On 6 Feb 2006 09:03:30 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Other have suggested caulking. That's probably a good idea, but you
have a great deal more caulking to do than you might think. I once
lived in an building where idiots in the apartment below started a
fire. The firemen came quickly and put it out, before there was any
Afterwards there were little "plumes" of soot on the walls in more
places than I could count. Every wall penetration showed evidence of
smoke. Around every door frame, wall outlet and light fixture. In
various places over and under base moldings. Even in small cracks in
the plaster. Certainly around every plumbing and heat pipe.
I might add that in another building we lived in there were crevices
under baseboards where even MICE managed to get through, although the
space didn't look nearly as big as the mouse. Presumably there was a
vermin highway in the walls. Based on what I have seen, I wouldn't be
surprised if even your floors were not 100% sealed.
My very inexpert opinion is that you will never get it all sealed up.
Positive pressure might be worth investigating.
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