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  1. ZoeA

    H2O intake floating in midair? Insulation ideas?

    Hi all! Renoing our house and the water intake is just poked through the wall. Seems the contractor that replaced it didn't want to put it through one of the other holes in the foundation, so this was his solution. The homeowner had built a (now rotted ant-eaten) box lined with blue polyiso...
  2. S

    Attic vermiculite is ~R14, desire R-49

    My brother's house in Pennsylvania has asbestos-free vermiculite in the attic rafters to ~7 inches, which translates to R-14. The recommended level is R-49. Thank you!
  3. S

    Attic Insulation - Fiberglass roll vs spray vs foam

    I'm insulating a house in Pittsburgh (Rec attic R-49 to 60). The attic is currently devoid of insulation of any type. I want to: Seal the headers to reduce convective heat loss through the walls, ie chimney effect Insulate to R49+ In another house, I sealed headers with caulking and other...
  4. T

    Insulating A Bathroom Wall/Pipe Freezing

    Hi All: We've been at this house for a 3 years. Every year when it gets 5 above zero or below, our master bath faucet freezes. We've had to let it drip every year and it runs up my water bill. The line running to this is on an outside wall. We live in a one story built on a slab. We took off...
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    Pipe That Freezes In The Winter

    Hi All: We've been at this house for a 3 years. Every year when it gets 5 above zero or below, our master bath faucet freezes. We've had to let it drip every year and it runs up my water bill. The line running to this is on an outside wall. We live in a one story built on a slab. We took off...
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