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keeping light and heat out of a bedroom

  1. #1
    I work night shift, and get off at 6 am. By the time I've gotten ready for bed the sun is up and in SC 8 months of the year are hot.

    Black curtains keep the light out, but make it unbearably hot in the room.

    White curtains keep the heat out but make it very bright.

    Is there a solution to this? Could I put a white curtain on the outside and a black curtain on the inside?
  2. #2
    blackbird Tuskegee Airman
    When I used to sleep in the day I just got used to it.

    That plus the fact that I used to pass out with lights on all the time made not even be able to fall asleep with the lights off. I can’t remember the last time I slept in a dark room.
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    snab_snib African Astronaut
    air conditioning
    The following users say it would be alright if the author of this post didn't die in a fire!
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    mmQ victim of incest
    You could also just sit in a bathtub full of ice water every waking moment that you aren't at work.
  5. #5
    infinityshock Black Hole (banned)
    Originally posted by snab_snib air conditioning

    that
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    mmQ victim of incest
    Originally posted by infinityshock that

    Do you honestly think anyone gives a singular fuck about you confirming that air conditioning was a good response? Snab doesn't need you to affirm what he said you bearded clam.
    The following users say it would be alright if the author of this post didn't die in a fire!
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    infinityshock Black Hole (banned)
    Originally posted by mmQ Do you honestly think anyone gives a singular fuck about you confirming that air conditioning was a good response? Snab doesn't need you to affirm what he said you bearded clam.

    stfu faggot
  8. #8
    AngryOnion Big Wig [the nightly self-effacing broadsheet]
    Move North
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    mmQ victim of incest
    Originally posted by infinityshock stfu faggot

    I wish you could see what you've been reduced to. It's almost like a cat batting around a nearly dead mouse. You sort of feel sorry for the mouse because it's trying so hard to hang on but everyone knows he's done and his last ditch squeaks and twitches are all that remain.
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    snab_snib African Astronaut
    Originally posted by mmQ I wish you could see what you've been reduced to. It's almost like a cat batting around a nearly dead mouse. You sort of feel sorry for the mouse because it's trying so hard to hang on but everyone knows he's done and his last ditch squeaks and twitches are all that remain.

    i once saw a cat skateboarding. i threw it against a fucking wall. never saw it skateboarding again, i guess it learned its lesson.
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    infinityshock Black Hole (banned)
    Originally posted by mmQ I wish you could see what you've been reduced to. It's almost like a cat batting around a nearly dead mouse. You sort of feel sorry for the mouse because it's trying so hard to hang on but everyone knows he's done and his last ditch squeaks and twitches are all that remain.

    no one feels sorry for your ratty ass...just die already
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    infinityshock Black Hole (banned)
    Originally posted by snab_snib i once saw a cat skateboarding. i threw it against a fucking wall. never saw it skateboarding again, i guess it learned its lesson.

    I shot a cat once. or two cats. or. ten.

    give or take
  13. #13
    Nil African Astronaut
    Aluminum foil? Aluminum foil tape?
  14. #14
    Get a plywood insert. That might help. You can paint paint the back of it white too.
  15. #15
    RestStop Space Nigga
    I have blackout curtains that are this sponge-stretchy like white facing the outside and black facing the inside...no clue what they're called but I got them at Walmart so they can't be all that fancy and they happen to do the specific job you require...also invest in an air conditioner.
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    grey curtain
  17. #17
    I have central air but it can't keep that room cool without drastically increasing my bill and freezing other members of the household

    Originally posted by AngryOnion Move North

    I would but I have to stay here for work. I want to move to Alaska so badly.
  18. #18
    Originally posted by infinityshock I shot a cat once. or two cats. or. ten.

    give or take

    You can't even shoot a load
  19. #19
    Originally posted by Kolokol-1 Could I put a white curtain on the outside and a black curtain on the inside?

    Yes. Also check your insulation and make sure other rooms aren't getting hot either. A lot heat can be conducted through the facade of your building too.
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    infinityshock Black Hole (banned)
    Originally posted by Kolokol-1 I have central air but it can't keep that room cool without drastically increasing my bill and freezing other members of the household

    adjust the ducting and flow rate to decrease flow to the colder rooms and increase it to the hotter ones
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