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Old 10-21-2008, 09:17 AM   #16
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WTF did he say

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Old 10-21-2008, 10:05 AM   #17
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WTF did he say
Go back and read it again anbd maybe this time you will understand!
And if you cant get it then i would be more then happy to explain it in fine detail. Cause the way I see it the Forum Owners allows professionals to run their do-it-yourself'r forum, and likes such as myself are not welcome around these parts!
A man comes in here and admits his ignorance(much more then what most men would do) seeking helping,advise, education, and information and all he gets is ******* professionals smashing him for his ignorance, and lack of knowledge their'of. We are Do-it-yourself'rs, and this forum is designed for the do-it-your-self'rs.... DO-IT-YOURSELF'RS-- non expierienced, noneducated, unskilled, untrained, unqualified, and some just plain dumb when it comes to doing things, but we have enough pride in our selfes to come to a place like this admit our faults and seek the expierince, education, skills, training to perform the functions within our own personal safety net of we feel like we can do! And we aughta be able to do this without critism, insults, and smashing from likes of yourslef!
If this post gets me banned so be it! I would rather be banned then deal with individuals, that will insult, humiliate, critisize, and smash me a DO-IT-YOURSLF'R for my lack of having the knowledge of!
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:35 AM   #18
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Mr. ShadeTree,

This didn't start out with anyone trying to insult you. It was a joke that went over your head. No big deal. And you have gotten a lot of helpful answers to both of your posts.

If a guy jumps in and says something off topic, the best thing to do is ignore it and move on. These internets are not always nice, but at least they're free.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:37 AM   #19
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I just did not get what you posted friend. My yankee version of English seems to be at odds with your southern syntax. Didn't mean it as a slight Shadetree.
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:38 PM   #20
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Heat loss is increased when air currents are created. The more air currents you have the more heat loss you have. In the situation you stated above you have cold floors. Witht he fan running yoiu have more air in contact with the colder surface which means increased temperature change.
As stated above insulate the floor with at least R-19 but more is better.
Remember insulation does not stop the heat loss just slows it down so it would not hurt to caulk any areas which may leak air in.
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If you don't want 100% serious, 100% of the time, this board is not for you. From what I'm reading here, the only one doing any criticizing here is you.

Now, if you want the most efficient house you can have, remove all insulation in your attic, spray foam the entire roof and side walls, remove all your sheetrock, replace with 6" studs and spray foam all your walls. Fiberglass batt your floor or pay extra for spray foam there was well. Remove all your siding and caulk or membrane tape all the joints and corners. Remove all your windows and replace them with the most efficient low-e argon windows you can buy. Foam around all the edges of the windows to seal all air spaces. Before putting the sheetrock back up, caulk everywhere there is a crack or joint in-between studs, and studs and the walls/floors. Caulk every stud just before hanging your drywall to seal all air spaces. Anywhere the air can get in, seal it up.

That will give you a very efficient house. You can go more efficient if you want to go thicker walls and roof rafters.

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Old 10-21-2008, 03:20 PM   #22
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If you don't want 100% serious, 100% of the time, this board is not for you. From what I'm reading here, the only one doing any criticizing here is you.

Now, if you want the most efficient house you can have, remove all insulation in your attic, spray foam the entire roof and side walls, remove all your sheetrock, replace with 6" studs and spray foam all your walls. Fiberglass batt your floor or pay extra for spray foam there was well. Remove all your siding and caulk or membrane tape all the joints and corners. Remove all your windows and replace them with the most efficient low-e argon windows you can buy. Foam around all the edged of the windows to see all air spaces. Before putting the sheetrock back up, caulk everywhere there is a crack or joint in-between studs, and studs and the walls/floors. Caulk every stud just before hanging your drywall to seal all air spaces. Anywhere the air can get in, seal it up.

That will give you a very efficient house. You can go more efficient if you want to go thicker walls and roof rafters.



Dude! He's gonna think you're serious! There goes the Sears house!
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and he can sprayfoam a 3 foot layer all over the outside and paint it grey and live like Fred Flintstone too! now THAT'd be insulation!

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Is the crawlspace vented. If so, seal them. They just waste heat.

And yes, insulate those joist bays.

PS: Someone told me, that 60% of infiltration in a home is from a crawlspace, or basement.

Don't know if its true or not.
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Is the crawlspace vented. If so, seal them. They just waste heat.

And yes, insulate those joist bays.

PS: Someone told me, that 60% of infiltration in a home is from a crawlspace, or basement.

Don't know if its true or not.

Believe-it Been. There is one style of building a home that lets gobs of air in at plate level.
Last year when I drilled my holes for the PVC pipe I noticed there like three inch gap between the brick and wood foundation plate.
Cold air poured out of the penetration.

I light off a smoke bomb to check the rest of the foundation and it was leaking like a sieve.

Told the customer he had better foam in the entire perimeter

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