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I'm looking at installing rigid insulation the exterior of My Double brick 1880s

There is no space between bricks so we would like to add R20 to the exterior of the house also providing a vapour barrier. A previous owner had taking down the...

Posted by Gordon CASWELL Dec. 13, 2019, 11:38 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 1780 brick federal with stone foundation in New York?

...brick federal with fieldstone foundation in New York State - all original. I'm trying to figure out how best to insulate the foundation walls. Full basement, ...

Posted by carole roseman Jan. 5, 2020, 2:39 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

For home renovation, is it better to install insulation on the inside or outside?

...brick off the outside. If we keep the brick what is the best insulation (from the inside) between the studs on the outside walls? We will be putting up drywall ...

Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

...brick on the front of the house. I want to put metal siding over the wood & add insulation in between. Will this solve my moisture problem on ceiling or do you ...

Posted by Cheri Banet Jan. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate rim joists with EPS and batts?

...brick home (35 yrs old). My basement wall construction is poured concrete foundation, then a full-home perimeter cripple wall, and then joist that sit atop of i...

Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you seal up an old fireplace chimney?

...brick would still act as a thermal bridge. I think what you describe would actually lead to a colder bedroom wall. If the stone or brick is entirely insulated o...

Posted by Gord Nov. 2, 2017, 10:06 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 3 Responses

Can I use an old patio door thermal pane as the cover for a solar air heater?

...brick perhaps) to increase your comfort and efficiency. You may have seen them already, but below are a few pages on solar air heaters that may be of value to y...

Posted by Fred Miller May 20, 2019, 11:44 a.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses