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"Re: "If the RCC is that effective applied to the bare metal under a mobile home with…"

Tom Mallard replied Nov 1 to How much heat energy is lost through the floor of a house?

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"Anything done to raise the roofing off the sheathing works to reduce the high temper…"

Tom Mallard replied Oct 25 to Where can I find the best radiant barrier to install under my roof?

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"There will be moisture buildup on the faces of the insulation board so it shouldn't…"

Tom Mallard replied Sep 25 to Placement of 5/8" firewall, over or under foam board insulation?

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"For self-heating homes I'm using an insulation board under the joists to be able to…"

Tom Mallard replied Sep 2 to How much heat energy is lost through the floor of a house?

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"Under the average floor for a home with a crawl space is air you don't want inside t…"

Tom Mallard replied Jul 12 to Solar Heat Air

11 Jul 17
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"I was being specific, using the roof is for where nothing else is allowed for collec…"

Tom Mallard replied Jul 12 to Solar Heat Air

11 Jul 17
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"Consider using sections of roof for the main thermal collection where it's not pract…"

Tom Mallard replied Jul 10 to Solar Heat Air

11 Jul 17
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"Right, in all cases you have to reduce the wall heat-transfer rate to upgrade almost…"

Tom Mallard replied Apr 30 to Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.

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Reply by Kaushal Bharath Raju

""Leaky" is a relative term to thermal transfer rates and air is one of the least eff…"

Tom Mallard replied Apr 30 to Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.

85 May 22
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"Excellent Kaushal, all I can do at them moment is advocate using the roof as the mai…"

Tom Mallard replied Apr 30 to Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.

85 May 22
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