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Old 02-13-14, 12:52 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by RobbMeeX View Post
So, its Icemageddon 2: Return to Atlantartica,
We were expecting power outages but only went dark for ten minutes. I have a cupola filled with windows to let light into the center of the house. It is directly above the staircase so from basement to cupola ceiling it is about 27 feet.

This makes a nice draft chimney in the spring and summer and a not so nice draft chimney in the winter. Yesterday I closed it off with poly sheet and staples. This resulted in an instant improvement in comfort and less heater run time.

So now I have one more project - build removable clear panels to seal off the cupola each winter. Had I done this ten years ago I could have saved enough to pay for a new heat pump.
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