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Best Answer ronrico145, 09 July 2014 - 07:36 PM

Youre looking for door brush gaskets like what's seen here.

 

http://www.sealeze.com/ws/large.html

 

 

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#1 zechzplz

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:20 PM

Hello everyone! 

 

My facility is currently having some problems with door gaps. We have roll-up (garage-like) doors in our shipping and receiving areas. Although the doors have plastic flaps on the bottom and side to keep out pests, after a few days/weeks the seal will become loose and bam, another door gap! This is also an issue for some of our regular access doors. We've had our maintenance man work on a couple of the doors, we've had him try metal bottom seals, weather strips, etc... but nothing seems to stay or hold (maybe we use the doors too much?  :headhurts:).

 

Is there any product or material that you recommend to use? 

I'd really like to solve all these door gaps because we're having a small pest issue and it needs to get resolved!

 

Thank you in advance everyone! 



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:36 PM   Best Answer

Youre looking for door brush gaskets like what's seen here.

 

http://www.sealeze.com/ws/large.html

 

 



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#3 zechzplz

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 02:38 PM

 

Youre looking for door brush gaskets like what's seen here.

 

http://www.sealeze.com/ws/large.html

 

 

Thank you so much ronrico145!!! 

I'm browsing the website and hopefully this will work in our facility :) 



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:58 PM

happy to help!



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Posted 16 July 2014 - 11:04 AM

Re your 'pest issue' - have you established that the rodents are definitely getting in via the doors?

 

Unless you can completely rodent-proof your doors, rats or mice will gnaw through brush strip or rubber bumpers to gain entry if they are accustomed to getting into your building that way.

 

Yes, you need to eliminate the gaps but you also need to address the existing rodent infestation outside as well as inside.

 

Where are your rodents coming from; is there vegetation or stored materials near your loading doors that are providing cover to allow them to approach the building?

 

Make the exterior as non rodent-friendly as possible and carry out treatment against the external population prior to installing your new proofing - otherwise the existing rodent population will attack your new brush strip!

 

 

 



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Posted 16 July 2014 - 11:38 AM

One facility that I used to audit had rodent issues and found a solution that work well for them.  They had a 5' strip of rock around the building but they were round smooth stones. They replaced it with crushed rock (jagged - sharp edges).  



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Posted 16 July 2014 - 01:47 PM

One facility that I used to audit had rodent issues and found a solution that work well for them.  They had a 5' strip of rock around the building but they were round smooth stones. They replaced it with crushed rock (jagged - sharp edges).  

 

Dear Morse,

 

Interesting idea although I have seen rats that could compete in the (rodent) Grand National !

 

Rgds / Charles.C


Kind Regards,

 

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 01:27 PM

Baitstations for rodents and strip curtains for insects and birds?



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 02:02 PM

I see that this supplier mentions that the product is suitable for pest prooofing but I(like others above) have my doubts whether it would keep out rodents (if that is the pest issue the OP is having?)

 

(I have seen first hand evidence of rodents(successfully) gnawing through a 3" thick hardwood door to gain access to a food premises(restaurant)-so I doubt whether a brush seal would particularly deter them!)

 

It's obviously important to fill the gaps to minimise physical contamination etc-but the best way to deter rodents IMEX is to ensure there is nothing inside worth the effort of gaining access!

 

Mike


I may sound like a complete idiot...but actually there are a couple of bits missing

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 12:07 PM

Thanks



#11 sqfnewbie

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 09:38 PM

Had our audit a few weeks ago, and this gap got a non conformance.

 

We got over head door company to look at it, besides replacing brushes nothing else they can do.

 

So, besides rebuilding our dock what else can anyone do?

 

Thoughts?

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Posted 04 November 2020 - 02:03 PM

Longer brushes would be my off the hip suggestion. They make some huge ones, 6" at least. You want them to be sized just high enough they aren't over compressed but still eliminate all light (gaps).

Xcluder has some with a roll AND brushes, specifically designed to be more rodent proof. They are pricey though https://buyxcluder.c...NhoCNSEQAvD_BwE

 

It was going to be my choice, but I can't use aluminum in the plant.







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