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For the first time here recently, I noticed I could feel cold air coming in through the electrical outlets on the outside walls. I plugged the unused outlets with the child-proofing plugs. I remember someone insulating around each electrical box, but I can afford to do that, so I had to

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  1. #1
    the_lady_kay
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    For the first time here recently, I noticed I could feel cold air

    coming in through the electrical outlets on the outside walls. I

    plugged the unused outlets with the child-proofing plugs. I remember

    someone insulating around each electrical box, but I can afford to do

    that, so I had to use the plugs.








  2. #2
    Vickie
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    I use the insulating foam pads around the electrical outlets & light switches that are on an outside walls.

    the_lady_kay <caysea11@yahoo.com> wrote: For the first time here recently, I noticed I could feel cold air
    coming in through the electrical outlets on the outside walls. I
    plugged the unused outlets with the child-proofing plugs. I remember
    someone insulating around each electrical box, but I can afford to do
    that, so I had to use the plugs.




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    Lisa
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    The Tightwad Gazette suggest you make the insulators (basically

    rectangles of foam with a hole for the switch) out of styrofoam food

    trays. Anyone try this?



    Lisa



    > For the first time here recently, I noticed I could feel cold air

    > coming in through the electrical outlets on the outside walls. I

    > plugged the unused outlets with the child-proofing plugs. I remember

    > someone insulating around each electrical box, but I can afford to do

    > that, so I had to use the plugs.








 

 

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