Attic Floor - Insulation - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Insulation


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Display Modes
Old 07-22-2012, 04:50 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Attic Floor

I have recently been adding more insulation to our attic because our house is unable to cool to 75 degrees when it's 83 degrees outside. My thermal gun is reading 66 degrees from the vent when the A/C is set to 76 degrees. I've been told that the A/C being pushed out should be 20 degrees cooler than the intake. Is this true? Anyway, I've added blown insulation to the attic and went around the attic with the thermal gun in to find cold leaks coming in from the interior of the house. Most of the air leaks I found we're easily blocked with Great Stuff, but I found a place in the attic where the floor is cold (see attached picture). The floor is sealed up tight, but when I put the thermal gun to it it reads 80 degrees and the attic temp was reading 94 degrees. I'm sure there isn't any insulation underneath and I'm not sure how to tackle this. I'm open to any suggestions.

Thank you
Attached Thumbnails
Attic Floor-image-462115063.jpg   Attic Floor-image-1203645168.jpg  
clarkus978 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 07-22-2012, 09:26 PM   #2
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: far sw sub chicago
Posts: 8,039
Rewards Points: 368

take up the plywood and have a look.
Fix'n it is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Carpet in the basement Packer Backer Flooring 17 11-30-2018 02:10 AM
Building Knee Walls in the Attic Jimmybrp Building & Construction 12 12-23-2011 01:22 PM
2nd floor air flow/pressure fgillis HVAC 7 02-24-2009 04:58 AM
Insulating attic floor AND rafters? John FX General DIY Discussions 11 10-10-2008 10:50 PM
How do I get from the upstairs attic down to my 1st floor? diyintexas Electrical 8 09-29-2008 05:05 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts