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thisold(drafty)house

09:02PM | 01/14/04
Member Since: 01/14/04
1 lifetime posts
just call me drafty!

our master bedroom is on the north side of our house, & manages to collect all the cold blowing by. even tho we have storm windows on the outside, there is still a draft in the room. previous owners used that "double sided sticky foam" strip stuff. we removed that when we painted the window sills/sash.

someone told me there was a product out, endorsed by Bob Vila, that was the expanding foam (in a spraycan) type of insulation that is REMOVABLE. we want to be able to open these windows in the spring, so we don't want them sealed off for good.

anyone know of this product? name? where i can get it? the friend said he saw Bob Vila on "a morning show" demonstrating how you could just "peel it off the window" if you wanted to remove it. any help is greatly appreciated!

thanks,
drafty

LDoyle

02:18PM | 01/23/04
Member Since: 06/03/01
324 lifetime posts
I've seen it in one of the big 'box' stores. It was a type of caulk rather than a spray insulation.

RicTee

05:41PM | 01/23/04
Member Since: 01/22/04
18 lifetime posts
I've no idea how universal this is, but here in Canada there's a product that you spray in any type of opening to seal it off. I believe it's removable, but not sure. It's called [don't laugh] Great Stuff. It comes out really fast [at least our can did!] and turned out to be pretty messy because of that. It comes with latex gloves and a tube you attach to the nozzle to get into small spaces. This can be used around outlets, light switches, outside taps, pretty much anywhere inside and out.

I even found a web site for it: http://www.dow.com/greatstuff/pro/index.htm and apparently it is universal... right to the UK as well.

Edited to add: I don't know if this is the same stuff endorsed by Mr Villa or not. We've used it, and other than it was messy for us, it worked great and I'm glad we bought it.

HTH
[hope this helps]

[This message has been edited by RicTee (edited January 23, 2004).]



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