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How can I reduce temperature in a sunroom? [closed]

I have a room with 6 windows and a storm door. It was originally a "sun room" and now working from home, I have converted it into an office. I have 2 computers and 4 monitors so I know that ...
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Interior or exterior paint for unconditioned three-season room?

My husband and I are looking to paint the ceiling of our sunroom. We live in an area that gets really hot and humid in the summer and bitterly cold in the winter. This space is enclosed, but the 3 ...
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Building a sun room - should I use double gazed glass? [closed]

I'm turning my alfresco into a sun room by putting in two sliding doors by 4.5m X 3m. I'm in Canberra, Australia and it'll be west facing. I'm trying to decide whether to opt for double gazing for the ...
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GFCI in aluminum sunroom keeps tripping

I recently installed a GFCI outlet in an aluminum sunroom in the interior wall of the sunroom. It worked fine in the summer but now in the winter months when it gets real cold at night the GFCI trips. ...
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Vapor barier placement, radiant heat in floor above unconditioned space

I am building a four season room off the back side of my current home (12x16 room) and have been going back and forth about floor insulation and what hest source I want to use! I am in zone 5 in New ...
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Sunroom construction completion checklist [Toronto]

I have a sunroom underway using a contractor with a city reviewed permit. the city does the structural inspection. Some of the features of the sunroom are: there will be a skylight and a heat pump ...
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good heating/cooling for sunroom in Toronto

I have a east facing sunroom with 2 side glass. its 10x16 feet (length/breath). The highest point of the roof is 9 feet sloping to 7 feet. Our winter goes to -20 degrees C and hottest goes to 35 ...
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How to install ceiling fan in this unique situation [closed]

I’ve come across a ceiling fan that was installed rather shockingly, and I’m tasked to replace it with a new one. But I want to install the new one using more up to date standards. The ceiling fan was ...
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How close can you put casement windows together?

New to framing windows, I have a 50 inch wide opening and I want to put 2 casement windows in next to each other without mulling together. I was wondering with just 1 king stud in between what you do ...
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Green wall in apartment doesn't quite get direct sunlight, can I redirect the light somehow?

I put together a lattice in my (4th floor) apartment's living room to try and grow some climbing plants on it, because the room faces west and I thought it would get a lot of light. Indeed during the ...
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Resizing the sun room windows

I have 6 windows in my sun room .size of the windows are approximately 6ft x 3ft. I want to rezize it to normal windows . all are old jalousie windows. Please let me know your ideas to make it more ...
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Replace top glass panels of a solarium

We have a solarium that is original to the house, 1970s. The top glass panels are fogged over, the double pane seal is broken. The side panels are fine. We are having difficulty finding a contractor ...
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Need advice on porch conversion to sunroom

First, a huge THANK YOU to the community for helping me through a major kitchen and living room renovation. Couldn’t have done without your advise and guidance. I am now exploring the possibility of ...
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Insulating and leveling sunroom floors

We have an old, 1911 house in Minnesota. Our front room is a converted porch which is drafty and quite sloped. Our plan is to rip up the old linoleum floors, get down to the joists, and essentially ...
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Attaching double 2x10 beams to 4x4 post

What is the proper way to attach two double-2x10 beams that butt together at a 4x4 post? Do you notch 3" of the 3.5" post and butt them together there, or does Simpson make a connector for ...
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Sunroom - detached vs attached

we have been talking about building a extension room on the concrete patio. Watched some online videos and all involving attaching a ledger board to the house. However that looks very difficult ...
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Decreasing heat in glass porch

We have a glass porch (10ft x 20ft) with glass walls and glass roof, connects to the main building through a door. What is the way to decrease the heat inside the room? Similar to that: We can cover ...
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Converting Screened Room to 4 Season Room - Looking for confirmation / suggestions

12 years ago I added a 12'x14' screened porch to the back of my house in Maryland. The screen porch was permitted and inspected when I original built it. I'm now thinking of upgrading the room to a 4 ...
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Is there gutter around this sunroom?

This sunroom is interesting because: The long edge attached to the house is lower below the gutter. Then it has multiple edges with a pointed top (cathedral?). How does the water run off? ...
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option for hot sunroom floor

i have a sunroom, summer time sunroom can be hot over>100 F degree, laminate or vinyl planks which one is better and can tolerated hot weather?
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Filling in holes in a wooden porch frame made by bees

I have a question on filling in holes on the post of my sunroom. left image: sunroom and a hole on the red box. right image: a hole (on the red box). The hole is about a half depth of the post. Would ...
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How can I seal between siding and sunroom to block bee access?

I have a sunroom which is right next to the siding of my houses: However, as shown below, there are some gaps between the siding and the sunroom, and some bees go inside the gaps and make holes. I’d ...
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Options to cool attached sunroom

I live in the northeast US and recently bought a home with an attached solarium facing south. Roof is composed of reflective double-pane Anderson windows. Sides are nearly floor to ceiling double-...
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Is vinyl click-plank flooring appropriate for 3-season rooms in cold climates?

Has anyone had experience with floating click-vinyl plank flooring in a 3-season sunroom? My room has south west exposure. The floor is insulated with vapor barrier and is well supported. My main ...
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