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    activeguy11 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    May 17, 2009, 11:43 AM
    Rain entering from under sliding glass doors
    I live in a 3 story town house directly facing the ocean.
    Whenever there is a strong rainstorm, with a wind off the ocean I experience lots of water bubbling up from under the sliding glass doors on the third floor facing the ocean.
    I've tried both sealant and sandbags. - Nothing seems to work.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    creahands Posts: 2,854, Reputation: 195
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    May 20, 2009, 02:39 PM

    Hi activeguy11

    Is water coming in between door and sill plate?

    Or is it coming in under sill plate?

    Chuck
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    May 20, 2009, 05:41 PM

    You either have a cheap door or a cheap installation of a door. Membranes and sealants are require to be used in rpoper sequence on a door facing the weather. Somebody screwed up. Forget the sand bags unless you live in New Orleans, I'd take out the door frame and if it a good door reinstall proiperly with membrane. If its junk buy the best door you can afford.

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