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Polystyrene beneath Vision cages?

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Posted by: jfmoore at Thu Jan 16 18:28:53 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by jfmoore ]  
   

I'm moving to a place where most of my cages will be set up in a 14'x 18' basement room with no added insulation - drywall, 8' expanse of glass block window, wood floor over slab. Chicago. COLD. There is a big temperature disparity between the floor level and head level.

Most of the cages are Vision in stacks of four; most have radiant heat panels or heat tape, but I didn't size my cage heating for this cold a situation originally. I guess I'll be burning through the electricity for the heat panels and the furnace for the air heating. The cages will be arranged in back-to-back rows with most pulled one to two feet away from the exterior walls. Structural modifications to the room are out of the question.

My Question: If I put some (1"?) polystyrene sheet insulation directly on top of the wood floor and then place the cages on top of that, will this arrangement produce moisture and mold under the insulation which will ruin the wood flooring?

Thanks in advance for your help. Feel free to offer any other suggestions you feel might be pertinent.


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