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Basement Wall Foam Board Idea

Post in 'The Green Room' started by velvetfoot, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    I hung a few more. I tried to use the RotoZip and failed; bit broke and kicked up a lot of dust - set off smoke detector. Admittedly I didn't practice, but everything I've tried to do with the RotoZip I've failed at. Now, I've been just measuring, carefully, and cutting with a hand saw.

    Yeah, you have to take care of the dampness on the walls first.

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  2. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    Are you only insulating the part above grade plus the part above the frost line? Why not insulate the whole wall? You can still lose heat into cool earth that lies below the frost line.

    I hope to start insulating my basement this fall.
  3. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    It makes a difference, for sure.

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