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Sand instead of Concrete/Gypcrete??
Ericjeeper Member Posts: 179
sand is so hot on top you can barely endure the pain. Then wiggle your feet down into the sand.. wahlah. instant relief. Sand is a very poor conductor of heat. Now Crushed limestone on the otherhand.. will have to wiggle em in quite a bit deeper to reach a cooler point.
I have a contractor, actually the architect who refuses to pour concrete or gypcrete on top of a subfloor. We do quite a few jobs a year with them and on previous projects, have done dry systems ranging from Climate Panel to just an air space between sleepers. My question is, has anybody installed a dry system between sleepers and poured sand on top? I have heard of it, but never seen or done it. If so, are there special types of sand to use? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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This \"idea\" pops....
up every two months....More of an "old wives tale" ...still is a bad idea...it will insulate more than anything. A better idea would be plates on top of the floor w/ sleepers.kpc
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Thank you! I love your explanation. I get this question every week. We are a Rapid Floor Gypsum concrete applicator and I hear this shortcut weekly. Not only doesn't it conduct heat well but it will be a dusty mess in your house forever. Picture an hour glass- OK now picture your house as the structure drys out and settles. Yea not pretty is it. Leave the sand outside in the sandbox.0
Might I suggest covering the floor with plexiglass? within a couple of years you may be able to charge admission to the worlds largest ant farm!0
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