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Old 01-16-06, 12:13 AM
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you know its cold out if...

this happens.. this is my apt about 5 min ago.
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Old 01-16-06, 12:16 AM
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Oh, shiver me timbers!! It's about 50F with no windchill here in LA and I'm freezing
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Old 01-16-06, 12:21 AM
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Toss a cup of very hot water in the air at -30F to see it freeze before it hits the ground.
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Old 01-16-06, 12:22 AM
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Right Now for
Boston, MA (02215)

9°F
Feels Like
-8°F
Updated Jan 16 01:00 a.m. ET

Wind: From NW at 16 mph
gusting to 21 mph

which is nuts because it was up to 60 yesterday.
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Old 01-16-06, 12:30 AM
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Its nice and toasty here
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i have no idea. this bad boy is doing it's thing (see below), although there is a draft... im in shorts and tshirt though. housing code says it can't be below 64, but who knows.
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What, you're just getting ice buildup around your windows? That happens to us every year from about November til March. Use a towel to wipe up the accumulating condensation a few times a day to keep it from freezing. You could also use a dehumidifier to reduce the humidity in you're home, that should help.
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When I have to wear a heavy wool coat to venture outdoors (it is about 36 degrees right now).
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My ride back mid December. I've been told we are in for snow tomorrow. Unreal:

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Originally Posted by Taerom
What, you're just getting ice buildup around your windows? That happens to us every year from about November til March. Use a towel to wipe up the accumulating condensation a few times a day to keep it from freezing. You could also use a dehumidifier to reduce the humidity in you're home, that should help.
Dehumidifier in winter? You might as well take sandpaper to your sinuses. Stick to the towel, and look for someplace with thermopane windows.
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The insulation in between the windows or the sill is not good enough. If you can insulate it well enough that won't happen.
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I dont see it, whats unusual?
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15 degrees like -2 here in Boston, but my friend in Minnesota says he has to keep his hot water running at a trickle to keep the pipes from freezing so I don't feel so bad.
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Originally Posted by 2manybikes
The insulation in between the windows or the sill is not good enough. If you can insulate it well enough that won't happen.
yeah, these windows are super crappy. management was going on and on about how they were going to replace them all this summer, but they never did. most of them don't even lock. up top.

what would you recommend to insulate them? i've heard of that plastic coating ****, and maybe some duct tape to seal the edges?
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Even masking tape will stop the worst of the drafts and it's really easy to peel off come the summer. Makes a room much more cosy.
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Originally Posted by gregtheripper
yeah, these windows are super crappy. management was going on and on about how they were going to replace them all this summer, but they never did. most of them don't even lock. up top.

what would you recommend to insulate them? i've heard of that plastic coating ****, and maybe some duct tape to seal the edges?
That would work. Leave a little air space between your plastic covering and the wooden sill for insulation.
3M sells kits that have a very clear plastic and are easy to use. I have seen a few installed, they look pretty good. They work great at a relatives house. A home store or building supply place might have them. You can probably get them on line.

edit: In addition to the plastic sheet if you can do it, check the outside for gaps where the window meets the wood and where the wood meets the brick. If you can get away with it just tape over the cracks on the outside. The right way is to caulk it in the nice weather.

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