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Reduce the draughts in the space #1034

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amcewen opened this Issue Jan 19, 2019 · 6 comments

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amcewen commented Jan 19, 2019

To help keep our heating bill down we should...

  • Fill the hole down the side of the vertical beam by my desk
  • Fit a draught excluder to the bottom of the fire exit door

Any other obvious gaps to plug?

  • Gaps at the edges of the floor in the main room
  • Gaps at the edges of the floor in Dinky
  • Gaps at the edges of the floor in the laser room
  • Gaps at the edges of the floor in the CNC room
  • Gaps at the edges of the floor in the events room
  • The small gaps round the sockets on the pillar in the centre of the main room (@magman2112 checked the other pillars and they're all okay)
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magman2112 commented Jan 19, 2019

I have a FLIR module that fits my iPhone and iPad, we could use this to find cold spots in the room and target these for possibly sealing.

I would say that all of the large girders will have gaps that will need filling. We should perhaps also investigate where the floorboards meet the brick walls.

We should also perhaps look at any corresponding gaps in the ceiling, as this will also be letting heat out of the room - applying mastic to these joints may be a pain, but these are long gaps that are potentially letting lots of heat out.

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amcewen commented Jan 21, 2019

Yesterday @magman2112 fixed the two items I'd originally listed. @MethodDan also checked the edges of the floor in the main room.

I've updated the list with the ones that need checking/fixing.

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MethodDan commented Jan 21, 2019

I filled some holes in the floor and fixed boards along the exterior wall from the solder station to the laser cutter room. I don't know if any other walls in the main room still need to be checked though. Just an FYI :)

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amcewen commented Jan 23, 2019

The new floor is down in Dinky, so that's a sealed as it's getting :-)

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johnmckerrell commented Jan 23, 2019

Jackie and I inspected it beforehand and it looked like holes had been filled, there was definitely evidence of expanding filler.

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magman2112 commented Feb 5, 2019

@Sean-anotherone filled the main holes in the floor in the laser room. Some of the foam may still need to be trimmed off though, but at least the drafts have been reduced (there were some big gaps along the west wall)

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