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Freezing Closet

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I am renting a room in an old house (built in 1908) in Minnesota. My bedroom was built in the attick and it is fairy warm. However, my closet is always freezing to the point where I can see my breath when I am in it. For reference, my closet has a steep sloping ceiling as it is on the side of the house. I have tried leaving my closet door open to keep it warm, but it lowers the temperature in my room to less than 50º when the heater is set to 70º. Is there anything that I can do to make it warmer without tearing the walls out? 

It would be a minor code (post #215553, reply #1 of 2)

It would be a minor code violation, but you could glue or nail foam insulation to the inside of the outer walls, and especially the sloping ceiling.

(The "code violation" is due to the fire hazard of exposed foam, but that slight hazard can be avoided by using a fire-rated foam.  I'm thinking the foil-faced foam would do.)


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

Warm clothes (post #215553, reply #2 of 2)

Keep only warm clothes in the closet.