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"When topping off an existing ceiling with batts, there's a cost to pulling out the o…"

David Butler replied Aug 2 to Adding blown insulation to poorly installed batts?

8 Aug 6
Reply by Don Hynek

"Easy... insulate the attic ceiling. I'm not sure how much good it would do to air se…"

David Butler replied Jun 21 to Overheating garage

7 Jul 5
Reply by John Nicholas

"Is it the cathedral ceiling that's sweating? Is the condensation on or adjacent to s…"

David Butler replied May 31 to Condensation on ceiling and walls of master bedroom

8 Jul 19
Reply by Rich Manning

"@Gary, the HERS score is intended to reflect projected energy consumption, and since…"

David Butler replied May 18 to HERS score with HRV

9 Jun 7
Reply by Nicholas Burger

"If no ducts in attic, I can't imagine any rationale for installing RB. If the object…"

David Butler replied May 4 to Radiant Barrier Southeast

5 May 7
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

"In new construction, I used to specify TechShield roof sheathing (OSB with RB alread…"

David Butler replied May 3 to Radiant Barrier Southeast

5 May 7
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

"ThermaTru makes attractive fire rated doors that have a decent u-value (0.15 IIRC).…"

David Butler replied Apr 27 to Fire Rated High Performance Doors

3 May 2
Reply by John C. Semmelhack

"I agree with Sean that closed cell spray foam is the way to go. Closed cell gives yo…"

David Butler replied Apr 27 to Green Building Tips for a School Bus RV Conversion Project

4 May 3
Reply by ayazfudugo1

"@Alan, I see you're located coastal California so there's no chance for any condensa…"

David Butler replied Apr 26 to Zehnder Comfopipe vs. rigid pipe

6 Apr 28
Reply by Alan Lehman

"It's about damn time."

David Butler replied Apr 16 to ACCA: Call for Volunteers to Aid the Development of a New Design Manual for Low-Load Homes

1 Apr 16
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Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans

Started by Beverly Lerch in General Forum. Last reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire yesterday. 4 Replies

DIY Filter Solution for an Evaporative Cooler, anyone?

Started by Leslie Jackson in HVAC. Last reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire yesterday. 6 Replies

VERY TIGHT HOME WITH OVER SIZED AC

Started by Jerry Needham in BPI. Last reply by Tim O'Brien yesterday. 5 Replies

Apply now for the Jon Siemen Memorial Scholarship!

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Log home roof insulation

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