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  • Posted in thread: Renovating basement, not sure if I should change insulation.... on 09-21-2010 at 01:24 PM
    Nick13; Hard to give proper advice without knowing what area you are in . If you are in a mean
    average winter area of, say zero degrees, then you may require additional insulation.Usually a
    thickness ...

  • Posted in thread: Attic Crawl Space Help on 02-08-2010 at 01:59 PM
    An attic area only needs insulation on the actual floor surface.On an open type of attic with 1
    floor the complete floor will be insulated. On a 1-1/2 story, insulation is needed in the joist
    spaces a...

  • Posted in thread: insulating basement on 02-08-2010 at 07:36 AM
    Chlanny; Seems to me it's a good plan.Go for it.

  • Posted in thread: insulating basement on 02-07-2010 at 09:42 AM
    [QUOTE=Chlanny;40325]Hi Hube The joist area is already insulated but imo the contractor did a
    poor job of it. The vapour barrier is either torn or coming away from the accoustical sealant
    already in m...

  • Posted in thread: insulating basement on 02-06-2010 at 02:45 PM
    Chlanny; Are you saying the FACE of the studs are going to be 6" away from the wall which would
    make the rear of the stud approx 2 1/2" from the concrete wall? I would hope that it 's not 6"
    from the ...

  • Posted in thread: Insulating exterior basement walls on 02-01-2010 at 09:30 AM
    You say there is a vapor barrier on the face of the concrete wall AND also on the face of the
    studs.? Are you SURE it is a vapor barrier and not a MOISTURE barrier on the concrete? A
    moisture barrier ...

  • Posted in thread: Question about attic venting on 12-07-2009 at 08:35 AM
    moggy . It would seem that you have adequate venting for the attic. If by chance you do get
    some major ice damming, then you should look at the insulation to see if it is covering all the
    surface of t...

  • Posted in thread: Question about attic venting on 12-06-2009 at 03:09 PM
    moggy; proper attic ventilation has to have air entering at the LOWEST point (soffits) and
    exiting at the HIGHEST point on the foof (either by a continuous ridge vent or near the peak
    mushroom type ve...

  • Posted in thread: replace vapor barrier? on 12-06-2009 at 11:44 AM
    [QUOTE=Nestor_Kelebay;34860]What exactly is the purpose of having a moisture barrier outside of
    the studs?Is it to prevent moisture from getting into the wooden stud wall

  • Posted in thread: Support Beam on 12-05-2009 at 10:01 AM
    A # 1 spruce 12x8 joist (@ 16" o.c.) will support only up to a 12'-6" span for living areas of
    up to 40 lbs per sq ft. These existing joists you have (even tho they are a full 2x8 in size)
    are not str...