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Old 03-13-2012, 03:50 PM   #1
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Gap under door from garage to bathroom in 27hfs

Any creative ideas to close up the gap under the door that leads from the garage to the bathroom on our XLR 27HFS. Aside from shoving a rolled up towel under it. Any ideas as to why this gap is so big (3-4 inches)?
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Are you worried about garage smells getting into the bathroom or bathroom smells getting into the garage?

I believe that the gap under the door is intentional to allow air into the bathroom when the overhead fan is exhausting. The fan has to pull air from somewhere.

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A little of both!! We have the screen for the door in the garage but we dont always use it ( or should I say "he" does not always use it ) so there is a problem with bugs getting in that opening.

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Any creative ideas to close up the gap under the door

you might find a type of door extension
at home depot
for our standard type door at home
I bought and added an extension
it added a couple of inches to lenth
screwed into bottom of door
anyone good with wood
can cut, stain, screw and glue
a nice piece of wood there also

the space is to let air pass freely
would not do away with all

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I will get my hubby to check on that for sure. I like to keep the bugs outside where they belong.

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Any creative ideas to close up the gap under the door that leads from the garage to the bathroom on our XLR 27HFS. Aside from shoving a rolled up towel under it. Any ideas as to why this gap is so big (3-4 inches)?
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I use a piece of foam from a cushion. Cut a channel in it and slide it onto the bottom of the door. I can send a pick when I have a chance. When I don't have the rear door down, I remove it. Keeps the A/c from escaping and bugs from coming into the bathroom when the door is down.
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I like those foam draft blockers you see on TV.

But, I put door sweeps on customer doors all the time. Keeps the pests out.

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Put a weighted pc of screen wire on the bottom of the door that closes the opening to stop the flying invaders but still allows ventilation. A pc of steel strap wrapped in screen wire would do the trick.
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The foam is actually a great idea. I have been searching the internet for the draft stoppers and door sweeps but none of them seem to be big enough for the opening. It is almost 3 inches tall. And the door is only about 24" wide. If you get a chance to post a pic of the foam, I would love to see it. I am not very crafty but sounds simple enough. I still just don't really understand why it would be such a large opening. The garage has vents so I don't think it would be for a/c and heat to get in.
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The foam is actually a great idea. I have been searching the internet for the draft stoppers and door sweeps but none of them seem to be big enough for the opening. It is almost 3 inches tall. And the door is only about 24" wide. If you get a chance to post a pic of the foam, I would love to see it. I am not very crafty but sounds simple enough. I still just don't really understand why it would be such a large opening. The garage has vents so I don't think it would be for a/c and heat to get in.



If your gap is 3 inches tall, you might have to make something yourself. I'd bet some foam from an arts and crafts store or a pool noodle? Maybe an old pillowcase to hold the foam? You might have to do a little sewing to take in the pillowcase a bit?
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