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    • Nagme
    • By Nagme 3rd Oct 17, 12:19 PM
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    Letterbox draught excluder needed
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 12:19 PM
    Letterbox draught excluder needed 3rd Oct 17 at 12:19 PM
    Hello, we're in a rented property with a 1930s front door. The letterbox is at chest height, and anyone posting something through the letterbox can see straight into the house.
    I've been trying to find a draught excluder but as it's an old door the size is unusual. Could anyone advise if there is a diy solution to this problem?

    Tia
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    • societys child
    • By societys child 3rd Oct 17, 2:22 PM
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    Any of THESE any good?

    • Nagme
    • By Nagme 3rd Oct 17, 3:10 PM
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    Any of THESE any good?
    Originally posted by societys child
    Thank you but no, they are not the right size.
    • societys child
    • By societys child 3rd Oct 17, 3:37 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 3:37 PM
    An alternative is to fix something above the letter box opening

    Perhaps something like a piece of nylon sheet (or card) attached to the door, which hangs down over the opening but allows post to be pushed through and drop to the floor?

    Edit: or a box over the opening, that the mail falls into?
    Last edited by societys child; 03-10-2017 at 3:42 PM.

    • societys child
    • By societys child 3rd Oct 17, 3:59 PM
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    Maybe something like this, but you'd need to cover the top and front with card or cloth?
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00UFNS964/ref=nosim?!!!!!fribbla07-21

    Make your own using a cardboard box? Very MSE . . .
    Last edited by societys child; 03-10-2017 at 4:04 PM.

    • missprice
    • By missprice 3rd Oct 17, 4:42 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 4:42 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 4:42 PM
    You can buy garage door brush strips/draught excluder., Just cut to fit?
    84 mortgage payments to go.

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    • sew what
    • By sew what 3rd Oct 17, 4:50 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 4:50 PM
    What about a piece of carpet attached to the door above the flap - flexible but heavy enough to sit againsty the door?
    • LABMAN
    • By LABMAN 3rd Oct 17, 5:36 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 5:36 PM
    What size requires to be covered?
    • Nagme
    • By Nagme 3rd Oct 17, 9:04 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 9:04 PM
    Thank you for all your posts.

    My lovely landlady put so much effort into making this house the way it is, I wanted as neat a solution as possible. She had an internal flap fitted but this doesn't offer the privacy that your ideas offer.

    The height I need is 60mm which seems to be greater than a standard size. I was thinking that fitting something smaller would make it awkward for the postman.

    Sew what - you may be onto something there - it needn't even be something as thick as carpet, so long as it's a decent enough length to hang in the way! I'll have a rummage tomorrow for some fabric. I could attach it to the flap easily enough with tape.

    Thank you all ☺
    • stator
    • By stator 4th Oct 17, 9:31 AM
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    Exactly how big is the hole, width and height?
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