Dense pack cellulose / Discussions

How do you do a vapor barrier in a dense pack cellulose wall?

...dense packed cellulose walls you show an exterior wall with 10" plate & sill and two rows of 2x4 studs. This looks fantastic, but the idea of vapour-permeable m...

Posted by Ian MacKay July 26, 2018, 2:48 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...dense pack cellulose in walls and loose pack cellulose in ceiling. Thanks. What you are referring to is often called the ‘sweet spot’ in home design for choosin...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

Do I need a standard 6 mil poly vapor barrier with dense cellulose exterior wall?

...dense pack cellulose to achieve R-14. The exterior wall is plank sheathing with paper wrap, followed by shingles, then 1/2 celotex foam board and vinyl siding i...

Posted by jeff Chormann May 1, 2020, 9:18 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

What windows should you use when trying to build a Passive House?

...dense pack cellulose insulation and a parallel sloping truss roof 15 inches deep again filled with dense pack cellulose and may also incorporate 3 inches of foa...

Posted by Raoul Lions Jan. 25, 2019, 2:18 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How do you insulate a cathedral ceiling?

...dense pack cellulose insulation, with an intello vapour barrier holding cellulose all in. I'm wondering if I can do the same for vaulted ceiling? or am I bett...

Posted by Raoul Lions Oct. 19, 2019, 8:07 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What's the best lumber for framing a house?

...pack with cellulose. Thing is, the yard also proposed local sawn 2x4's which are cheaper than the CLS but I don't know whether these are going to be ok for fram...

Posted by Natalie Pierce Nov. 21, 2019, 8:26 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses