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Post by arimkus1 Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:22 pm

Hi,

I have purchased a replacement habitation door seal because the existing one is breaking down.  I have a question regarding the installation.  The existing one has a bit cut away around the locking mechanism.  However, it still inhibits the closing/locking of the door.  It needs to be closed just right, or it can't be locked from the inside.

Question for anyone with a similar habitation door:  what does the seal look like around the locking mechanism?  Below is a picture of my current one.  (Sorry..can't seem to insert it correctly orientated.)  I would like to install the new one correctly.

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Post by rogerblack Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:42 pm

From memory, our 2002 Pollensa is much the same, maybe not quite as ragged.  I'll go out tomorrow in the daylight and take a picture to post here so you can compare.

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Post by arimkus1 Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:56 pm

rogerblack wrote:From memory, our 2002 Pollensa is much the same, maybe not quite as ragged.  I'll go out tomorrow in the daylight and take a picture to post here so you can compare.
Hi Roger,

Great, thanks!!  I was thinking to cut the whole piece out around the locking mechanism, but am a bit afraid that water could seep in.
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Post by rogerblack Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:54 pm

Here you go - as you can see there is some damage on the outer seal but not much, however the inner flange has been cut away to stop it catching.  I honestly can't remember whether I have done that during the seventeen years we've owned it or if it would have been the previous owner.

Now that I look at it closely, there is a bit on the top that needs a small trim and also the outer seal does have a vertical split as well as the holes, so I've ordered some black flexible rubber repair sealant from Amazon and will give it some more attention when that arrives.

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Post by arimkus1 Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:54 pm

Hi Roger,

Thanks for the reply and the pic.  Yours looks almost exactly the same as mine...even where it looks like the seal slipped down an inch or so.  On mine, it didn't actually slip, but the whole seal has shrunk.  In one of the top corners, it's come away a bit as well.  That's why I purchased a new seal.  I'll probably install it this weekend.  :-)
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Post by Slow-Lane Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:49 pm

Here's our Pollensa door seal, a couple of cut outs where the lock pins go. I've held a piece of card behind it to make it easier to see the seal.  
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Post by rogerblack Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:31 pm

Good idea, Slow-Lane - which someone had done that to ours. 

Once that flat section starts getting pulled onto the lock mechanism then the main seal profile starts to get damaged too, those cut-outs obviously prevented that happening.

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Post by arimkus1 Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:36 pm

Slow-Lane wrote:Here's our Pollensa door seal, a couple of cut outs where the lock pins go. I've held a piece of card behind it to make it easier to see the seal.  
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Hi Slow-lane.  Thanks for the pic!  I'll do the same when I install the new seal this weekend!!  Should also help to make the door close easier w/o slamming it.
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Post by arimkus1 Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:14 pm

Seal replaced today and cut like Slow-lane's.  Door closes properly now without having oto slam it.  Glad I replaced it as the old seal was starting to deteriorate in a few places.
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