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January 18th, 2005, 02:26 AM
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I need some help. There is a cold draft in my house and I can't figure out where it's from there's only one POSSIBLE place but I don't know if it's likely. I have stuff in front of the cracks under the doors and everything. The only thing I can think of is in our front room we have a BIG window and have two miniblinds side by side to cover the window, and NO curtains. In between these blinds is a 2-3 inch gap. Could the cold draft be coming from there? Should I get curtains you think?
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January 18th, 2005, 06:11 AM
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To find out where it is coming from light a candle and hold it up to the places where you think it may be coming in from and if the flame "dances" in a certain spot, then that is where your draft is at.
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January 18th, 2005, 06:15 AM
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I would say maybe both. I have the same prob. I put a rug along the bottom off the door at night. I don't do much for the big picture window, I should though .
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January 18th, 2005, 06:33 AM
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Jennifer had a great suggestion.. check all doors, windows.

hope you find it soon.
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January 18th, 2005, 07:13 AM
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I think curtains help alot.
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January 18th, 2005, 08:59 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by in_mommy@Jan 18 2005, 11:11 AM
To find out where it is coming from light a candle and hold it up to the places where you think it may be coming in from and if the flame "dances" in a certain spot, then that is where your draft is at.
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Yeah what she said... (GOOD ANSWER!!)

I have had a bit of a draft too and I think I'll use this trick too!
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January 18th, 2005, 01:52 PM
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Thanks girls!! I'll try this tonight and find out where it's coming from. It's driving me nuts!! I'll be sitting here all warm and then a cold wind will come through BBRRRRRRRRR
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January 18th, 2005, 06:03 PM
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In the meantime, hang a beach towel or spare blanket over the window to keep the house warmer overnight. Tomorrow when it's not quite so cold, you can do the detective work.
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January 19th, 2005, 06:13 AM
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You can even try to put some of that window plastic over it!!
That stuff owrks great !!
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