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Jun. 5th, 2011 @ 12:45 pm Sort of Hurricane Precautions
And sort of power saving efforts...

Remember always have at least 2 or 3 reasons for any major porject!

I've got 32 inches of insulation over the master bedroom now, R100+, and the walls of the room are insulated all around like a house inside a house. Picked up a new quieter more efficient stand alone airconditioner that gets rid of the racket next to my head when I'm trying to sleep, Silver Linings!, and the room is on the generator circuit so in the event of a long power outage I can keep that room fairly cool or warm depending on the need since the stand along is a heat pump to, and more importantly for the average day use I can cool the room the room to 66 while keeping the main part of the house 77 and hence make it easier for the wife to breath but actually should lower my kilowatt usage enough I should break even in 7 months or less I'm guessing especially since its gona be a hot hot summer apparently, it hit 107 here yesterday.

I've worked my self into exhaustion as usually I can go a good three weeks before my body crashes And I've definately screwed my upper back up somehow but I'll be better Doc as soon as I am Able!

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Date:June 7th, 2011 09:49 pm (UTC)

Foil Backed Insulation

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I wonder if foil backed insulation with the foil pointing outward would keep some of the heat out. Supposedly it works great to keep the heat in I would suppose that it would be good at keeping heat out also. Although foil backing if it was double sided, so two shiny sides, would just trap the heat in when it would be otherwise radiated out. If it had one matte side then it would allow radiation to the outside.

Sorry, your blog always seems to inspire something for me, and sometimes I get rambling. Just ask and I will suppress the instinct when commenting.

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Date:June 8th, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC)

It would work

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You preferably staple it to the underside of the top chord of the truss and it turns the space between trusses in ducts sort of which send the bulk of the heat being reradiated through the roof straight to your ridge vent but it would cost more money to do than I have unforuneately and be a lotta lotta work cause the attic is so big.

Preferably you do that after the house is dried in but the sheetock not in yet so you can do it from a ladder. The stuff comes in big rolls so if everything is open you just roll it out and staple gun it in place. I bet it would mess up your cell reception but I dunno.

It could very well make your wireless work better by bouncing signals head up back down into the living area dunno.

Wish I had done it way back then lol.