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Old 01-12-2009, 08:18 PM   #1
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Last winter I insulated the steam pipes in my unfinished basement and so now the basement is much cooler. Cold air intrudes up through our hardwood floors (they're plank floors that have some wide gaps) into the first level causing uncomfortably cold feet (brrr!).

What's my best solution? I've been reading all the posts on the forum about insulating floors and I would love to hear what other people have done to warm up their tootsies.

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Leah, I just took out carpet with a high quality underpad and laid Pego, right after sealing my pipes and adjusting the basement dampers. The flooring is much cooler under foot.
Now we're shopping for a rug! And I think I'll tweak the dampers back a bit to build some heat underneath again. That and insulate the basement

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Insulate the basement....walls or ceiling, either or. Both are not necessary. Seal the basement where anything exits or enters. Seal and insulate the rim joists if possible.

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This would be a good option. I have used it before. Just spray it up against the bottom of the floor and call it a day. It seals all air and has an R value Of 6-7 per inch. Drys in 1 min.

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This would be a good option. I have used it before. Just spray it up against the bottom of the floor and call it a day. It seals all air and has an R value Of 6-7 per inch. Drys in 1 min.

http://www.foampower.com/index.php
Can you give me a breakdown of using this product? Was there 'technique' or a learning curve? Are there cons? Does it need to be covered in living space? Do you use the E-84? What about set-up/clean-up?
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