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01-21-02, 07:11 PM   #1  
Wind coming thru outlet

I am in my first house, and cold air seems to be coming through my electrical outlets! We don't get a whole lot of cold air in Houston, so I'm just now noticing it, but what can I do to stop this from happening?

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01-21-02, 08:47 PM   #2  
Hello: SGW

Make a stop at your local hardware store or one of the large chain hardware stores. Stroll the electrical supply isles and locate the electrical recepticule and wall electrical boxes.

On the shelves in this section, you'll find precut and premade insulation pads that fit between the recepticule box and cover plate. Install as directed and the drafts will be gone.

Of course you can make the same items from sheets of corking material and or automotive gasket materials if you want a real Do-It-Yourself project....

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