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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Staple it to the siding and stick it to the mylar?
    Looks like both tape components are sticky sided. The vendor claims the adhesive is easy to remove, but I have reservations.



    I'm still thinking the nails with clamps is the best solution so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Looks like both tape components are sticky sided.
    Leave the peel off backing on it when stapling.

    Lengths of tape stuck along the edges of the mylar would be a big help in preventing it from tearing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Leave the peel off backing on it when stapling.

    Lengths of tape stuck along the edges of the mylar would be a big help in preventing it from tearing?
    I was thinking of the handy mans secret weapon, duct tape, for that. I have a thing for RedGreen.

    Think of the COGs as well: 4 nails + 4 clamps versus supporting some poisonous Chinese conglomerate. Win-Win.
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    I’m trying to figure why you are attaching mylar to your house?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    No, this is not upstate.

    Using staples had crossed my mind, but given the flimsiness of the mylar, I'm worried about tearing.

    So staples combined with cardboard or a thin plastic might work.

    For the ongiong seasonal application, I was thinking of hammering in some nails from which I could hang clamps that could hold the mylar. That makes it easier to remove at summers end. Even upstate.
    What is this stuff exactly? Just mylar? What's the function?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ::: ::: View Post
    I’m trying to figure why you are attaching mylar to your house?
    Good question.
    We get pretty good afternoon and early evening light on the house, but the garden next to the house has shade.
    If I mount mylar, not only will it decrease the heat generated (dark brown paint on the siding), but it will reflect a little more light onto the garden.

    Plus, it will make the very few people who see that side of the house wonder.
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    Random Unthreadworthy Questions

    With polyethylene or even blue tarps, usually the membrane is wrapped around a stick (1x or 2x, whatever) neatly and the stick is then nailed off to the substrate

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    Quote Originally Posted by ::: ::: View Post
    With polyethylene or even blue tarps, usually the membrane is wrapped around a stick (1x or 2x, whatever) neatly and the stick is then nailed off to the substrate
    That's one of the ideas. But I think clamps are more elegant and easier to manage in the fall when I'll take it down. We don't get a lot of wind here.

    Besides, what you do with your Aunt Ethyl is your business.
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    Plus when you're giving directions to the place you can just say the place covered in foil. Pretty much eliminates people going to the wrong house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Plus when you're giving directions to the place you can just say the place covered in foil. Pretty much eliminates people going to the wrong house.
    Can't see our house from the road, despite that particular advantage.
    I could be a Cristo Moderne!
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    How come companies still make pants that are 100% cotton when everyone knows a blend that includes a touch of spandex or whatever for stretch is just plain better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    Check your seal. Sounds like the door isn't as tight as it should be.
    Hehe.
    Definitely not a gorilla grip. But the seal is there. The rubber is super soft compared to what I’ve been used to on others.
    Off to YouTube to see if there is any possible fix.

    This sounds so dirty lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzworthy View Post
    Hehe.
    Definitely not a gorilla grip. But the seal is there. The rubber is super soft compared to what I’ve been used to on others.
    Off to YouTube to see if there is any possible fix.

    This sounds so dirty lol
    No one likes a flacid seal.
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    Am I the only one who misreads the title of the "Justify Atheism" thread and has to fight the urge to start a "Justify Autism" thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    Am I the only one who misreads the title of the "Justify Atheism" thread and has to fight the urge to start a "Justify Autism" thread?
    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...t=#post5390148

    Great minds, I guess. Almost 3 years apart.

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    I keep thinking it says "Justify Ageism".

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    What exactly is meant by someone singing that they will "dust my broom"? How can you dust a broom? Don't you dust with a broom? Is he dusting a broom with another broom?

    The world is perfect. Appreciate the details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    What exactly is meant by someone singing that they will "dust my broom"? How can you dust a broom? Don't you dust with a broom? Is he dusting a broom with another broom?
    Ask Robert Johnson

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyCarter View Post
    Ask Robert Johnson
    And Elmore James, ZZ Top, and Johnny Winter.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_My_Broom

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    Heh
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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    No one likes a flacid seal.
    You'll never get airtight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaver View Post
    You'll never get airtight.
    Airtight? how many seals are we talking about here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyCarter View Post
    Airtight? how many seals are we talking about here?
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    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    I appreciate the microwave for heating leftovers and liquids up. But why can't they produce a reverse contraption that can cool a glass of beer in under a minute?

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