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Old 07-01-2010, 01:09 AM   #1
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What Can You Put in Weep Holes to Keep Bugs Out!


I've tried the steel wool on my old house. It turned into rusty crap pretty quickly....messy as hell.

Is there anything I can put in the weep holes, so bugs can't get into the weep holes?

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where're the weeps ? inside in the bsmt or outside in the brickwork ? could try wicking.

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Stainless steel wool last many times longer.
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I've tried the steel wool on my old house. It turned into rusty crap pretty quickly....messy as hell.

Is there anything I can put in the weep holes, so bugs can't get into the weep holes?
This is a nice looking setup:
http://www.bugoutweepholes.com/?gcli...FQLEsgoduh7hyA
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where're the weeps ? inside in the bsmt or outside in the brickwork ? could try wicking.
outside...around the house in the brick work.
the house is all brick...so there is no siding on it.

stainless steel wool mesh does not rust?
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Use brass or plastic pot scrubbers!

A square of aluminum window screen could be used also.
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Use brass or plastic pot scrubbers!

A square of aluminum window screen could be used also.
how would you go about attaching the piece of window screen?
to brick....
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I used that soft aluminum gutter guard from HD. It bends real easy, has large enough holes for air to pass but keeps out bees and other critters. Just cut a piece slightly larger than the weep hole and gently push it in until it's past the outer edge of the brick.
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how would you go about attaching the piece of window screen?
to brick....
Usually, a weep hole is made by omitting the mortor between the ends of a pair of bricks. The opening is approximately 3/8"X2 1/2".
I would cut a piece of screen about 2 1/2"X6".
The piece of screen is folded back on itself in a U shape and then pressed into the cavity.
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I have steel wool in mine, it seems to be ok.

I forgot about those holes though, I should check all of them to make sure they actually are properly bug proofed. The ones I noticed do have steel wool though.

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