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  1. Insulation
    Hello, What type of insulation do you recommend here? I've attached a picture but for some reason the builder never filled in this area. It is a small area and will seal once filled with brick to seal in area. Thanks!!!
  2. Electrical
    Hi, New to this forum . Just got my new security camera survillence kit and I would like to install some of the cameras on the outside of my home. I have a general Idea of the locations on where the camera's will be placed. I would like to know what would be the best way to get the ethernet...
  3. Insulation
    I've tried looking for an answer to my insulation woes but I just get cross answers. I have a house built in 1953 in the Washington DC area. I was able to increase the insulation in the attic last year and I hope to do something about the walls soon. They have nothing but a fiberboard sheathing...
  4. Building & Construction
    While finishing my attic, I added 1" extruded polystyrene to the backs of the 2x4 knee walls. However, when doing this, I noticed the builder placed R-19 in the 2x4 knee walls. From a chart I found online, the compressed R-19 will provide R-13 insulation value. Therefore, I am considering...
  5. Building & Construction
    1949 Ranch-style home in a hot, humid area in Texas. The exterior is stucco and it is in good condition. There's no insulation in the wall cavity. The original stucco is applied to lathe on building paper, but there's no wall sheathing, just the diagonal runners you can see here. Mold is...
  6. Building & Construction
    I have a old house (1870) and one of its additions is a enclosed porch. The foundation extends the existing basement so I can walk around underneath it (maybe 7ft high). The room is 8X16 and began life as a uninsulated screened in porch. I have run heat into the room but it is cold due to...
  7. HVAC
    my small shed will be insulated. i need to keep water from freezing and am wandering if a 150 watt bulb would be good enough? the shed is 4x4 7'tall on a croncrete pad. if the bulb will not work well what other choices do i have? an electric space heater w/ thermostat/timer?
  8. Building & Construction
    Hi, I'm new to this site. I've been researching insulating and vapor control for a planned wall upgrade on my raised ranch in Wisconsin (zone 6). I currently have 2x4 walls with poorly installed fiberglass batts. My siding is some old pressboard clapboard stuff that has not held up to the...
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