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Thread: Foiled Paper in crawl space
05-22-2008, 06:10 AM #1
Foiled Paper in crawl space
Inspected a 1969 house yesterday that had a foiled paper attached to the joists in the crawl space. There was a layer of brown paper, then a layer of kraft paper with a aluminum type foil attached to it. The alumimum side was facing down into the crawl space. The area between the joists was not insulated. I have seen this in older homes in the attic but never in a crawl space. How would you write this up and what exactly is it?
Also, are there not suppose to be electrical outlets on a center island in the kitchen? The island was an added addition and was not part of the original house.
05-22-2008, 11:19 AM #2
Re: Foiled Paper in crawl space
They may have been attempting a radiant barrier with the foil, but it should be installed against the floor, not at the bottom of the joists.
The center island MAY be required to have an outlet installed at it, depending on when it was installed. Regardless of whether it is required or not, one should be installed and it needs to be GFCI protected.
05-22-2008, 04:28 PM #3
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