I am a hot guy, temperature wise that is. In order to sleep I need my bedroom to be cold. Closing the heating vent doesn't cut it. I need the window open with a fan in it, even in the dead of winter. My main concern with this is that there is a constant amount of cold air leaking out from the bottoms of my bedroom doors. This then cause the rest of the house to start to cool down, making my heater kick on more and more frequently. Thus costing me more money to heat the house. So here is my simple fix.
Step 1: Tools and Supplies
Marker (I used red because you can see the shine of it pretty easy on the dark inner tube)
Used Inner Tube
Double Stick Tape
Step 2: Measure the Door
Step 3: Clean the Tube
Unless you have the misfortune of using a Slime tire. Slime tires have a green, well slime, in them that will seal up small puncture holes in the tube. The stuff stinks and leaves a crust in the entire tube. Also quite a bit of the slime didn't dry, so when I cut the tube I dropped a nice big puddle of it onto the floor. In my frustration I forgot to take a picture of the puddle. Sorry about that, your welcome to laugh at me anyway.
So I rinsed out a majority of the crust and slime. Washed the out side, then hung it in the shower to dry. The slime will stain things so be careful not to get it on your clothes or carpet. Later when you split the tube you will have to wash it again to get the remainder of the crust out.
Step 4: Cut to Length, Split, Wash Again!
Next you're going to need to spit your tube in half. My tube conveniently had little embossed lines running down the length of the tube.
Lastly wash out the horror show inside!!
Step 5: Measuring the Tube and Splitting Again
First thing I did was measure the width and mark the center on the tube periodically down the length.
Then I used my ruler to connect the dots. This was a bit of a pain because the tube is curved, but just make sure the dot you're on lines up with the next dot by moving the rubber a bit.
Lastly cut along the line you made.
Step 6: Apply the Tape and Attach It to the Door
Next grab each end of the strip and hold it at the bottom of the door. Make sure that you mount it onto the back side of the door, so that as you close the door the rubber will uncurl a little on the floor. This will make for a nice seal.
Center it, to make sure there is an equal amount of excess on each side. Then press it against the door, this part takes some patience. You want to make sure that there is plenty of rubber dragging against the floor, so that no air can leak out.
Finally close the door and check to see if you feel a draft. If you do just readjust.
You're all done!!