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Posted by Jim Wilkins on December 9, 2021, 10:28 pm
 
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Posted by SolutionsDIY on December 13, 2021, 4:02 pm
 
On Tue, 7 Dec 2021 20:37:43 -0500, "Jim Wilkins"


Oh, okay!  In this place I'm in now, it's well insulated, etc., so no
problems here, but you never know!


Posted by bob prohaska on December 4, 2021, 2:00 am
 
A quick-and-dirty alternative is to use clear bubble wrap. Just wash the
glass clean, spray with water and apply the wrap, bubbles to the glass.
If the glass and wrap are both dust free it'll stick for years.

It won't fix air leaks in the frame, but it will noticeably reduce conductive  
heat loss (or gain). Bubble wrap at retail outlets is insanely expensive,
but 4 by 250 foot rolls are much, much cheaper at warehouse supply places.

hth,

bob prohaska


Posted by SolutionsDIY on December 4, 2021, 10:30 am
 On Sat, 4 Dec 2021 02:00:05 -0000 (UTC), bob prohaska


Great idea; thanks!  Will have to see if there's a 'warehouse supply
place' somewhere in town.


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Posted by bob prohaska on December 4, 2021, 4:14 pm
 
The idea wasn't mine, I found it on the Internet 8-)

I should have emphasized that there's nothing wrong with re-using old
bubble wrap if you can find it. The only thing that matters is being  
free of dust and other contaminants. It's neater and easier if the pieces
are big enough to cover the whole window, but a well-fitted patchwork
is better than nothing. IIRC I paid ~200$ for 1000 square feet for a
3 bed 2 bath house and used roughly half of it about 13 years ago.

hth,

bob prohaska
  

  

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