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Old 11-23-10, 10:30 AM   #21
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Wow, your's is way thicker then my crummy insulation I picked up at Canadian Tire. I should have grabbed mine from Home Depot as well.

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Old 11-23-10, 10:54 AM   #22
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Cory, I bought the swordfish for overall health mostly. Although my 2 year old has started coughing a lot at night lately, and I wasn't sure up until last Friday what it was, but the doctor said he may have some aszma which runs in our family although no one has anything really full blown. I think I may have a bit of allergies, but just a touch.
Do you have a cat? Even though you may have had it forever it is not uncommon for kids to suddenly have reactions to it.

I have read about those UV light products. From what I have read you would need a rather large one to actually benefit from it.
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Old 11-23-10, 04:43 PM   #23
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It looks like you could use some insulation on the water pipes.
True, especially since I allow convection to carry heat within the pipes all the way up to the 2nd floor.
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Wow, your's is way thicker then my crummy insulation I picked up at Canadian Tire. I should have grabbed mine from Home Depot as well.
That's why I chose this part number, over the R3 one next to it.

Does anyone know of a reason why kraft-backed insulation from the building materials aisle wouldn't work for this application?
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Old 11-23-10, 09:26 PM   #24
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Does anyone know of a reason why kraft-backed insulation from the building materials aisle wouldn't work for this application?
It should work fine. I think the reason they use plastic in the kits is that it is more puncture resistant. The kraft paper insulation is normally covered with drywall or some other material so it isn't subject to damage.
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Old 11-24-10, 12:25 PM   #25
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Do you have a cat? Even though you may have had it forever it is not uncommon for kids to suddenly have reactions to it.

I have read about those UV light products. From what I have read you would need a rather large one to actually benefit from it.
He's ok now. It must have been a phase he was going through. Or there wasn't enough humidity in his room as this was happening mostly during the winter in the dry months. We use a humidifier now when anyone coughs and boom...gone.

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