Very cold and condensation(ice) in closets that are on exterior walls of house
Any thoughts? Spray foam or just traditional fiberglass insulation?
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I think that was close to the end of the R12 era, seem to think the R20 rule came in 1977cartfan123 wrote: ↑Jan 14th, 2019 11:26 amGotta open up the walls and see what’s in there anyways. But 1975, hard to say what’s in the walls in terms of insulation. Anyone know what was code at the time? Or if there even was at this time?
I’d just use some Roxul plus vapour barrier if there is none. Doubt it makes sense to go all out with spray foam for what sounds like a fairly small area.
Jan 14th, 2019 9:49 pm
Depends on thickness of exterior walls, you can only get a R12 (back then) or R14 (now) in a 2x4 wall or R20 in a 2x6 wall. My house was built in 1989 with R12 on exterior walls.
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I'm not an expert, but couldn't you just cut out a portion of the drywall and stuff the insulation in and patch it up?RCGA wrote: ↑Jan 16th, 2019 12:45 pmRe-drywalling a closet is about as horrible of a DIY job as it gets. It's tight, dark, and not exactly the easiest plaster or paint job.
Do you have humidity problems in the house? Mold on the drywall?
My guess if it hasn't molded yet, the problem is a lack of air circulation. Try leaving the closet doors open for a week and see if the problem comes back again.
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Studs and blocking kill that idea.
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