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BubbleWrap Window Insulation

BubbleWrap Window Insulation
Search The Renewable Energy site for Do-It-Yourselfers Installation Cut the bubble wrap to the size of the window pane with scissors. Spray a film of water on the window using a spray bottle. If you have trouble with the bubble wrap separating from the window when the film dries, you can try adding a little Glycerin to the water, but this probably won't be necessary. A few small pieces of double back tape can be helpful on really stubborn windows. The bubblewrap can be installed in the fall, and removed in the spring. When you take the bubble wrap down, put a small number in on the upper right corner of each piece of bubble wrap, and write down which window that number goes with on a piece of paper. Some places to get bubble wrap: Suggestion from Pat: "Bubble wrap small bubble and large can be had for free by contacting furniture retailers or rental shops. (2/27/07 -- see note below on reported bubble wrap life) Installation: Click pictures to enlarge: Double Bubble (added Nov 15, 2007) Payoff Related:  ENERGIES

Cheap/Free Window Insulation Bubble glazing Whenever financial aspects take precedence - availability of resources seems to be a disincentive for progress in sustainability and conservation. When we can afford more – we simply waste more, without even admitting for consideration that Earth is a system of limited resources. The opposite direction on the other hand – aiming to improve quality of life while accepting severe limits to every resource including money – seems to be one of the greatest incentives for creativity and innovation. It is a part of human nature – we don’t even begin to invent things unless we really need them and we don’t think about ways of conserving resources unless their supply becomes limited. Bubble glazing idea emerged from a pressing need to become more comfortable in winter combined with severe budget restrictions. Double glazing is expensive, heavy and does not really represent a good value for money. For details please read the full article.

almost free garage heat – just drink a lot of soda | Hemmings Blog: Classic and collectible cars and parts I’ve had a few days during the HMX build while I’m either waiting for parts or waiting for something to dry and had some free time. I’m not exactly one to sit and watch TV when I have nothing planned, so I set out on another project. While I have electricity out to the garage now, heat has been an issue all winter long. Mattar graciously lent me his kerosene heater, which did an okay job of taking the bite off the chill. Insulating the garage would go a long way to help keep the bitter Vermont cold out, but that’s a project for another day. I started with some 2x4s and plywood to build a simple box. I actually built the box to certain dimensions, based on what scrap materials I had and on the dimensions of my heat collection method – aluminum cans. Sealed the box using adhesive caulk, just to keep any heated air from escaping the box. So you may have already thought, “How can air climb the columns of cans when there’s no hole at the bottom of the can?” The caulk is pretty strong.

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Homemade Coconut Butter Lately I have been OBSESSED (that needed all caps for sure) with coconut butter. I eat it by the spoonful, put it in smoothies, bake with it, drizzle it on fruit, use it as a sandwich spread, saute veggies with it and more. Coconut butter is made up of the kind of fat that is good for you and your heart (just like avocado). Coconut butter is not coconut oil and surprisingly tastes much different. The taste reminds me of a candied coconut and let me just say it is freaking amazing. Not only is this unbelievably good it is also the easiest thing to make and you only need one ingredient... 5 cups of shredded unsweetened coconut (do not use coconut flakes or "reduced fat" shredded coconut, it will not work) * * I purchase already shredded unsweetened coconut in bulk from my local natural grocery store. Place the coconut butter into a container with a lid and store at room temperature. Enjoy :)

34 Unexpected Ways Coffee Grounds Can Make Your Life Better DIY Super Efficient Chest Fridge Hack Chest fridge Using vertical doors in refrigeration devices is an act against the Nature of Cold Air. Understanding and cooperating with Nature rather than acting against it leads to much better efficiency. My chest fridge (Vestfrost freezer turned into a fridge) consumes about 0.1 kWh a day. It works only about 2 minutes per hour. At all other times it is perfectly quiet and consumes no power whatsoever. It is obvious that a truly energy efficient fridge does not cost any more money than a mediocre one. So - WHY mediocre food-spoiling fridges are being made? Nearly every household on Earth has a fridge that totally wastes at least 1 kWh of energy a day (365 kWh a year). Rather than waiting for someone to do something I would like to volunteer to supply modified chest freezers and/or freezer modification kits to environmentally conscious people of Australia. Chest fridge that consumes about 0.1 kWh per day. Full article pdf | Thermostat part list

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