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Old 06-09-2008, 11:57 AM   #1
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I am in the process of converting an enclosed porch to a sunroom. I want to keep the treated 2x6 flooring and paint or stain it. I am going to insulate it underneath. What should I do about the seams between the 2x6's?

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Not sure of the exact circumstances of how "closed in" the area will be but the seams are there for drainage AND expansion. If you close off the seams, you are not allowing for expansion and may have some kind of upheaval issue.

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The room will be totally enclosed with roof and windows.
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Will it become part of the house, air conditioned, heated, etc? If so, I'd suggest tearing the 2x's up and placing plywood subfloor. Plywood will be much more stable, and is the appropriate material for this use.
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Will it become part of the house, air conditioned, heated, etc? If so, I'd suggest tearing the 2x's up and placing plywood subfloor. Plywood will be much more stable, and is the appropriate material for this use.
Be much more air tight too.
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thanks for the help. It will not be connected to the house heat and air. I will have a wood stove and ceiling fan. Just wanted to keep the 2X6's for the rustic look and was wondering if I needed to seal the seams. Thanks!
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You could fit some light plywood to the underside of the decking to close off the gaps before you insulate. At least if you drop your change, you'll stand a better chance of retrieving it.

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