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Best Insulation For Older Building With Potential Moisture
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I have an older redwood sided home that has the siding nailed directly onto the framing. There's a layer of felt paper over the framing, but it hardly qualifies as a "moisture barrier" by our modern…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roy L. Miller Mar 27.

Wooden Plugs For 2" Insulation Holes
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Our operation, Rising Sun Energy Services, insulates a lot of walls using cellulose blown in through 2" holes. As simple as a tapered 2" plug might be, we've been having a very hard time sourcing a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by tedkidd Apr 20, 2012.

 

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Roy L. Miller replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Best Insulation For Older Building With Potential Moisture
"Have you considered doing something other than "just" painting? There are several companies making exterior coatings and sealants. One product line I would suggest everyone looking into is CABOT. I have seen it used on homes and decks in…"
Mar 27
Bpb Farmer replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Best Insulation For Older Building With Potential Moisture
"RetroFoam injection foam is the solution. Use it all the time here in Alabama. Seals all penetrations, has excellent R value and stops air filtration. "
Mar 27
Richard Beyer replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Best Insulation For Older Building With Potential Moisture
"Sean is spot on! However, spfi (spray polyurethane foam insulation) products do not react properly with existing moisture problems. This can change the cellular structure and ruin the product if existing moisture is present at the time of…"
Mar 26
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Best Insulation For Older Building With Potential Moisture

I have an older redwood sided home that has the siding nailed directly onto the framing. There's a layer of felt paper over the framing, but it hardly qualifies as a "moisture barrier" by our modern standards. Doing an extra careful job of sealing up penetrations and doing an extra careful paint job is the only affordable strategy I can think of to "seal up" the exterior. (Taking off the siding is out of the questions.)So, assuming that there will be periodic moisture getting into the stud bay…See More
Mar 21
Jim Peck replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Best Insulation For Older Building With Potential Moisture
"I would think you would want to use fiberglass.  Calculate and use a good controlled ventilation strategy."
Mar 21
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Best Insulation For Older Building With Potential Moisture
"Mineral wool is good at doing that but as described in the article this install was done on the outside with the "board" product & they used a rain screed detail. That is very different than using a batt system where any bulk…"
Mar 19
Bud Poll replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Best Insulation For Older Building With Potential Moisture
"From the GBA article below: "We also took pieces [of mineral wool] and submerged them in the pond as a test, because we were so worried about the wall being soggy. The water beaded off. As it turns out, the Roxul will actually help keep the…"
Mar 18
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Best Insulation For Older Building With Potential Moisture
"constitute an air-barrierFirst off felt paper is a great moisture barrier & while me & many others generally use a more modern one, felt is still fine & in fact some might argue a superior one. With that being said if there is any doubts…"
Mar 18
Bud Poll replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Best Insulation For Older Building With Potential Moisture
"If you define the drywall as your air barrier, then the felt paper is simply a drain plane, not uncommon.  Only in the deep south would you need a vapor barrier on the outside, ie ac running 90% of the time.  I'm assuming central to…"
Mar 18
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Best Insulation For Older Building With Potential Moisture

I have an older redwood sided home that has the siding nailed directly onto the framing. There's a layer of felt paper over the framing, but it hardly qualifies as a "moisture barrier" by our modern standards. Doing an extra careful job of sealing up penetrations and doing an extra careful paint job is the only affordable strategy I can think of to "seal up" the exterior. (Taking off the siding is out of the questions.)So, assuming that there will be periodic moisture getting into the stud bay…See More
Mar 18
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"Hi Dan, I don't remember presenting at Build It Green. Maybe at ACI national a few years back? Hope you still want to "friend" me!"
Jun 13, 2013
tedkidd replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Wooden Plugs For 2" Insulation Holes
"Great post Dan, very interesting replies!"
Apr 20, 2012
Dan Antonioli replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Wooden Plugs For 2" Insulation Holes
"Got the catalog with the plug samples. Love it!"
Apr 19, 2012
Matthew Redmond replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Wooden Plugs For 2" Insulation Holes
"Dan, Now that ARRA is finishing up, NY WAP will be going back to our old production schedule of 10,00 to 12,000 units or so per year spread out over about 200 crews. We're laying off by the hundreds statewide right…"
Apr 19, 2012
Jason Kaylor replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Wooden Plugs For 2" Insulation Holes
"Holy moly that is just under 96 a day, at 7 days a week.....I gave you leap day off :) Jason Kaylor VP of Specialty Products AC Tool Supply 480-528-4045"
Apr 19, 2012
Dan Antonioli replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Wooden Plugs For 2" Insulation Holes
"Wow, 70,000 in two years?! That's a big operation. Most of the homes we work on are older redwood-sided buildings with no plywood sheathing and siding removal and reconnecting takes a much higher level of skill than our job training program…"
Apr 19, 2012

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At 12:08pm on June 13, 2013, Jim Gunshinan said…

Hi Dan,

I don't remember presenting at Build It Green. Maybe at ACI national a few years back? Hope you still want to "friend" me!

At 8:36am on March 6, 2012, Michael D'Orazio said…

Hello Dan,

I am a member of Home Energy Pro's site and have found it to be a great resource.  I have been around the energy industry and have new social media website focusing on energy conservation: www.greenplug.nu

Im reaching out ot members who already share the same interest as Green Plug District will focus on.  We have a founders page up and looking for pepole to join for free create a profile and start adding content at: http://w321503.s182.ufhosted.com/gp-forum/

At 7:30pm on January 31, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Dan,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! 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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