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Old 10-17-2012, 04:39 PM   #16
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Are you sealing the crawlspace.

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Are you sealing the crawlspace.
Not initially. This year it will look like this:



UPDATE: OMG - look at that siding. To clarify, our Foundation will look like this. Our siding will quite frankly, look like a pole barn.

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He recommended a .... Thoughts?
You can either insulate the floor according to building science or a salesman. One is cheap, one is right.
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jklingel, What do you recommend, specifically?

Spray foam is way beyond budget - I was attracted to the fiberglass batts both by the home store guy's recommendation (he isn't on commission, and they sell all types of insulation products) and by the high r-values claimed on the product literature.

Roxul has been mentioned, but that seems to me to be very similar to fiberglass, but instead is made of rock wool. Is there a significant difference between rock wool (Roxul) and pink-stuff style fiberglass other than the less-itchy installation?

I'm just trying to learn here -

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From a previous post: " For the floor, if you install rigid foam across the bottoms of the joists, taped and goo'd edges and seams, and can then dense pack cellulose from the top somehow, you'd probably be fine, imo. Otherwise, get Roxul batts in there, then the foam. The floor joist edges need to be covered. I'd also suggest searching on buildingscience.com and/or greenbuildingadvisor.com." There is a significant difference between FG batts and Roxul. FG batts, unless covered w/ cellulose or in some other fashion, are too porous to air, which moves through and robs heat. Roxul is more dense and not as sensitive to that, and it is more uniform. Roxul will also not rain glass into your body as you install it overhead, and is less sensitive to dampness. It fits better, too. If you use FG batts, you'd likely be ok if you cover the bottoms of the joists w/ foam, sealed.
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So who pays for the County Auditor or the township/village contact links in #1 and #2 if no building permit is required?
Or maybe this is in the wrong State; http://www.pauldingcountyengineer.co...s.htm#township
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So who pays for the County Auditor or the township/village contact links in #1 and #2 if no building permit is required?
Or maybe this is in the wrong State; http://www.pauldingcountyengineer.co...s.htm#township
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That's the right county. Due to the low-lying nature of this part of Ohio, they require quite strict permitting before beginning construction as much of the county is low enough to flood; and due to the sensitive nature of the watershed they are strict about installation of and approval of septic systems. Where they are lenient is in construction methods and standards for owner-built structures.

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