Stern Show Insulating a house with 19 chimneys using rigid foam

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  1. x76

    x76 Well-Known Member

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    Can I use rigid roam from the inside of my house? I don't care about removing the drywall. I am, however, wild to insulate this micro-barn. One chimney btw. BUT I CAN DREAM.

    Sheets of rigid foam glued into place with small amounts of expanding foam, leaving 2" or so between the foil exterior side of the sheets and the exterior of the house? How far am I off base, here?

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  2. Mark Mayonnaise

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    Why would you lie about how many chimneys you have
     
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    It'll help...not as good as fiber....but it'll help
     
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    Have a Mexican do it! Cheap labor!
     
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    He isn't always constipated like you, Abe.
     
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    Micro barn? To live in? Depends on your climate really.
     
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    If you're in for the long haul with the house then this is the shit. Or build with icf.
     
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    That air gap between the foil is actually ideal. Radiant insulation is 10x better than just glass or cellulose. What's the exterior finish? Brick? Siding?
     
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    Moisture barrier included.
     
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    I know! Only a complete asshole would have an absurd amount of chimneys.
     
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    I did attic rafters a big 1939 house. Dropped/raised temps 10-15 degrees upstairs. Great investment. Big fan.
     
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    Save money insulate with newspaper
     
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    You will have to extend all of the electrical devices out and there probably will not be enough length in the wire to come straight out. You will have to lower or raise the devices depending on the wire feeding up or down. You could use the existing boxes and extend the wire out from them but in most areas it is against code to not be able to access a junction box and may be a problem if you try and sell the house in the future.

    You will also have to extend the window and door jambs out further along with losing space on the inside. It will definitely help out but it seems like a lot of work for the gain you would get. i would rather strip the drywall off and insulate that way and put the insulation of your preference on whether it is fiber glass batts or a spay foam. You could leave a foot or so of drywall on the top and bottom so you don't have to deal with putting back the baseboards and mudding the corners around the ceiling.

    If the siding is not great i would look at putting the foam board on the outside and install new siding and avoid the mess on the inside. I would also look at insulation companies that can come in and drill hole in the bottom, middle and top of each stud cavity and fill the walls with spay in insulation that way and then you just have to repair a bunch of 1" holes and repaint. All of this depends on what is already in the wall cavities. These are some ideas to consider and may or may not work in your situation.
     
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    Noineteen chimneys. It would take almost all my toes and fingers to count them. I'd move to a smaller mansion.
     
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    THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH
     
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    Reggie say what?
     
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    cellulose insulation is commonly used in attics and is replacing fiberglass. cellolouse is mostly ground up newspaper treated with boric acid for fire and insect reststance
     
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