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#31 LilysDad OFFLINE  

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Posted November 15, 2017 - 07:27 PM

Have you heard about insulating your windows with bubble wrap? You just cut it to size and then mist the window glass with a fine spray of water. The wrap will stick to the glass. Come spring just peel it off.


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Posted November 16, 2017 - 01:35 AM

Have you heard about insulating your windows with bubble wrap? You just cut it to size and then mist the window glass with a fine spray of water. The wrap will stick to the glass. Come spring just peel it off.

I've never head about that!  I guess it's kinda like the blue insulating pool blankets made of bubbles. 

The window are double pane double hung Anderson wood clad with vinyl.  They were originally in the front living room of my house.  The PO replaced them when they started leaking where the sill and sash meet.   I never open the windows because if I want a breeze I just open the garage doors on each end and it creates a nice breeze plus I have 2 ceiling fans that I turn on.  They still leak so I thought about sealing them up with caulk to really keep the cold out.  

Thanks for the suggestion!


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Posted November 19, 2017 - 08:51 PM

I was able to get some more insulation and plywood up today.  I had to do some clean up first and move some old book shelves to get access to the wall.  I finally had to buy some insulation ($70) because I ran out of the yellow unfaced free insulation that I had.  

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The corner that can be seen in picture 4 is going to be a big job.  I have stored a lot stuff in this corner and I'm not looking forward to tackling it!  I will have to do a lot of rearranging to make room.  


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Posted November 20, 2017 - 05:16 PM

On the positive side  when you go through it you may find things you've forgotten you had.


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Posted November 20, 2017 - 06:10 PM

On the positive side  when you go through it you may find things you've forgotten you had.

That's true or I might find a big mouse nest!


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Posted November 20, 2017 - 06:13 PM

Should be a lot more comfortable in there now. Doesn't building code require a non flammable wall covering ( drywall etc.)?


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Posted November 20, 2017 - 06:18 PM

Mark, that shop will be so much easier to keep warm or cool now!   So much easier to start AND finish a project when one is comfortable!


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Posted November 20, 2017 - 09:08 PM

Should be a lot more comfortable in there now. Doesn't building code require a non flammable wall covering ( drywall etc.)?

I don't know.  It passed code when it was built and there wasn't anything covering the walls then.  I'm going to paint it with a fire retardant paint when I'm finished.  


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Posted November 20, 2017 - 09:10 PM

Mark, that shop will be so much easier to keep warm or cool now!   So much easier to start AND finish a project when one is comfortable!

I'm looking forward to that and to the rearrangement and organization of where everything is.  


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Posted November 27, 2017 - 11:57 PM

I finished up the last corner over the last several days!  Now I can start moving things back where I want them to be.  This should give me a lot more room to work.  I filled up the back of my truck with all of the junk that was garbage from this last corner.  I'm sure there will be some more that gets put into the truck before I'm done!

 

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My engine hoist finally has a place out of the way!!!!


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Posted November 28, 2017 - 12:16 AM

​You will get good heat out of the pellet stove, but if shelled corn is not price prohibitive, mix it 50-50 with the wood pellets and you get a lot more heat.  Corn burns hotter than the pellets.  I am burning pellets now as my corn source has not started running corn yet.  Just finished with the beans.  Corn here is $3.03 a bushel and I bought pellets on a preseason sale at $259 a ton.


Why mix it with wood pellets if it is half the price? Why not just burn straight corn?

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Posted November 28, 2017 - 01:25 AM

I finished up the last corner over the last several days!  Now I can start moving things back where I want them to be.  This should give me a lot more room to work.  I filled up the back of my truck with all of the junk that was garbage from this last corner.  I'm sure there will be some more that gets put into the truck before I'm done!

 

Before

 

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During

 

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My engine hoist finally has a place out of the way!!!!

Nice work mark

I would hit it with some paint, white or very light color before putting everything back. It will brighten things up and make it harder for dropped parts to hide from you.  Don


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Posted November 28, 2017 - 01:54 AM

​You will get good heat out of the pellet stove, but if shelled corn is not price prohibitive, mix it 50-50 with the wood pellets and you get a lot more heat.  Corn burns hotter than the pellets.  I am burning pellets now as my corn source has not started running corn yet.  Just finished with the beans.  Corn here is $3.03 a bushel and I bought pellets on a preseason sale at $259 a ton. 

   I missed this post, Not paying attention I guess. Think I will refer to it in off topic. Don


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Posted November 28, 2017 - 11:02 AM

Nice work mark

I would hit it with some paint, white or very light color before putting everything back. It will brighten things up and make it harder for dropped parts to hide from you.  Don

I think your right Don!  I just got back from HD with 2 gallons of white paint!  I will see if I can get to it today.


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Posted November 28, 2017 - 05:31 PM

Get some sunglasses, you may not be used to it being that bright!!


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