Step 7: Adjust the glides

installing the sweep for door weatherstripping
Illustration: Ian Warpole
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The secret behind this sweep's adajustability is its glides, which lift or lower the sweep by as much as ¼ inch. To adjust the fit, simply open the door, remove the end cap from the latch side, and slide out the sweep. Turning the glides clockwise raises the sweep; counter-clockwise lowers it. Then slide the glides back into the attached channel.
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    Tools List

    • grooving tool
      Grooving tool: can be rented
    • shop vacuum
      Shop vacuum
    • Nut screwdriver
      Small slot-head screwdriver
    • roller spline
      Spline roller
    • router
      Router with edge guide and ½-inch straight bit
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • hacksaw
      Hacksaw

    Shopping List

    1. WEATHERSTRIPPING

    2. SWEEP