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Now you can weatherize the house. Cut the foam pads to fitthe top of the ceiling and the spaces under the floor. Whatever
remains can be used as a second layer under the floor, if room
Secure the pads in place with glue and tape. Be sure to put the pads on the unfinished side of the plywood ceiling. Then fill the wall spaces with loose insulation, but don’t pack it down. Run weatherstripping around the top of the ceiling supports. And finally, if the walls and floor don’t fit together too well, get a small tube of caulking compound and caulk all inside joints.
How can you tell if the weatherized house is any more effective than before? That’s right, run another experiment. Here we go again...
QUICKIE EXPERIMENT “E”
Pick out six ice cubes of the same size you used or Quickie Experiment “D,” and follow the same proce dure as in that test. This time, however, you’ll be putting the saucer of cubes into a weatherized house. Once again, note how long it took for the ice to melt.
| If the total amount of ice was the same in both experiments,
you should have recorded a longer melting time with the
insulated house. Did you?