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Heat Loss Calculation

I want to discuss about the heat loss calculation that why we need to calculate heat loss? According to me - The heat loss calculation is…

Started by Anie

0 Jul 2

Concrete floor insulation details

Greetings everyone!     I was hoping I could get some feedback with a building I am working on. The existing concrete was a 3 inch "homeow…

Started by Luis Hernandez

2 Jun 24
Reply by Hal Skinner

Best practice recommendations for this vaulted ceiling?

Hello energy pros, Some relatives of mine recently purchased this 1917 house in Northern California and, as the family member who does "th…

Started by Griffin Hagle

12 Apr 14
Reply by Griffin Hagle

Insulation Blower Recommendations?

Does anyone have any recommendations for a residential insulation blower?  We currently use an InsulMaxx 5000, and we've been pretty happy,…

Started by Jim Conlon

0 Apr 10

Insulating with *Updated* (an oxymoron, right!) knob and tube wiring

Hi everyone, I live in New York State and haven't been able to find good information on whether or not we can get our house insulated.  I'…

Started by Ethan Bodnaruk

8 Mar 29
Reply by Ethan Bodnaruk

Call for presenters...Illinois Better Buildings: Better Business Conference

December 10-11, 2013 near Chicago O’Hare Stay up-to-date on residential, multifamily and small commercial building best practices, expand y…

Started by Anna Svensson

0 May 1, 2013

Frozen Pipes on Interior Wall

On a recent quality assurance site inspection I found a situation where pipes froze and burst within an interior wall. Here is the story:…

Started by Nick Helmholdt

7 Mar 14, 2013
Reply by Michael Jensen

Polyiso, roxul & reflective insulation combination

I am working on solutions for a cathedral type ceiling rehab project in a century home in Northern Ohio. The challenge is that there is lim…

Started by Daniel W

11 Dec 27, 2012
Reply by Daniel W

Empirical evidence that missing refrigerant suction line insulation decreases efficiency therefore increasing energy costs.

  Does anyone have any access to actual dollar figures for the cost of missing/ torn/ broken refrigerant suction line insulation?   For the…

Started by Michael Matthews

4 Mar 9, 2012
Reply by Michael Matthews

Nailbase insulation vs. 2 layers of tuff-r with staggered seams

We are going to be rehabbing a home in CT in which the third floor is part of the living space. We want to get the insulation level up by…

Started by Stephen Pelton

2 Mar 1, 2011
Reply by Robert H

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