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== About ==
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It's winter, it's snowy and it's cold. We are using the heating a lot. We checked the gas meter. At an expected price point of 0.38 euros, it seems that (current state - previous state) * price => (22868 - 21640) * 0.38 = 466.64 euros, on the 4th of December. That is a lot!
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The plan is to cut costs by investing in isolation. Obvious problems seem to be the roof-windows leaking heat, windows leaking heat, poor adaptability to heat one room and let the other one stay cold.
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== Possibilities ==
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=== PU-foam ===
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Can be used to close all open-air gaps for the roof windows
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Pros:
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* Cheap
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* Easy to install
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Cons:
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* None
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Price:
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* ?
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=== Door between two rooms ===
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Should help us only heating one room and letting the other one stay cold.
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Pros:
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* We have already a door (thx Kurt)
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Cons:
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* Takes some work to install it
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* Still need some wood and plugs to install it properly
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Price:
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*
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=== Transparent plates ===
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Buy see trough plates that are thick enough to trap some air (like double sided glass), and use them as a second layer to provide insulation.
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Pros:
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* Will probably very effective
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* Lets sunlight in during day time
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Cons:
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* Might be a bit more expensive
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* How to close the sides of the plates to prevent draft
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Price:
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* ?
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=== "Theater" cloth ===
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Get cloth just like the black one we already have in the back and seal off all roof windows.
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Pros:
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* Will probably work reasonably
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* Will be cheap if we can get it for free
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* Easy to install and to seal
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Cons:
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* We might not be able to get it for free to by
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* Might not work as well as we would like
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Price:
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* ?

Revision as of 03:41, 4 December 2010


Insulation
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What:
We are leaking heat. Fast. Need to increase isolation level of the space.
Participants:
Tom, Tazo, Koen, Impy, Bert
Locations:
Whitespace
Cornify


About

It's winter, it's snowy and it's cold. We are using the heating a lot. We checked the gas meter. At an expected price point of 0.38 euros, it seems that (current state - previous state) * price => (22868 - 21640) * 0.38 = 466.64 euros, on the 4th of December. That is a lot!

The plan is to cut costs by investing in isolation. Obvious problems seem to be the roof-windows leaking heat, windows leaking heat, poor adaptability to heat one room and let the other one stay cold.

Possibilities

PU-foam

Can be used to close all open-air gaps for the roof windows

Pros:

  • Cheap
  • Easy to install

Cons:

  • None

Price:

  •  ?

Door between two rooms

Should help us only heating one room and letting the other one stay cold.

Pros:

  • We have already a door (thx Kurt)

Cons:

  • Takes some work to install it
  • Still need some wood and plugs to install it properly

Price:

Transparent plates

Buy see trough plates that are thick enough to trap some air (like double sided glass), and use them as a second layer to provide insulation.

Pros:

  • Will probably very effective
  • Lets sunlight in during day time

Cons:

  • Might be a bit more expensive
  • How to close the sides of the plates to prevent draft

Price:

  •  ?

"Theater" cloth

Get cloth just like the black one we already have in the back and seal off all roof windows.

Pros:

  • Will probably work reasonably
  • Will be cheap if we can get it for free
  • Easy to install and to seal

Cons:

  • We might not be able to get it for free to by
  • Might not work as well as we would like

Price:

  •  ?