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The neighbors’ “awesome collective wisdom”

Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 by 1 comment

Greg posted the following as part of a note to his neighbors yesterday via Front Porch Forum.  He’s searching for advice about new windows that are frosting over.

At this point none of experts we’ve consulted can seem to explain what could be happening, so I’m turning to the awesome collective wisdom of FPF.

You know… he’s right.  More than 90% of the households in his particular neighborhood subscribe to FPF and got his message.  There’s more wisdom in this group than in any one store clerk or telephone customer service person he may have consulted.  And more than a few of these neighbors share the same problem and may have already solved this problem.

I see one response already in the queue for the next issue of his neighborhood forum… and I’m sure he’ll hear from several people directly.

UPDATE:  Greg and family are relatively new to the state.  So, in addition to appreciating solutions for the window problem, the conversation with all of these clearly identified nearby neighbors is valuable in of itself.

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One comment

  1. laurie says:

    Hi Greg: I own a construction company that installs windows. This is a common problem and is usually caused by too much humidity inside the home. A dehumidifier should do the trick. But, if you have any condensation between the glass (assuming these are double pane windows) you then have an issue that may be covered by your window warranty. If I can help in any way, send me an e mail. You can also check out my site listed above. Take care.

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