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Floor I joists and properly installed insulation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Robinson Jan 16. 29 Replies

Every single time I do an audit where the house has I joists instead of regular floor joists I see this issue. Either the insulation batts are installed with no tiger teeth at all and the batt is…Continue

Most current can light air sealing best practices?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Denise Curtis Sep 7, 2019. 6 Replies

I haven't had to airseal any can lights in several years. I have a client who has many can lights throughout his house and wants to have them airsealed and then insulated over. Several years ago I…Continue

 

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Robin Henry replied to Robin Henry's discussion Potentially Looking To Buy Insulation Machine in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"Thanks for the offers and phone call fellahs. I ended up purchasing a Force2 this past weekend so I'm all set."
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Brian Robinson replied to Robin Henry's discussion Floor I joists and properly installed insulation
"Please don't install non-fire code safe foam or any insulation (please read the printed notice on the kraft and foil faced FGB) in a crawlspace or basement that can be accessed from the living space as it's just not safe! If there is a…"
Jan 16
Walter Money replied to Robin Henry's discussion Floor I joists and properly installed insulation
"Mr. Henry, I built houses with those joists and found the building science training I had been getting at the time was difficult to align with the practices I had been taught. So I found a better way, I think. I also used 1/2 inch EPS but I cut and…"
Jan 10
David R Koons replied to Robin Henry's discussion Potentially Looking To Buy Insulation Machine in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"I tow the rig with an F150 that has a Timbren and it works fine, but yes, at least a 1/2 ton pickup is advisable.  I'd part with the Royal Cargo trailer, CM2400 blowing machine with myriad hoses and accessories, and Fomo System 8 for…"
Jan 9
Robin Henry replied to Robin Henry's discussion Potentially Looking To Buy Insulation Machine in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"Thank you but I think that it will definitely be out of my price range and also too big a trailer for a Tacoma."
Jan 9
David R Koons replied to Robin Henry's discussion Potentially Looking To Buy Insulation Machine in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"Hi Robin, I'm located in Silverthorne CO I have a Cool Machine 2400, similar to the Krendl, mounted in an 8x20 trailer.  The entire rig is for sale.  The Force machine is not a good option.  It has difficulty with Applegate…"
Jan 9
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Potentially Looking To Buy Insulation Machine

I'm located in Southwest Colorado and am starting to look into purchasing an insulation machine. I'm playing Goldilocks in that I have two local options to purchase but one is too small and the other too heavy. I have a single axle covered trailer (6'x12') I'll be sourcing and I'm afraid a Krendl 1000 at an approximate 700 pounds will be too heavy. Does anybody have any thoughts along these lines or think that the Krendl would do ok in that situation? If nothing else I'm worried about that load…See More
Jan 9
Stanley Widener replied to Robin Henry's discussion Floor I joists and properly installed insulation
"I think the kraft facing would meet the requirements of "concealed" and "in contact" with "other surface" if the batts are supported to maintain contact. Not if there's a 5" air gap above them! Another reason…"
Dec 4, 2019
Mick Lane replied to Robin Henry's discussion Floor I joists and properly installed insulation
"This insulation may be installed correctly. There are way too many variables in play to give you the "right answer".  Yes, un-faced bats in joist cavities is not pretty, but is probably the best one size fits all answer for…"
Dec 4, 2019
Jeff Classen replied to Robin Henry's discussion Floor I joists and properly installed insulation
"In order to make the air gap above the insulation work effectively, the framing must be airtight at the joist end as well as have a continuous air barrier, and preferably some continuous insulation below the joists. You are essentially creating a…"
Dec 3, 2019
David Butler replied to Robin Henry's discussion Floor I joists and properly installed insulation
"@Stanley, your strategy for holding batts against the subfloor is interesting. Much better than wire 'insulation compressors'. That 1/2 EPS you're using is relatively inexpensive and since you're not going for full encapsulation,…"
Dec 3, 2019
Stanley Widener replied to Robin Henry's discussion Floor I joists and properly installed insulation
"I agree with you - if the batts are just stuffed into a joist cavity without attaching the edges of the vapor barrier backing to anything, the vapor will just sneak around the inevitable gaps and it's really doing nothing for you. They might as…"
Dec 3, 2019
Robin Henry replied to Robin Henry's discussion Floor I joists and properly installed insulation
"You're speaking along the lines of new construction and I'm talking about retrofits. When retrofitting these areas the least invasive method would be a drill and fill."
Dec 3, 2019
David Butler replied to Robin Henry's discussion Floor I joists and properly installed insulation
"Robin wrote: "the insulation is resting on the bottom of the drywall or plywood effectively doing nothing." Not true, as long as the exposed cavity sidewalls are insulated and the cavity is tight. As Joe points out, this configuration is…"
Dec 3, 2019
Robin Henry replied to Robin Henry's discussion Floor I joists and properly installed insulation
"I'm likely biased but I feel like the paper backing on batts is a bit of a joke and won't do much in regards to retarding any vapor transfer. I usually go for unfaced with whatever I do but I don't have to deal with moisture like many…"
Dec 3, 2019

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At 8:12pm on February 18, 2019, Tommie John said…

I have a blower door if you are still interested in purchasing one.

At 8:17pm on November 20, 2018, James Pollard said…

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Thanks God bless.

At 12:27pm on October 30, 2018, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Robin,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros Forum. Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos, and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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