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Posted in thread: Is glass enclosure warmer on 01-30-2014 at 11:23 AM
Thanks for the reply Perry and confirming my fears :(I will put two sliding doors on either
side. Also thinking I will have retractable windows at the top to let out the hot air from the
top and allow...
Posted in thread: Is glass enclosure warmer on 01-26-2014 at 10:45 AM
A single sheet of glass has the same insulation properties as a single leaf brick wall.Having
written that: A brick wall, as built is full of holes, thousands of them, and is not easy to
live with. Bu...
Posted in thread: Water in crawlspace on 11-08-2013 at 04:52 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 01:10 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 01:10 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 05:14 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 04:57 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 11:45 AM
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 04:49 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 01:25 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...