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Please post up a picture. Any penetrations...

Please post up a picture.

Any penetrations in that roof section?
12-18-13, 04:46 AM
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Posted By DIWoW

Backer rod and sealant between the large gaps to...

Backer rod and sealant between the large gaps to prevent the air flow from carrying moisture.

You can probably get the door pretty airtight but I am concerned about the ability to make the sill...
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That is not the collar tie that you are...

That is not the collar tie that you are describing.

Sounds like to me that you are describing a roof rafter. Can you post up a picture?
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Guess 1 is going to be ice dams. Guess 2 is...

Guess 1 is going to be ice dams.

Guess 2 is going to be improperly vented bath/exhaust fans diverting moisture into the attic and not out of the home.

Picture will help here.
12-17-13, 06:41 AM
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You wouldn't in most cases. The only way to...

You wouldn't in most cases. The only way to really seal and properly insulated that application would be to build an interior wall, insulate, and sheetrock it.

As you noted, there are also...
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Michelin is a pretty good tire. I have some...

Michelin is a pretty good tire.

I have some Hankooks on the wifes car now that I really like as well.
12-12-13, 02:14 PM
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Posted By DIWoW

Posting pictures will help out a bunch.

Posting pictures will help out a bunch.
12-12-13, 02:11 PM
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Posted By DIWoW

Keep the flapper clean. You don't want to...

Keep the flapper clean.

You don't want to mess with anything that could obstruct the opening and closing of that door and go ahead and invest in a clean out kit and clean that line now.
12-12-13, 02:04 PM
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Acoustical caulking works well. You want...

Acoustical caulking works well.

You want something that is not incompatible with the plastic.

Be sure to seal all the seams and seal around any piers or penetrations is the vapor barrier.
12-12-13, 02:00 PM
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Posted By DIWoW

Good Advice Bud. Try to thermally uncouple...

Good Advice Bud.

Try to thermally uncouple the spaces and framing.
12-12-13, 07:28 AM
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Posted By DIWoW

You do need a vapor control layer but do not put...

You do need a vapor control layer but do not put a Class I vapor retarder on the wall like poly plastic.

The link that Joe posted up is good and Search the Building Science Corporation for some of...
12-11-13, 01:47 PM
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Posted By DIWoW

True but even 5.5" of closed cell will not get...

True but even 5.5" of closed cell will not get you R-38 that is code required.

Is the roof coming off? If so, some rigid foam on the deck with another layer of plywood would really make the roof...
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Posted By DIWoW

+1 A bundle of shingles isn't going to make...

+1

A bundle of shingles isn't going to make or break the budget but a leak will.
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Posted By DIWoW

I have had good success with the Iridiums as...

I have had good success with the Iridiums as compared to the platinums but I agree that OEM is just as good.
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Posted By DIWoW

+1 Metal roofs do not tend to lend to easy...

+1

Metal roofs do not tend to lend to easy walkability.

Check the seams in the vent as well.
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Code is 24" inside the warm wall so whatever you...

Code is 24" inside the warm wall so whatever you need in this case, needs to be applied.

Ice/Water is supposed to be self healing/sealing around the nail heads.

With all the suitable...
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Posted By DIWoW

Supposedly the reverse curl systems like gutter...

Supposedly the reverse curl systems like gutter helmet are okay but I don't care for those.

A good screen system works well if you are really concerned about the pine needles. I have seen some...
12-10-13, 03:53 PM
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Posted By DIWoW

If it is a sealed unit, it is not a real DIY...

If it is a sealed unit, it is not a real DIY friendly project as you will not have access to the tools or consumables to re-make the sealed unit.

You could take it to a glass shop and see what...
12-10-13, 03:49 PM
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Posted By DIWoW

A plexiglass sheet or internal storm would likely...

A plexiglass sheet or internal storm would likely help with the sound attenuation as well as the the moisture reaching the cold surface and condensing.
12-10-13, 03:38 PM
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Caulking the exterior will not impact the...

Caulking the exterior will not impact the condensation and frosting on the inside.

Keep that room drier but running the bath fan longer and make sure the window is well closed and getting some...
12-10-13, 03:32 PM
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Posted By DIWoW

Should be caulked but that is not likely to...

Should be caulked but that is not likely to impact the air tightness on the inside.

Pull some siding as said above and take a look a the sheathing. Far more air moving in there and behind the...
12-10-13, 03:29 PM
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Posted By DIWoW

Turned out nicely. Well done.

Turned out nicely.

Well done.
12-10-13, 03:25 PM
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Posted By DIWoW

A good fiberglass door is going to cost more than...

A good fiberglass door is going to cost more than that.

Homeguard and Provia make the two nicest fiberglass doors in my opinion.
12-10-13, 03:21 PM
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Posted By DIWoW

+1 Gotta know where you are for vapor...

+1

Gotta know where you are for vapor permeance recommendations.

I don't like foam as a primary insulator and definitely not closed cell. You can do everything that foam does with rigid...
12-10-13, 03:16 PM
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Posted By DIWoW

I don't like rigid foam on two sides personally...

I don't like rigid foam on two sides personally but Gary does know his numbers and application.

I would prefer to leave a small air space between the sheathing and the XPS to allow the sheathing...
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