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My back patio door has a small gap, about two inches tall,

that's not a small gap, that's a travesty.
My patio door (Anderson) came with a wooden, treated but sealable threshold and a trapezoidal vinyl/rubber gasket that stretch-fits around the entire swinging section of the door.

The replacement oak threshold, I actually had to rip about 30% of it off to get the door above it, with the gasket on it, to close. (We can talk about the duct tape on the hinge side keeping the gasket from pinching, later.)

But it's pretty tight. There's a bit of racking/warping near in the handle-side bottom corner of the door, so I need some augmentary weather-stripping in the winter.

Without that threshold, yeah there'd probably be 1 to 1 1/2 inch gap under the door.
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