We did that, and it worked like a charm. For about two hours. By that time, the air pressure from the vent had overcome the tackiness of the tape, and we were back down to the chilly mid-50s. Then my cold-sensitive buddy had another idea. Remove the grate completely and stuff a pillow in there! I was skeptical at first, but he was right on! Here’s a photo of Father John with our improvised vent blocker.
The funny thing is, the air was blowing so hard that when I put the pillow in there for the first time, it shot right back out because of the air pressure. But I re-stuffed it and it held through the night, so I think we’re going to be okay.
|Finally, something to stop the A/C! (That dark rectangle above Father John is a camoflauge pillow stuffed in our vent.)|
Happy Martin Luther King day, everyone!