Advertisements

Archive for August 26th, 2013

Basement Safe: Foam Door Seal

A bit of rummaging in the Big Box o’ Weatherstripping produced the stub end of a spool bearing 1/4 x 1/8 foam tape that exactly fills the gap between the Basement Safe’s door and liner:

Basement Safe - Foam door seal - latch side

Basement Safe – Foam door seal – latch side

The hinge side of the door has tape between the door liner and the safe wall, because that closes in compression rather than shear:

Basement Safe - Foam door seal - hinge side

Basement Safe – Foam door seal – hinge side

There should be a big bump in the humidity record marking that installation, but I don’t expect any immediate difference. If the silica gel lasts more than two months, I’ll consider it a win.

Advertisements

1 Comment