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Don Sinnard
 USA
Carpet Pad Insulation Printer Friendly Version
I have lived in several concrete slab houses where the floors are always cold. I believe that a carpet manufacture could come up with an insulating carpet pad that would allow retrofitting of floor insulation into all these houses. The second part would be to come up with an electrically heated pad, much like an electric blanket to install in these types of houses. It would lie under the carpet, that would give it some protection from abrasion. The rest of the protection would come in the form of heavy wire insulation. It might be expensive to heat a whole house this way, but it would be good for small areas such as bathroom or living room. It could even be produced in a small portable throw rug type, waterproof of course, for use in a bath room.

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pamelawebb
 USA
Insulating gel for windows Printer Friendly Version
Sheets of clear stiff gel, post-it sticky on one side that can be cut to size and adhered to windows to prevent radient heat loss/gain through glass.
Reward: Installation on one house in New Orleans and one in Barrow Alaska 

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bucki107
 USA
Wild Crier Printer Friendly Version
The Wild Crier would be used to protect your home from a wild fire. Instead of a sprinkler system inside the house, this one would be set up on the exterior of the building. Sprinkler heads would be placed in various positions outside the house. There would be heat sensors on the perimeter of the property that would prompt the sprinklers to douse the house in water or flame retardant chemicals before the fire reaches the house. Alarms would also notify police, fire, and relatives of the situation.
Reward: To save one house from burning 

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