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Old 06-27-2013, 08:01 PM   #1
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Hello All

Could anyone please help me better insulate my basement cold room inside and maybe out? Here are some areas i was thinking about fixing up or better sealing the cold air in!

1. Right side of door on the inside
a) yes, in between the concrete and the door frame, is the pink stuff that is wrapped over the cement on the outside and its exposed.
2. Top of door on the inside
a) yes, that white stuff is just loosy goosy. i could just pull it out
3. Left side
a) yes, 1 inch gap between door frame and concrete that is empty! and if you can peek in and see the pink stuff that wraps the outside
4. Left side of outside of door
5. Right side of door
6. Top of door on outside
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:31 PM   #2
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So are you trying to better seal the door so that in the winter heat is not escaping into the cold-room, or do you have a problem in the summer that your cold-room is not cold?

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both

in the summer, its not that cold

in the winter, heat leaks through, and my furnace and vents are around it.

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You can possibly put Great Stuff type product in any gaps, but I expect any improvement will be negligible. I see weatherstripping around the door, that's good. Make sure you have a door sweep to seal the bottom. If that is a hollow door, then you will be loosing some heat through the door. In the summer, heat gain to the cold-room is mostly through the walls and ceiling of the cold-room. What is above it, a porch pad that gets direct sunlight? A couple of inches of extruded polystyrene on the walls and ceiling of the cold room would help insulate it. In your house, a protective barrier of drywall or similar is required over XPS, but I am not sure if that applies to a cold-room
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What is XPS?
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extruded polystyrene insulation. The heavier, more expensive stuff. Better insulation than the lightweight stuff.

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