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razzle51
cold air coming in

I recently in June had my house sided and new isulation, but cold air is coming in thru the electric outlets . why is this ? What can I do ? THANKS Roz

ZZZ
Re: cold air coming in

You may have an older home with no top plates on the walls. This allows cold air in the attic to settle down through the stud cavities to the receptacle boxes. Are your walls insulated?
There are several kits to put a gasket under the receptacle plates to reduce this infiltration. At most hardware stores and on the web.

razzle51
Re: cold air coming in

yes well insulated . House built in the 50,s . thanks for your help . Roz

razzle51
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what are the name of the kits ?

ZZZ
Re: cold air coming in

http://www.goodcommonsense.net/ouairse.html

Here are gaskets as well as plates with caps for the recept. openings.

razzle51
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ZZZ
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Sorry for the delay.

These

http://www.goodcommonsense.net/oulise.html

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