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    • valleyboy22
    • By valleyboy22 7th Dec 17, 7:21 AM
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    draught letterbox
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    • 7th Dec 17, 7:21 AM
    draught letterbox 7th Dec 17 at 7:21 AM
    Hi All,

    We have a PVC door which is about 4 years old now.

    I have noticed a bad draught out of it lately and i would like to replace it to try and eliminate this.

    Can anyone recommend one please which would more or less be a straight swap i the one i have got now which works?

    Thanks
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    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 7th Dec 17, 9:25 AM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 9:25 AM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 9:25 AM
    Hi All,

    We have a PVC door which is about 4 years old now.

    I have noticed a bad draught out of it lately and i would like to replace it to try and eliminate this.

    Can anyone recommend one please which would more or less be a straight swap i the one i have got now which works?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by valleyboy22
    We're going to need a bit more information. Dimensions (including depth) of your current letterbox for a start, plus how it's fitted/removed, etc. I can send as many links to new letterboxes as you can read but without knowing the extra information it won't be much help.
    • valleyboy22
    • By valleyboy22 7th Dec 17, 10:04 AM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 10:04 AM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 10:04 AM
    Sorry. At work at the moment but will update when home. I got the brushes etc between them but not doing much good.
    • valleyboy22
    • By valleyboy22 7th Dec 17, 1:36 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 1:36 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 1:36 PM
    How do I measure width
    • cajef
    • By cajef 7th Dec 17, 3:11 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 3:11 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 3:11 PM
    How do I measure width
    Originally posted by valleyboy22
    https://www.handlesandhinges.co.uk/how-to-measure-your-upvc-letterbox/
    I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.
    • valleyboy22
    • By valleyboy22 7th Dec 17, 4:53 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 4:53 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 4:53 PM
    Taken a picture but can't seem to attach it? Any help please to show you all the letterbox?
    • valleyboy22
    • By valleyboy22 7th Dec 17, 5:01 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 5:01 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 5:01 PM
    Length measure 26.5cm but but not a rectangular shape because on each side are ear looking cut out and if measure from them it's 29cm. Width is 4.5 cm. Hope this helps?
    • valleyboy22
    • By valleyboy22 7th Dec 17, 5:04 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 5:04 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 5:04 PM
    Depth approx 3cm
    • ic
    • By ic 7th Dec 17, 5:12 PM
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    • #9
    • 7th Dec 17, 5:12 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 5:12 PM
    I'm not sure what you mean by "ear looking cut outs"?

    Your letterbox probably screws on with two or four screws from the inside (lift the plate). Unscrew and you'll be able to dismount from the door.

    Does it look anything like this? https://www.toolstation.com/shop/p56975?searchstr=letterbox

    You'll want to get a replacement that has the same screw holes and placement, and where the sleeve will fit through the door. There isn't one size - but this one sounds similar in size - perhaps it'd do.
    * my posts are made in good faith and only represent my own opinion, experience or understanding of a situation.
    • valleyboy22
    • By valleyboy22 7th Dec 17, 5:22 PM
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    The letterbox is the same un the picture look wise but when I took mine off ots not cut out rectangular like it. Need to show a picture to make it easier sorry.
    • valleyboy22
    • By valleyboy22 7th Dec 17, 5:24 PM
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    It is shaped right but each side of door cut out has ear shapes to it.
    • valleyboy22
    • By valleyboy22 7th Dec 17, 5:35 PM
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    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mila-Prostyle-Composite-Letterbox-Solid/dp/B01BP6EC42/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1512668051&sr=8-2&keywords=Letterbox+heavy+duty
    • valleyboy22
    • By valleyboy22 7th Dec 17, 5:36 PM
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    Cut out shape is like the picture if scroll to next diagram one below
    • valleyboy22
    • By valleyboy22 7th Dec 17, 5:43 PM
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    Looks the same one in tool station and it's not good. Sounds like door open with the draught that goes through it. My screws are in centre of box, so meed to take this into consideration
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 7th Dec 17, 5:48 PM
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    We fitted a draught excluder from ecoflap that solved all our problems.
    • valleyboy22
    • By valleyboy22 8th Dec 17, 7:15 AM
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    I just ordered on from amazon which is the complete unit and had good reviews and for the price i hope it works good.
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