Attaching Shink Plastic to Carpet Floor?

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Old 12-09-03, 06:35 AM
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Attaching Shink Plastic to Carpet Floor?

I have some small doors in my upstairs bedrooms (Cape Cod) that lead to uninsulated storage space. The doorways are about 3-4 feet tall. The door is actually a thin piece of plywood so obviously there is no insulation or weatherstripping present.

I will probably attempt to address this problem more thoroughly in the spring, but I thought I would at least put up some shrink plastic over the doorways. However, the floor in the bedroom is carpet so obviously the adhesive will not be effective.

Any ideas on how to attach it to the carpet to get a seal?

Any other ideas or pointers are appreciated as well.

Thanks.
 
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Old 12-09-03, 06:39 AM
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Take a strip of wood and stitch it to the carpet to hold it. Attach the plastic to the wood. It won't hurt the carpet and will hold on tight.

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 12-09-03, 12:03 PM
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Thanks for your reply. I'm confused, what exactly do you mean by stitch? Like with a needle and thread? How do you thread wood?
 
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Old 12-09-03, 03:01 PM
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Yes. Take a needle and thread and cast a running stitch around the wood to hold it to the carpet.
 
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Old 12-25-03, 10:40 AM
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You might be able to exploit the gap at the bottom of the door by sliding a thin sheet of paneling underneath it and bonding to that.

If you need a vertical surface, you could attach a 1 by 4 to it edgewise.
 
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