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Old 10-17-11, 11:32 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by PaleMelanesian View Post
Adding ventilation is next. I bought some sample ridge vents to study and inspect.
Have you looked into moving some of your heat producing appliances out of the living space?

Where is your water heater located? It leaks heat year-round. I might be better off in the garage.

Have you considered a fully equipped patio kitchen? Kind of a modern day cook-house.

I saw a really pleasant one in New Orleans, with an old refrig, stove and sink duplicated outside for the summertime. Very pleasant with loads of plants, and cages for parrots & pythons. Much cooler than inside.

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