Any home "tightening" projects done in prep for winter?

Re: Any home "tightening" projects done in prep for winter?

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:18 am

Spray foam under breezeway between house and barn. I wouldn't trade my old leadglass windows for new windows anyday. I agree with dcrane. Reglazed with good storms there not to bad.
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40
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Re: Any home "tightening" projects done in prep for winter?

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:45 pm

Wow smitty nice spark plug hahaha. I bought mine with a kick ass warranty, hell they have replaced 2 so far one because one of the fold down tabs bend and another i cracked from the mower catching one of my daughters rock castles :oops: NOT A BILL from either, I did shart my pants when I seen the window.
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Re: Any home "tightening" projects done in prep for winter?

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:24 pm

Rob R. wrote:I have one of those over the pull-down attic stairs...makes a huge difference.


I definitely need to do that too!!

I get the plastic film window kits for all my windows and for the sliding glass door in our bedroom. I think the window kits work miracles on old loose windows!
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Re: Any home "tightening" projects done in prep for winter?

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:04 am

Yesterday I finally got around to sealing windows since I'm on vacation this week. I use the Frost King shrink plastic with the double side adhesive roll of tape. They work great :D Been using them for 20 years. Lets see... roughly 10 windows per year, that's 200 windows I've done :lol: I'm pretty dam good at it now too!! No really, they booger up the window frame a little but its covered by a curtain anyways..

I did 7 windows and the sliding glass door in the bedroom. I probably spend $30 on tape and window kits. Best $30 I could spend towards winter comfort :)
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
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Re: Any home "tightening" projects done in prep for winter?

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:25 am

another vote for the insulation box over the pull down attic stairs which made a big difference here.

simple to make from 2" thick foam insulation board, some very long nails to pin it together and a roll or two of duct tape. measure the clearances twice - height AND width (don't ask how i know!)!!
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Re: Any home "tightening" projects done in prep for winter?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:39 am

What if your attic is also the second floor? :funny:

This is a solution the previous owners came up with. And we've kept it. 71° on first floor, 59° on second.
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