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3M makes a window treatment for drafts coming in. I applied this to the sliding glass doors in my man cave and I was amazed at the amount of air coming in and by the comfortable temperature in that room now.



The cold air is trapped and can no longer enter my dwelling.

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Nomad;1275140 wrote: 3M makes a window treatment for drafts coming in. I applied this to the sliding glass doors in my man cave and I was amazed at the amount of air coming in and by the comfortable temperature in that room now.



The cold air is trapped and can no longer enter my dwelling.

Cheap too.


cool I need to shrink wrap my entire house.....

I have heard of these kinds of things and you apply the window treatment using a heat gun or blow dryer, hmmmm works well when it's sub zero temperatures I can hear my window crack now ahahahahaha
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I thought your were talking about BEER..!!
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CARLA;1275146 wrote: I thought your were talking about BEER..!!


ahahahaha drafty beer
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minks;1275143 wrote: cool I need to shrink wrap my entire house.....

I have heard of these kinds of things and you apply the window treatment using a heat gun or blow dryer, hmmmm works well when it's sub zero temperatures I can hear my window crack now ahahahahaha


The blow dryer is just for wrinkles.

You apply the provided transparent tape around the edges and then hang and stretch the film.

The whole process took 15 minutes.
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Nomad;1275159 wrote: The blow dryer is just for wrinkles.

You apply the provided transparent tape around the edges and then hang and stretch the film.

The whole process took 15 minutes.


hmmmm very cool, I have terrible windows in my house and a couple are as big as sliding doors I should find me this product and try it. Then I have to solve my draft coming in round my base boards and fix that.Ugh!!!!
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minks;1275170 wrote: hmmmm very cool, I have terrible windows in my house and a couple are as big as sliding doors I should find me this product and try it. Then I have to solve my draft coming in round my base boards and fix that.Ugh!!!!


Might have to buy online. Not sure if 3M even knows Moose Jaw exists.
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Nomad;1275172 wrote: Might have to buy online. Not sure if 3M even knows Moose Jaw exists.


I am NOT from Moose Jaw sheesh get your provinces right... I am wester than that.
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Does it work on people too? :yh_rotfl
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Jazzy;1275185 wrote: Does it work on people too? :yh_rotfl


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Nomad;1275140 wrote: 3M makes a window treatment for drafts coming in. I applied this to the sliding glass doors in my man cave and I was amazed at the amount of air coming in and by the comfortable temperature in that room now.



The cold air is trapped and can no longer enter my dwelling.

Cheap too.


it does work well, its on my basement windows.

upstairs, the cats would just chew it.:-5

remember to leave one vent open downstairs.

basements need a bit of heat or else you will get mold from the dampness.
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Littleone complained about her windows this morning so it's been shrink wrapped! :-6
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flopstock;1278763 wrote: Littleone complained about her windows this morning so it's been shrink wrapped! :-6


Maybe I could do with some of this stuff you people speak of, I will have to enquire at a hardware store, if I can find one! All my windows are rotten, I was promised new two years ago, back in December I was lucky to have three totally rotten windows replaced, meanwhile I have four windows left that the wind is currently howling through :rolleyes:
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Nomad;1275159 wrote: The blow dryer is just for wrinkles.

You apply the provided transparent tape around the edges and then hang and stretch the film.

The whole process took 15 minutes.


Yeah, I did this a couple of years ago. It does work pretty well, assuming that you don't accidentally let something fall against it. Comes down pretty easy too.

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Betty Boop;1278765 wrote: Maybe I could do with some of this stuff you people speak of, I will have to enquire at a hardware store, if I can find one! All my windows are rotten, I was promised new two years ago, back in December I was lucky to have three totally rotten windows replaced, meanwhile I have four windows left that the wind is currently howling through :rolleyes:




She's already noticed the difference bb. it only cost 8$ and there is enough in the package for 5 3x5 windows. I figure i'll make that back on heat cost.:D
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Saint_;1278775 wrote: Yeah, I did this a couple of years ago. It does work pretty well, assuming that you don't accidentally let something fall against it. Comes down pretty easy too.



:)




The trick is to take the tape off as needed, not all at once like i did with the first window... DUH:yh_rotfl



and I have to admit, I didn't take the hairdryer to it, but it's pretty tight anyways.:thinking:
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You certainly used to be able to get something similar in the UK. I remember it being used when I was a student in Scotland. Dunno what it was called though.
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A blanket?
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A blanket?


:yh_rotfl:yh_rotfl

Nope. We were wearing all of those. And the carpets.
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buttercup;1278833 wrote: A blanket?


:wah: I currently have two duvets on my bed and it's still cold!!
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2 duvets on your bed and you are cold? You need an electric blanket girl.

No use to us in Scotland as we have power cuts in winter, maybe thats why we are hairy :wah:
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buttercup;1278861 wrote: 2 duvets on your bed and you are cold? You need an electric blanket girl.

No use to us in Scotland as we have power cuts in winter, maybe thats why we are hairy :wah:


Euuuuggghhh TMI :wah:
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Never underesimate a big hairy scotsman to keep you warm, or woman for that matter :wah:
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We used to put an electric blanket under our sheet. You'd get into a warm bed, and it was like a full body heating pad. :-4
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Hmmm dunno, just does not seem right to sleep on a sheet of electricity.



Get yourself a hairy Scotsman i say :D
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buttercup;1278869 wrote: Hmmm dunno, just does not seem right to sleep on a sheet of electricity.



Get yourself a hairy Scotsman i say :D


Okay but I don't think hubby will be too happy about it. :yh_rotfl
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buttercup;1278869 wrote: Hmmm dunno, just does not seem right to sleep on a sheet of electricity.



Get yourself a hairy Scotsman i say :D


its not a sheet of electricity, its a blanket buttercup.



I have one as well, only its lays on top of the sheet.....an hour before bed, I turn both controls on high......



..omg......you have no idea how toasty warm is is when I climb in.



the right control is so my cats stay warm to.:)
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Clodhopper;1278786 wrote: You certainly used to be able to get something similar in the UK. I remember it being used when I was a student in Scotland. Dunno what it was called though.


Try :-



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Oh sodit!

Google Secondary Glazing Film
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Bryn Mawr;1279429 wrote: Try :-



Click on the link below to see Secondary Glazing Film. (cat no. 0073350) ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������

Oh sodit!

Google Secondary Glazing Film


Will go google, thanks for researching it, I thought about it when I was close to B&Q today but decided I couldn't cope with getting lost in there for two hours :wah:

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