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  1. Insulation
    I have a 1900's home in Minnesota that has an attached enclosed porch. The porch area also includes an area that was designed to be a pantry on the one end of it. Most of the area under the porch and the pantry have a dirt floor crawl space under them, however there is a 8' x 6' x 6' area in the...
  2. Building & Construction
    In need of some help. I bought a house about 1 year ago and the basement was already framed up. I am looking at finishing the rest of it. But when doing some research I realized that whoever did the framing did not put a gap between the concrete and the studs. Most of the studs are right against...
  3. Insulation
    Hey all I just recently bought a 1947 cape in NJ climate zone 4. I'm unsure the best way to go about insulating the attic space. Currently it has two gable vents and a ridge vent, There is no soffit vents. The upstairs room also has knee walls and a collar attic. I'm looking for the best way to...
  4. Insulation
    We have a slightly unusual construction. Pitched, tiled roof with floor of roof space made of thick concrete slab. This concrete also makes the ceiling of the rooms below. There is only plaster straight onto the ceilings. In a normal house I'd just put down rolls of rockwool insulation in the...
  5. 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...
  6. Remodeling
    Hello, I am looking for some advice for my next basement framing project. The Basement is partially exposed and has a diagonal foundation wall which I would like to frame around. Image is below for reference. I am not a fan of the half cement half drywall wall (Hard to hide the pipes, hide...
  7. Insulation
    I'm finishing my basement, and working on the bathroom on an exterior wall. Space is limited, so I had to use 1" x 4"'s against the wall. My plan was to put 3/4" rigid foam between the 1" x 4"'s, then tape the joints (if needed to tape?). Would this be a good method to insulate and provide...
  8. General DIY Discussions
    Which is better to use batt insulation in a wall vs. blowing insulation in? I have 2 exterior walls, 1 wall plaster is removed and when closing back up the walls I'll be installing batt. On the 2nd wall, the plaster is still up and I'm debating adding a day to my project to rip it out and...
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