Why am I still getting icicles after blowing insulation?


Each day i get lots of mails from people who want help with certain psychological disorders they believe they are suffering from.

One of the common problems that many people are really concerned about is being single!!
I always get mails from people with questions like "Farouk i am 20 and am still single or why am still single at 30".

People are concerned about being single to the extent that they regard it as a personality disorder! In order to help those people feel more confident about themselves i decided to write this post to show them that they can be single and elite in the same time.

The second reason i wrote this post is to help single people answer those who always ask them the question "Why are you still single dear?".

Why are you still single? (10 reasons why elite people might be single)

You are single because you know what you want: You might be still single because you are looking for the best and you don’t want to settle for...
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I'm not really sure what inputs are causing your function to blow up. I can't get it to blow up with two 5-billion-element subsequences:

boot.user=> (defn move-split [[xs ys]] #_=> (doall #_=> (concat #_=> (list (concat xs (list (first ys)))) #_=> (list (next ys))))) #'boot.user/move-split boot.user=> (def x (move-split [(range 5e0) (range 5e0)])) #'boot.user/x boot.user=> x ((0 1 2 3 4 0) (1 2 3 4)) boot.user=> (def x (move-split [(range 5e9) (range 5e9)])) #'boot.user/x boot.user=> (-> (nth x 0) first) 0 boot.user=> (-> (nth x 1) first) 1

There are, however, many opportunities to make this function more idiomatic. Looking at the function:

(defn move-split [[xs ys]] (doall (concat (list (concat xs (list (first ys)))) (list (next ys)))))

On line 4: we needn't construct a list since concat is already returning a sequence. Similarly, we neeedn't construct the list on line 5 either, next is already returning a sequence. With these two...

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by Lori
(New York)


Can you tell me please!

Everyone here got lice - 3 kids, me, husband, and my mom. I have dried every pillowcase, hat, what touches the head item, each day since treatment.

I did a NIX treatment on my head last Friday. I itched before and after. Around Tuesday I couldn't take it any longer and poured olive oil on my head for 8 hours. Washed it out, picked my hair and found a bunch of black things in my hair. My husband and girlfriend hair dresser do not see any nits in my head, but I'm still itching like crazy.

I don't know what to do to get rid of the itching - it's not that it happens more in the daytime than night or dark. We did the comb out w/the nix treatment last week, my husband has gone through my hair w/a tweezer, and I did the comb through again - though not with a metal comb - after the olive oil. So my question is, do i still have lice even though I don't see any...

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There are so many pros to buying an old house (charm, character, even the doorknobs). But there are drawbacks, too, and a big one is the lack of modern insulation.

We didn’t really notice any issues with our house’s energy efficiency when we first moved in last spring – the rooms felt comfortably well-cooled by our central air conditioning during the warmer weather. But now that we’re enduring the 5th snowiest winter in Chicago, we’re really feeling (and seeing!) the effects of having a minimally-insulated 1920s house.

We can’t see behind our walls, but we suspect there is no insulation at all inside, a common practice at the time our house was built. If any insulation at all was used, it was possibly horsehair and newspaper. Either way – not only are these methods not very effective at protecting the inside from outside elements by today’s energy standards, but any old insulation materials have probably disintegrated to some degree over the last 90+...

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Whenever I shave my legs, I can always see the roots right afterward. My legs are smooth and all, but I hate the way it looks. What can I do?

Unfortunately, shaving won't nix your hair's roots. Getting as close a shave as possible will minimize their appearance. When you're getting ready to shave, make sure it's the last thing you do in the shower so that the hot water has time to soften your leg hair. Use a loofah or washcloth to exfoliate your skin beforehand, and try a specially formulated smooth shave gel (we like Aveeno's Positively Smooth Shave Gel, $5 at drugstores) and a fresh razor.

If you're still annoyed by the inevitable roots—and trust us, people really aren't looking close enough to notice!—you might wanna try waxing, which will remove hair from the root rather than just taking it down to your skin's surface.

What are your best hair-removal tips? Tell us in the comments...

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Are icicles hanging from your eavestrough?

Melting snow is causing headaches for homeowners across Windsor-Essex, including ice dams that can damage shingles — or worse.

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that creates a wall that keeps water from draining off roofs, allowing it to seep under shingles and cause damage to walls, ceilings and insulation.

"Typically it's caused from heat loss in the roof assembly itself, which creates ice building along the eaves when it refreezes," explained David Rauth, president of Rauth Roofing.

"We recommend a heat trace, which is a wire ... that's plugged into an external outlet, which provides heat to prevent ice from forming," he added.

David Rauth, president of Rauth Roofing, said homeowners should seek professional help to remove snow and ice from their eavestrough. (Dale Molnar/CBC)

Steeper, sloped roofs allow water to run off, but less pitched roofs can allow snow to accumulate and increase the risk of...

