Starting Out wrote:Using only 3 ton of coal is really good. Other people would really love that. You only live by Allentown, get somebody with a pick up truck to run to Schuylkill county and haul it yourself. It is going for 160 to 190 a ton depending who you get from. If I had a stove like that I wouldn't worry about insulating the basement. Just my opinion, I wish I had a stove, I have the exact set up you have. I have a friend who has a house like ours and a finished basement, she only uses two ton, so all the work to me is not worth it. She also has a Harmon Mag.
69dartgt wrote:I was thinking of putting 1/2" foil foam board on the block and then stud up the walls in front of them and use the fiberglass insulation that the previous owner put in the floor joists for the 1st floor. Should be about R11 or so when I am done.
titleist1 wrote:Somebody recently had a link for the btu's sucked out by a non insulated basement but i can't find it at the moment....anybody know where that is?
KLook wrote:I also believe R factor is a useless thing. We experimented with foam a lot in new housing. I know my hunting camp went from unheatable to open the doors and windows with just 1" of blueboard on the roof. It still has uninsulated floors and is up on posts to allow air flow. No one would believe it.
Sting wrote:When you insulate on the INSIDE of an old basement; you may be building a short sighted fix, as the wall
[ now protected from the meager warmth of the "bats"ment ]
will be fully exposed to the cool penetrating in
Sting wrote:Its FAR far more expensive to insulate on the cold side of the structure but that is a better long term solution.
Start outside and ABOVE the rim joist and go as deep as you can afford
CoalisCoolxWarm wrote:titleist1 wrote:Somebody recently had a link for the btu's sucked out by a non insulated basement but i can't find it at the moment....anybody know where that is?
Here it is again
A real eye opener
69dartgt wrote:This is what got me thinking I should do something about the basement walls. I'm not of fan off just throwing money out in the ground.
Except us old-house people where the rim joist is an 8 X 8 or larger timber. It took me awhile to figure out what this "rim joist" insulation was about. Of course you can still get air infiltration around the edges of a big timber.CoalisCoolxWarm wrote:How many insulated rim joists have you seen? I haven't seen many, yet there is often sheathing and a 2x10 or whatever and nothing else.