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    BASEMENTS AND CRAWL SPACES

    I love the story that Harold Orr of the National Research Council tells about basements. Years ago, a farmer went into his field, dug a hole and prayed to God that it would fill up with water for his cows. He called it a watering hole. Then a housing developer bought the farm, dug a hole o...
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    RIGID BOARD: EXTRUDED POLYSTYRENE

    Example: Styrofoam products by Dow (by the way, Styrofoam is a Dow Chemical brand name and not a generic term for foam insulation).Colour: Blue (Dow) or Pink (Celfort)Thermal Resistance: RSI - .035/mm R - 5.0/in. Very high.Cost: highCapacity to dry out if wet: Won't get wetFire Resis...
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    CONFLICT: DOES FULL HEIGHT INSULATION OF A BASEMENT WALL CAUSE FROST HEAVING?

    Isolating parts of the house located underground from the heat of the house can cause freezing and shifting under certain conditions. Wing walls, carport posts, and the like are common frost heaving or ad-freezing candidates because these structural parts of the house are far away from the heat ...
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    WHAT FIRE PROTECTION IS REQUIRED FOR INSULATION?

    Although many insulating materials are fire resistant, most of the plastic-type foam products, be they injected as foam or installed in rigid sheets are flammable and must be covered with fire protective materials when they are inside the house exposed to a living space. 12 mm (1/2 in.) drywall ...
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    HOW CAN I STOP CONDENSATION ON THE FLOOR HEADER BEHIND INSULATION?

    When fiberglass is pushed up into the space between the floor joists around the perimeter of the basement, condensation often builds up on the wood behind the fiberglass. This can be stopped by the addition of an air barrier -- as simple as Kraft paper or as complex as caulked polystyrene. In p...
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    How to insulate a cold room

    Mary from Kingston, Ontario writes:I would like to build a small cold room but the space that can be allotted to this is only approximately 42 in. wide by 48 in. deep. Is this feasible? One of the walls will be an outside, north-facing cement block wall, the others will abut on the interior....
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