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New digital meters... were the old ones S L O W ?

The local electric co-op has now installed new digital meters for 100% of members, and some folks are being surprised by higher-than-normal…

Started by David Meiland

2 Jan 19, 2012
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Dense pack wall insulation in old Victorians and stucco homes

Here's a question for you in two parts: We do a lot of dense pack wall insulation in these old Victorian homes (most are 70+ years old, som…

Started by George Kopf

0 Jan 19, 2012

CFL Torchiere Lamps: What's out there on the market?

Does anybody know of an adjustable CFL torchiere lamp with a dimmer switch (a built-in rheostat)? From what I can find on the net, all the …

Started by Dennis Cheslik

2 Jan 19, 2012
Reply by Barbara Smith

Pool Pumps

If the customer has a controller with thier pool equipment, aqualink, jandy, compool most of the better controllers have freeze protection…

Started by mitchell smith

0 Jan 18, 2012

Ceiling Register Upgrades

If you have the typical builder grade ceiling/sidewall registers, replacing those with commercial models will make a huge improvement. Comf…

Started by Bob Blanchette

2 Jan 16, 2012
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Is partnership a bad word?

Hello all. I've been reading many of the posts made over the past month or so, and I see a trend. Times are getting tougher for auditors,…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan

7 Jan 16, 2012
Reply by phil jeffers

US vs EU

Five years ago, I moved back to the US after spending eleven years in Europe as a craftsman.  My plan in moving back was to build my own ho…

Started by Thomas Price

20 Jan 16, 2012
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Manual J Report

I have designed a 4920 sf house in Dallas with a sealed crawl space. The crawl space walls are concrete and a have 2x10 floor joist system…

Started by Armando Cobo

29 Jan 14, 2012
Reply by tedkidd

Using a few large ducts instead of many small ducts to reduce total exposed surface area.

Does it make much of a difference to use fewer large ducts instead of several smaller ones coming from the air handler? IMHO the "trunk/bra…

Started by Bob Blanchette

0 Jan 14, 2012

SIR minimums, building a culture, an infrastructure based upon lying...

SIR minimum requirements create a culture of lying that, if things don't change quickly, will be embedded in the very culture of Home Perfo…

Started by tedkidd

4 Jan 13, 2012
Reply by phil jeffers

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