Introduction: Flapper - Volcano Ash Door Shield
Volcano ash is harmful to your property and difficult to keep out of your house. These instructions will let you make a very inexpensive and easy to install "Flapper" to help keep the ash out.
Step 1: Materials and Tools Needed
- 3m Dual lock #SJ4570
- Velcro Industrial Strength #90953 $8.97 at Lowes ·
- Vinyl plastic sheet
- Home Depot $15.97 model # v4825/4A
- My Tarp.com (Clear Vinyl Fabrics) 1 yard $7.75 ·
- Duct Tape
- Measuring tape
Step 2: Measure Door Frame
Measure the door frame width, inside to inside. Then height from top to floor.
Step 3: Cut Strips
Cut the longest part of the plastic to the height of the door frame. For a standard 36 inch wide door frame cut 15; 3 inch strips of plastic.
Step 4: Layout Strips
Take 8 strips (if using 15 total) and lay them on a flat surface with approximately a 1.75 inch gap.
Step 5: Place Second Layer
Overlap the rest of the strips evenly over the gaps.
Step 6: Duct Tape
Cut a strip of Duct tape the width of your door frame (36 inch) then apply it across the top of the strips of plastic.
Step 7: Apply Dual Lock
Attach dual lock or Velcro to the duct tape strip.
Step 8: Apply Door Frame Dual Lock
Apply the oposite side of the Velcro or dual lock to the door frame.
Step 9: Hang the Flapper!
Now you can hang your flapper to the door frame.