02:50AM | 10/30/02
Member Since: 08/27/01
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I'm considering insulating my heat duct in my unfinished basement. I think a lot of heat radiates to the basement instead of going up into the house. I have a thermometer in the basement and it reads around 68 degrees - nearly the same 70 degrees as the living space upstairs.

I went to Home Depot and they have 12" wide x 15' long R6 insulation for $7. At this size, I will need quite a few pieces of insulation to wrap my entire duct work. I'm wondering if it's worth it? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.


06:58AM | 10/30/02
Member Since: 08/27/01
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Thanks for the response. What about insulating the basement ceiling joists? The first floor is vinyl and can be cold on your feet. I was thinking of putting rolled fiberglass insulation in the basement ceiling. Do you think this would do any good?


10:10AM | 10/30/02
Member Since: 08/27/01
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Thanks for all the great advice!


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