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Old 06-25-2013, 09:35 AM   #16
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And how do you sell someone on cheapness? Convince them that you can get more insulation in the walls.....

About the only advantage I can see to 24" spacing is the reduced thermal bridging....which...can also be solved with exterior insulation...

Surprised no one brought up Radon....

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Surprised no one brought up Radon....
Well, now that you mentioned it- the builder I referred to did have a radon package in his homes....
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One of the guys I work with has a degree in environmental cleanup....he worked in CO for several years on EPA cleanup projects.

Radon is one of the biggest scams going. Unless your in the radiation belt (that line that passes from Canada down through IL and into the lower mountains....you don't have a radon problem.

Best way to fix it? You put a plastic layer between the foundation and the ground with small ventilation fans....and you just suck out the air that 'might' contain radon.
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Chart R-602.3(5); http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic...9_6_sec002.htm

Wood is a lousy insulator; http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...ure-of-framing

With 1"XPS you would still have only R-9.38 (R-20 in cavity) at the extra studs times how many per building... some arguments met; http://books.google.com/books?id=LR4...raming&f=false

Average 33% less labor/material cost; http://books.google.com/books?id=9wk...raming&f=false

25% of the total wall R-value is lost with standard (16") framing, pp.20, if going high-R; http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...-climate-zones

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