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Cold room floor drain

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Apr 24, 2011
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Cold room floor drain

Bought the house with finished cold room. There was a mouldy smell there. So I decided to remove the insulation, vapour barrier, mouldy framing.
Glad I did. One of the wall wasn’t dry, it had holes from rods not filled and also opening on the wall close to the floor.
My previous house cold room was just solid concrete all over, unlike this one.
Do I need this opening or should just fill it with concrete?
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VladimirY wrote: Bought the house with finished cold room. There was a mouldy smell there. So I decided to remove the insulation, vapour barrier, mouldy framing.
Glad I did. One of the wall wasn’t dry, it had holes from rods not filled and also opening on the wall close to the floor.
My previous house cold room was just solid concrete all over, unlike this one.
Do I need this opening or should just fill it with concrete?
That’s a first for me, but those pipes in the floor are front wall cleanouts for the storm and sanitary drains

Looks like a sleeved section that was forgotten about
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Fill with foam, empty a whole can into it!!!
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Apr 24, 2011
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The opening has a framing made with wood, which is all moist now. Should I remove the wood before filling it?
Still not sure why it was made in the first place....
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Take out the wood all it’s doing is holding moisture. A cold room isn’t a conditioned space and shouldn’t contain any organics (wood, drywall, etc.)
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Dec 25, 2012
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Is it best to insulate? At least the ceiling? Summer it gets warm and no one likes warm beer lol
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I want to keep it like this - concrete walls, no insulation.
Probably will drylock it and paint.
This opening looks like it made on purpose, not sure why...

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