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Posted by nicksanspam on October 10, 2004, 12:52 pm

Inside. Also near the floors and the basement ceiling perimeter and
where pipes and wires enter the house, and around attic hatches, and
anywhere else you feel a draft.

Sure. "Siliconized latex" is cheap and dries clear.

I'd say no.


Posted by Al Bundy on October 10, 2004, 9:11 pm
nicksanspam@ece.villanova.edu wrote in message

I felt a draft in '65 and they gave me a gun and a few weeks training

Posted by Christopher Green on October 11, 2004, 6:54 pm
 nicksanspam@ece.villanova.edu wrote in message

GE Silicone II is the best but isn't paintable. It also comes in an
anti-mildew formula that's handy in damp places.

If you must caulk where it's visible and appearance counts, you can
use a paintable caulk and then paint. DAP 230, now called 'Dynaflex
230', is the best but slightly trickier to apply well.

Chris Green

Posted by Gary on October 10, 2004, 6:41 pm
 Raleighgirl wrote:

I have been using the following book as a guide to reducing heat loss
on my house -- it covers caulking, insulating, sealing ducts and attic
  and crawl space infiltration -- all with detailed instructions --
Its the best book I have run across for this kind of stuff:

Insulate and Weatherize: Expert Advice from Start to Finish (Taunton's
Build Like a Pro)
by Bruce Harley

Its available from Amazon (which also has some customer reviews on it).


Posted by Rod Speed on October 8, 2004, 8:53 am

But hardly ever are in modern houses.

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