Tag Archives: home improvement

attic door insulation

The swing down door with the access ladder to the attic is constructed out of 1/2″ plywood and was not insulated. This means there was a 30″ x 50″ “hole” in the attic insulation. I decided that attaching rigid insulation … Continue reading

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attic insulation

I finished adding some insulation to the attic today. The attic above the heated apartment is insulated with old gray fiberglass batts partially covered with 1/2″ plywood. The plywood provides a surface that allow the attic to be used for … Continue reading

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interior storm window

One of the easiest and least expensive ways to improve window efficiency is the build an interior storm window. The frame is made out of 1x2s and covered with flexible plastic on both sides to create a trapped air space … Continue reading

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vinyl windows

The windows in the main building are all single pane glass with aluminum frames. This is basically the worst type of window to have in conditioned spaces. Eventually, we plan to replace all of the windows in the building, but … Continue reading

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exterior door

All of the exterior doors in the main office/apartment building are actually not exterior if that can possibly make any sense. They all lead to the outside, but are in fact hollow core uninsulated interior doors.  We replaced the first … Continue reading

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Energy Star refrigerator

We replaced the existing fridge in the family apartment at the campground that was about 40 years old with a new Kenmore Energy Star rated unit about a year ago. I couldn’t find exact specs on what the old fridge … Continue reading

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CFLs

Some solutions that can reduce energy use are the most simple to implement. We replaced basically all of the regular incandescent light bulbs around the campground with compact fluorescent bulbs. Many of the other fixtures already use fluorescent tubes. About a dozen bulbs were replaced … Continue reading

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