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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
Reply by Bob Blanchette

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
Reply by Thomas Price

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

Upgrading insulation in a home with batts in the wall

Hi out there. I have been running into customers that want to upgrade their wall insulation, but have batts in the walls. In checking with…

Started by Jerry Nelson

3 Jan 13, 2012
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

Outsourcing TREAT Data entry

Hi, I'm thinking of outsourcing the input of data into TREAT software. There is an outfit in upstate NY which will enter all the data into…

Started by Paul Lasicki

5 Jan 13, 2012
Reply by James Van Hee

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