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  • GleamB
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Slide sweep install
I purchased gasket at FOT yesterday to r/r sweep over slide. The "bulb" part of the gasket looks too big..????
How do I go about removing and repacing the gasket??

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Re: Slide sweep install
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I used some spray dish soap solution to make it slip into the groove better.

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Re: Slide sweep install
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I purchased gasket at FOT yesterday to r/r sweep over slide. The "bulb" part of the gasket looks too big..????
How do I go about removing and repacing the gasket??

I ordered the same yesterday, being...

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Re: Slide sweep install
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Guess I need to be more specific...,
How fo I remove the existing gasket? Do I have to undscrew the track that holds it ?
HOW do I install the new gasket?
Do I "stuff it in"? with a putty knife?
I don't think I can "feed" it into the track and PULL...

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  • rbark
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Re: Slide sweep install
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Glenn, you don't need to worry about how you remove it. Just start from one side and start pulling it off.
 I have used a plastic putty knife to install a new one and also soapy water to slide the material through the chanel. I leave about a foot...

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  • DavidS
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Re: Slide sweep install
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on mine the tail end of the track was removable.. probably 10".. once you get it started you pull on the rubber to stretch it a little and the lip will shrink as you stretch it.. then it slides in pretty easily.. old one slid off for me

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Re: Slide sweep install
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Guess I need to be more specific...,
How fo I remove the existing gasket? Do I have to undscrew the track that holds it ?
HOW do I install the new gasket?
Do I "stuff it in"? with a putty knife?
I don't...


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Re: Slide sweep install
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Once you get it started and a foot or so installed you can pull on the sweep to stretch it a bit and push it into the channel.  When you release the tension is will contract back the channel. Just take your time.