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  1. Re: anyone know what this brown area would be?

    Well, that seems like a possibility. I don't know enough about this foam stuff to know.
  2. Re: anyone know what this brown area would be?

    I don't think that is what it is. I wonder as it feels soft in the darkest area, and my finger sort of "sunk" into it whether something at one point tried to set-up a dwelling - a mouse or perhaps...
  3. anyone know what this brown area would be?

    I noticed yesterday this brownish-soft area on foam insulated area in my crawlspace which I was working on. Thanks.

    Steve
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    Re: What to do in a crawl space

    Very helpful thread - our crawl space is under our living room. We had 3-4" of foam blown underneath the bottom. There is a plastic vapor barrier on the ground. The floor is cool to slightly cold...
  5. Re: Possible TINY leak on oil tank pipe to tank

    Hi Guys - thanks for the replies.

    1. No oil has hit the ground.
    2. I just had a refill and no oil is on outside of length of pipe coming in from outside.

    The tiny bit of oil seems to be around...
  6. Possible TINY leak on oil tank pipe to tank

    Hi - I appear to have a very small leak where the pipe from where the oil delivery is pumped in to the tank - I put my finger on the threads of the large bolt and it had oil on it. I believe it only...
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    Flat Tar Roof - drainage question

    Hello - our TV room was once a porch and then became an enclose room. The roof is is tar and is in good condition. There are two gutters that drain onto the roof of which I've added some downspout...
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    Community Question - Locked Thread?

    Hi - I was curious why my thread below got locked? I looked at the TOS - did I post something against it?

    Thanks.

    Steve
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    Re: Thoughts on this project re. cost

    Hi - let me answer your questions and I also realized I left out a key item:

    There is no mention of the attic in your first posting, under the 19K proposal. Are you saying that you have 2...
  10. Re: Improving energy efficiency of a leaky flue?

    I just had my entire fireplace system from the basement to the top of the chimney cap replaced. Someone mentioned when not using the fireplace to get one of these. I haven't - in fact, I'm amazed...
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    Re: Thoughts on this project re. cost

    Hi dj1 - thank you for your response. My goal is to obtain a blend of both tightening the house up and to save money. My question may have been a bit ambiguous to begin with - I'm trying to gauge...
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    Thoughts on this project re. cost

    Apologies if my original post of this from yesterday appears somewhere - it seems to have have vanished.

    I received a lot of great feedback from my initial post about attic insulation. This has...
  13. Re: 100 year old attic - insulation is wrong - which scenario makes the most sense?

    Hi - I used Ciel Energy which I found on this NJ site:

    http://www.njcleanenergy.com/tradeally/disclaimer?path=/residential/tools-and-resources/tradeally/advanced_vendorsearch/?id=57

    I haven't...
  14. Re: 100 year old attic - insulation is wrong - which scenario makes the most sense?

    Good to know - is your attic "sealed" with vents closed off?

    Steve
  15. Keith - I am so glad you posted

    Keith (and anyone else):

    I just had an energy audit and obviously the attic was an area of evaluation. The auditor who was one notch shy of a physics professor compared to the Home Depot guy...
  16. Re: 100 year old attic - insulation is wrong - which scenario makes the most sense?

    Hi - good to know. But, my question still is do you have to into the joists if you have a floor - can you just lay down OVER the floor let's say two rolls perpendicular to each other over it?
  17. Re: Porch converted to family room - insulation question

    Thank you Ordjen - appreciate the help.

    Steve
  18. 100 year old attic - insulation is wrong - which scenario makes the most sense?

    Hello,

    On the third floor of my house (attic), there is a small bedroom that has been made with two doors in it - 1 door is a closet and the 2nd door opens into the "attic" where the bulk...
  19. Re: Porch converted to family room - insulation question

    I'm not sure what size joists there are either - I will have to measure that. The floor above is a faux-wooden type. In the summer, that room will have air-conditioning when needed.

    Thanks for...
  20. Re: Porch converted to family room - insulation question

    Hello - here are some more answers to your questions and then let me run by a scenario or two to make sure I'm 100% clear on how to proceed:

    1. located in NJ - about 12 miles west of NYC so in the...
  21. Re: Porch converted to family room - insulation question

    Hi - thanks for the reply. Let me do my best here - I may need to draw this out or take a picture to show you as I may not have explained this well:

    Is this area under the porch otherwise...
  22. Porch converted to family room - insulation question

    Hi - the family room in my house was an add-on from what looks like an old porch. When you go to the basement, you can look out a couple of windows and see the ground below the family room and the...
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    First post about my 100 year old house

    Hello - I just moved into 1 100 year old home in Montclair, NJ. The house overall excellent condition but it needs some upgrading and TLC which I am working on. The basement is basically dry...
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