A kitchen demo of a drafty house. Different options are shown on sealing upstairs or downstairs. Suggestions made on where to seal leaks first.

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Comment by Mary Beth Thakar on August 23, 2012 at 4:08pm

It is a lovely video -- but I think you should say something about the dangers that come (i.e., backdrafting) with sealing the downstairs first.  Just a thought.  I like your use of those bowls and colanders!

Comment by tedkidd on April 12, 2012 at 8:04am

Nice Video.  Probably helps people understand stack losses come from both up and down.  

Not sure I'd prioritize up over down.  I view them as the same job.  If they were 2 separate jobs I'd probably attempt to determine where the most leakage could be addressed for the given budget.  It might be the attic but it might be the basement.  Houses, and their opportunities vary so greatly. 

Comment by Henry Borysewicz on February 28, 2011 at 6:35pm
Nice video, Ross!
Comment by Ben Fowler on February 18, 2011 at 12:11pm
Good advice. Ideally, you'd do both at the same time!
Comment by Joseph J. Ilacqua on February 17, 2011 at 12:35pm
Thanks for the great video

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