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Replacing Sliding Door Pile Seal

A handy person from Brooklyn, NY says:
Hi folks,

I've got 2 sets of sliding doors with wool/fin pile like your 58-045 in channels in the door frame. The problem is the seals seem to have been installed prior to assembling the frame, and there is no slot or cut to get the old seal out of the door frame extrusion. Any thoughts or suggestions, short of cutting a small access notch with a Dremel?
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
The best way to remove wool pile in this situation is to cut the pile itself in the channel, then pull out the strips. To install the new pile, you will have to gently push the base in with something like a putty knife.
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