Three Kinds of Custom Wine Cellar Insulation

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Hello! Today we’re going to be talking about the different methods of actually building a wine cellar. The three most popular methods used right now are using an R-13 insulation with 2×4 studs, the plastic vapor barrier behind it wrapped around the studs, fiberglass insulation will give you an R-13 insulation, which is the minimum required for a wine cellar. The next best is using the rigid foam board cut in. You still need to use the plastic vapor barrier. Two layers, inch and a half thick, is going to give you an R-19 insulation. The advantages of these are that they are a little less expensive. The disadvantage is if you’ve got wiring or conduit or any type of piping that goes through, you either got to try to wrap it around those or cut the insulation and put it around it and then fill the gaps with foam. The last way is using the spray in foam. I’m not too good at this so mind did not come out that neat. When you get people to do it all the time, they can fill these cavities real good. A 3-inch thick foam will again give you R-19 insulation. The advantage of this is when it skims over, it forms its own vapor barrier. And it expands into all the cracks and crevices or again, if there’s any wiring or conduit going through, it actually seals right around it. So you got no potential for vapor penetration anywhere in the white cell. So when you’re looking at this, this is good, this is better, this is the best. Goodnight!

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