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How to properly insulate PVC water pipes outside?

Nothing will prevent freezing if water is not moving. If not moving water you must drain pipe to prevent freeze.
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spray foamed attic floor now replacing flex duct

Cut it out, including some foam. Replace it. Foam around the new duct to patch when done. I mean, honestly, the best solution is not to use flex duct, because rigid duct flows air with less friction, ...
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Should I be concerned about possible mold on/near my window ac unit?

In Florida it's easy for things to get some mold or mildew as you know. From the picture, it looks like a minor amount, if it is mold. It very well can be crumbs from the black foam sealing strip. ...
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Are 1x2 walls ok for framing the bottom kneewalls in my basement?

tl/dr, frame it out with 2x4s and insulation - that's likely what the builders planned, meets what is required for where you live, and allows you to run wiring and electrical with space to spare. You ...
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Previous owners put insulation over the foundation. Is it alright to remove this?

You'd be better served to put it on correctly, (no gaps between the foundation and foam) including a stucco finish coat over it which prevents sun damage and rodent incursion (if done properly.) But ...
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Understanding the concerns with vented to unvented retrofit of attic

There are just really two components: How much is this insulating my attic? How much is this helping my home? For #1 you need to install some sort of radiant barrier like atticfoil. There are ...
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Understanding the concerns with vented to unvented retrofit of attic

Your proposal of insulating with solid poly panels is completely feasible with very little to no chance of condensation. It is common in much of Florida where the weather is hot with a few months of ...
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In what order should tar paper, rigid foam and Tyvek wrap be installed?

The felt (tar paper) will probably be full of holes and tears anyway, so I'd probably remove it. It's not doing you any good behind the foam, either. If that's difficult for some reason, leave it. ...
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What to do with a cold corner?

What sort of renovation you can do to an apartment depends on the ownership structure and how permissive the landlord or management is. If it's a condominium apartment in a building or complex with a ...
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