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Wool pile window weather strip

A home owner from Ireland says:
Hi,

I just checked my windows and some of the wool pile seals look like they were inserted during manufacture and it doesn't look like the can be removed easily. Is this likely or am I just not looking hard enough ?

thanks
Daragh
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Hey, Daragh. It's possible that the channel in which the wool pile slides is sealed on the ends, preventing you from sliding it out. There is a solution, though it takes a little more effort. You will have to first cut the old wool pile out. Then, when you get a replacement, you will have to try to gently ease it in with a putty knife or flat-head screwdriver or anything else of the sort.
A home owner from Ireland says:
Hi,

I cut out a small piece of the strip and have attached pics of it. I also sketched a cross section to show its structure and dimensions. Let me know if this is enough for you to work on or if there are other dimensions you need. I will need about 11m of strip for each of two doors.

The window strips are harder to extract (the ends are sealed - any tips on how to get the first piece out to pull out the remainder using a pliers ? Also let me know what it would cost to source 22m of the strip. I will be in NY from 4th to 8th August if it can be delivered or if I can pick it up somewhere

thanks
Daragh
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
I believe our 58-158 might be worth considering. Check it out and see what you think. It is sold in lengths of 25'. To remove the old weather stripping, you may need a thin flat screw driver or putty knife to slightly open the channel, assuming it has been crimped to lock in the weatherstripping.
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