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Apr
23
comment How should I insulate an interior wall between a warm humid bathroom and a cold bedroom?
What about with an exterior wall? No vapor barrier there either?
Apr
22
accepted How should I insulate an interior wall between a warm humid bathroom and a cold bedroom?
Apr
22
comment How should I insulate an interior wall between a warm humid bathroom and a cold bedroom?
"if doing walls with vapor barrier" - meaning if I do not, I should do vapor barrier on the insulation, correct? The other answer seems to say not to do vapor barrier in the wall. I've read both, and again carefully now, but I think I'm still missing something...
Apr
22
comment Where and how much vapor barrier
See related questions (with differing answers at the time of this writing) here: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/63994/… and here: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/63777/…
Apr
22
comment How should I insulate an interior wall between a warm humid bathroom and a cold bedroom?
Seems reasonable but note that this is the opposite of the answer given here: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/63994/…
Apr
22
comment Is some condensation on bathroom walls safe?
Your advice seems good, but is the opposite of what I received as an answer to my question here: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/63777/… Would you advise against the vapor barrier in that situation too?
Apr
22
accepted Sanding, Blasting, or chemical for paint removal from old metal cabinets?
Apr
22
accepted Does 2“ of spray foam mean 2”, or are measurements like with finished lumber?
Apr
16
asked How should I insulate an interior wall between a warm humid bathroom and a cold bedroom?
Mar
19
awarded  Curious
Feb
19
comment Which furnace thermostats support variable swing/deadband?
See page 8 here: customer.honeywell.com/resources/techlit/TechLitDocuments/…
Feb
11
revised Radiant heat in ceiling
edited body
Feb
11
answered Radiant heat in ceiling
Feb
11
comment Radiant heat in ceiling
Unfortunately this is a thing. Here in PA I've heard of several houses that are single story and have radiant heat in the ceiling. :(.
Jan
22
revised Does 2“ of spray foam mean 2”, or are measurements like with finished lumber?
edited title
Jan
22
asked Does 2“ of spray foam mean 2”, or are measurements like with finished lumber?
Nov
14
awarded  Benefactor
Nov
14
accepted Will foam-filling this gap create problems?
Nov
13
comment Will foam-filling this gap create problems?
Yes foam has higher up-front costs due to materials and labor, but I don't think it is competitive over the long run to have R4/in (R20 total since I need an air gap) v. R6.5/in. (R39, no air gap needed when foamed).
Nov
12
comment Will foam-filling this gap create problems?
@Ecnerwal The roof is good, and a new roof is probably waaay more expensive than foam-filling that air gap. When I need a new roof in a decade, yes I'll leave the old one and just add on top. I think rubber makes that easy to do.