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"Richard  I have to re-learn how to read - that was in an earlier fire in 2011.  Than…"

Ed Minch replied Nov 13 to Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home

11 Nov 13
Reply by Richard Beyer

"Interesting to read that there may never be a cause determined for this blaze.  For…"

Ed Minch replied Nov 13 to Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home

11 Nov 13
Reply by Richard Beyer

"The important thing here is the surface temperature of the ceiling against the attic…"

Ed Minch replied Oct 30 to Where can I find the best radiant barrier to install under my roof?

16 Nov 1
Reply by Hal Skinner

"Another observation: I was called to look at 13 houses in a development that had mol…"

Ed Minch replied Oct 11 to ridge vent orientation

25 Oct 17
Reply by Bud Poll

"A different rant, I agree.  The issue is:  "what is the ceiling temperature of my to…"

Ed Minch replied Oct 11 to ridge vent orientation

25 Oct 17
Reply by Bud Poll

"Wait minute - I've been told that air sealing and insulating your attic protects you…"

Ed Minch replied Oct 11 to ridge vent orientation

25 Oct 17
Reply by Bud Poll

"My friend and colleague Dick Tracy (who was an early adaptor in building science wit…"

Ed Minch replied Oct 9 to ridge vent orientation

25 Oct 17
Reply by Bud Poll

"Colin at Retrotec has told me that you can't get any more accurate than a 120 second…"

Ed Minch replied May 15 to When is it too windy to use blower door?

9 May 20
Reply by David Baerg

"Bob I ghink you are referring to two different issues.  One is the time per cycle to…"

Ed Minch replied May 11 to Heat loss from ducts

20 May 12
Reply by Bob Blanchette

"This is definitely worth investigating if you are an air sealer and are forced to us…"

Ed Minch replied Apr 1 to Whole house air leakage

14 Apr 1
Reply by Ed Minch

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