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Old 10-07-2014, 08:34 AM   #1
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Interior door insulation possible?


I live in a home built in '52 (Southwestern Ontario) with a cold cellar under the stairs. In the summer I had applied BlueSeal around the perimeter with Dimpled membrane. I now have been running a dehumidiifier in the room for about 2 days now after drilling a 4"vent with an SDS drill. With the vent drilled, foam sprayed in crevices, odd crack repaired in the interior concrete wall I am now ready to hang an insulated door.

There is currently an interior door with black mold on it which needs to be ditched and replaced with an insulated door. The current door slab is tiny measuring 73.5" H x 27.5"W and the frame is surrounded by concrete.
Can I replace this door with another interior door cut to size and adhere rigid foam to the back out of sight? Ideally I would like to bring the R value up to that of a steel utility door. This solution would be very similar to insulating an attic entry door.

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Old 10-07-2014, 11:03 AM   #2
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All things are possible. If the edges of the door will probably still have condensation. How do you plan to address the weatherstripping issue with an interior door as well?
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All things are possible. If the edges of the door will probably still have condensation. How do you plan to address the weatherstripping issue with an interior door as well?
Most likely was going to use a weatherstripping kit with a foam/rubber flange and a door sweep to seal the bottom of the door. Currently there is a sweep there now and its very tight. Thoughts?
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You can make it work I guess.

Going to be a bit of redneck engineering but it will work.
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Google "mobile home door"
They sell some small insulated doors for outside access for water heaters.
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Google "mobile home door"
They sell some small insulated doors for outside access for water heaters.
Thanks - googling them now!
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