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Post by brercottage385 on Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:55 pm

A long time ago we had fabric tube shaped draft stoppers to put in front of the door to stop the wind from coming in under the door - some creative people made them look like a weiner dog or a cat - does anyone know where I might find such an item Lakeside - or perhaps where I could get them made? Or perhaps there is a better more up to date solution of which I am unaware!

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Post by gringal on Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:08 pm

They used to call them "door snakes" back in San Miguel de Allende (where winters are much colder) . They were filled with a material that dried reasonably fast (like lightweight aggregate) and some were really imaginative.
Maybe a good project for a Mexican womens' coop?

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Post by jrm30655 on Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:14 pm

A couple of knee length socks filled with kitty litter works well.

You can probably find door sweeps (the rubber pieces for the door) at one of the hardwares or at Home Depot.


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Post by solajijic on Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:45 pm

Fill inexpensive men's knee high black socks with small beans.

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Post by Zedinmexico on Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:57 pm

I use large black pipe insulation from up north. It is split to go over a pipe and
the large pipe insulation is perfect for going OVER the bottom of the door. Works
great on the black metal doors with 1/2" open at bottom.

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Post by viajero on Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:15 pm

solajijic wrote:Fill inexpensive men's knee high black socks with small beans.
Can you get those around here or do you have to bring them down from Canada?

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Post by solajijic on Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:16 pm

Walmart has men's dress socks.

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Post by Chapalagringa on Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:37 pm

i've rolled up an old towel...then hubby installed a metal deal to the bottom of the door with a rubber piece.
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Post by gringomojado on Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:44 pm

solajijic wrote:Fill inexpensive men's knee high black socks with small beans.
They used to make movies with those, from what I hear!
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Post by CanuckBob on Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:48 pm

viajero wrote:
solajijic wrote:Fill inexpensive men's knee high black socks with small beans.
Can you get those around here or do you have to bring them down from Canada?

Nope there seems to be a reasonably good supply in Florida.
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Post by CheenaGringo on Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:34 pm

The engineering challenge is separating the knee high socks from the sandals!

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Post by ferret on Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:40 pm

The sandals stay attached and are used as doorstops.
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Post by slainte39 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:02 am

ferret wrote: The sandals stay attached and are used as doorstops.

lol!

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Post by Parker on Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:10 am

slainte39 wrote:
ferret wrote: The sandals stay attached and are used as doorstops.

lol!

Yes, Hajaja!!!

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Post by Zedinmexico on Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:51 am

CheenaGringo wrote:The engineering challenge is separating the knee high socks from the sandals!

Excuse me but I resemble that remark LOL.

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Post by ferret on Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:18 am

We have a huge space at the bottom of the door. I used a pool noodle in the same manner as the black pipe insulator. Looks kinda sharp and very Mexican...lavender coloured noodle against the dark green iron work. 25 pesos each in Walmart, every colour of the rainbow and cut to the size you need with a kitchen knife. :)
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Post by Grizzy on Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:20 am

ferret wrote:We have a huge space at the bottom of the door. I used a pool noodle in the same manner as the black pipe insulator. Looks kinda sharp and very Mexican...lavender coloured noodle against the dark green iron work. 25 pesos each in Walmart, every colour of the rainbow and cut to the size you need with a kitchen knife. :)


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Post by oncesubtle on Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:05 am

Great way to keep a ton of dust out of your house.
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Post by Kiri on Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:20 am

This may be your best option:

DOOR SWEEP W/NYLN BRSH36
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Post by little italy on Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:55 am

ferret wrote:We have a huge space at the bottom of the door. I used a pool noodle in the same manner as the black pipe insulator. Looks kinda sharp and very Mexican...lavender coloured noodle against the dark green iron work. 25 pesos each in Walmart, every colour of the rainbow and cut to the size you need with a kitchen knife. :)

Great idea. I have the rubber stripping on a wooded door. since the door seems to expand (lack of a better term) in the summer months the rubber sticks to the uneven tiles and is very difficult to open the door. The brush bottom stoppers would be perfect, but are not available here in Mexico.

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Post by cypress on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:53 pm

little italy wrote:
ferret wrote:We have a huge space at the bottom of the door. I used a pool noodle in the same manner as the black pipe insulator. Looks kinda sharp and very Mexican...lavender coloured noodle against the dark green iron work. 25 pesos each in Walmart, every colour of the rainbow and cut to the size you need with a kitchen knife. :)

Great idea. I have the rubber stripping on a wooded door. since the door seems to expand (lack of a better term) in the summer months the rubber sticks to the uneven tiles and is very difficult to open the door. The brush bottom stoppers would be perfect, but are not available here in Mexico.

They have a dandy one locally that works just as well as the brush on the bottom. The upper part is metal with the lower half inch being rubber. The whole thing is on springs so that as soon as you open the door it lifts up so that it doesn't jam on the floor. As soon as you close the door it flips back down securing the gap. The Prisa store in Ajijic has them and any ironman will know about them.

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Post by little italy on Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:14 pm

Thank you so much cypress, I will check with them.

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Post by joec on Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:25 pm

little italy wrote:Thank you so much cypress, I will check with them.

Good info. That's what I had on my front door, but the rubber will eventually wear out. Get a handyman to put it on. Not to big a deal.

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Post by little italy on Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:47 pm

joec wrote:
little italy wrote:Thank you so much cypress, I will check with them.

Good info. That's what I had on my front door, but the rubber will eventually wear out. Get a handyman to put it on. Not to big a deal.
well i would rather the rubber ware out than not being able to open my front door. do you have those on your door now?

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Post by Kiri on Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:42 am

little italy wrote:
ferret wrote:We have a huge space at the bottom of the door. I used a pool noodle in the same manner as the black pipe insulator. Looks kinda sharp and very Mexican...lavender coloured noodle against the dark green iron work. 25 pesos each in Walmart, every colour of the rainbow and cut to the size you need with a kitchen knife. :)

Great idea. I have the rubber stripping on a wooded door. since the door seems to expand (lack of a better term) in the summer months the rubber sticks to the uneven tiles and is very difficult to open the door. The brush bottom stoppers would be perfect, but are not available here in Mexico.

They are available at, as per my post above:

DOOR SWEEP W/NYLN BRSH36

http://www.amazon.com/DOOR-SWEEP-NYLN-BRSH36-Misc/dp/B000Q5WMNW/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=31HSFOYTZPO6S&coliid=I2E0WQPE52G5J7
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