Aluminum Door Sweep

Door Sweep, Anodized Aluminum, 48 In


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That door is not fire rated with the threshold

Taken off. The engineered clearances are part of what gives it the fire rating.
On a prehung Jeld Wen fire rated door the instructions state that the rough opening should only be 1/8 inch larger on all sides of the door, that's it, nothing more.
Sort of like calling a watch waterproof but you took off the back or the glass face. No longer waterproof.
The aluminum threshold also holds the 2 side jambs together and gives the door proper spacing. With the aluminum missing the jamb is also going to have a strange looking groove where the threshold was and the door sweep will not even be close to the floor.

Cauling guns are cheap.

If you can find "gun-free" caulk (I know small tubes are available), you may end up paying much more for it than normal caulk.
And it sound like you'll need lots of caulk. I'd invest $2-$5 in a caulking gun, then buy reasonably-priced caulk (as cheap as ~$1/tube up to ~$5-$6/tube).
(BTW, be sure to get "paintable" caulk if you think you/anyone will want to paint it.)
As for the door, get a "door sweep" for the bottom (often aluminum with vinyl at the bottom - about $4). To seal sides and top you may have 3-4 options:
1) Aluminum strip (several colors) with a vinyl bead

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    Apr 06, 2009 by maxton | Posted in Decorating & Remodeling

    The doors should be swinging, energy efficient and able to take direct expousre to heavy rain, high humidty and direct sun in typical for the US gulf states area. There is no overhang to protect the doors. I need a door material that can mount wooden blinds to cover the door window.

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