Time to Bundle Up and Get Busy

United States
January 3, 2022 8:34am CST
I need to build some frames, stretch some heavy duty plastic on those frames and see if I can't keep some cold air out. I don't know that there is anything else that I can do by myself, but I know I can do this. I will shorten my work day to five hours and make up the hours later so perhaps I can warm up the house. (I guess I can do it for the neighbor as well.) She is probably cold as well.
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@DaddyEvil (126265)
• United States
4 Jan 22
Honestly, there's a simpler way to warm up your house. Walmart carries some window plastic that comes with double-sided tape. (When you're ready to take the plastic down after it gets warm, it doesn't damage your paint or wood trim when you peel it loose.) I outlined the window(s) with the tape after checking if I need to include the inside window frame behind the plastic sheet. (If the outside of the window frame isn't leaking cold air into your house, put the tape right at the glass itself.) Then you cut the plastic sheet to fit the tape. (I start at the top of the window, tape what needs to be covered and then roll the plastic sheeting down and cut to fit, making sure I get a good seal.) As long as kids leave the sheeting alone, it will last all winter. As you get more experience working with each window, it gets easier and you become faster at putting up the plastic sheeting. Good luck!
@LindaOHio (122170)
• United States
4 Jan 22
I hope you find a way to stay warm. What about oil heat? You may have to put out some $$.
@Janet357 (76018)
3 Jan 22
How are you? i have not seen you for so long.