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Old 06-04-2020, 01:17 AM   #281 (permalink)
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I have some of those! They are reserved for making my Accord top-heavy!

I used up the rest of the fanfold foamboards today. One panel between each set of studs before the shelves in back and then I cut up the last board to fill in the bottom, but ran out.

I will use the scraps to fill in gaps where the boards were a little too short.

I think that I need about fifteen more to insulate the area around the shelves in back.

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They are reserved for making my Accord top-heavy!
Most of the times I see those being used in cars, it's often on the firewall of JDM surplus which is exported to countries such as Paraguay and converted from RHD to LHD, sealing the gaps where steering and pedal linkages were originally fitted. How do you plan to use them in your Accord?
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Sound insulation in the roof, you know, once I finish fixing the dents and repaint.
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Sound insulation in the roof, you know, once I finish fixing the dents and repaint.
Wouldn't it be more effective to apply it before you repaint the car? BTW I guess you might have already seen some cars which had resorted to such blankets as patches for dents and rust spots too.
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Wouldn't it be more effective to apply it before you repaint the car? BTW I guess you might have already seen some cars which had resorted to such blankets as patches for dents and rust spots too.
Sound insulation goes on the interior. Did the roof on my Astro after the campervan conversion and it helped quite a bit.
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Sound insulation goes on the interior.
OK. I usually see people using felt for sound-deadening instead of asphalt blankets anyway.
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If you aren't going to insulate all the walls, start with the north, then the east. In some parts of the year, the south and west can provide valuable heat.
The traditional way of solar heating is majority south facing windows on a house built like a yeti cooler with big awnings to keep the high angle summer sun off the walls and out of the windows but allow the low angle winter sun to come in through the windows. Then they will finish off the windows with that black mosquito net looking stuff that cuts like 50% of the heat coming through the window and they can go up and down depending on need. External pvc porch blinds would work very well too. Stops the energy on the outside of the window before it has made it inside.

I'm a big passive house guy so my vote is seal up so your house doesn't leak all of your conditioned and dehumidified air so badly, get a whole shed(?) dehumidifier with or without an external compressor. I like the split systems because they aren't pumping in 600 watts of heat constantly.

I would probably insulate the south facing side of your roof first if you have to choose just a little at a time.

Not sure of your angles and facings here but it looks like your fence got rid of all the winter heat ability and possible some of the summer heating if any.

Also, a fresh air system if it is determined that your installation needs one (basically you did a good job).
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a fresh air system if it is determined that your installation needs one (basically you did a good job)
This has always been a matter of concern for me. My mother often complains the entrance door at her apartment is not airtight enough in cold weather, but I usually get concerned about keeping a room excessively airtight.
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This has always been a matter of concern for me. My mother often complains the entrance door at her apartment is not airtight enough in cold weather, but I usually get concerned about keeping a room excessively airtight.
Honestly after looking at the passive house stuff a house does not need to breath nor does an attic as long as you're dealing with indoor air quality appropriately. But I live in the South and we will never change.

My goal for one of my next houses will be that if I fart it is so air tight and insulated that it'll keep the house warm all day.
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Honestly after looking at the passive house stuff a house does not need to breath nor does an attic as long as you're dealing with indoor air quality appropriately.
That's the point, dealing with air quality, which may include getting rid of the COČ and bringing fresh air with an adequate Oxygen volume. Keeping some plants inside may be beneficial on that matter. Impossible to not remind those indoor weed plantations which require bottled COČ

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