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    Condensation Buildup - Basement

    I am slowly finishing my basement and while working on it the last few days I noticed condensation building up on the gas line and the PVC intake pipe for the furnace. There is enough there that it...
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    Basement HVAC Questions

    I am finishing my basement and am wondering how many supplies and returns I should put in the finished space. The finished area of the basement is about 14í x 35í ( about 490 sq ft, just under 4000...
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    Thanks, Dana. Should the polyisocyanurate have...

    Thanks, Dana.

    Should the polyisocyanurate have foil on both sides or is just one ok?
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    Thanks again for your help Dana! Ducts are...

    Thanks again for your help Dana!

    Ducts are used for both heating and cooling. I have sealed all the joints as best I can.

    So you're saying I'm ok using regular foil faced insulation (whether...
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    HVAC Duct Insulation

    I am finishing my basement and will have to put the main trunk(s) of my HVAC system in a soffit. I would like to insulate the duct work both for energy efficiency and to try to keep some of the...
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    Thanks again Dana! One more question. One...

    Thanks again Dana!

    One more question. One side of the stairs that lead down to my basement the stringer butts right up against the cinder block wall. So I can insulate the block wall above and...
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    Thanks so much for the response, Dana! I...

    Thanks so much for the response, Dana!

    I used an adhesive caulk that said it could be used on foam board insulation. seems to be working ok so far. Most of my XPS on the rim joist were tight...
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    I'm finally starting to make some headway on my...

    I'm finally starting to make some headway on my basement. I have 1.5" EPS to go on the walls and 1" XPS to go on the floor. Should I be putting 6 mil poly on the floor under the XPS or am I OK to...
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    Can I use caulk to seal the edges of XPS in my...

    Can I use caulk to seal the edges of XPS in my rim joist? Most of my XPS is snug enough that I probably don't need to use expanding foam. So I was wondering if there is a certain type of caulk I...
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    Thanks so much for the reply! I do have a foam...

    Thanks so much for the reply!

    I do have a foam sill gasket. So you are recommending that I put 1" XPS on the floor with no poly?

    And then 1.5" EPS on the walls instead of 1.5 XPS because the...
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    Finishing My Basement - Insulation Questions

    Hello everyone. I stumbled across this site because Iím doing some research before starting to finish my basement. Iím glad I did there is a lot of good info here.

    Anyway, I wanted to get...
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