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What do you put in for stuffing in a draught excluder?

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HmmmIwonder Tue 30-Nov-10 19:36:01

We desperately need a draught excluder for one of our doors! I've looked on T'internet and the ones you buy have got sand in them, or lentils/rice. Ok, where the H do you get SAND from - a beach?! And if you used lentils or rice, wouldn't mice/creatures come and have a nibble? Any other ideas out there?
Thanks. Shiver shiver shiver...

Adair Tue 30-Nov-10 19:49:17

i used a load of rags for mine (to be specific, I sorted out my underwear drawer and used old clean knickers and socks! grin)

GregoryPeck Tue 30-Nov-10 19:58:34

I used rags, plastic bags, any old crap recyclables which was lying about, basically!

homemade Tue 30-Nov-10 20:21:40

I've used rolled up newspaper inside old clothes before (nightie!). Also cut up trouser legs, rolled them and stitched them. It workedgrin

whomovedmychocolate Tue 30-Nov-10 20:25:07

Dried out rice, you have to dry it in the cooker at a low heat for an hour. You can also add little sachets of dessicant gel (v poisonous btw - do not write into zombie plan 'eat rice from draught excluder')

HmmmIwonder Thu 02-Dec-10 18:24:00

Brilliant, thanks guys!

alypaly Fri 03-Dec-10 17:00:25

old t shirts and socks.shredded towelling

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