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November 12th, 2009 at 08:44 am

I made an easy repair yesterday. And it was inexpensive. $3.12 to be exact!!

When we closed our front door, I could see daylight coming in at the top and sides. Obviously, air from outside was coming in as well. Last winter we attempted to add some weather stripping. It didn't work. We rigged up an adjustable shower curtain rod between the door and the wall across from the door to push the door in closer to the weather stripping. It helped, but it didn't get all the areas sealed up.

The truth is the shower rod is tacky and annoying. It is probably an inconvenience and a hazard if there was a fire!!

This week I evaluated the door again. The original weather stripping is attached underneath wood. In order to remove the original weather stripping, nails and boards would need to be removed. If anything is damaged in the process...more money for wood and paint. Ugh!

I began my removing the foam weather stripping that I placed NEXT to the original weather stripping last year. I bought more foam weather stripping ($3.12 remember!) that was slightly wider by 1/4 inch and thicker by 1/8 inch. I put this new foam weather stripping UNDER the original weather stripping. As a result the new foam weather stripping simply pushes the original out farther so that it can make contact with the door and create a seal.

Guess what? No light is showing AND no air is blowing in. Yipee!!

Here are pictures:

6 Responses to “Sealed ”

  1. LuxLiving Says:

    That's great! We need to do the same here.

    At first I thought you were going to say you'd sealed CC in frozen water!

  2. Analise Says:

    A very smart and frugal fix. Good job!

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Wow, I'm impressed. I wish I were as willing to try and fix things myself! Luckily I have other people in my household who take on that role, LOL.

  4. gamecock43 Says:

    yours looks much better than BBs weather stripping repair job. congrats!

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Great fix!

  6. quadrant shower enclosures Says:

    I love the way you sound so passionate about what you are writing. Keep up the great work!

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