Leaky Glass Door

After getting up to speed on previous work that had been done, we used a hose to perform a water test, which would help us figure out where the water was getting in.

We taped off obvious points of entry, like the keyhole, to rule those out.

Before long, water was coming in under the door, as both the visual and infrared photos show.

When we opened the door, the IR scanner quickly picked up something that might not have been obvious — the water was flowing out from inside the bottom corner of the door.

The problem wasn't the caulking or weatherstripping, but simply a small gap between the door handle and the faceplate, which allowed water to enter and run down through the threepoint locking mechanism. Note the rust spot on the hardware where the water came in.

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