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Posted in thread: Water in crawlspace on 11-08-2013 at 05:52 AM
There is no point in insulating crawl space walls, or in adding heat.The crawl space is not
heated and it is outside the home comfort zone, therefore, whatever happens there will not
effect the home t...
Posted in thread: Water in crawlspace on 10-26-2013 at 02:10 PM
Unless your crawl space is sealed off and conditioned with a dehumidifier, humidity will
infiltrate and then condense on the items sitting on the cold floor. And if the bags are not
air tight, the hum...
Posted in thread: Water in crawlspace on 10-25-2013 at 02:10 PM
The temperature and humidity inside a crawl space stays fairly steady.The temperature and
humidity outside goes up and down as days and nights pass.What you have is warm wet air
entering the crawl spa...
Posted in thread: Rooms over partial crawl space cold on 10-23-2013 at 06:14 AM
Keep in mind that heat always moves to cold.You are heating the room, the heat disappears into
the ceiling, then the walls and finally the floor.Wherever you place your heating, most heat is
Posted in thread: Is there a maximum R value for insulating on 10-23-2013 at 05:57 AM
It rather depends on where you live.In the very coldest places 10 inches of polystyrene, more
than that and you cannot measure any improvement.
Posted in thread: Insulating a bonus room cathedral ceiling on 06-01-2013 at 12:45 PM
Providing for venting is not for the purpose of drying out any rain that might enter the roof
structure. That should be handled by the shingles.A picture of the exterior would help as well.
How is the...
Posted in thread: Insulating a bonus room cathedral ceiling on 06-01-2013 at 05:49 AM
If you don't vent it, SPF is best and easiest. If you do vent it, consider furring down the
framing as you mentioned to get additional rafter total depths so that you can properly
insulate while still...
Posted in thread: Insulating a bonus room cathedral ceiling on 05-30-2013 at 02:25 PM
Roof vents are not a good idea.When the wind blows over a roof, the roof acts like an
aircraft's wing trying to lift off, this effect creates a low pressure area to the lee of the
roof, that pulls air...
Posted in thread: How to insulate this damn wall on 01-31-2013 at 02:14 PM
The most effective place for insulation is on the warm side of a wall.Putting the insulation on
the cold side, means you are paying to heat the frame and the spaces between the sticks. (and
Posted in thread: insulation floors and ceilings? on 09-12-2012 at 02:19 PM
Going back to that basement.A furnace in the basement is a mixed blessing, it can help to keep
the basement warm, yet if it doesn't have a dedicated make up air supply pipe it can pull cold
air from t...