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Old 12-08-2006, 07:43 AM   #1
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Hi,I just joined,I'm a licensed HVAC contractor, and Home Builder.

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Old 12-08-2006, 08:08 AM   #2
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Old 12-08-2006, 09:26 AM   #3
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Hi Patman,

1st question for you then:

is it usual for people to wrap the heat supply trunk with those shinely insulation before the complete the basement renovation,...i.e.drywalling around the trunk...

I am doing it right now... although keep questioning in my mind whether this is necessary... you know I got to spend money/effort on this... I know it does good rather than harm anyway... and that is why I am doing it... but would like to hear what do you think about it...
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Yes, if you have central cooling. this is the vapor barrier. the duct will sweat without it and ruin your ceiling.
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Thanks for the confirmation... I feel much better now knowing that my effort has a good reason...
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Old 12-08-2006, 11:42 AM   #6
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I just happen to be reading this information and I also will eventually be drywalling around a central cooling duct in my basement.

What type of insulation do I need to put around it?
And how do I adhere it?

I presently am building a soffit around it.

Is there anything that I should be doing now?
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Old 12-08-2006, 11:51 AM   #7
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yes do it before you built the soffit is easier and better... in my case, I already built the soffit... it is more difficult to put the insulation on the trunk but I am still manage to be able to do it...

the instruction of the product say, you can just wrap the insulation around the trunk...

I, instead, because of the soffit, have to cut exact width length straps and slip through the soffit then tape on the trunk... which is not bad, probably save some material than above method except use more tapes..

you find the shinely tape and insulation in the insulation section in HD you see a lot of picture/instruction over there... it cost you probably around $60 for insulating all the trunk in the basement , may be a bit more...
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Thanks for the advice.

I was just about to start on a portion of the soffit, but I now I will insulate it.

......here I go again to HD
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