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How do I insulate the attic pull-down door in the ceiling of my hallway?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 14, 2013 01:01 AM
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I am concerned about the "pull" of air from my 5-ton HVAC unit. It is so strong now that I have removed the attic fan, it pulls air from every crack there is. The house is 60 yrs. old and I have taken steps to close up drafts. The attic access door is a major concern because of trapped smoke, dust, mold, etc. The HVAC unit is in the attic itself, with the return vent in the ceiling of the hallway, a few feet down from the attic access door. Is there something simple that I can do to insulate the cracks around the edge of the door? thanks.




 

 

I am concerned about the "pull" of air from my 5-ton HVAC unit. It is so strong now that I have removed the attic fan, it pulls air from every crack there is. The house is 60 yrs. old and I have taken steps to close up drafts. The attic access door is a major concern because of trapped smoke, dust, mold, etc. The HVAC unit is in the attic itself, with the return vent in the ceiling of the hallway, a few feet down from the attic access door. Is there something simple that I can do to insulate the cracks around the edge of the door? thanks.

One-and-a-half inch rigid insulated foam boards are great for this.

They are cut easily with a hand saw. Make a five sided box and tape up all the seams. Make sure...


 

 

 
 
 

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