Re: building materials, insulating
From: Fred H Olson (
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2003 17:05:19 -0700 (MST)
christine pattee C2pattee [at]
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in my large finished attic, with unheated entryway from stairs, i had success 
with putting up a wall of clear acrylic with a doorway made from several 
layers of strips made from the heaviest plastic sheeting i could find.  i was 
trying to imitate the really heavy plastic strips i'd seen in the doorways of 

christine pattee
late of the greater hartford CT cohousing group

From: "Kay Argyle" <argyle [at]>
To: <cohousing-l [at]>
Subject: Re: [C-L]_Re: building materials, insulating
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 20:40:18 -0700
Reply-To: cohousing-l [at]

> We hung a polarfleece curtain between our entry hall and the main dining
> room, with excellent results for keeping the main room warmer. [...]
> Now if we could find some transparent fleece...

Years back I lived in an old house subdivided into apartments.  If the
building's single thermostat got turned up enough that my apartment was
warm, the upstairs tenants sweltered, and the elderly boiler got cranky.
After a couple of winters of conventional caulking and weatherstripping,
without much impact on the temperature, I hung a clear shower curtain (with
penguins on it) in the doorway between the old glassed-in porch and the
second room where the radiator was.  Suddenly it was snug and warm.

A plastic curtain wouldn't survive kids as well as polar fleece, but
otherwise I heartily recommend the solution.


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