I started a new thread to get a specific answer.
I'm getting ready to make lots of dust and making the seal area of the doors ready.
Based on lots of other postings I bought most common the McMaster-Carr 1120-A411 seal - 1/4 inch web and a 3/8 bulb.
All of the posting seem to say to leave a 0.25 inch gap for the seal to squish into, but my initial checking of a foot or two seem to make the bulb too compressed.
This is about 0.25 shown in a C-clamp -
This is the view with an extra 1/16 inch gap -
Am I missing something here? It seems like the 5/16 gap would create a very adequate seal.
Did previous builders really use a precise 0.25 gap? Or was it "fudged" a bit larger?
My test areas have been in the middle of the sides and seem pretty representative.
Since the web needs sanding in spots and building up in others the seal I bought should be OK - I'm just not sure of the exact gap to make.