Continuous sidelight sill with adaptable threshold caps and removable paint shield

  • US 5,588,266 A
  • Filed: 05/16/1994
  • Issued: 12/31/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/03/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A threshold and door sill assembly with removable paint shield, said assembly comprising:

  • an elongated frame member having an outside edge portion and an inside edge portion, said member being formed with a longitudinally extending upwardly open channel adjacent and extending along said inside edge portion and a will shaped to provide a surface that extends laterally and slopes downwardly from said channel to a forward lip at the outside edge portion of said frame member;

    an elongated threshold cap sized and configured to be received and supported within said upwardly open channel, said threshold cap having an upper surface, a forward surface, and a rear surface;

    said threshold cap being disposed and supported in said upwardly open channel with its upper surface projecting from the channel;

    an elongated protective cover having to top with a forward edge portion and a rear edge portion, said protective cover being shaped and sized to fit onto said elongated frame member with the top of said protective cover spanning and covering at least said upper surface of said threshold cap within said upwardly open channel;

    means for releasably securing said protective cover to said threshold and door sill assembly to protect at least said threshold cap from damage during construction of a building in which said assembly is installed;

    said means for releasably securing said protective cover to said threshold and door sill assembly comprising a tab depending from said upper surface or said protective cover with said tab being sized and positioned to extend into a crevice between said threshold cap and a wall of said upwardly open channel in which said threshold cap is supported to hold the protective cover removably in place on said assembly.

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