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07-07-22, 04:23 PM
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Posted By SkyMa

Well, it works. 4.9F difference, which is due to...

Well, it works. 4.9F difference, which is due to the radiant heat from vent/duct (not insulated at the moment). This is a full day run from high of 89F today. Done for apples to apples comparison,...
06-29-22, 04:41 PM
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Posted By SkyMa

It's a good idea, but insulation is needed not...

It's a good idea, but insulation is needed not just to keep heat out in the summer, but to keep heat in during the winter.

I reckon 8 layers of aerogel blanket should do it - it's more than enough...
06-25-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 245
Posted By SkyMa

Oh, important to mention if another poor soul in...

Oh, important to mention if another poor soul in a similar situation decides hop on this miracle aerogel product solution, USE PPE (respitory mask, gloves, long sleeves, etc). There are many places...
06-25-22, 10:57 AM
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Views: 245
Posted By SkyMa

If it's good enough for land rover on Mars, I am...

If it's good enough for land rover on Mars, I am hopping it's gonna help my disaster. Some of the heat is coming from exhaust duct, so hopping that insulating that and fixture itself will help. We...
06-25-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 245
Posted By SkyMa

It's a complete and utter fail. Just ordered...

It's a complete and utter fail. Just ordered 10mm Aerogel insulation.

If this best insulation material offered to mankind doesn't fix the issue, I'm giving up.
06-24-22, 04:21 PM
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Views: 245
Posted By SkyMa

My concern exactly. With temps over 95F, 140F is...

My concern exactly. With temps over 95F, 140F is a guarantee. Of course real world safe and white paper safe are not always the same, and this build was like this since early 1980's, but found the...
06-23-22, 09:47 AM
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Posted By SkyMa

Yep. The rest of the ceiling has R-19 and it's...

Yep. The rest of the ceiling has R-19 and it's doing a good job. Heat spot is pounded by radiant heat since I can't seems to figure out how to use that 4" clearance to provide proper insulation. ...
06-22-22, 01:54 PM
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Views: 245
Posted By SkyMa

R-13 is the best fit in there, anything with...

R-13 is the best fit in there, anything with higher rating will be compressed and useless. I put it in there for a day with a high of 85F. When got home from work the fixture was 100F. I've got to...
06-22-22, 11:05 AM
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Posted By SkyMa

Thanks for the response. So I'm looking at...

Thanks for the response. So I'm looking at stacking two R-10 2" XPS rigid boards together, which theoretically should give me R-20. Should I use liquid nails to glue them together or something...
06-21-22, 06:11 PM
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Posted By SkyMa

Question Help me with insulation over recessed fan in a ceiling right under the roof

Hi all:
Moved into a new place last fall, so the problem didn't become evident up until now. Upstairs bath is right under the unventilated asphalt shingles roof (2x6 joists), and ancient exhaust...
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