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"The "State Code" comment is dead on. In North Carolina, they terminate the crawlspace wall insulation above grade. In the IRC, it is required to go 2' into the ground or 2' out along the ground like you do…"
The most commonly used rigid foam board used on crawlsapce walls is probably Thermax Sheathing and it has passed FM 4880 which means it does not require ignition barrier protection. You can look it up by going to…"
"I'll be looking forward to your results. There is a guy in Raleigh you can probably get a few minutees with. His name is Cyrus Dastur and he is one of the principle engineers on the Flagstaff project. I suspect…"
"Excellent Question Bud. Advanced Energy originally did their pilot work in North Carolina where it's hot and humid. Years later, they did investigative work in Flagstaff and Baton Rouge. What they found tracks well if you keep…"
"Good. I thought so. If you really want to see the 'Bible' of crawlspace conditioning, you can go to advancedenergy.org and go to Crawlspaces under the Quick Links tab in the header. There is more information there than…"
I wonder where you are working. Here in North Carolina, some 30-40% of the houses are built with a sealed crawlspace like the one you are describing.The only question I have is about the last word in your paragraph. What do you…"
"In general, hot, humid locations enjoy more savings while cooler, dryer locations don't seem to save as much. The Advanced Energy data from Princeville, North Carolina demonstrated a savings in the summer months and a wash or slight…"
I don't think it is intended to be used in a hybrid insulating system. The tech data sheet doesn't seem to list an R-value and I can't find any suggestion that it be used in full coverage. I would say that it…"
The sealed crawlspace concept is very popular here in North carolina and surrounding states. The best place to go for answers to your questions is advancedenergy.org and look up in their foundation sealing section. Some…"
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