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Old 2017-01-31, 03:08 PM
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Regarding high wall vents, what I do is install a vent that can close at floor level. That way in summer it still pulls from the hot ceiling.

My experience has been that these cold rooms are often caused by a poorly installed air barrier under the floor and/or where the walls sit on the joists. Cold air blows through fiberglass batts just like a furnace filter.
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Couple items - how cold is the floor? Is there a working air return in the room?

It may be necessary to get some thermal images done for the space. That will show you the problem areas.

I dont know how Tarion reacts to these images. Suggest you ask Phil about this.
The floor does not seem any colder than the air, but itís carpet so hard to tell I suppose.

Yes thereís an air return up towards ceiling (not the high ceiling....cathedral only covers half the room)
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regarding the dormer... On my model we had 2 options with or without dormer. While square footage did not change head room did. We have slowed wall around the window.

Otherer possible negatives:
-more points that could leak
-adding more outside wall surface area
-more chances to screw up siding and roofing and insulation



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Regarding high wall vents, what I do is install a vent that can close at floor level. That way in summer it still pulls from the hot ceiling.
Yes, well that is the perfect scenario. A high air return and a low air return on the same wall. Where the bottom one can be open in the winter to draw cool air to the furnace and where in the summer the top one is open to draw hot air from the room to be cooled. Great set up if you have it or if you DIY.
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TKG26 it does appear that in your model, the option without a dormer might give you more room. In my layout they showed the inside measurements with and without the dormer and I got more with. The kids had their double beds in the dormer section. Mine was built in 1988 and sold it last year. No issues with leaks or problems.
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Thanks for all the tips, FYI this is a picture of the room from outside (above porch).
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OK I thought this room was over a cold zone. That explains why the floor is not cold.

Seeing the picture, suggest you check out air flow and air temp into this room.

also maybe a year ago Phil posted a great process to properly analyze and document heat problems in a way that Tarion cant ignore.
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That front room above the porch appears to have 3 exterior walls. If so, then that would be a contributing factor.
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OK I thought this room was over a cold zone. That explains why the floor is not cold.

Seeing the picture, suggest you check out air flow and air temp into this room.

also maybe a year ago Phil posted a great process to properly analyze and document heat problems in a way that Tarion cant ignore.
Thanks that sounds read-worthy. Do you know where I can find it?
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Here it is. Phil just reposted it.

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Here's the link: http://www.ackerhome.ca/public/data/...gRecordpdf.pdf
Thios applies to recording temperatures for both rooms that have inadequate heating and inadequate cooling.
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