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Roof Air Vents Above Bend Oregon Garage Attic

My home, built in 1990, has two vents (plus a hot water tank exhaust pipe vent and various leaks to the outside) located in the roof over a…

Started by John Harper

11 Jan 13, 2013
Reply by Robert D York Jr

Indoor Air Quality, Mold and the Proper Home Owner Response

Don't panic!   Properly Responding to Mold in the Home

Started by James H. Bushart

0 Jul 2, 2012

Air Sealing Woes

I have been able to reduce the leakage rate of a challenging house built in the 1920s. Still, the homeowners are adamant about wanting to…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan

30 May 31, 2012
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

Treating crawl spaces (with ductwork) when the adjacent basement ceiling is insulated.

I am currently speaking with a homeowner who would like to replace the existing FG batt insulation in the ceiling above his crawl space. Th…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan

4 Feb 17, 2012
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

Insulating a garage in hot dry climate?

I do not believe it makes sense to insulate a garage in a hot climate like the desert southwest. This assumes the homeowner does NOT plan t…

Started by Craig Bird

8 Feb 3, 2012
Reply by Alexander Bell

Favorite way to seal electrical boxes/outlets?

What is the preferred method of sealing electrical boxes? 1: Foam gaskets behind trim plate 2: Expanding foam 3: Caulking 4: Drywall Mud

Started by Bob Blanchette

5 Jan 19, 2012
Reply by Tad Duby

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David Byrnes replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"Thanks for the feedback David"
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Claude Waudoit posted a discussion

Ecological faucets: Hot water is available as quickly as using a DHW loop, but without wasting water or energy.

I am looking for partners, supports and funding.I am also looking for reliable information…See More
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Charles Buell replied to David Meiland's discussion Air gap above floor insulation--how big is the impact?
"Exactly  David.  And then there is the fact the energy codes require the insulation be…"
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David Butler replied to David Meiland's discussion Air gap above floor insulation--how big is the impact?
"Adding an airspace changes the temperature gradient, as noted in Joe's doc, thus making the…"
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Ethan Foley replied to David Meiland's discussion Air gap above floor insulation--how big is the impact?
"You want an airspace between the subfloor and the insulation.  It keeps the floor…"
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David Butler replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"Keep in mind that for all but the hottest hours, a tightly sized system already has excess…"
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Sean Wiens liked David Meiland's discussion Air gap above floor insulation--how big is the impact?
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Jim Gunshinan posted a blog post

Vermont is Helping its Homeowners Reduce Energy Waste and Save on Energy Bills

(This "EERE Success Story" is one of a series of posts from DOE's Energy Efficiency and Renewable…See More
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