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Where to install the vapor barrier for a finished basement?
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I have an audit customer that is in the process of finishing his basement. The basement foundation walls are poured concrete. He has installed a polyethylene vapor barrier over the concrete wall per…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Watts Jan 25, 2013.

 

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Where to install the vapor barrier for a finished basement?

I have an audit customer that is in the process of finishing his basement. The basement foundation walls are poured concrete. He has installed a polyethylene vapor barrier over the concrete wall per his brother's instructions who is a builder. He plans to install unfaced insulation in the 2 by 4 stud walls that are 2 inches away from the concrete wall. He will be also installing drywall and heating the space with his existing HVAC unit. This is an all-electric two story home located in…See More
Jan 25, 2013
Ken Watts replied to Jim Klebes's discussion Where to install the vapor barrier for a finished basement?
"You can find an excellent publication on this question at http://www.buildingscience.com/documents/reports/rr-1003-building-america-high-r-foundations-case-study-analysis.  The publication presents many solutions and rates them on several…"
Jan 25, 2013
Jim Klebes replied to Corbett Lunsford's discussion NEW BOOK! Home Performance Diagnostics: the Guide to Advanced Testing
"Just got my copy of HPD yesterday and I could not put it down until I read it from cover to cover. This field manual is put together very well with a lot of information any tester can use to improve their testing skills. The text in this guide is…"
Feb 17, 2012
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Linda Wigington distinguished between deep retrofits & deep energy reductions, thus expanding the range of strategies & tactics from which we might propose when engaging with people, the ones who choose.See More
Jan 25, 2012
Jim Klebes replied to John Snell's discussion New article on infrared thermography in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"Great article John. Your 30 year commitment to the field of thermography is greatly appreciated by us newbies who are trying to catch up with you. I agree that IR is essential to properly determining what is going on with a building's…"
Nov 17, 2011
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"I'm guessing these IR images were some OMG moments for your customers. Have you used this video to sell your services to potential new customers?"
May 16, 2011
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Apr 12, 2011
Jim Klebes replied to Al Heath's discussion Energy Modeling Software - what works??
"Chris, Just to refresh your memory. On 9/23/10 I filled out the Recurve online form requesting additional information about the Recurve software. I also signed up for the next available webinar on 10/13/10. Your email reply back to me to me stated…"
Apr 12, 2011
Jim Klebes replied to Al Heath's discussion Energy Modeling Software - what works??
"I was very interested in the Recurve software and requested (multiple times) a trail version of their software last year. The total lack of response from Recurve for a trail version of their software required me to spend my money on a…"
Apr 6, 2011
Jim Klebes replied to Wally Conway's discussion Here's LBL Labs data on energy savings from Windows in the group Weatherization
"Try this address without the www   http://windows.lbl.gov/EStar2008/"
Mar 25, 2011
Albert Schinazi replied to Jim Klebes's discussion Where to install the vapor barrier for a finished basement?
"I tell myself I should know the answer to this question but I found myself wavering a bit.   I have “Cold Climates” but it has been awhile since I have reviewed it and this type of profile.   Out of curiosity I searched the web…"
Mar 22, 2011
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Mar 19, 2011
Jim Klebes replied to Jim Klebes's discussion Where to install the vapor barrier for a finished basement?
"Thanks Don for making me aware of Pat Huelman group. I'll definetly review their findings."
Mar 19, 2011
Don Hynek replied to Jim Klebes's discussion Where to install the vapor barrier for a finished basement?
"Also, review the work of the Pat Huelman and the folks of the Cold Climate Housing Center. Pat and his people have done a lot of work in this area. And he and Dick Stone do a lot of training -- Affordable Comfort, the Duluth EDC conference,…"
Mar 19, 2011
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Mar 16, 2011
Chris Peters replied to Jim Klebes's discussion Where to install the vapor barrier for a finished basement?
"You're very welcome."
Mar 11, 2011

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