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03-30-16, 05:06 AM
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Posted By Tom New England

Understood I need a vapor barrier on the ground....

Understood I need a vapor barrier on the ground. Any thoughts on closing the joist bays from below? With foam board sheets or sheathing or anything? I remember reading that sealing the joist bays...
03-30-16, 01:56 AM
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Posted By Tom New England

About 12 inches from ground to joist

About 12 inches from ground to joist
03-30-16, 01:52 AM
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Posted By Tom New England

Only about 12 to 14 inches from ground to joist

Only about 12 to 14 inches from ground to joist
03-29-16, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Tom New England

No vapor barrier in place, just dirt. I should...

No vapor barrier in place, just dirt. I should have included that I do intend to cover the ground with poly sheeting
03-29-16, 09:49 AM
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Views: 814
Posted By Tom New England

Moist OSB under addition built on sonotubes

I live in New England. We built a 500 sq ft square addition on Sonotubes.

The floor joists are insulated with R-19. The R-19 is supported with OSB sheets hanging in the joist bays on strapping...
03-09-15, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By Tom New England

Ceiling water damaged from ice dam

Hi,
I had some bad ice dams in a few spots this year and some water backed up, saturated and stained the ceiling in one of our bedrooms. I went in the attic and while the bedroom's ceiling sheetrock...
01-19-15, 09:37 AM
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Views: 935
Posted By Tom New England

4 vents, around 12x6 inches each...Off the shelf...

4 vents, around 12x6 inches each...Off the shelf ones from Lowes
01-19-15, 09:34 AM
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Posted By Tom New England

The floor is insulated. I figured since it was PT...

The floor is insulated. I figured since it was PT plywood it would be ok. I thought by closing the space in I would be minimizing chances of termites etc...
01-19-15, 08:59 AM
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Views: 935
Posted By Tom New England

Musty Crawl Space- Should I just open it up?

4 years ago we built a 20x20 addition off our house on sonotubes. The structure is about a foot off the ground. The builder suggested I just use some lattice to close up the opening but instead I...
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