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Inexpensive Weather Proofing for Electrical Outlets Insulation, Window Insulation, and Fixing Door Drafts That Will Save You Big Bucks

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I month ago on cold, wet and windy night I bent down to plug in a light and felt a breeze of cold air coming form the electrical outlet. I was kind of alarmed, we have heat to warm the house but is it doing any good if cold air is still getting into the house? I was also puzzled because I thought that exterior of the house would shield the house against wind.

I finally decided to do something about it when our next winter power bill came.

Step 1: Electrical Outlet Insulation Materials

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Great ideas. Quick note however, pink Fiberglass insulation is not recommended to be used directly beside electrical outlets, it is actually flammable and a fire hazard. You can use Roxul or other brand Mineral Rock insulation which is flame-retardant.

joyalove5 years ago
 They sell something like what you made for the door bottom for about $10, so I understand your design without words. I will not be throwing away any more money. Thanks to your easy plans
MsJan joyalove3 years ago
I bought mine at Bed Bath & Beyond a few years back
PLANTJOE6 years ago
Good Ideas. But lots of seeming drafty windows are just air being cooled by contact with icy glass and then falling to the floor. The attached LINK showh how to put styrofoam onto the stationary half of a sliding-door.
I also cut squares of foam to squeeze into the frames around individual panes of glass in windows.
The styrofoam dosen't have to be very thick. If it won't stay in by compression, You can put a 1 in. piece of 2-sided tape in the dead-center.

SLIDING-DOOR
shawnlogan6 years ago
Nice ideas, and fairly good equipment and parts lists. However, I agree with other comments; expanded instructions are needed.
Pasketti6 years ago
The pictures are good, but you really need to fill in the details. What do you do with all those materials?
Not very helpful for an instructable, aren't there usually instructions to tell you how to do that?
dosadi6 years ago
What are the materials in step 3?