How wide to make kerf in new jamb for 58-008?

A quick learner from Wantage, NJ says:
Hi Dave,

I just purchased 58-008 and I've had to replace the door jamb for which the kerf gets inserted into. How wide should I make the kerf in the new jamb?


Kind Regards,
Mike from Wantage, NJ
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Dave Sr. from SWISCO responded:
Hey, Mike. I believe the width of the kerf for the 58-008 should be just under 1/8", maybe 3/32" wide. For the depth, I would make it 7/16" or 1/2" deep, seeing as how the length on the weather strip is 3/8" long. Try it on a scrap piece of wood trim first. You might also want to look into the nail-on type, 58-169. You could mount that under the door stop with out having to install a kerf.
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