean recoated no less than every other year. No cracks at all or rot will assuredly start in the cracks from the sun, rain, snow, sun, rain, snow cycle.

Here's a sad story. I meticulously built a five panel yurt door from scratch. Caulked and painted it with hunter green oil base Rustoleum enamel. To see it, copy and paste: here:

Bob Rowlands home made yurt

in google images. Some months after those photos were taken, I hand painted a beautiful 'nomadic' Mongolian design on the exterior using a lettering brush and Testors enamel model paint. Lemme tell you that was a beautiful piece of work. However, I never considered the weather and the direct sun on it year around. I let cracks develop in the paint, because I knew from experience that if I coated the door with clear poly it wouldn't stick to the Rustoleum base paint. Well that door rotted out in about five years. That here in CO, with a dry climate.
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Old 03-23-2020, 06:32 PM   #15
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I get this problem sometimes when it rains hard. What works for me is a dowel cut the width of the door. Then duct tape a piece of tarp on it. When not in use, it lives rolled up beside the door, standing on end. When the rain comes, I unroll it, open the door, and wedge it in the door frame about 10 from the bottom, with the bottom edge of the plastic overhanging the door jamb.

My tarp piece is the width of the door and maybe 12 long - so I can easily step in and out. During really bad storms I have taped a different, longer piece of tarp on the same dowel that blocks the whole door. Storms where the rain is actually running down the door onto the jamb and into the yurt. Not just splashing up from the roof. You do have to then secure the bottom as a piece that long will flap around in the wind. Not 100% perfect, but cheap, easy, and fast.

Hope everyone is well and surviving the virus and fallout. - Cindy
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