#1

light leaks

in Beginners Starting out Tue May 26, 2015 11:18 am
by loolagigi | 54 Posts | 294 Points

Well I tried double sided tape and cardboard and it helps but not the best. I read about using bycycle inner tube where the hinges are. Anyone tried this? Any photos? Do I glue the inner tube or staple? It should stretch a bit right? Lemme know. Thanks alot.

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#2

RE: light leaks

in Beginners Starting out Tue May 26, 2015 11:24 am
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

What's the framing? All wood?


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#3

RE: light leaks

in Beginners Starting out Tue May 26, 2015 12:31 pm
by surfinc | 1.748 Posts | 6388 Points

Home Depot sells a sealant ready sized for a door for draft leaks etc... It's like 1/4 inch wide and 1/4 to 3/8 thick foam with tape back to adhere in place.....if you install corect will block all the light except the bottom inch where door is off the ground....


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#4

RE: light leaks

in Beginners Starting out Tue May 26, 2015 4:47 pm
by loolagigi | 54 Posts | 294 Points

It's a wood cabinet.

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#5

RE: light leaks

in Beginners Starting out Tue May 26, 2015 5:10 pm
by Timbrrline | 485 Posts | 1782 Points

Refrofit a bbq cover...

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#6

RE: light leaks

in Beginners Starting out Tue May 26, 2015 5:26 pm
by loolagigi | 54 Posts | 294 Points

It's a piece of furniture that is seen. I have to do everything from the inside.

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#7

RE: light leaks

in Beginners Starting out Wed May 27, 2015 9:25 am
by Cubby | 1.243 Posts | 4716 Points

How about a cold weather strip (like a thick felt) used for winterizing storm doors? Just put it around the perimeter of the door frame, inside the cabinet. When the door is closed, it will but up against the gasket, blocking light from escaping. You wont see a thing from outside the cabinet.


BHC #6 7/8

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#8

RE: light leaks

in Beginners Starting out Wed May 27, 2015 12:03 pm
by loolagigi | 54 Posts | 294 Points

I tried that with the double sided tape....it's not working so well. I Gatta try the inner tube....maybe I can staple vs gluing?

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