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Sliding doors
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Diesel Rider    Posted 12-16-2002 at 18:02:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm putting in a machine shop on the farm and the sliding doors on the ends have quite a bit of space around them for cold air. Has anyone ever solved this problem before? Any ideas would be appreciated.

Tim    Posted 12-17-2002 at 06:25:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have seen enter doors made of steel or wood frame and covered with plastic or insulation board and a rubber drag on the bottom, hung in the winter with hinges.

Nathan(GA)    Posted 12-16-2002 at 19:06:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've worked around some that had some rubber pieces fastened to the ends. It seemed to work pretty good, but it scuffs the finish rubbing against the wall.

Lazy Al    Posted 12-16-2002 at 18:46:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
How about hanging a canvas over the opening
that you could roll up with valcro on the sides
That would create a sort of dead air space too
If you didn't have to open and close it to often
Just a thought

Larry    Posted 12-16-2002 at 18:11:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I don't know if this solved the problem or noy,but I've seen where some people would nail old flat belting along the edge of a door to keep some of the cold air out.

WallSal55    Posted 12-17-2002 at 07:08:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
My husband replace his sliding door w/an automatic
garage door. It is soooo much better now!

Maggie/TX    Posted 12-16-2002 at 18:08:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
My personal experience with sliding doors is they were designed by a sadist. I would consider replacing them with normal doors.

DeadCarp - sadist?    Posted 12-16-2002 at 18:49:18       [Reply]  [No Email]

Jeez Maggie - did we have an unfavorable experience somewhere along the line? heh heh - ya have me drawing mental cartoons of guillotines, bugging eyeballs and cat tails here! lol
Okay that does it - you deserve the annual "Whut's it to ya?" award! Here ya go -------

Maggie/TX *** yeah buddy!    Posted 12-17-2002 at 08:19:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
DC, you better believe I had a bad experience with sliding doors! LOL! Your cartoon looks just the way I felt about those sliding doors by the time I got through with them. All they are good for is to get crossways on the track and then get stuck where you can't open them all the way or get them closed. We used to live in a trailer that had them on the closet doors in one bedroom and for the door to the master bedroom and the doors to the master bath. The one to the master bedroom finally became the top to an extra picnic table! That door finally became good for something when we had the next crawfish boil party. hee hee!

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