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Old 01-14-2009, 10:39 PM   #16
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That makes sense, it would be easier than removing a kitchen cabinet. Do you drill a few holes starting in the lower part of the corner to the top and start filling with foam from the lowest one?

It's weird, the two corners on the south side of the house have the water problem, but the other two on the north side, in the kitchen and living room, are dry.

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Old 01-15-2009, 11:25 AM   #17
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I'm not good with clip art and photos. If someone could attach a cross section of a 2x4 outside wall corners and an inside wall butting an outer wall it would help. You may have a vapour issue as well as cold.
In my case I discovered the open pocket from the attic above the garage. The temp scan just confirmed my concerns. I am debating filling the corner as you suggest with holes, but I may also peel the drywall back about 8' to a doorway and put Dow foam boards, tyvek wrap??? and then recover it with fresh drywall.
Although my corner pocket would improve with drilling and foaming the balance of the wall is still an issue and I have a door and cantalevered 2x3' pantry jutting into the garage on the same wall further down which are both insulating projects as well.
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I got my gas bill yesterday. My ccf usage dropped 19% since last year after making just a few improvements:

-added a draft blocker to the dryer duct & insulated part of the duct
-sealed the attic, installed baffles (haven't added blow-in insulation yet)
-sealed accessible seams on heat ducts (not 100% finished with that)
-insulated 4 corners of the house (from the exterior)
-vented bathroom fan to outside, added draft blocker, insulated duct
-sprayfoamed accessible rim joists & some other gaps
-sealed gap between floor & exterior walls in one room
-added foam gaskets to outlets on all exterior walls
-replaced a few windows
-insulated access panel to attic and replaced gasket
-complained a little

I'm really happy with the 19% drop and after adding the insulation to the attic this spring, hopefully the gas bill will be even lower next winter.
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I got my gas bill yesterday. My ccf usage dropped 19% since last year after making just a few improvements.....
I'm really happy with the 19% drop and after adding the insulation to the attic this spring, hopefully the gas bill will be even lower next winter.
Just wanted to say thanks, this is a way-cool thread. I'll have all the basement ceiling out of an almost 100 year old house this summer, putting in hydronic radiant heating, and had I not read this I would likely have left that sill plate and rim joist alone....now I will definitely pay more attention to that area before I cover it back up again!

Keep it up, please....

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