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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 07:31 PM
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Window covers to keep out drafts
Bubble wrap!!! It's fairly cheap, too. You wet it and stick to your windows.
You can take it off and re-apply it easily.
We're going to put it on our garage windows.
I can't take credit for this. I saw it in a post this a.m.
I didn't catch the user name, but I hope they find this forum. :)
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 07:46 PM
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1. Here is a site where they describe this method with pictures
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 08:08 PM
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2. Thanks, eleny!
Lots of good info.
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Sabriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 09:23 AM
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12. This greenhouse site advocates this method, too, FYI
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politicat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 09:01 PM
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3. Looks like a good privacy guard, too.
We may be nudists at heart, but it's hard to be nudists when heat is so expensive!!! Still....

Thanks for the tip!
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 09:23 PM
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5. Ooh! Never thought about the privacy angle! Thank *you*!
I can put this on my bathroom window. Some idiot put the window in the tub area.
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 09:03 PM
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4. Thanks
I'm going to try this.
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-05 02:29 PM
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6. How much per sq foot?
Otherwise, another alternative to getting wrap that you blow dry on your windows and with double siding tape, correct?
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-26-05 05:37 PM
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7. Depending on the size of the windows and what's around the house,
free could be the best price. :hi:
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-26-05 07:58 PM
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8. I don't keep it around the house
oh well...I'll find out sometime and report back to the board.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-05 07:20 PM
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9. get free packing materials from furniture stores
visit and ask what day they get their shipments, they just throw all the wrap away......
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 10:44 PM
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10. We cut styrofoam to fit our basement windows and unused windows
But bubble wrap sounds great to allow some light in.
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GoodSpud Donating Member (153 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-06 12:44 AM
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11. Anybody think this would work to cut
cooling costs? I can't see why not.

What do you think?

T.D.P.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 07:11 PM
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13. any sort of "air barrier" will help so I'd say yes
Edited on Tue Jan-10-06 07:42 PM by AZDemDist6
my west wall in PHX has no windows (smart builder) but is on my bedroom

I hung a plastic faux bamboo roll down shade from the eave so it hangs about a foot from the wall and it made a big differnce

since I don't think I explained it well it looks like this only in plastic

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