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Thread: pattern for 2-sided door draft stopper?

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    pattern for 2-sided door draft stopper?

    A family member has requested that I buy her these, but reviews on them are mixed, so I thought I might just make some.

    Have any of you made them, and can you advise what to do or not to do?

    I'm sure I can wing it without a pattern, but if there's a great pattern out there I should use, I'd rather not reinvent the wheel. So if you can recommend a great pattern or advise against one you've tried, I'm all ears.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I would want to make one that has the padding on both side.
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    Here's a good looking tutorial for a 2-sider. You can google "door draft stopper tutorials" and get lots of ideas. We want to see your finished ones.

    https://cortlandtplace.wordpress.com...ydraftstopper/

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    I saw a hint on the internet where you used the styrofoam tubes that are made for insulating pipes. You just used the slit to push it onto the door bottom. The first thing to do would be to see if the door has room for both side air blocking or just the inside crack. If it is just the inside, it is pretty simple to make a long tube.

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    Here are a lot of other ideas.

    http://www.coupons.com/thegoodstuff/diy-draft-stoppers/

    You can make them from those swimming pool noodles also...just cover with a pretty fabric & wa-la...you have a draft buster.

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    I think I'm going to make mine with the foam tubes for insulating pipes. I don't want to use anything that might mold inside the tube if it gets wet from tracked rain or snow (like rice, newspaper crumbles, cat litter, etc.).

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    FYI. I bought two of them. I think for 10 bucks each. I love them. They have foam tubes that hug the door. At the end of winter, I throw the covers in the wash. They look just like the tutorial.
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    osewme, thanks for the link. I love the house draft dodger. I have one of cats but have to make this one to.
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    I read somewhere on the internet where you take two tubes that christmas paper come on ( after rolls are used up) and slip them into an old stocking or stretch legging then slide them under the door, one on each side to insulate. Cheap idea. Will try to post it later.

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