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Old 02-11-2012, 09:57 PM   #16
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go to this link it will help you out the best.

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You may need a vapor retarder or a vapor barrier, or simply nothing there......

Where are you located?

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You may need a vapor retarder or a vapor barrier, or simply nothing there......

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Old 02-11-2012, 11:38 PM   #19
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Thanks, it appears you are in Zone 4; http://www.spore-tech.com/viewCatego...?idCategory=78 Check under the map for the major City listed close by.

R-38 is required in the ceiling; http://publicecodes.citation.com/ico..._11_sec002.htm

This will give you some new guidance: http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:EJENK_uA9RQJ:www.cr-ar.com/pdfs/Building%2520Code%2520Changes.pdf+R602.3(1)+2006&h l=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESh311Kosslp7jsjp9WhUX xZsgSiyNaWb-eW0YminVwmPUavLlW75BKLoV9em4LFCAydmTGQlkUFOPm8AqHk RP5wLQGQQGkwyzAGtlN4D2DqCiCLwprOpEbvvjeGk6CEhyHiVd tK&sig=AHIEtbRa4Ah_IICPQ3BR1txlzU01V4JQIg

Egress stairs, egress windows, smoke detectors, etc. are all required. A permit is required for the "change of use" and the paper trail is essential for any H.O. Insurance future claims and at resale time.

The vapor barrier requirements: http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...commendations/

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Hi, I don't mean to be an a$$ but there are a ton of things that I can see that might be wrong with your plan.
For now I will just concentrate on the following:
It sounds like you are going to have to install ridge venting and eave venting for every eave.

Have you made plans for this?

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Hi, I don't mean to be an a$$ but there are a ton of things that I can see that might be wrong with your plan.
For now I will just concentrate on the following:
It sounds like you are going to have to install ridge venting and eave venting for every eave.

Have you made plans for this?

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Yes, the ridge vent is already there, I will add eave venting (sort of soffit vents) later on.

What other things are wrong?
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Really cool post, highly informative and professionally written..Good Job
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your floor joists are 2x8 correct? can you read a lumber stamp? if you can can you tell me what kind of lumber it is? is it Doug fir larch? or Doug fir?
Found a stamp that says: SPIB No.1 (433)
Can you post that formula you mentioned?
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http://publicecodes.citation.com/ico...002_par017.htm

What is the end result for this space?

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You'll need permits...inspections....egress window.
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You'll need permits...inspections....egress window.
I appreciate all the advices.

Just to make it clear, currently that area has 2 finished bedrooms. I am not creating any new living space, just re-doing the existing design. The problem originated from the fact that it gets hot (way too hot) in the summer, and too cold in the winter. That's why the whole idea of putting proper insulation, creating air channels, etc. Plus i wanted to install knee-wall cabinets and put hard wood floors instead of carpet.

It does have large windows, much wider then the 1st floor (I guess that is considered egress?) I never heard of egress windows on the 2nd floor, they usually do this in the basements...
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Egress windows are to enable a fireman with an oxygen tank on his/her back to get in/out safely; http://www.aacounty.org/IP/Resources...ementGuide.pdf

The 5.7 sq.ft. clear-opening window is reduced for at grade windows: http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=...33otStRi7Aff7g

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