Should I Seal the Door Trim?

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Should I Seal the Door Trim?

Postby John6012 » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:57 pm

I'm in the finishing stage of the doors and would like to know if I should put butyl tape underneath the 1" T moulding on the facing of the door or should I leave as is and apply a bead of sealant around the frame that the moulding creates. Thanks!
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Postby madjack » Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:36 pm

John, I am assuming you are talking about where the T sits/meets on the door...this is one of your critical points and needs to be well sealed...heck all trim needs to be well sealed...
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Postby John6012 » Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:48 pm

Actually Jack, it's screwed around the edges of the door and I have poly on the edges. It's the front or outside of the door where the t moulding rests against the aluminum sheeting. Thanks for answering my question, I'm sorry I didn't make myself clear...
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Postby madjack » Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:54 pm

john, goto a hardware (or box store) and get a closed cell type weatherstipping to use for the seal...it generally has a peel off hi-bond adhesive on the back of it...the thickness will be upto you.........
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Postby John6012 » Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:59 pm

Thnaks Jack you did answer my question. I'll scoot over to Ace Hardware Friday and pickup the weaher stripping. I just hope the kids that work there understand what I need. Thanks again, John
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Postby madjack » Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:06 pm

John, just goto the section with all the weatherstripping...they should have a large selection from around 1/8th upto ??? in various widths and styles...pick one that is a closed cell foam that looks appropriate to you..........
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Postby Gerdo » Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:10 pm

John,
I put a bead of Silicone in the corner if the "T" before I mounted/screwed it on my door. I did not caulk the edge after mounted.
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