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or crawl space  (krôl′spās)
A low or narrow space, such as one below the lower story or above the upper story of a building, that gives workers access to plumbing or wiring equipment.
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or crawl′ space`,

(in a building) an area accessible by crawling, having a clearance less than human height, for access to plumbing or wiring, storage, etc.
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Noun1.crawlspace - low space beneath a floor of a building; gives workers access to wiring or plumbing
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
space - an area reserved for some particular purpose; "the laboratory's floor space"
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According to the ( Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , the body of the newborn was put in a garbage bag and placed in a crawlspace beneath a porch at the back of the house.
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As many as 20 Niagara County workers and welfare recipients were ordered into a dark and stuffy crawlspace underneath the nearly century old building to clean out old furniture, filing cabinets, toys, Christmas decorations, books, papers and other debris that included pieces of pipe wrapped with asbestos laden insulation.
"I only wish we had a black snake hanging out in the crawlspace, especially right now as Callie has been getting one every couple of days, and I can hear mice messing around in the wall from time to time.
-- A metro Atlanta man told police a spider thief snuck into a crawlspace under his home and stole five of his 18 pet tarantulas.
In the current design, the crawlspace is conditioned and the attic is not, the variations modeled were to add conditioning to the attic, as well as removing the conditioning on the crawlspace to see how much of a difference that makes (as we will see later on, it makes quite a significant difference).
Energy and Economic Results from Increasing the Ceiling and Crawlspace Insulation Insulation Total Total Total Annual Additional Annual Annual Annual Cost Cost over Energy Energy Energy Savings Current Usage for Usage for Cost over Construction Heating Cooling (USD) Baseline (USD) MMBTU MMBTU Model (GJ) (GJ) (USD) Baseline: 9.8 5.9 $1,086 - - ceiling, (10.3) (6.2) R-30; crawlspace, R-11 R-38 in 8.4 5.5 $1,058 $30 $150 ceiling (8.9) (5.8) R-16 9.1 5.8 $1,078 $8 $165 crawlspace (9.6) (6.1) R-38 in 7.8 5.4 $1,050 $38 $315 ceiling; (8.2) (5.7) R-16 crawlspace When the windows were considered, the highest efficiency windows with U=0.23 only resulted in a $4 savings during the heating season compared to the current window model of U=0.38.
The hot air flows from the gaps into the crawlspace and is wasted.