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Old 09-19-2008, 11:58 AM   #1
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hey all, my wife and i closed on our house about 3 months ago and have been working and painting since lol. we live in PA and winter is coming soon. we have all the plumbing and wiring redone (thanks to her uncle who is a plumbing/hvac/ electrician teacher at a local tech school) lots of work done to the downstairs thanks to my dad (longtime carpenter). anywho heres my question, teh upstairs is still gutted and we have sort of ran out of money for right now. we were wondering if it would be okay and what would be the best way to seal off the upstairs? our bedroom is on the 1st floor for now and there is one set of stairs with an open doorway at the top. could we just sort of hang some kind of heavy duty curtain type thing there? we dont really wany to board it up or anything bc we do have stuff stored up there. thanks for any ideas. im new to this stuff so any ideas are welcome.

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Old 09-19-2008, 05:13 PM   #2
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They make a heavy plastic doorway sealer-offer that would be perfect for your application. It has a huge zipper vertically down the middle to allow entry. They work awesome.

The bad news is that I can't think of the name (had knee surgery this morning and I'm on some goofy pain meds ). Hopefully someone will come along that remembers the brand name.

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orrrr, you could just tack up an old heavy quilt or thick comforter-type blanket. just don't store anything up there that may freeze and burst! it helps us here in the cold weather. we have VERY thick, doubled curtains between the 2 rooms and it keeps the warm in quite well.
as much as it costs to heat, you have the right idea to close it off if not in use. but what do i know? i'm just a mouse......

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awesome i was hoping for something liek that. thanks for all the help guys.
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They make a heavy plastic doorway sealer-offer that would be perfect for your application. It has a huge zipper vertically down the middle to allow entry. They work awesome.

The bad news is that I can't think of the name (had knee surgery this morning and I'm on some goofy pain meds ). Hopefully someone will come along that remembers the brand name.

Hope you have a quick recovery! Don't enjoy the pain meds too much..

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