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RockyG666 63M
1746 posts
12/11/2013 12:38 pm
blanketing the church

i put up the latest two styrofoam window furnaces, the biggest one up in the top right corner on the transom above the door. the smaller one is in the bottom of the last window on the right. the doors under the transom are also foamed near to death.

it was only then that i realized that the nasty frigid cold draft was still there and not coming from that wall. it was coming from the floor. i couldn't tell when there was just so much draft in the room that it was everywhere, but once i got most of the front wall insulated, you could feel it coming up from the floor.

the church part of this building is one story and set on a slab. likely it was added some time after the original building. beneath the wood floor of the church is a 4 foot crawlspace with plumbing and whatnot. the space runs all the way out under the sidewalk and the street. i sealed the open wall of it where it meets my basement, but i never thought to insulate the ceiling of it. that is now high on my lists of to dos. it will be a nasty job though, it is like a sewer tunnel.

in the mean time, i took the easier way out and threw out a bunch of throw rugs inside the church. it made a major difference right away. between the rugs and the foam heaters, it is completely nice in there today without any other paid heat at all. YAY!

thank you lord