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#2065040 - 11/14/09 11:07 PM
Insulating Fish House?
Reynolds Offline
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Registered: 01/26/06
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Loc: Jacksonville Beach, FL
Hello all!

I have a few questions regarding insulating my fish house. I am not sure what type of insulation I should be using. I would like to do spray foam, however, cost is an issue so that is not an option. My walls are 2x4's, so should I be using R13 insulation? I would assume I need to use faced insulation for the ceiling, but is that necessary for the walls? Also, what would be the differeces between using rolled insulation as opposed to sheet-type insulation. I am planning on using pine t&g for the interior. Should I use tyvek between the insulation and t&g, or is poly fine to use? Any output would be greatly appreciated.

By the way, I am having trouble sleeping at night these days because I can't get ice fishing out of my head. C'mon ice!

Thank you

Brett
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#2065050 - 11/14/09 11:39 PM
Re: Insulating Fish House? [Re: Reynolds]
Big Buck Buster Offline
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If you use the Kraft faced insulation, you shouldn't need any other vapor barrier between. I would use the rolls with the Kraft face for the walls and the ceiling. This way you can cut what ever length you need.
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#2065082 - 11/15/09 05:41 AM
Re: Insulating Fish House? [Re: Big Buck Buster]
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Loc: Mcleod Co. MN
Personally i wouldnt use fiberglass, any condensation/water that gets in the walls will soak into the insul ant it wont insulate anymore, also keeps everything wet until the wood starts to rot. i would take a little extra time and use the foam board.

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#2065090 - 11/15/09 06:34 AM
Re: Insulating Fish House? [Re: Eelpout08]
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Reynolds where are you located??? When i built my 6X12 foam and regular insulation where only a couple 100 dollars apart..And he did the floor as well. Get a bid if you have not already done so. The foam also FIMS up you house very tight! If you are in Twin City Metro area shout and i will hook you up with a great guy

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#2065091 - 11/15/09 06:35 AM
Re: Insulating Fish House? [Re: Eelpout08]
sx2 Offline
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Loc: monticello
I would use foam board. What i have found in the past is that fiberglass insulation will soak up moisture and then it will fall to the floor between the studs.
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#2065095 - 11/15/09 06:37 AM
Re: Insulating Fish House? [Re: crappiekid]
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crippiekid, i need my floor foamed can you shoot me an email of the place that did yours. crwinter@tds.net
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#2065161 - 11/15/09 08:40 AM
Re: Insulating Fish House? [Re: crappiekid]
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Loc: minnesota
Please Send me the info on the spray foam duke5577@hotmail.com
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#2065185 - 11/15/09 09:02 AM
Re: Insulating Fish House? [Re: crappiekid]
Reynolds Offline
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Crappie Kid,

My house is located in dry storage on the South side of Mille Lacs. There isn't power anywhere near the house, so that may be a problem if I were to have it spray foamed. Another thing is that the house is 10x24, so it I imagine it could be rather spendy. Thank you for the reply!
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#2065189 - 11/15/09 09:11 AM
Re: Insulating Fish House? [Re: crappiekid]
Shawnny B Offline
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Ditto on the spray foam

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#2065220 - 11/15/09 10:38 AM
Re: Insulating Fish House? [Re: Reynolds]
Big Buck Buster Offline
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Registered: 03/23/08
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Loc: Out and about, MN
The spray foam kits don't need any power. They come in pressurized containers(2 parts) with hoses, gun, and mixing nozzles.

If you were to go with the spray foam kits, keep in mind that the tanks have to be very warm for them to work properly. The directions on them will tell you the temp that the tanks need to be at for installation.

With a house that large, it could get rather expensive with the spray foam kit.

You might want to consider someone with a mobile unit come out and spray it, if you choose the spray foam.

With that size of house, I would go with the foam board(pink stuff) that you can get at any home building center. Cut the foam a little larger to make a nice tight fit between the studs. This comes in many different thicknesses, so you can choose the R-value that you want for the house, and cost that will fit your budget.

Good luck, and have fun with it.
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#2757613 - 01/21/12 08:30 AM
Re: Insulating Fish House? [Re: Reynolds]
DRH1175 Offline
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Loc: Wyoming, MN, USA
I am looking at the best way to insulate a 10x16 skid house I am building for Mille Lacs. I am looking at 3" of foam board. Or 2" of foam board and a inch of closed cell spray foam over the top. What would be best?

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