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Filling a gap between new garage door and wall



 
 
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Old January 31st 11, 02:45 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On Mon, 31 Jan 2011 06:23:41 -0800 (PST), lovezoo wrote:

but what will your "nice smooth cement" stick to and for how long?


The top of the doorframe (steel) and the bottom of the brickwork.


Not likely to stick to the frame if it just a flat steel surafce, if
it has holes and/or folded grooves it won't fall out but still won't
stick. Should stick to the brick.

For 20+ years with any luck.


You are expecting the steel frame to last that long?

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Old January 31st 11, 03:04 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On Jan 31, 2:45*pm, "Dave Liquorice"
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On Mon, 31 Jan 2011 06:23:41 -0800 (PST), lovezoo wrote:
but what will your "nice smooth cement" stick to and for how long?


The top of the doorframe (steel) and the bottom of the brickwork.


Not likely to stick to the frame if it just a flat steel surafce, if
it has holes and/or folded grooves it won't fall out but still won't
stick. Should stick to the brick.

For 20+ years with any luck.


You are expecting the steel frame to last that long?

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The garage door is not exposed to the elements, as it is under cover.
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Old January 31st 11, 03:30 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default MORE BAD SPELLING FROM THAT TINY ISLAND NATION

"lovezoo" wrote in message
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I have just had a new steel garage door fitted, and it has left a
small (gap 1-2cm high) between the top of the door frame and the
brickwork of the garage itself.


When you say, "I have just had a..... and "it"....?

It? Unfortunately for england, schools just aren't what they used to be.
It has no referent and is illogical, like much of english history.

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Old January 31st 11, 03:31 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On Jan 31, 2:44 pm, lovezoo wrote:
So just squirt the foam in and level it off below the level of the
frame and then later use acrylic sealer on top?

I have always found expanding foam really messy and difficult to
control, which is why I was not so keen to use it, so any tips
gratefully received.


make your mind up time ;)

Jim K
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The garage door is not exposed to the elements, as it is under cover.- Hide quoted text -

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In that case, plane a piece of wood to fit the gap and secure it with
frame sealant.
You could use a strip of UPVC in the same way.

John
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Old January 31st 11, 03:52 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On Jan 31, 2:44*pm, lovezoo wrote:
So just squirt the foam in and level it off below the level of the
frame and then later use acrylic sealer on top?

I have always found expanding foam really messy and difficult to
control, which is why I was not so keen to use it, so any tips
gratefully received.


Way back up the thread, get the installer back to do the job properly.

MBQ
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Old January 31st 11, 04:07 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Way back up the thread, get the installer back to do the job properly.

MBQ


You mean the installer who didn't do it properly before?
IME a bodger will simply bodge it again and probably make any
subsequent work more difficult.

John
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In article 9e3200b6-5b59-46d8-8e82-f3f7739f32f8
@a8g2000pri.googlegroups.com, says...
squirty expanding foam?


That, followed up with grooving it sufficiently to take a neat bead of
silicone.

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Old January 31st 11, 06:00 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On Jan 31, 5:37 pm, Skipweasel wrote:
In article 9e3200b6-5b59-46d8-8e82-f3f7739f32f8
@a8g2000pri.googlegroups.com, says...

squirty expanding foam?


That, followed up with grooving it sufficiently to take a neat bead of
silicone.


?? it's 20mm wide gap, if you were siliconeing you could probly do the
whole thing in 3or4 passes (with curing time between)....

tape on outside, spray with water from back and apply foam from back -
gently does it!!!! watch expansion rate
leave to cure
tape off front - paint (spray?) same as frame/door whatever
hack off excess from rear with knife/brute force as necessary

done in an hour shurely?

Jim K
 




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