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Indoor Humidity Levels

I am going to meet with a homeowner this after noon and he is concerned about Humidity levels in the house. This is what he has shared with…

Started by Timothy Renz in General Forum

5 May 18, 2012
Reply by Robert H

Evergreen Home Performance named Small Business of the Year

Congratulations to Evergreen Home Performance of Rockland, Maine for being named Small Business of the Year by the Penobscot Bay Regional C…

Started by Cierra Mooney in General Forum

1 May 18, 2012
Reply by Michael J. Mayhew

Funky Duct Test

Last week I was doing a rough-in w/air handler installed duct test.  I taped all the supply boots and installed the fan to the return grill…

Started by Bill Bennett in General Forum

8 May 18, 2012
Reply by Matt Marshall

Help Build Industry Excellence: Join BPI's Accreditation Management Board

Make a difference! BPI is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving on its Accreditation Management Board (AMB). The AMB…

Started by Cierra Mooney in General Forum

0 May 15, 2012

BPI's April Stump the Chump: What’s Wrong with this Picture?

We know, we know. There’s a lot right with this picture, such as the gorgeous view of Lake Tahoe in the background and the awesome powder f…

Started by Cierra Mooney in General Forum

3 May 15, 2012
Reply by Cierra Mooney

Spray Foam and 2009 IRC codes? Your interpretation?

We are looking at spray foam and whether we will be able to use it without an ignition barrier in crawlspaces or attics. The initial opinio…

Started by Caleb Simon in General Forum

8 May 14, 2012
Reply by Timothy Renz

Your thoughts on wiring fiberglass batts to the roof deck (hot dry climate)

I have seen many failed attempts at doing this method. I know it is not optimal, but many builders are still doing this as an upgrade to ce…

Started by Craig Bird in General Forum

8 May 10, 2012
Reply by Craig Bird

Gas Furnace in an Attic: To Replace or Not

I have a client with an open combustion gas furnace in their attic. They recently had the attic spray foamed at the roof and end walls (enc…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan in HVAC

12 May 10, 2012
Reply by Bruce Navin

Multi Family Auditing

I'm curious to hear from anyone with experience in Multi Family Auditing what your thoughts on the muti-point blower door test are, and if…

Started by Thomas Price in General Forum

38 May 10, 2012
Reply by Tim Marlett

The Short-Circuit Theory, Keep or Remove Those Gable Vents?

When a ridge vent is added to a house that already has gable and soffit vents, you may hear advice that goes something like this. "You must…

Started by Bud Poll in General Forum

21 May 8, 2012
Reply by Bob Blanchette

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