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What to do with a pocket door

 Good Morning    I wrote this in one of my groups and i didn't get a reply, maybe I didn't do it correctly. I recently did an audit on 2 ho…

Started by Judi Lyall

13 Mar 1, 2012
Reply by Joseph Lamy

One room's hot, one rooms cold. Where to investigate?

Hi,   I'm doing an audit on a client next week and I thought I'd ask this question to help me prep for it.  The customer is calling me in b…

Started by Joel Greenberg

5 Dec 22, 2011
Reply by Bob Mariani

Fixed Duct Leakage & now we have a dusty house?

Comment by Judi Lyall Good morning,    I have a client that complained that certain rooms were either cold or hot. She had 45% leakage. We…

Started by Sean Lintow Sr

6 Dec 22, 2011
Reply by Joseph Miuccio

What to do...

Hi everyone,    I am new at Home Performance and I am looking for some advise. I did a test in, where the water heater , washer and dryer,…

Started by Judi Lyall

10 Nov 19, 2011
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

Windows, Foundations & Basements - new guidelines coming soon?

In case you did not know, ORNL, DOE & a team of researchers called the NorthernStar team got together to hash out some new guidelines f…

Started by Sean Lintow Sr

0 Nov 16, 2011

Cool Roofs vs Radiant Barriers - Options that work

You can easily tell it has been a hot summer by the amount of talk about white roofs, cool roofs, and radiant barriers going on in differen…

Started by Sean Lintow Sr

11 Oct 12, 2011
Reply by Anthony Hyde

Beyond ENERGY STAR?

We are working with Builders who are embracing ENERGY STAR and would like to exceed it.  In SW Washington we have about 40% of the new home…

Started by Kent Mitchell

8 Oct 7, 2011
Reply by Elizabeth Stuart

Sexy Slab Edge Insulation

I'd like to know what folks are seeing in the field, with respect to the protection and aesthetics of slab edge insulation. What material i…

Started by Isaac Savage

4 Sep 16, 2011
Reply by Armando Cobo

Beyond code wall system?

Several builders in our area are looking for an inexpensive - effective way to improve the R-value for an exterior wall. Advanced framing o…

Started by Kent Mitchell

8 Sep 9, 2011
Reply by Jeff Jenkins

Foamed Roof Deck

I saw a house yesterday with a foamed roof deck.  While talking to the HO and his wife, she got the invoice and the recommendation out.  It…

Started by John Nicholas

36 Aug 4, 2011
Reply by John Nicholas

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Water Saver or Gimmick?

Started by Sean Lintow Sr. Last reply by Keith Tripp 18 hours ago. 23 Replies

Moisture/Mold on rim joist

Started by John Shillito. Last reply by Bob Krell Oct 12. 11 Replies

Radon - Passive Systems

Started by Sean Lintow Sr. Last reply by Bryan Gabriel Jan 5. 5 Replies

Vented Soffit! DO or DON'T?

Started by Daniel Baur-McGuire. Last reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire Nov 15, 2016. 13 Replies

Duct Testing - is a change in order?

Started by Sean Lintow Sr. Last reply by Sean Lintow Sr Aug 6, 2015. 20 Replies

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