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Old 09-06-2014, 04:16 PM   #1
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What to use for a door seal?

We have been restoring a 1972 Boler. We have spent a small fortune trying to come up with the right door seal. So far no luck. Its either too big and pushes the top of the door out and it refuses to close and latch or its too small and it continues to leak. Without any seal the door curve closely matches the curve around the door opening. A few spots have a slightly larger gap than the rest but maybe by only 1/4 inch at the most. We cant seem to find a seal to work. The foam type seals allow water to soak through. If we use one that fits on the handle side of the door, it binds up on the hinge side of the door. What have others used? This as been very frustrating all suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 09-06-2014, 04:40 PM   #2
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This issue has been discussed on this site before, with tons of questions answered. Try the search section for all this valuable information. I used an automotive rubber weather strip in a double row, and the leading edge only has one. Good Luck
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Old 09-06-2014, 04:51 PM   #3
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We tried the automotive seal in 3 different sizes. All 3 were too big and the door refuses to latch. That seems to be the most logical choice but we cant find one narrow enough. It needs to be compressible but no thicker than 1/2 inch. I've tried searching the site but it brings up lots of threads that have nothing to do with the door seal.
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Old 09-06-2014, 09:24 PM   #4
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Maybe one of these would work?

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Old 09-06-2014, 09:38 PM   #5
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Those look quite promising since they have multiple sizes to choose from. We will have to do some measuring like they recommend tomorrow. Thanks for the link.
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