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Old 11-03-2008, 07:11 PM   #1
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Ice Cold Mouldings

Hello All,

Just started winterizing sealing around the windows, doors and ACs. After I was done I noticed that it was ice cold around where the floor mouldings are in the front and back of the house. The walls and around the windows were the cold mouldings are aren't so cold.
Is this normal? Can I easily fix this?


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Old 11-03-2008, 07:47 PM   #2
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Fix it, yes. Easily, depends on your definition.
Rim joist insulation might help. There's probably a gap in the insulation at the bottom plate. Hard to fix without removing the baseboard and opening the wall behind it. This way you see exactly what the issue is. A not so "exactly" solution would be to remove the baseboard and drill holes in the sheetrock wall and shoot in some slow expanding foam. I'd try 3-4 holes per bay. If it works, install the baseboard back. If not, see plan ,"A".

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Old 11-04-2008, 06:52 AM   #3
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My first thoughts matched Ron's - Insulate in the rim joist bays (ontop of the foundation frost walls). Try that first, and see what you get....
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:05 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input guys,

Will try this and let you know how it works out.

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