Rodexit Proofing Strip
- Can’t be eaten
- Can’t be beaten
Highly rodent resistant proofing strip with 10 gnaw-proof SS wires.
Easy and fast to install, labour-saving, durable and cost-effective.
For horizontal and vertical proofing of gaps up to 50 mm.
Tested and certified by an accredited laboratory in rat attack test.
- Easy-to-clean, non-toxic rodent and pest protection.
- Easy cutting with metal-cutters or Stanley-knives for low trimming waste.
- Quick installation by one person using screw hole markings.
- Low price and ten-year durability.
- Long rolls in flat boxes for easy storing, handling, and transportation.
- Material: SantopreneTM thermoplastic elastomer with 10 gnaw proof 1 mm. SS wires.
- Physical features: Flat, 3.2 mm thick, 62 mm wide, 0.24 kg. per meter, anthracite grey, waterproof
- Thermal properties: Insignificant thermal expansion and contraction and stable from -40 ℃ to +60 ℃
|Parameter||Measurement with units or type|
|Product||RodeXit straight door sweep|
|Elastic main component||Extremely robust Santoprene thermoplastic elastomer|
|Rodent resistant barrier||10 close-set steel wires|
|Steel wires||Solid and gnaw proof stainless-steel wires with a diameter of 0.04 inch (1 mm)|
|Distance between the steel wires||0.2 inch (5 mm) – i.e. too little for a mouse to squeeze through|
|Distance between the edges and the first steel wires||0.1 inch (3 mm)|
|Cross sectional dimensions||0.16 inch (4 mm) thick and 2.4 inches (62 mm) wide|
|Weight||7.8 oz per yard (0.24 kg per meter)|
|Screw hole markings||2 for every 4 in (10 cm)|
|Temperature range||Minus 40 F to plus 140 F (-40 to 60 Celsius)|
|Thermal expansion and contraction||Insignificant|
|Shore A Hardness||Around 80|
|Flammability and Measurement||HB (self-extinguishing)|
Though you normally use screws and washers to fix RodeXit seals, you can also fix the seals by using kickplates or a mounting strip. Another option only for stationary gaps is to secure the proofing strip by means of an adhesive or double-sided adhesive which can bind thermoplastic elastomers.
Our experience is that though a single RodeXit layer is normally sufficient to protect spaces, a double layer installation works well if the rodent pressure is very high calling for a high degree of protection from rodents.
Yes, you can seal gaps upto 5 cm. wide for which you can use two RodeXit strips
You can use RodeXit seals for proofing holes in walls around pipes or cables by overlapping four strips in form of a square around a round pipe or cable.
A single layer on a door reduces air-flow in and out and substantially reducing heating and/or air-conditioning costs.
Two layers with a single layer on each side of a door will trap air between the 2 layers, and the trapped air will serve as effective insultation significantly reducing the heating and/or air-conditioning costs.
You can use almost any metal cutting device like tin snips. Tin snips with long blades are better than the ones with ordinary short blades because it is much easier to make straight cuts with the long blades.
Though the RodeXit strip does not need any maintenance, you should check it periodically to be sure that it is intact and does not have mechanical or rodent damage that could compromise the rodent protection it offers.
We recommend use of RodeXit in vertical astragal gaps of double doors in glass or other material. To retain the aesthetic appearance of a door with a seal you can cover the seal with a mounting strip matching the door.
By bending the RodeXit strip at a 90 degree, angle you can cover the space between two objects with a gap with the RodeXit bending at right angle at the centre.
You can easily cut the RodeXit strip either vertically or horizontally to fit in the shape of the gap you are seeking to close. Use tin snips for crosswise cuts and a Stanley knife for lengthwise cuts.
You can use either flat-headed screws e.g. ¾ – 1 inch (20 – 25 mm) long No. 10 (4.8 mm) hex head screws or pan head screws with a No. 2 Philips recess. Choice of screws depends on the material in which you want to fix RodeXit. It is a good idea to use 20 – 25 mm long and 5 mm thick flat-headed screws e.g. pan head screws with a No. 2 Philips recess or hex head screws. If the material is sheet metal, it is a good idea to use a screw with a drill point.
You can either place a washer between the head of the screw and RodeXit strip or use an aluminium carpet trim or transition mounting strip. You can place a washer under the head of the screw or use a mounting strip e.g. an aluminium carpet trim.
You can cover such spaces by using smaller RodeXit strips that are placed at angles to cover the gap fully.