Nest Box Egg Door Gasket.....Keep Air Leakage/Drafts Out!!!!!!!I hope

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by fireguy56, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, After building our new coop with external nest boxes I decided I wanted to keep drafts down from any cracks and crevices in the coop. When I built the boxes I made sure I left a 3/4" lip around the nest box opening for the door to close against, knowing that in time as we approached colder weather I would want to weather seal them. So, I applied an adhesived backed foam weather stripping around each door opening for the plywood door to seal against. Can't see light thru, so feel no air will leak through either. Pretty simple, cheap and easy to do. Erik

    [​IMG] Here is phot showing doors open and the lip(green) around the door opening.

    [​IMG] Here is closeup of foam gasket material in place. Doors close very tightly against the gasket. Don't think I'll have any air leakage or even blowing rain for that matter.
     
  2. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    sounds like a good idea!! nice coop by the way! [​IMG]
     
  3. Avonlea22

    Avonlea22 Jessamine Cottage

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    I recently did the same on the door to my external nest box. I also installed 2" rigid foam on the bottom of the box to help hold heat in. Found a scarp piece at a construction site.
     
  4. waterchicken

    waterchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting.... [​IMG] I might try it. [​IMG]
     

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