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Re: [Shop-talk] Advice on insulating a garage

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Advice on insulating a garage
From: Jim Stone <>
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 19:04:24 -0600
Thanks guys.  Some good advice to think about.  It feels a lot less daunting
now.  It's too cold to do the work for now; it's probably a project for the
early spring.  Or, as they say, manana.



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> Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 12:45:49 -0500
> Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Advice on insulating a garage
> On Jan 6, 2010, at 9:36 AM, Jim Stone wrote:
> >  There is a fairly normal two-car section with 9
> > foot walls and a 'normal' roof line.
> If this has exposed rafters then I would insulate the building
> envelope, and not worry about the extra heating load. Sure it will
> take longer to heat as the peak will get all the hot air first, but I
> would appreciate the heated storage area. How would you keep the heat
> from getting into that storage area if you insulated the ceiling?
> It's also possible that you'll do a better job insulating all the
> exterior walls than trying to insulate specific rooms.
> Also, adding rafter ventilation via foam channels, and using ridge &
> soffit vents will keep the place cooler in summer and make your roof
> last longer.
> Some 4" ductwork and an inline fan can circulae hot air from the peak
> down to the floor level if you like.
> jim
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