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05-03-03, 06:07 PM   #1  
insulation on older house on piers

Any one have any ideas on how to insulte the underside of an older home with hardwood floors that is built on piers. At present it is open underneath. the piers are 18 inches.

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05-03-03, 06:10 PM   #2  
insulation on older home on piers

How do you insulate under a home that it built on piers? It is open underneath. Has hardwood floors.


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05-03-03, 07:09 PM   #3  
Hello: Martin

Local building supplies stores have already cut to fit insulating materials, tools and proper protective attire required to do this do-it-yourself project.

The space beneath the house must remain open to ventilation air. Closing off any air from circulating under the raise foundation will cause mold and mild to form and cause wood rotting.

This question on insulating a raised wood flooring has already been asked in this forum. Reading like and similar questions pertaining to insulating will provide additional information.

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05-03-03, 09:39 PM   #4  
Use insulation batts with the vapor barrier side up towards the heated space.
Hold it in place with "tiger claws" made for the purpose (pointed stiff wires that reach between the floor joists).
Don't "crush" the insulation.
Wear long sleeves, gloves and eye protection. You will be in for a "dusting" of fiberglass particles. Take a cold shower (shrinks pores) afterwards to remove the fiberglass particles.
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