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Old 06-16-2013, 06:23 AM   #31
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Frost wall ?

this is why i like this place - replacing my ignorance w/knowledge is a good thing

thought the sill plate had to be p/t - rim joist i don't know,,, floor joists can be reg spf 2x10 16" o/c or =,,, insulation won't keep something warm OR cold - it just restricts the movement of either to the warmer side as cold always runs to heat

anything below skin temp feels cold to most, right ?

why not call in another carpenter ? i never saw 2 of 'em agree on anything
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:03 PM   #32
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Thanks. A couple more carpenters are coming out this week. The concrete guys don't agree either. 2 guys are suggesting a frost wall, and another guy and an architect are recommending concrete pier footings. I'm confused.
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:35 PM   #33
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I've attached a sketch of what I am talking about. give it a look see ....
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:39 PM   #34
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Thanks Gary. I know what you're talking about, but we have no desire or need for another crawl space. I forgot to mention earlier that the one wall(19' wall) is not a full foundation. It's a half foundation wall(crawl space). Does that have any bearing on whether we should use a frost wall or pier footings? The other wall is a full foundation.

At this point, we are leaning toward a frost wall and a concrete slab floor. We may leave it exposed as the finished floor, with an etched or polished surface. I have a concrete guy coming today, who also does this, and is highly recommended.

If we do a frost wall and slab floor, is it best to also do concrete steps? The floor height is currently 16" above grade, but I was told we may have to do a step down(out of patio door) because we have a low slope roof. This would also help with ceiling height in porch.

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