Monday, March 23, 2015

How to Replace Door Shoe

12 Volt Cordless
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:  
Cordless screwdriver with Phillip bit Door 
shoe replacement - Brown  
Drill bit 1/4 inch 
Razor knife  
Silicone Seal-Clear 

While visiting a friend from Wrightwood, California we noticed that his door shoe on his pre-hung door needed to be replaced. This is a simple job, but needs to be done every couple of years, if the threshold has direct contact with the door shoe. This door shoe rides on top of the threshold plate and together they serve to keep unwanted dirt and moisture (water) from entering the home. This shoe was worn out and little strands of rubber could be seen from underneath the door and threshold plate. In higher country where moisture could damage the flooring of this home. Its one more maintenance item that needs to be addressed when noticed.

This post shows the nine steps on how to remove a door shoe on a pre-hung door.  

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the damaged door shoe being slipped off.  
Fig.1 Door shoe
Step 2: Fig.2 shows before the door shoe is removed the door spring stop needs to be taken off the door. Fig.3 shows that grabbing the door spring with one hand and twist left. Completely removed the spring from stop shoe and remove the screw in the middle of the stop.
Fig.2 Grab the spring
Fig.3 Spring removed
Step 3Fig.4
shows a cordless screwdriver with Phillip bit removing metal pan head screws from the older door shoe. When this door shoe was placed it was in the middle of winter, the door shoe kit came with small button Phillip screws, we decided to use pan head screws to give the shoe a large and more secured attachment to the door.
Fig.4 Remove screws
Step 4Fig.5
shows a razor knife to remove the seal at the edge of the door shoe and the door. At both side of the door is the top part of the door shoe.  

Fig.5 Razor knife
Step 5
shows that the plastic door shoe (above top right) is being pulled off the bottom of the metal door. Fig.7 shows the bottom of the door without the door shoe in place. Fig.8 shows the dirt and water at the bottom of the door shoe which meant the door seal was broken and the water went inside the door seal. In this case it didn't matter because the door was made of metal but some doors are made of wood and then it would mater because the water would be absorbed into the door.

Fig.6 Shoe pulled off
Fig.7 No shoe on door
Fig.8 Dirt and water

Step 6Fig.9 shows the pan head screws being replaced after a new door shoes was being replaced. The edges are so tight that the door shoe itself mold itself to the new door.
Fig.9 Screws being placed
Step 7Fig.10 shows after the door shoe is in place the door spring is the last part to be placed.
Fig.10 Door spring stop
Step 8Fig.11 shows another screw was placed by the door spring. A clear silicone seal was placed above the door edge.
Fig.11 Spring Screw

Step 9Fig.12 shows the job is finished.
Fig.12 Door shoe installed

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