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Old 10-04-2011, 08:26 AM   #1
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Shrink Fit - Has anyone tried it

Since everyone is always discussing single pane windows I was wondering if any one had ever tried Shrink Fit? I used to use it on the inside of my back porch windows every winter and it worked fine. You cannot open the windows, but it sure helped the small heater I had with keeping the area warmer...
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I assume you are asking because you are planning on some cold weather camping.

I cold weather camped 1 year. I have 3 windows that I wanted to see out of, but did not care if I could open or not, I used that shrink plastic you are asking about. Two of the three windows do not open at all, so there are no drafts from those windows. I don't know of a draft on the third window, but I put that plastic on it anyway. I believe it did a fairly good job in reducing the cold from radiating thru. My only problem was that the tape was a bear to get off the following spring. On the other windows I used that corrugated aluminum insulation which also worked fine. I had no issues with condensation on any of the windows.
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We use the foil insulation we readed about on this site at Lowe's. You can't see out or in but easy to put up and down when needed.
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The kind I am talking about has no tape and comes off easy enough. You heat it up with a hair dryer and it shrinks / tightens as the heat is applied. The windows only need a small lip on them for it to work.
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I used it on my screen door to cut down the drafts from the door.The one I used had the tape.It seeked to help. I also have some foil covered foam for the windsheld and roof vents.
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