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VioletVenom
Lets go Gators
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join:2002-01-02
Gainesville, FL
reply to alkizmo

Re: Sump pit cover - To seal with my subfloor

I wouldn't use the area you indicated as your seal area. I'd want that gap to be fairly nonexistent for esthetics. How about some type of weather stripping on the vertical face of your sump pit. So the weight of your access panel makes a nice tight seal around the edges. Perhaps some door weather stripping would do the trick.



alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
kudos:1

Rubber seal for windows or doors is what I had in mind when I wrote about a rubber gasket, though as VioletVenom said, I'd rather have a small gap. The gap doesn't have to be unseen, I mean for sure with the way the vinyl planks will be cut, it will be visible... unless the vinyl planks go out further than the panel in an uneven way hmm that gave me an idea for aesthetics...

ANYWAY,

the weather stripping tape is another idea but then those things aren't made to last and are only made to seal gaps under the sticky side. They don't form a seal when their back (non-sticky) sides are against each others. Though there is almost no avoiding having a small leak in there but the idea is to make it as air tight as possible without going nuts



VioletVenom
Lets go Gators
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join:2002-01-02
Gainesville, FL

I was thinking something along the lines of this, not the peel and stick weather stripping. Like you said, that stuff is about worthless.
»www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardware···KnOVZ6QY