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Manage My Life

Repair leaky steel bulkhead doors to the cellar.

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
September 8th, 2010

My cellar gets water in it during rain storms, because the Bilco basement "Classic Series Steel Sided Doors" are leaky. Does anyone make a one-piece, ridged plastic cap to go over the doors in order to keep water from leaking through the steel doors?

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Manage My Life
Here is my email exchange with the Bilco website. Seems like there is no easy answer. The realistic answer is to divert the water before it lands on the doors and reinstall the doors.

On 9/8/10 9:26 AM, "Pamela Greulich" wrote:
> Wallace,
> The Bilco basement door is designed to shed water in normal conditions and
> installed according to the installation instructions. We also state, if
> there are no gutters on the house, a rain diverter must be installed to
> prevent roof water from flowing directly onto the door.
> Thanks for your inquiry.
> Pam
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wallace Stuart [mailto:wstuart@x.x]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 9:09 PM
> To: residential@bilco.com
> Subject: Residential Products Inquiry
> Ladies and gentlemen:
> My cellar gets water in it during rain storms, because the Bilco basement
> "Classic Series Steel Sided Doors" are leaky. Rain falls from a sloped roof
> of my house on to the bulkhead doors. Does any ....
by Manage My Life
September 8th, 2010
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Manage My Life
Thanks for the Bilco website. I just sent them an email from the site describing the problem and asking for their help.
by Manage My Life
September 7th, 2010
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Christopher Pope
I am not aware of any type of cover for your doors. The doors should not leak if properly installed. Make sure that the doors are installed correctly and that the water is not coming from around the doors. If everything is correct I would contact Bilco and ask for their advice here is their website bilco.com/foundations/store/storepage.asp?page=contactus.
by Christopher Pope
September 7th, 2010
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Barbara H, Thank you for your comments and attached links. The info is helpful, but not easy answer ... if there is one! wallacestuart
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August 1st, 2010
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Your question is a very sensible idea. I did some research and it looks like you may have to start the company the makes these. I did find some information about weather proofing the existing doors and attached the links below. The expert may find a better solution. Hope this helps!
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July 31st, 2010
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