Originally Posted by jdorant
I case anybody is wondering... The new part came in (part # 0223430 Surround Sill Extrusion) and I finally installed it (simple install). The door is much better now. The part was also in-expensive (about $22.00).
Is the new part any sturdier than the old one? It seems to me that letting the door swing open on its own power (gas strut) would eventually destroy any strut attachment. A slow acting strut might help. I'm afraid a weaker strut might not help that much. It's the weight of the door that does the damage. A weaker strut would have enough "umph" to get the door moving fast enough for a good pull at the end of its travel. A much weaker strut might not have enough "umph" to keep the door from flopping around in a breeze.
I'm grumpy today 'cause I'm in the office.
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