Last Activity:06-09-2013 10:56 PM
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Posted in thread: Insulating from the outside on 06-13-2013 at 01:58 PM
Hi everybody, I am wondering what,how I should go about this. I will be tearing off the old
siding,and the boards under it and replacing it, I want to insulate the walls while I have
everything off. W...
Posted in thread: Fireplace question - attaching framing/sheetrock on 06-09-2013 at 09:50 PM
There is regular drywall and fire-code drywall; with local AHJ for guidance rather than the
internet... may be fine as it is above the combustible (code-clearance) mantle, check to be
sure.... and ...
Posted in thread: Condensation on foundation walls on 06-04-2013 at 04:13 PM
Do you have CMU's for the walls that the bottom rows are filled cells with water, condensing
through to inside, where are you?GaryPS. answer #5 first... thanks!
Posted in thread: Foam insulation information on 06-04-2013 at 04:03 PM
The only reason I would recommend open-cell over c.c. in a can, is that open will have more
"give" for the seasonal changes solid lumber (not engineered) moves with humidity changes,
(initially, when ...
Posted in thread: Insulating a bonus room cathedral ceiling on 06-04-2013 at 03:43 PM
Been there, done that...lol. I wasn't trying to be funny by thanking you,(just acknowledging
it), couldn't remove it afterward, no harm-no foul. Gary
Posted in thread: Insulating crawl space ??? on 06-04-2013 at 03:31 PM
The 'conditioning" part is with air exchange with house above. Not simply supply air, as the 5
ways per code all included exhaust also(previous link). One should spread the vapor barrier
Posted in thread: soffit vent ? on 06-03-2013 at 07:44 PM
Posted in thread: Insulating crawl space ??? on 06-03-2013 at 07:39 PM
Here in the States, air exchange is required for a closed crawl, 5 ways to do that, pp6: "The
bottom line is that crawl space ventilation is not required by the model codes if:• a
ground cover i...
Posted in thread: Insulating a bonus room cathedral ceiling on 06-03-2013 at 07:14 PM
"Figure 2: Classic Control Approach—Keep heat from the interior from getting to the roof
deck and then remove any heat that gets there. First, construct an airtight “lid”
or ceiling ...
Posted in thread: Foam insulation information on 06-01-2013 at 11:24 PM
"My tentative plan is to use sheet foam cut to fit leaving some gap. I will then fill the gaps
with can spray foam. The cans are coming down in price and with just filling the gaps rather
than the cav...
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