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"Integrating it all is hard if the design didn't have that in mind & few homes do…"

Tom Mallard replied May 19, 2016 to No Utility Homes, Are we ready to start building Homes that are not connected to traditional utilities ?

11 May 24, 2016
Reply by R Higgins

"The largest issue being off-grid is thermal energy, heating & cooling my guess 8…"

Tom Mallard replied May 19, 2016 to No Utility Homes, Are we ready to start building Homes that are not connected to traditional utilities ?

11 May 24, 2016
Reply by R Higgins

"A furring strip over each stud is the method anyway, they are glued-n-screwed on wit…"

Tom Mallard replied May 12, 2016 to No Utility Homes, Are we ready to start building Homes that are not connected to traditional utilities ?

11 May 24, 2016
Reply by R Higgins

"For homes with septic tanks that effluent can be used to grow algae using photo-bior…"

Tom Mallard replied May 12, 2016 to No Utility Homes, Are we ready to start building Homes that are not connected to traditional utilities ?

11 May 24, 2016
Reply by R Higgins

"Earthship's have been doing solar-thermal water for several decades they recommend a…"

Tom Mallard replied May 12, 2016 to Net Zero Energy Hot Water

18 May 12, 2016
Reply by Tom Mallard

"I'm suspecting the dust gets into the attic at the eaves where the largest pressure…"

Tom Mallard replied Apr 14, 2016 to Airflow "through" a building or "beneath" the exterior cladding

3 Apr 14, 2016
Reply by Tom Mallard

"Sidenote first, the thermal units are a commercial brand sold with the pump, they ma…"

Tom Mallard replied Apr 11, 2016 to Cooling effect from solar panels

15 May 5, 2016
Reply by Steve Leombruno

"Agree that shading does work to reduce heat-load nice stats from Dennis, now conside…"

Tom Mallard replied Apr 11, 2016 to Cooling effect from solar panels

15 May 5, 2016
Reply by Steve Leombruno

"Yeah, it's all a mess, eh? Thus consider it's due to the floor not being airtight, m…"

Tom Mallard replied Mar 31, 2016 to Radon: Truth vs. Myth

147 Mar 31, 2016
Reply by Rodney Fox

"Replying to Rodney's post not having a reply on that comment as a builder-contractor…"

Tom Mallard replied Mar 26, 2016 to Radon: Truth vs. Myth

147 Mar 31, 2016
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