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Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

...attic, I have a radiant barrier on the attic ceiling and floor. I am removing the cellulose, but what non toxic insulation can I use with the radient barrier? H...

Posted by Pamella Weatherly-Phillips Aug. 16, 2019, 11:49 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Leak from attic

...attic and found 1) frost of the underside of the roofing plywood 2) insulation stuffed to the soffit and touching the roofing plywood 3) 6-ish inches of pap...

Posted by Markus Duess Feb. 11, 2019, 12:42 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Mitigation of attic moisture in 1941 home

...attic involved me putting insulation into the rafter bays without an air channel. Plus inadequate soffit venting...almost none. We got intermittent condensation...

Posted by Rachel Katz June 8, 2019, 4:06 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 0 Responses

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

...insulation with vermiculite ( been tested ok) in the attic. I wanted to find out where to start, eg. should I seal the house, then insulate the outside basement...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

High humidity levels and coldness

...insulation in the floor joist in the basement, but my idea was dismissed. I was told that I should add more insulation in the attic and insulate the walls in th...

Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses

HVAC replacement for old home? Chronic illness (air quality) being key importance...

...attic, remediate, add air exchanger (with filter and dehumidifier if that's possible?). Anyway, a bio-home inspector would be ideal but all funds need to go tow...

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house and I'd like to know which type of insulation you think is best.

...insulation, fiberglass insulation or hemp insulation for example over your head during a rain storm and see if you get wet. Test one complete. Then, hold a batt...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

Vapour barrier vs air barrier

...insulation does it have, about how much, and is it vented - meaning is there space between the insulation and the underside of the roof deck? And a picture of t...

Posted by Sherri Mccormick Aug. 17, 2018, 3:24 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Metal roof assembly

...insulation is on the outside? The reason I ask is because the way I read it is that you are planning to have only 3 inches of EPS (R12) as your roof insulation ...

Posted by Kim jarrett July 12, 2019, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 3 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...attic insulation, etc. However, the coax coil in the geothermal system has rusted out which I understand the system need to be replaced. It also did not help ...

Posted by Lawrence Brusnyk Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses
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