Dining room update

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kevm14
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Re: Dining room update

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kevm14 wrote: Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:17 pm Here's a proper Windows & Doors update.

Leading from my dining room to my deck is an Andersen PS510 slider, circa 1985. I've noticed that it's a bit drafty at the bottom of the door where the moving panel meets the stationary panel. I realized the gasket between the two panels was due for replacement, so I ordered a new gasket, P/N 2550018. $57.90 shipped was a bit steep but that's what they go for. 30 years seems like a reasonable life span.

To remove the door, you just remove the screws that hold the top trim/guide into the door frame. That's it. Here is the door removed.
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Not surprisingly, it's heavy.
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Nice and gross at the bottom. You can see how the gasket is kind of tearing away, not able to seal well.
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The top is a little less gross.
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I just removed the screws and yanked the gasket out. It had some caulk on the backside that I cleaned off as best as I could with a putty knife. Here is the new gasket installed.
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Top
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Bottom
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Happily, I no longer feel a draft.
Now a different weather stripping has torn. This is the one where the door closes against the jamb. I was able to find the right part and order it, along with some vinyl glue. Total cost shipped: a little over $20.
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By the way it was damn handy I was able to instantly locate this thread and see where I had documented the model of the slider. Made this pretty easy.
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