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  1. Insulation
    I am renting a recently renovated 1950s home in northern California. The LVP flooring is always cold and uncomfortable. Kitchen tiles are even more so. Temperature drops fast and heater kicks in frequently, more so than any place I lived in. My landlord got two different insulation professionals...
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    Hi All, Thanks for taking the time to read my thread. My wife and I bought a cabin in the foothills above Seattle, Sultan to be exact - marine climate zone 4. The cabin was built in the 70's. It does not have any HVAC but is heated by wall heaters and a wood burning stove. The crawl space is...
  3. Building & Construction
    What are some standard materials to use for the ceiling of a crawlspace? The only thing I have heard so far is that it must be vapour permeable. And, I would like to add, that I am concerned about rodent ingress. I want to use loose-fill/blown-in insulation. And the crawl space is open, so...
  4. Insulation
    I have researched all over the internet various methods of insulating and encapsulating my crawl space, but have not found an exact situation like mine and would appreciate feedback from those who have a lot of experience with crawl space insulation and encapsulation. My house has a crawl space...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    I need some guidance. I have a 1940s cabin in the Pocono, Pa woods. The temperatures swing from season to season causing moisture issues in my crawl space. It is a 4 ft crawl space with 12"x9" vents and a vapor barrier over the dirt floor. A year ago I took out all of the old SOAKED fiberglass...
  6. Insulation
    Hello- My floors are cold and I think I'm losing a lot of heat. Around the entire perimeter of the crawl space, I have a 1-2" gap between (on the two sides of the house) the last floor joist and the brick wall, and (on the front and back of the house) between the brick wall and some 2x4's which...
  7. Insulation
    I am a DIY with some experience. Usually did repairs and building with my dad. He has passed away. I am on my own. I don’t want to spend time and money on this and not get and results. I need someone who has experience to give me advice or suggestions. Our electric bills have been $400 plus and...
  8. Insulation
    I have a question about insulating a crawl space. I live in Northern Canada in a mobile home. The home is on engineered wood blocks that set on a gravel pad and perimeter is Pressure treated plywood skirting with 2x4 studs. The house is heated with forced air Oil furnace. The height of the crawl...
  9. Building & Construction
    I recently bought a house that is about 100 years old. While I was insulating the crawl space, those above, in the house, could see my work lights shining through ****** in the floor. There is no sub-flooring under the finished pine planking! This winter lots of cool air from the crawl space is...
  10. Flooring
    i just bought a house with a 850 square foot concrete block unfinished addition. there is a 3 foot crawl space with floor joists already in, and just earth underneath. i'd like to put in hydronic radiant floor heat in concrete slab above the joists, and i'm not sure of the best way to insulate...
  11. Building & Construction
    HELP would be so appreciated. I'm building a 12x20 art studio/office in central WV. I want it to be warm and dry, and, I only want to do it once, so I want to do it right. The location ground is solid and not damp. The Amish will build this - they have put up two cabins for us, but they built...
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