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Easiest way to convert 2"x10" into 2"x5"!

Started by Greg Labbe. Last reply by Victor Rols Lindsay May 10. 7 Replies

Open return

Started by Ed Minch. Last reply by Ed Minch May 7. 1 Reply

Got insulation?

Started by Debra Little. Last reply by Jason Raddenbach May 25, 2017. 2 Replies

Return Possum

Started by Stefan Peter-Contesse. Last reply by Alice La Pierre Oct 26, 2015. 1 Reply

Easy Water Heater Venting

Started by Kari Sauder. Last reply by Matthew Lutz Oct 23, 2014. 22 Replies

Thank-less water heater

Started by Andy Simms. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Jun 13, 2013. 12 Replies

It just isn't heating like it used to.

Started by Doug Pearl. Last reply by Eric Kjelshus Apr 26, 2013. 7 Replies

Spillage used as pest control to keep spiders away.

Started by Andy Simms. Last reply by Andy Simms Mar 26, 2013. 2 Replies

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Comment by Andrew Aliferis on April 2, 2013 at 5:50pm

This is what weatherization is looking like on jobs I audited for a local utility. This passes for a Pull down stairs cover. It's a single piece of thermax with huge gaps where it sits on the osb. The contractor got paid $350 to do this. The job passed because no one ever looked at it until I did a couple of days ago. My question to anyone willing to answer; for the past 4 years, from what I've seen, this is what utility programs are passing off as work, it this an anomaly or the norm?

Comment by Doug Krahl on April 1, 2013 at 12:36am

Oops they must have run out of disposable foam can from the big box stores. Let along blower door for conformation of air seal or CAZ test.

Comment by Doug Krahl on April 1, 2013 at 12:28am

Client had a window/weatherization company do a FREE energy audit with only a laser thermometer in their toolbox. They promised a 50% reduction in energy savings with this type of air sealing in rim joist. Did nothing with the attic or address the whole house box fan. I’ll be adding more Pixs soon.

Comment by Kent Mitchell on March 25, 2013 at 9:34pm

Wood is good!  More wood is even better!!! :D

Comment by tedkidd on March 14, 2013 at 3:25pm

Ty, that's AWESOME!!  Guess they got the pitch wrong....

Once that 800 lb condensate iceberg topples into the building it might be a problem.  lol.

Comment by Tyler Golberg on March 14, 2013 at 3:17pm

Altough this isn't yet a problem, it is kind of funny how high this ice mound has grown from this exhaust vent.

Exhaust vent ice mountain.jpg

Comment by Doug Pearl on August 10, 2012 at 1:19pm

BTW, that is the hot water tank vent.

Comment by Doug Pearl on August 10, 2012 at 1:18pm

I see things like this and just shake my head.

Comment by Doug Pearl on August 10, 2012 at 1:17pm

Comment by Evan Mills on December 2, 2011 at 12:26am
 

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Easiest way to convert 2"x10" into 2"x5"!

Started by Greg Labbe. Last reply by Victor Rols Lindsay May 10. 7 Replies

Open return

Started by Ed Minch. Last reply by Ed Minch May 7. 1 Reply

Got insulation?

Started by Debra Little. Last reply by Jason Raddenbach May 25, 2017. 2 Replies

Return Possum

Started by Stefan Peter-Contesse. Last reply by Alice La Pierre Oct 26, 2015. 1 Reply

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