Dave Taylor
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Dave Taylor commented on Corbett Lunsford's video
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Kitchen Exhaust: Guide to Buying a Range Hood

"A recent add to our household (Xmas present) a air fryer that throws so much particulate into the air it chokes you. Worse than the stove top."
Monday
Dave Taylor liked Corbett Lunsford's video
Monday
Dave Taylor liked Tom Phillips's discussion Kitchen Ventilation Resources
Monday
Dave Taylor liked Don Fugler's discussion Depressurization/make-up air issues
Monday
Dave Taylor replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion Cross-laminated Polyethylene vs non-cross laminated
"I use 20 mil poly on my crawlspaces and now a high traffic 90 mil has been added to the marketplace. Usually they have a scrim fiber between layers to resist tearing. Remember a 1/2" hole negates the purpose of sealing in 1500 ft. so the better…"
Monday
Dave Taylor replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion Cross-laminated Polyethylene vs non-cross laminated
"Daniel, Cross laminated poly has a higher tear strength but you should use 10 mil or greater or it's a waste of time,they tear to easy and defeat the purpose of the install."
Jan 10
Dave Taylor replied to Matthew Greenawalt's discussion proper means of insulating raised floor above concrete
"Matthew, if you use 2 lb EPS or 25psi in two layers staggered layers 4" overall then you can put a 2x4 flat for bearing. This allows for smaller joist while giving you R20 minimum. Then between the joist I would put any batt insulation but put…"
Jan 7
Dave Taylor replied to Kent Kjellgren's discussion Sealed crawl space for new construction
"If the batts have a vapor barrier that should be penetrated so that mold doesn't form between it and the subfloor."
Nov 5, 2018
Dave Taylor liked Brett Little's discussion Virtual CEU Tour of the Pembroke Passive Solar Zero Energy Ready Home
Oct 10, 2018
Dave Taylor replied to Paul Raymer's discussion Stud cavity air returns
"Paul, I have used stud cavity returns on interior walls only,but always metal lined to inhibit odor absorption by the materials. The standard size limitation of the cavity usually under sizes your return unless using multiple bays."
Aug 27, 2018
Dave Taylor replied to Jerry Needham's discussion VERY TIGHT HOME WITH OVER SIZED AC
"Jerry, you should look at Buildingscience.com" High Mass Walls" 105 paper for more documentation for your owner."
Aug 16, 2018
Dave Taylor liked Jerry Needham's discussion VERY TIGHT HOME WITH OVER SIZED AC
Aug 6, 2018
Dave Taylor liked Eric Kjelshus's discussion What made this chimney fall down?
Nov 14, 2017
Dave Taylor replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"Bill, I was trying to keep a gap between the metal roof and insulation for air movement and to allow a cooler insulation on contact. I had a ureathane company for 13 years and cannot stress more strongly don't install it inside the envelope.…"
Nov 11, 2017
Dave Taylor replied to Mike Rogers's discussion Low-pressure spray foam rigs - What's your experience?
" Problems with head pressure by height above machine, viscosity of resin to iso variation etc.not really good for field applications. 13 years experience in ureathanes."
Nov 6, 2017
Dave Taylor replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"Bill, Most foam applicators use plural mixing machines with generators 25KW or bigger I believe logistics and cost will rule this out. You did a great job structurally with your screw pattern to purlins and deck that's why you haven't lost…"
Nov 6, 2017

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Company
Taylord Designs LLc
Role in Home Performance Marketplace
Architect / designer, Contractor: general (new/remodel), Educator / Trainer
Professional Interests
Solar Passive, Solar Active, Radiant Heating, Insulated Concrete Forms
Website URL
http://TaylordDesigns.org

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At 4:31pm on November 6, 2017, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Dave,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros Forum. Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

Don't forget to upload your profile photo.

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New(ish) ZNE publications available

Started by Ann Edminster in General Forum. Last reply by Jacob Corvidae 7 hours ago. 1 Reply

Energy OutWest 2020

Started by Diane Deyerler in General Forum 8 hours ago. 0 Replies

Proper means of insulating raised floor above concrete

Started by Matthew Greenawalt in General Forum. Last reply by Franco Oyuela on Tuesday. 6 Replies

The Nest Learning Thermostat - Good or Not So Much?

Started by Melissa Baldridge in General Forum. Last reply by Franco Oyuela on Monday. 67 Replies

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