Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 22
Rated 4 out of 5Â by bert Stanley door sweep
Cutting the new door sweep to length is a bit of a chore as the material is rather tough but I guess it needs to be to last long. I inserted the new sweep in the bottom of the door, carried the door back to the door frame, set it in place and inserted the three hinge pins only to notice light streaming from under the door. A check around found the door sweep had fallen out while carrying the door back to the frame. I decided to add a bead of caulking to the sweep before installing it in the bottom of the door and that allowed the sweep to remain in place while I maneuvered the door back to the door frame and installed it. I've only had it installed for about two weeks and so far it works fine.
September 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by giorgos Cheap, not durable, just a hassle
I bought this item based on the overly positive reviews I read here and elsewhere.
After 4 months of use it has bent, got longer, and basically deformed. Please note, the gap between the bottom of the door and the bottom door frame is very constant(even) all along and thus there should be no reason for it to deteriorate in such fashion other than conclude that it is of bad quality. I am convinced this product will wither and weather just sitting on the shelf and not being used!
I am still amazed that many people rated this item so high. Is it its looks, the multi-sweeps, the feel of the rubber? I just do not understand. What I know is that this is a worthless product and with the labor required to replace it, renders the whole process (buying and installing) prohibitive.
October 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ValS Easy install and it works.
I have 2 Stanley doors that desperately needed new weatherstripping. A web search led me to this item and Home Depot had the best price I could find.
As you can see in the photo, it has 3 flat fins plus a fourth that is a foam filled tube.
Remove your door and lay it on 2 padded saw horses. Pry off the old seal. I used a hammer and an old screwdriver. The original had caulk on it so I had to do a bit of scraping on the bottom of the door.
Position the new seal with the round tube toward the INSIDE of the door and tap into place with a rubber mallet.
The seals were wider than my doors and I had to trim about a quarter inch off of one end. They were very easy to cut with scissors.
The old seal was stapled to the door but the new seal is better quality and I could not get a staple through it. I tacked it on with a few 1" galvanized brads.
Put some graphite on the hinges before re-installing the door and you're done.
Both doors were finished in less than 90 minutes.
Bottom line: Better quality than the original. I'd buy it again.
December 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Annie Works great.
I needed new weather stripping across the bottom of my exterior doors. Last year I had to use towels to stop the drafts. Some of the old stripping had split and edged out into the room and in semi darkness looked like a snake entering the room. I was so glad to get that replaced.
However, I did find that the new stripping was too thick under my .front door and we had to pare that down a bit. I believe the new strip is fractionally thicker that the old.
November 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by FixitGirl worked great, was able to alter it to fit a 30 inch door
The "1 inch" measurement describes the distance between the two grooves on the bottom of the steel door into which the rubber seal "snaps". (It is not the thickness of the door). This only comes in 36 inch length, but I was able to alter it with a hack saw and exacto knife to fit my 30 inch door. (Be sure to observe the old one before you cut!!) You need some silicon glue to attach it to the door. Be sure to use a removable glue for ease in the future when you have to replace the seal again. For weather stripping on this door (up only one side and across the top), you need "Thermwell 1 inch x 7 or 8 ft Replacement Foam Kerf Door Seal" which you push into a channel on the door frame.
February 21, 2012