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Old 01-24-2011, 09:18 PM   #1
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In a ranch type home does the floor need insulation in the basement to keep the heat from going underneath

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Heat rises, no insulation required, but you might want to have heat in the basement, plumbing likes it better that way.

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Heat rises, no insulation required, but you might want to have heat in the basement, plumbing likes it better that way.
Plumbing likes it better that way ?
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Plumbing likes it better that way ?
Anything below 32*F, will freeze water, hence, plumbing likes it better that way
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Anything below 32*F, will freeze water, hence, plumbing likes it better that way
Ok yesterday it was like 5*F and water was running perfectly
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Ok yesterday it was like 5*F and water was running perfectly
I am sure it wasn't that cold in your basement.

The short of it, you want and need heat in the basement.
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I am sure it wasn't that cold in your basement.

The short of it, you want and need heat in the basement.
I need heat the house is jus 600 sq ft but the basement is about half that would that be exspensive to do
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No, heat added to the basement rises, keeps the floors warm, which in turn keeps the rooms warm.
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No, heat added to the basement rises, keeps the floors warm, which in turn keeps the rooms warm.
Thanks jackofall !! Oh do u think the house needs more radiator
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No, heat added to the basement rises, keeps the floors warm, which in turn keeps the rooms warm.
I quite agree with you. That's a good idea.
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How much radiator is needed to heat the size house I mentioned
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Why don't you post this in the right forum? This is the flooring forum.
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Heat rises, no insulation required, but you might want to have heat in the basement, plumbing likes it better that way.
If the crawlspace underneath the floor is to be insulated what the best insulation and method to use ?
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Quote: If the crawlspace underneath the floor is to be insulated what the best insulation and method to use ?

Expandable foam sprayed on the wall of the crawl space. Also pressure activated vent in the cooling./heating system. The vent opens slightly when the heating/cooling is on and closes if off. This helps to keep crawl space temperature closer to the indoor one and and also drier crawl space. Effectively the crawl space, if sealed properly = the vent holes need to be closed and sprayed over as well, will have slightly positive pressure.

At least this is what we had done in our house 6 years ago and it works well.

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