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Old 12-29-2010, 02:52 PM  
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A simple way to insulate the space would be to use 2" ridged foam board, you could make a box out of 3/4" plywood for the draws to go into and glue and screw the foam board to the plywood. 2" foam board can get you an R13 same as 2 x 4 wall fiber glass insulation.
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