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      Good afternoon all, enjoying a hazel nut cream coffee and a blueberry iced tea. Lunching on leftovers with orange juice. Doing aroma therapy and music therapy till dinner and hitting the deck tonight.

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      Listening to the birds outside and wondering if the the mesh that covers the sides of the shutters got moved and they're getting back behind the shutters. I will need to get a tall ladder before spring and fix all the gaps.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      Listening to the birds outside and wondering if the the mesh that covers the sides of the shutters got moved and they're getting back behind the shutters. I will need to get a tall ladder before spring and fix all the gaps.
      Hope it's a simple job. I have soundproofing issues that are going to be quite complex - when my house was built there was no such thing as a truck and road noise was when your neighbor went out on his horse before you did. So needless to say the house wasn't built with the concern for noise reduction that a more modern house might have. I've found a few places that are going to need some potentially major masonry work to block out noise. Thankfully I've found a couple of places that sell a variety of noise deadening products, so hopefully they will also help.
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      Quote Originally Posted by tango View Post
      Hope it's a simple job. I have soundproofing issues that are going to be quite complex - when my house was built there was no such thing as a truck and road noise was when your neighbor went out on his horse before you did. So needless to say the house wasn't built with the concern for noise reduction that a more modern house might have. I've found a few places that are going to need some potentially major masonry work to block out noise. Thankfully I've found a couple of places that sell a variety of noise deadening products, so hopefully they will also help.
      Do you have any insulation blown into the walls that could help? We had a brick house for a our first house and there was no insulation in the walls at all.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      Do you have any insulation blown into the walls that could help? We had a brick house for a our first house and there was no insulation in the walls at all.
      When my house was built I'm not sure the concept of insulation even existed. Some walls have subsequently had cellulose blown into them but in many places it has settled or apparently wasn't there at all. It's intriguing to look at the walls through the lens of a thermal camera - you can see the individual wall studs and where the cellulose has settled based on the colors.

      A bigger problem is where the house was extended. Some of the joins aren't particularly good - from what I can tell they are structurally sound but if a brick didn't quite fit the builder just broke off pieces until it did. So there are places where the inner face of the brickwork is broken away, meaning cold air and noise can get in easily. I've found and fixed a few of them but I have a nasty feeling there are at least two more than run the entire height of the house.

      One half of the house is ripped apart as part of my ongoing renovation and that part now has polyisocyanurate insulation panels in it. One room used to drop into the low 40s if I left it closed for a few days in the winter and, now it's insulated, even when it goes well below freezing outside for days at a time the room doesn't drop below 50. The soundproofing is also hugely improved, but I want it better still. The material I'm looking at isn't particularly cheap (I'm expecting it to run to $8-900 to cover a room about 14 feet square, including the ceiling) but if it shuts out the noise it will be worth it. If it does I'll put it in the rest of the house as I go.
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      Good morning all, had about 12 hours sleep last night, enjoying my usual breakfast and my morning coffee.

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      Speaking of thermal camera images, I went outside today and had a look at the outside of the house with my thermal camera. It's a lot better than it was before!

      One thing that fascinated me was that I noticed in one wall the entire wall was cold but it had a narrow warm strip beside one of the windows. At first it confused me, but then I remembered I didn't finish a piece of work there so that's the one part of the wall that doesn't have insulation panels lining the inside. Interesting that I could see the difference from the outside.

      There are still a couple of warm spots I can't yet explain. Perhaps there's a gap in the brickwork I haven't noticed yet, but I can't see corresponding cold spots on the inside. I suspect I've got an issue in one place that lets the warmth into the brickwork where it rises and then creates a warm spot at the top of the wall. That sort of thing is likely to be a challenge to identify. But I can but press on and keep fixing things as and when I find them.
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      Good afternoon all, having an iced peppermint latte. Lunching out on an A&W's mama burger trio. Seeing my therapist this afternoon.

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      Going to get groceries.
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