HOW TO MAKE SOMETHING TO STOP AIR FROM GETTING IN UNDER THE DOOR?

i HAVE A NEW SCREENED PORCH, BUT THERE IS A CRACK AT THE BOTTOM, I THOUGHT ABOUT A SOCK MONKEY OR MAYBE SOMEONE HAS AN EASIER IDEA.

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kiwing7 years ago
made a draught stop for my brother's front door out of a length of bike tube filled with sand. knotted both ends and used the rest of the tube cut into rings to attach to a straightened wire coat hanger nailed across the bottom of the door. the ends can be rolled back to cover the knots and the end of the wire.turn the rings inside out for less friction when opening the door, or dust with talcum powder
dolldr7 years ago
kappaema8 years ago
If for a draft i use a box filled withbottles or something but for stopping a door use a flip flop.I guess.
If it's an indoor door, use a towel. Fold it widthwise, several times, and then just lay it in front of the door. If it's outdoor, use weater stripping.
Karred8 years ago
find an old pillow case, stick a cardboard tube (like the cardboard wrapping paper tubes we used to use as 'swords' when we were kids around christmas time.) down one side on the inside, roll the pillow case up around the cardboard tube, sew the side and bottom (non-open end) of the pillow case to itself, fill tube with beans/peas/corn/rice/any other kind of small, bead-like thermal resistant material you can find up to about an inch below the top of the pillow case, pull tube out of pillow case, sew top (open end) shut, Allakahzam! Magical floppy draft stopper. (Dual Porpoise! Provided you use a very dry grain you can stick it into the microwave for two to five minutes and use as a wrap around joint warmer for those 'the cold is just hard hard on my joints' days!) Happy drafting!
cammel88 years ago
best thing I have ever seen is basically using a towel and some pool noodles. I now it is weird to imagine but I will do my best. Lay the towel length wise and then fold it over itself so it makes a "tube" then slide two pieces of pool noodle into the "tube" . then slide the Middle of the tube under the door. should look like this when done... 0_0... where the underscore is under the door. When you open the door the piece inside the door pulls the piece with it and when you close the door the piece on the outside of the door holds it in place as its closes. Works wonders. you can even sew it so the noodles are permanent in the piece and can be used forever instead of a quick fix.
rich_moe8 years ago
OK, maybe a dumb idea, but if you like to make stuff yourself----

Old Tube Socks, with the toe end cut off. Turn one inside-out, slip over other sock (not turned inside-out) and sew together on the one side only, so that the seam connects the tube (do not sew shut). Continue in this vein until you have the desired length. Sew one end shut (if you turn the tube inside-out, the seam is neat and hidden) or tie in a fashionable knot, and stuff with old cloth, rags, the rest of the socks you cut the ends off of, and the like. Sew shut or tie fashionably), and EUREKA! you have a home-made draft stop.
you can buy draught stoppers in all kinds of shops. but if you need something fast- roll up a towel or stuff some tights with cloth.
jtobako8 years ago
There are stick on weather stripping available at hardware stores and walmarts. For short term, you could use a rolled up towel or make up a long, thin bag or a couple of tube socks and stuff it with something.