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I have square sheet metal ducts running in my crawlspace. I would like to insulate them. Does anyone have a good method?
The main concern would be moisture coming up through the ceiling and condensing in the insulation. Is there a vapor barrier of some kind under the...
I can't imagine the temperature difference or the speed of temperature changes to damage your walls. Unless you run a kiln or blast furnace in the...
1. cans of minimally expanding foam sold to seal around doors and windows. drill holes and shoot in foam. expensive for all those cans. 2. p...
If you can, add rather than mess with removing. What will you do with all the old insulation? I would check under the existing insulation for a...
The duct going to the cold room could be blocked by something that fell in the vent. Try pulling up the vent (assuming it's just dropped in) and f...
You will need air flow along the underside of the roof decking. Foam shapes are available for this. They look like \___/They hold the insulation ...
I would first check for the main beam to see how far it has settled. Just run a tight string from one end to the other and check for sag.If you do...
The cold air return encourages air to circulate. The furnace/AC pump air floor level and the cold air return pulls it out at a different level and...
Two problems with using a chainfall.First, I don't think your roof or attic floor is strong enough to support a three or four story chimney. Secon...
Most newer houses don't have whole house fans because they have central air. With central air you air condition or move the air around with just t...
Could you use the expanding foam in a can to fill the hard to reach area? Use the low expansion foam so you don't push too much on surroundings.
Before hooking sump to sewer, find out what your community allows/requires. You don't want to hook up to the sewer then find out it's illegal. Yo...
You can get solid color stains in a number of flat colors. Wait until the wood is definitely dry. Wash with deck cleaner/brightener for good adhe...
Make sure the insulation has a vapor barrier under it. The roll insulation may have the barrier attached to the insulation or a separate sheet und...
I would hire an architect. You're trying to make new rooms flow together well. You're also trying to make the exterior look right. Some contract...
Shampton - For a full sized brick facade, your house had to be built for it. The weight of the brick needs support from a step/ledge in the founda...
The danger in using too high a wattage is overheating the fixture, especially if insulation surrounds the fixture. The fixture should have a stick...
Landscaping can do a lot to help keep water out of a basement. On the uphill side, add and slope dirt so water will flow a few feet away from the ...