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How to keep mice, critters from getting into duct insulation that is under a house that is on piers.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Cormany Mar 13, 2014.

How well does airkrete work and can it be sprayed under roof decks using the webbing. is there a safer spray foam
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Charles Cormany replied to Craig McManus's discussion How to keep mice, critters from getting into duct insulation that is under a house that is on piers.
"We have used hardware cloth (1/4" mesh wire) and then sprayed it with single part foam. I have heard of used cat litter (urine smell) sprinkled about and moth balls as other options. "
Mar 13, 2014
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How to keep mice, critters from getting into duct insulation that is under a house that is on piers.

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Mar 10, 2014
tedkidd replied to Craig McManus's discussion How well does airkrete work and can it be sprayed under roof decks using the webbing. is there a safer spray foam
"If you want meaningful answers you'll need to compose your questions a little better:   to vague (define comparatives for "well"), no, you can do vertical walls but I wouldn't attempt to do slopes that way, it's not a…"
Mar 10, 2014
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Craig McManus's discussion How to keep mice, critters from getting into duct insulation that is under a house that is on piers.
"You have to keep it out of their reach thus a Sealed crawl is the best option For a vented crawl, make sure all your insect & rodent proofing is in place also; Using flex duct is not recommended, nor fiberboard, just metal ducts sealed with…"
Mar 10, 2014
Jim Peck replied to Craig McManus's discussion How to keep mice, critters from getting into duct insulation that is under a house that is on piers.
"mothballs have worked for decades"
Mar 8, 2014
Craig McManus replied to Craig McManus's discussion How to keep mice, critters from getting into duct insulation that is under a house that is on piers.
"The ducts are below the floor and above the dirt under the houses. It sounds difficult and expensive to wrap them or box them in with metal."
Mar 5, 2014
Bud Poll replied to Craig McManus's discussion How to keep mice, critters from getting into duct insulation that is under a house that is on piers.
"A former owner where I did some repair work had evidently tried to keep the rodents out by nailing a flattened tin can over their entrance. Mice or rats I never determined, but they chewed right through that makeshift cover and continued to use the…"
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"Tax credits only help people who pay income taxes, and not poor or retired people with out income tax bills.... No planning, policy in America for future energy shortages. No energy efficiency investment NOW before people go broke  and have no…"
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"How does one help HUD-owned buildings? I talked with one HUD housing manager. They say an ESCO did an Energy Audit and said the only cost effective thing changing some light bulbs. They have 3-4 people /unit and I know solar water heating…"
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At 11:37am on May 16, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

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