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unknown (08771)

8 days ago

My result: You don't have a boyfriend because you don't really want one.

Thats why....

Martha (55255)

11 days ago

It was legit correct! God....I should ask him out!!!!!!...

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Icicles might look magical but they signal that you have problems on your roof. Icicles mean melting snow on the roof is not able to flow freely off the roof, so the water freezes and causes ices dams. Ice dams are bad because the water can often find it's way into your home following the laws of gravity. Not only will you need to remove the snow and ice, you'll also have to repair or replace the roof deck, framing and insulation damaged by leaking water.

Icicles present a safety hazard as they ultimately melt and fall off the roof. Icicles can fall and hit someone so it's important to remove the icicles and reduce your risk by blocking the area with yellow hazard tape that you typically see around work zones.

There are lots of reasons why ice dams form and this article explains why they happen and how to reduce the possibility of ice dams occurring. We also explain the type of damage that can occur to your roof and the interior of your home, from an...

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Attic Insulation? What’s the Big Deal?

The big deal with your home’s attic insulation in the Pittsburgh area is that it’s the most important component in your home’s thermal barrier! This is because during the winter, the bulk of your home’s heat loss occurs through the attic (because heat rises). And during hot summer months, the majority of a home’s heat gain often occurs through the attic as the sun heats the roof to temperatures of 150 degrees and above! When your home’s attic insulation is increased to a level of R-49 with blown in cellulose insulation, you will instantly and dramatically reduce your utility bills, as well as improve your comfort year round!

Why is Re-Insulating my Attic an Outstanding Investment?

When done correctly, retrofitting your home’s attic insulation will dramatically improve its comfort. In many homes, heating and cooling costs can typically be reduced 20-40% just by properly air sealing and re-insulating the attic!...

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Guest post from Nate Adams, founder of Energy Smart Insulation in Mantua, Ohio.

It's that time of year again: Two nice sized snowstorms have hit here in northern Ohio now, and icicles are growing. Contractor phones start ringing off the hook in Northern climates with homeowners trying to stop icicles before it rips their gutters off or ruins drywall and window trim. Worrying about these things keeps a fair number of people in Cleveland and Akron up at night.

Every year, I hear from homeowners that they tried to stop icicles and ice dams when they:

Replaced their roof. Upsized their gutters. Installed massive amounts of soffit and/or roof ventilation (although this is a part of the equation). Added a leaf guard filter of some sort to their gutters (which makes icicles worse). Or (Gasp! Horror!) put up roof and gutter heat cables to melt the icicles. This is throwing energy at a problem caused by energy loss, which is a major pet peeve of mine.


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DETROIT - They are delicate and pretty. So pretty, in fact, that a lot of people buy icicle lights to hang at Christmastime.

However, you really don't want to see the real thing hanging from your gutters because, eventually, roof damage and water in your home can result.

We usually start seeing icicles form all around town after we get a lot of snow and temperatures are below freezing. What happens is that heat seeping from your home into your attic warms the roof, and snow in contact with the roof starts melting.

That snowmelt drips into the gutter, and then freezes into ice in the below-freezing air temperatures now that it's off the warmer roof. Over time, that ice builds up (it's then called an ice dam), and water starts dripping over the edge and freezing, forming icicles.

However, what you aren't seeing is ice also building up from the gutter back onto your roof, which can damage the roof and, especially after...

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I was recently chatting with a neighbor who asked, " We love our 100 year old home. However, it sure is a drafty old place! We're interested in blowing insulation into the walls, what do you think Bob?"

Let me start by saying, if you live in an old house you are part of a large group of plaster dust lovers. I have great respect for and kinship with people choosing to live on tree-lined streets full of unique old homes with character.

Having said that, it's time for an old house reality check. If your goal is to continue loving your old house, make it energy efficient while keeping your costs down, then you absolutely don't want to blow insulation into the sidewalls.

One of the top reasons for exterior paint failure, termites and structural damage to old houses is loose cellulose or fiberglass insulation blown into the sidewalls. "Hey, wait a minute Bob, if we can't insulate the sidewalls, how can we afford to heat our old house?" That's a valid question but you...

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Words by Susan Hozak-Cardinal
Photography by Dan Francis Photography

Leave it to the art community to create an event pairing food, wine and a tour of three amazing homes, all in the same night. The 2nd annual Progressive Architecture Tour from Plains Art Museum took place on September 23 and walked guests through three homes of area architects and owners to share their stories and insights about the making of their dream homes.

The Crew
I, along with my husband Jason Cardinal, photographer Dan Francis and contributors Trever Hill and Jesse Masterson, were ecstatic to join a small group of 42 people touring three notable homes. It was a day and evening full of excitement, questions, and the chance to meet and mingle with the homeowners and architects. All proceeds raised from the event went to help support the PlainsArt4All initiative to keep the museum’ general admission free.

If you missed out on the tour, no need to fret. Grab yourself a...

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