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Roof Air Vents Above Bend Oregon Garage Attic

My home, built in 1990, has two vents (plus a hot water tank exhaust pipe vent and various leaks to the outside) located in the roof over a…

Started by John Harper

11 Jan 13, 2013
Reply by Robert D York Jr

Indoor Air Quality, Mold and the Proper Home Owner Response

Don't panic!   Properly Responding to Mold in the Home

Started by James H. Bushart

0 Jul 2, 2012

Air Sealing Woes

I have been able to reduce the leakage rate of a challenging house built in the 1920s. Still, the homeowners are adamant about wanting to…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan

30 May 31, 2012
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

Treating crawl spaces (with ductwork) when the adjacent basement ceiling is insulated.

I am currently speaking with a homeowner who would like to replace the existing FG batt insulation in the ceiling above his crawl space. Th…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan

4 Feb 17, 2012
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

Insulating a garage in hot dry climate?

I do not believe it makes sense to insulate a garage in a hot climate like the desert southwest. This assumes the homeowner does NOT plan t…

Started by Craig Bird

8 Feb 3, 2012
Reply by Alexander Bell

Favorite way to seal electrical boxes/outlets?

What is the preferred method of sealing electrical boxes? 1: Foam gaskets behind trim plate 2: Expanding foam 3: Caulking 4: Drywall Mud

Started by Bob Blanchette

5 Jan 19, 2012
Reply by Tad Duby

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