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Posted in thread: How to insulate this damn wall on 01-31-2013 at 01:14 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 01:19 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...
Posted in thread: insulation floors and ceilings? on 09-11-2012 at 03:31 AM
That photo tells a good story.That stairwell will loose a lot of heat upstairs, it needs to be
boxed in either at the bottom (preferably) or the top. As you walk up stairs, I am sure you can
feel the ...
Posted in thread: Converting bedroom into handicap access bathroom,need wall insulation? on 09-10-2012 at 11:38 AM
Any closed cell insulation will do!The best approach is to regard all walls, floor and ceiling
as being points where your heat will escape and to insulate them all.The key thing with a
bathroom is loo...
Posted in thread: insulation floors and ceilings? on 09-10-2012 at 11:23 AM
1/ basement ceiling, do you want to keep the basement warm?Is there any heat down there?Do you
want to stop the heat from upstairs moving down through the floor into the basement and being
Posted in thread: moisture problem w/ block, 1950's home on 09-10-2012 at 10:57 AM
Put simply, you and your family produce water vapor by, cooking, washing, breathing, drying
clothes, having indoor plants, animals,, sweating, children.All this water vapor is held in the
air, while i...
Posted in thread: My walls are cold! on 03-19-2012 at 12:07 PM
[QUOTE=strategery;70127]I have a 1919 house in the midwest. I have a fair amount of attic
insulation, about R-30-ish and some insulation in the exterior walls (plugs in the siding
proves it). I think ...
Posted in thread: My walls are cold! on 03-18-2012 at 02:50 PM
Buy a infrared temperature gun from Amazon.With this you can hold the trigger and point it at
any surface and it will tell you its temperature.You can scan the walls from both the inside
and outside, ...
Posted in thread: Radiant Barrier Dilemma on 03-08-2012 at 09:15 AM
Perry, so can I assume that you recommend painting the roof white or silver? Is there something
else that I should know about that process before I go out and buy a gallon of roof paint?You
are lucky ...
Posted in thread: Another mold thread... on 01-09-2012 at 11:33 AM
If your timing is right, the problem is unlikely to be mold caused by the leak, not enough time
for it to form and as mold doesn't form below 40f unlikely at this time of year especially as
the house ...
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