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Old 09-16-2012, 04:37 PM   #1
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is the builder of my house required by code to insulate my rim joists
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
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You did not add where you live in your profile.
It's always best to give your local code office a call with a question like this.
It's not required in my area.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:58 PM   #3
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If in the U.S. you probably are required to air seal AND insulate the rims. The "I" Codes require it; eg. #11;

5th down;

Even Joe's State requires it; IECC 2009;

#11 again:

5th down again:
Either caulking or canned foam to air seal, wall (usually) thickness insulation on rim. Always check with local AHJ.

Clothes taking longer to dry?
Clean the dryer screen in HOT water if using fabric softener sheets.
They leave a residue that impedes air-flow, costing you money.
Clean the ducting in the last six months? 17,000 dryer fires annually!
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