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  1. Insulation
    Hi, if we install 9 Tenmat Recessed Light Cover and air seal them how much would the attic light covers cut thermal losses of a ceiling? the home was built back in the 1970s we have fiberglass is blown in insulation but only about 7" to 9" depth, Thanks
  2. Insulation
    I moved to New Zealand not long ago and was impressed at the lack of insulation in the houses!....So I started looking for a simple way of sorting this problem and found out about thermal roller blinds which totally made the job of keeping me warm in winter...
  3. Windows and Doors
    Hello, My husband and I are renting an old drafty house, and as the cold weather moves in, we are trying to do as much as we can to keep heating costs down. There are windows everywhere in the house, which is nice for light but TERRIBLE for temperature. Whoever last owned the house before the...
  4. Insulation
    Hi Folks and Merry Christmas, I live in a northern suburb of Detroit Michigan. I have a 40 x 40 metal pole barn with a cement floor. I have attached a few photos. From what I can tell based on the township records it was built in 1969. I need to insulate it so I can work outside in the...
  5. Insulation
    Hi all, I recently bought a new condo and have been hard at work getting it fixed up. I've run into a problem that I can't think of a solution for. Our kitchen has hardwood floors, and I noticed a draft coming through on the exterior wall. So, I caulked the baseboards and it's helped quite a...
  6. Insulation
    I'm insulating hot water heating pipes (black iron pipe) in my basement using 1"-thick-wall jacketed fiberglass tubes. At one point one of the pipes passes right under a 2 foot wide A/C duct. The tube won't fit at the top of the pipe since it's too close to the duct. What's the best way to...
  7. HVAC
    Greetings. This is my first post. I'm not a pro, just a homeowner who enjoys improving and fixing things up myself. We have a natural gas hot water boiler, high-limit set at 150, which heats our 1931-built house. It's in the unfinished basement, two sides of which are underground and two...
  8. Building & Construction
    I had a new addition put on a few years back 24' X 24' sits on a concrete slab and the other 24' x 24' is over a crawl space. They didn't insulate either except for the walls of the crawl space. It is very hard to access the slab portion from the crawl space. The qustion is how do I know go back...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    Hi, I am in the process of adding insulation to my knee-wall's in a 1952, war time, storey and a half home. There is existing insulation (fibreglass batts R7) on the knee-wall which I want to cover with an R-10 ridged board. I will then blow in insulation on the floor of the attic space to...
  10. Building & Construction
    Our house is built with clearspan metal trusses with purlins fastened on top of the trusses. When it was built, a layer of some of that reflective foam insulation was put over the purlins and then the metal roof went on top of that. Now we are wanting to finish the inside, and I am wondering...
  11. Building & Construction
    I want to insulate my crawl space near the outer walls to reduce heat loss through the space above the sill plate. I have read that putting fiberglass insulation bats the full height of the floor joists from the band joist to about 2 feet into the crawl will adequately insulate the area. Should...
  12. Roofing/Siding
    I am currently in the process of installing a cathedral ceiling and had a few questions regarding ventilation and insulation. The house is a ranch (in PA) (roughly 28 x 42) with the typical load bearing wall running down the middle. I am adding a cathedral ceiling to half of the house (roughly...
  13. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone, I'm finally getting around to finishing my basement and I have a couple of questions about the fireplace rough-in. The attached photo will show you what I'm working with. The builder insulated about 3' down from the ceiling. I glued 2" foamboard insulation to the walls below...
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