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Last Activity:10-07-2010 11:01 AM
Posted in thread: Blown in Cellulose Insulation on 01-15-2011 at 08:17 AM
how would a diy know if it is done right? Do they own a blower door? Duct blaster? Thermal
Camera? Do they have a copy of REMrate available to calculate savings? Do they spend every work
day fixing ai...
Posted in thread: Insulated attic, but still feeling cold @ wall and ceiling on 10-07-2010 at 11:01 AM
Insulated wall makes up less than 10% of the envelope in the avg. home. Voids in wall batting
might make up 30% of that 10% at the most, making the total additional insulation you would be
Posted in thread: R25 Spray Insulation vs R40 Spray Insulation on 09-07-2010 at 04:45 PM
leave it, your garage shouldn't get to the extreme temperatures, and this is the floor of a
bedroom you are talking about right?
Posted in thread: 1" blueboard over framing on 09-07-2010 at 04:38 PM
Other problems with foam, besides that it is a vapor barrier, and those are a bad idea, is that
when you go to side the house it will look like the local wave pool because the foam compresses
Posted in thread: blowing in fiberglass DIY on 09-07-2010 at 04:34 PM
Good choice, people answering here without answers. YES they make fiberglass for wall fill, YES
it has a SUPERIOR r-rating than batts, YES it is the best bang for your buck, good choice
mayhem, hope t...
Posted in thread: Insulate an un-heated attached garage? on 09-07-2010 at 04:31 PM
99% of the homes in this country with garages, have shared attic space. There is NOTHING wrong
with it being open. Also, since it is a garage, try your best to seal the door, seal any leaks
you can fi...
Posted in thread: Insulate an un-heated attached garage? on 09-07-2010 at 04:28 PM
oh yeah, except that could make it worse using vapor barriers. Look up the DOE and see what
they say about vapor barriers......THEY ARE BAD, NOT GOOD, BAD. Anybody still using them knows
Posted in thread: Insulated attic, but still feeling cold @ wall and ceiling on 09-07-2010 at 04:23 PM
That is why you should blow in your attic insulation!
Posted in thread: Radiant Barrier Foil Results? on 09-07-2010 at 04:19 PM
neither of your types of installation are recommended. Foil needs one side to have 1" minimum
air gap to work, so your wall stuff isn't doing anything, and attic floor insulation collects
dust bad, ca...
Posted in thread: Add insulation to insulated garage ceiling? on 09-07-2010 at 04:16 PM
Don't even think about booster fans, what is wrong with you wuzzat? Booster fans are a joke,
they break, you don't know it, and they are a big plug in your duct. They consume energy but do
not save an...