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I audited a brick house this week. There's no insulation in the walls. The customer doesn't want to blow from the inside (b/c the inside walls are papered and they're…
Ok, enough of the foam talk, I would use rigid Roxul comfortboard IS or R22 comfortbat in the rim joist, caulk the rim joist first then cut the mineral wool with a serated knife or bread knife and friction fit it in!
Great stuff, but what about the Formaldehyde as a binder?
Well, really People build like this?, and I noticed another issue..Don't build the deck against the house, use rubber spacers and drip edge/flashing to the rafter, not the house!
Some of your comments makes a lot of sense...There truth in all these comments, and I want to add one more...
What about the European method of 2x8 walls, based on passive house design, triple glazed windows, taping all seams...even without some codes we are suggesting here in the US, their houses would meet 3 ACH @ 50 pascals, and they are going to .2ACH soon.
Just a thought!
Yes its petty,
Is your comment based on $$? "heat pumps provide air conditioning as well as heat, something that radiant-floor heating systems can't do"
Radiant-floor can do it, if you have a air to air, or ground source heat pumps!
The caviet is, unless your promoting ductless, they cost more!
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