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jayney-O
Friday, August 18, 2006, 5:49pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I had this done (kind of did it myself with DH) and am glad I did. Cleaner. breathe easier.
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Victoria
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Anyone have recommendations on "clean" (as in allergy free) pillows?  The only think I'm seeing around here are pillows encased in a non-porous cover.  They seem very hot and sweaty against the head!  
Once I had a Kapok fiber pillow, but have not seen any since.  Mine are down, which I think can really breed allergens over the years.



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northernstars
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If we don't have to pay $6,500 for a new septic system this fall/winter then I might be able to replace most of the carpeting with some kind of wood flooring.  The floors in Alaska are notorious for being very cold during the 8 months of winter, so I am a little hesitant about anything other than carpeting.  Cold floors seem to keep the surrounding area quite cold and with the price of natural gas the thought of turning up the heat to offset the cold floors is frightening.

So far the septic enzymes I bought seem to be keeping the septic system working, but it has only been a couple months.  Sure hope those enzymes work.  They say they do at 38 degrees and above.  I know that the water comes out of the ground at 34 degrees, so it may be iffy.  I'm just assuming that the decomposition that should be going on is increasing the surrounding temperature in the septic system and will therefore allow the enzymes to work efficiently.

The carpeting we have is old and even though we have a very good vacuum cleaner, I know there is still much that is left behind.  

On the other issue of neti pots; whenever I use one my nose is incredibly stuffy for at least the next couple hours.  It has not gotten better over the past year of use.  My nose can be clear when I begin to use it and when I am done, the stuffiness in very apparent.  Don't know why.  I use it as directed and only use sea salt.

Our pillows are filled with water and we bought them from our chiropractor.  They do help with neck alignment which does help with the sleep.  Bedding is thoroughly washed weekly and I'm using the Arm and Hammer brand of laundry detergent as that seems to be the least irritating.  Will try the vinegar in the rinse.


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Dealing with symptoms.  Your sinuses are a lot bigger than your nose.  That's where the mucous is coming from ..when you use the neti pot, it brings that mucous out.  If you start using the neti pot more than once a day, you may find that the stuffiness starts resolving.  The site I linked has more details on advanced use which includes getting the solution deeper into the sinuses.  Huffing to send air OUT through the nose and push the mucous out without closing either nostril is important after neti pot use.  This forceful but un-obstructive huffing helps dry the sinuses.  

Getting at a possible cause.  Throw rugs can be used in place of wall to wall carpeting.  Definitely make sure they will not pose a falling hazard.  Throw rugs can be cleaned and dried easier than wall to wall.  Rental carpet cleaners leave the carpet so wet that it breads mold and other problems.  Commercial carpet cleaners do leave the carpets dryer so less problems with mold but still not problem free by any means.

Aggravation of the cause.  In winter, I'm sure you seal the house pretty tight.  So that means that any mold issues with your carpet will cause even more problems than in summer.  Light layers can help keep you warm while indoors.

I'll send some more ideas in PM.  
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If we don't have to pay $6,500 for a new septic system this fall/winter then I might be able to replace most of the carpeting with some kind of wood flooring.  The floors in Alaska are notorious for being very cold during the 8 months of winter, so I am a little hesitant about anything other than carpeting.  Cold floors seem to keep the surrounding area quite cold and with the price of natural gas the thought of turning up the heat to offset the cold floors is frightening.


You might think about looking into the underfloor heating that is out there now...if you are laying a new wood floor you can get it installed beforehand. I've heard really god things about it.

I have wood and never find cold floors to be an issue but my feet are really tough from going barefoot so much.

Laura

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Vicki, I'll check that other web site out.  Maybe more often would be beneficial.

Semmens, Can those floor heating units be installed in an already built house?  Everything that I have seen show it being installed before construction of the flooring.


The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. Good health to you & yours.

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semmens
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I think if you are putting down a new wood floor (over subfloor), you can...the heating element goes between the layers. Just like if you were putting down ceramic tile you could put it between the subfloor and the tile.

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Semmens, thanks.


The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. Good health to you & yours.

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Hi Sharon,

living in a cold climate like you .... flooring and insulating are most important - it used to be THE only option available ... wall-to-wall carpeting or hardwood flooring.  But with recent innovations (like cushion flooring) the options are very versatile ... even warm ceramics in winter.  Please, check out your options from a contractor.

We should also get cleaned (especially if old or very new) all duct work ... huge potential for mold and dust.

We should also not have a (better possibility with a newer home) a house that is too air-tight ... it accumulates deadly (radioactive) radon gas.  This gas is normal and will cause no problem with an exchange of air ...

................ just some of the facts about 'winterizing' a home ...........

John


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Thanks, John.  For heating we have a gas boiler that runs hot water through baseboard heaters, so we don't have air that is blown around.  Our house was built in 1978, so it isn't really air tight, although my husband did seal up many drafty areas around the windows last year.  I also keep the door to the solarium open all night and there is lots of fresh air that comes in through there.

I'll check with our contractor friend and see what the costs are for cushion flooring.  I am to the point of wanting to get rid of the carpeting.  


The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. Good health to you & yours.

http://library.thinkquest.org/3592/?tqskip1=1  Through the Eyes of a Wolverine

Sharon BTD-ing in Alaska! 3 O-s & 1 A+
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Quoted from Victoria
Anyone have recommendations on "clean" (as in allergy free) pillows?  The only think I'm seeing around here are pillows encased in a non-porous cover.  They seem very hot and sweaty against the head!  
Once I had a Kapok fiber pillow, but have not seen any since.  Mine are down, which I think can really breed allergens over the years.


It is the same we get here- they are absolutely horrible to sleep with imo.
I got new goosedown/featherpillows and duvets friom Ikea when I got my daughter - I wash them at minimum 60 C/ 140 F sometimes 95 c / 203 F every 3 months- that is what the allergie organisation/ docs  recommends here.

I got rid of all carpets  except loose cotton rugs - that can be washed .
In my livingroom i´ve got a 100% wool carpet that I wash every year - but that is it - clean woodfloors are much easier to keep clean.

You can install heatingsystems under woodfloors- but a good layer of insulation under the floor can help a lot as well.
My friend on Greenland has woodfloors and they are not cold at all.


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Victoria, I love my buckwheat pillows. I've bought some at WF....don't know where else, but ....they are awesome.
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