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Re: Radiant Barrier Insulation

Postby markj11 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:22 pm



Luckily it's partly cloudy and the wind is blowing:

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Re: Radiant Barrier Insulation

Postby Metroid » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:27 pm

markj11 wrote:


Luckily it's partly cloudy and the wind is blowing:

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Where? in Portland? 94 degrees? Hell no it isn't! :-b
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Re: Radiant Barrier Insulation

Postby markj11 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:32 pm

Metroid wrote:
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Luckily it's partly cloudy and the wind is blowing:

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Where? in Portland? 94 degrees? Hell no it isn't! :-b


I took the "highs only in the 66-76 range" and the :-[ as meaning you were upset. Just wanted to let you know you might not be upset about 66-76 if you were here. We could also use some rain, I think it evaporates before it makes it to the ground.
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Re: Radiant Barrier Insulation

Postby knapplc » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:42 pm

It's wet and hot and humid and nasty here. And we're supposed to get more and more rain this week. So bugger off with your "bad summer" stuff.
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Re: Radiant Barrier Insulation

Postby TheRock » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:53 pm

StlSluggers wrote:Anyone here have radiant barrier insulation in their home?

Looking for thoughts on cost, benefit, items of note, etc...


Don't know anyone who has used it before. As Red attested, most people would do well to simply get their attic properly insulated and ventilated. Once that is done does some tinfoil make an appreciable difference? I dunno. I've heard people say that stuff loses its effectiveness when it starts getting dusty. Never used it myself though.
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Re: Radiant Barrier Insulation

Postby Metroid » Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:03 pm

markj11 wrote:
Metroid wrote:
markj11 wrote:
Luckily it's partly cloudy and the wind is blowing:

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Where? in Portland? 94 degrees? Hell no it isn't! :-b


I took the "highs only in the 66-76 range" and the :-[ as meaning you were upset. Just wanted to let you know you might not be upset about 66-76 if you were here. We could also use some rain, I think it evaporates before it makes it to the ground.


Gotcha. I don't mind the rain, I actually enjoy it, but this time of year even a a person who likes the rain has had enough. This is the wettest June in Portland history, enough already, a little sunshine and warm days so I can wear shorts and a t-shirt would be nice.

knapplc wrote:It's wet and hot and humid and nasty here. And we're supposed to get more and more rain this week. So bugger off with your "bad summer" stuff.

You're the one who chooses to live in a hot sticky mess in the middle of nowhere. :-b
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Re: Radiant Barrier Insulation

Postby StlSluggers » Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:09 pm

TheRock wrote:
StlSluggers wrote:Anyone here have radiant barrier insulation in their home?

Looking for thoughts on cost, benefit, items of note, etc...


Don't know anyone who has used it before. As Red attested, most people would do well to simply get their attic properly insulated and ventilated. Once that is done does some tinfoil make an appreciable difference? I dunno. I've heard people say that stuff loses its effectiveness when it starts getting dusty. Never used it myself though.

Yeah, but that's supposed to take 10-25 years depending on installation and environment.
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