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06:00AM | 09/06/05
Member Since: 08/29/05
3 lifetime posts
My home is a mid-century ranch. I have re-layed the vapor barrier. I am now faced with a choice of wether or not to insulate the sub-floor OR the heating pipes. Over the years it appears that the burlap bag/fiberglass insulation has disintegrated or been taken away by rats. No matter. I can only afford to insulate one or the other. There is not a lot of room so large fiberglass bats is out of question. I have purchased the foil faced "bubble" wrap type to insulate the space. So my question is this; Insulate the sublfloor or heating ducts?


03:26PM | 09/11/05
Member Since: 07/01/05
91 lifetime posts
It sounds as though you are on a crawl space.

I have had successful results by insulating the walls of the crawl space. Allow the insulation to bend 90 degrees & cover the soil a foot or so from the wall. I did not attempt to attach the insulation at the bottom, but just layed scrap wood on it to hold it in place.

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