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    colder weather coming does anyone still use draught excluders

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    for under doors, if so do you use the brush ones you attach to door, or use the old sausage dog style, i tried the sausage dog style last year and drove me nuts with son in and out of room, anyone use the double style ones? are they any better?

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    I use the double sided ones which consist of a piece of foam you cut to size and slide under the door. They do work pretty well, but don't look great to be honest.

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51pz7yylq4L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

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    moob

    I use the double sided ones which consist of a piece of foam you cut to … I use the double sided ones which consist of a piece of foam you cut to size and slide under the door. They do work pretty well, but don't look great to be honest.



    yeah i was thinking of going for these ones as last year everytime kids went out of room you got to go and put it back, son is in and out like a yo-yo, but they i agree they dont exactly look very nice, its either this one or try the brushes but they dont exactly look to nice either and they are for downstair rooms
    Edited by: "sassie" 20th Sep 2010

    I put the heating on

    Moob there awesome where did you grab them from and are they as effective when using on carpetted floors?

    sassie if you have a local initiative to insulate your home they may fit them for you?
    i had it done few years ago and they fitted the brushes which tbh were v good.
    Edited by: "plumberman01" 20th Sep 2010

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    Damn you didn't sulk for as long this time. What a shame.

    Powerful draft excluder thread though, inb4 100+ thread.

    Syzable

    I put the heating on


    if you don't put the heating on you won't get any draughts as the whole house will be the same temp....

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    Syzable

    I put the heating on



    Reported.

    Some people can't afford heating.

    Syzable

    I put the heating on



    You've not got the heating on yet have you X)

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    Syzable

    I put the heating on



    yeah me too, but it doesnt stop the draughts which make the house still feel cold, front door is a bodge up (double galzed, pvc) which is why the front room has the draughts under door, putting the heating on 24/7 doesnt stop this

    deb8z

    You've not got the heating on yet have you X)



    When his xbox goes on FS/FT we will know he's got it on.

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    deb8z

    You've not got the heating on yet have you X)



    last night was the 1st night for me, only popped it on for two hours as it got pretty cold

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    sassie

    last night was the 1st night for me, only popped it on for two hours as … last night was the 1st night for me, only popped it on for two hours as it got pretty cold



    cute.

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    sassie

    yeah me too, but it doesnt stop the draughts which make the house still … yeah me too, but it doesnt stop the draughts which make the house still feel cold, front door is a bodge up (double galzed, pvc) which is why the front room has the draughts under door, putting the heating on 24/7 doesnt stop this


    put brush draught excluders on the front door then - problem solved.

    Didnt the council fit it free anyway, in which case they should fix it?

    Adam2050

    When his xbox goes on FS/FT we will know he's got it on.



    lol

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    sassie

    last night was the 1st night for me, only popped it on for two hours as … last night was the 1st night for me, only popped it on for two hours as it got pretty cold


    WTF! You put your heating on in September. Never put mine on until at least November.

    Do you live in the Orkneys? X)

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    csiman

    put brush draught excluders on the front door then - problem solved.Didnt … put brush draught excluders on the front door then - problem solved.Didnt the council fit it free anyway, in which case they should fix it?



    no the council didnt fit it, the door doesnt seal properly, so draught excluders on front door wont help

    sassie

    last night was the 1st night for me, only popped it on for two hours as … last night was the 1st night for me, only popped it on for two hours as it got pretty cold



    Last night it was warmer here than it had been for days,it was quite chilly last week.

    I never shut any doors in my house lol

    csiman

    WTF! You put your heating on in September. Never put mine on until at … WTF! You put your heating on in September. Never put mine on until at least November.Do you live in the Orkneys? X)



    November,that's quite late.

    Where can I buy one of these lol ?

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    heovang

    Where can I buy one of these lol ?



    This thread in generally about not buying them. Unless the council buys them, its game over.

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    jellybaby22

    the brush ones are better....



    Are they available on the NHS?

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    heovang

    Where can I buy one of these lol ?



    found some here betterware.co.uk/pro…-GB

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    jellybaby22

    the brush ones are better....



    may try a brush on one door and one of the foam things on the other

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    sassie

    found some here … found some here http://www.betterware.co.uk/productdetails.aspx?pid=038080&cid=144&language=en-GB



    Too expensive sorry.

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    Cold? Its September FFS. Do you live in the UK Sassie? Crikey, I'd have no problem in sleeping in the log cabin without any heating ATM!

    Must be an age thang!

    JML sell them for £4.99 - out of stock at the mo
    and
    Ebay for £5.99 Plus postage

    sassie

    found some here … found some here http://www.betterware.co.uk/productdetails.aspx?pid=038080&cid=144&language=en-GB

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    sassie

    no the council didnt fit it, the door doesnt seal properly, so draught … no the council didnt fit it, the door doesnt seal properly, so draught excluders on front door wont help


    Why not? You can get ones that fit completely around the door frame to make a seal on gaps up to 1cm

    makes sense to stop the draught at entry to the house, not seal off colder rooms.

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    jellybaby22

    that a dig at me or the OP.. I find it hard to keep up



    Definitely not you..... (ps: its alright, sometimes I forget :P )

    Some of those foam ones on Ebay for 3.69 delivered on BIN 200413639698 ,there were some cheaper on auction too.

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    jellybaby22

    that a dig at me or the OP.. I find it hard to keep up



    Try this

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    deb8z

    November,that's quite late.


    Average temp is 9-16C in October down here so a jumper is more than enough in October for us. Only fully put the CH on in late december until early march.

    Got cavity wall and full D/Glazing so that keeps it warm (my 50" plasma chucks out a fair bit of heat too lol).

    Grim wind chill outside at times mind as I live on a beach.

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    deb8z

    Some of those foam ones on Ebay for 3.69 delivered on BIN 200413639698 … Some of those foam ones on Ebay for 3.69 delivered on BIN 200413639698 ,there were some cheaper on auction too.



    Better, but still too expensive for me. Thanks xoxo

    csiman

    Average temp is 9-16C in October down here so a jumper is more than … Average temp is 9-16C in October down here so a jumper is more than enough in October for us. Only fully put the CH on in late december until early march.Got cavity wall and full D/Glazing so that keeps it warm (my 50" plasma chucks out a fair bit of heat too lol).Grim wind chill outside at times mind as I live on a beach.



    I'm obsessed with the temperature week before last it was 70 degrees in my house,last week it dropped dramatically to early 60's

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    deb8z

    week before last it was 70 degrees in my house,last week it dropped … week before last it was 70 degrees in my house,last week it dropped dramatically to early 60's



    cool story bro

    Adam2050

    Moob there awesome where did you grab them from and are they as effective … Moob there awesome where did you grab them from and are they as effective when using on carpetted floors?



    fleabay mate - wouldn't recommend them too much mind, they move about a lot when you open/close the door and you have to reposition them all the time.

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    csiman

    Why not? You can get ones that fit completely around the door frame to … Why not? You can get ones that fit completely around the door frame to make a seal on gaps up to 1cmmakes sense to stop the draught at entry to the house, not seal off colder rooms.



    sorry csiman but do you mean that foam stuff sold in a strip, you stick on? like this wilkinsonplus.com/Ins…%3D
    Edited by: "sassie" 20th Sep 2010

    i have a thermal door curtain which keeps all the drafts out
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