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Sealing Vapor Barriers to Concrete Foundations

Was just looking for some input on different techniques for ensuring a permanent seal between a block foundation wall, and a 6 mil. poly ba…

Started by Tim Marlett in General Forum

14 Dec 13, 2012
Reply by Rob Orchard

Early bird discount ends Dec. 14 for Better Buildings: Better Business Conference

Just a friendly reminder that the Better Buildings: Better Business Conference rate goes up after December 14. If you plan to attend it mak…

Started by Anna Svensson in General Forum

0 Dec 12, 2012

Anybody know what this is??

During an audit of an apartment building in N. Wisconsin that started life as a high school built in 1908, I found this very strange cast i…

Started by Don Hynek in General Forum

3 Dec 7, 2012
Reply by Bradford E. White

Tired of climbing ladders and reaching to find air leaks during blower door test I have a solution!!!

Yes, a thermal image camera is a good way, but a better way to instantly see the leak and the cfm amount of the leak-- try using the Alnor…

Started by Damien Herold in Best Practices

17 Nov 26, 2012
Reply by Damien Herold

Efficiency Maine

I'm looking for any contractors working in Efficiency Maine. Thanks

Started by Gary Baggett in General Forum

8 Nov 26, 2012
Reply by Paul Badeau

HERS testing

I am building three houses in eastern Alabama and using the Earth cents program. I wanted to go with energy star but could not find a heat…

Started by Andy Roland in General Forum

6 Nov 25, 2012
Reply by Curt Kinder

Funky Smell in Ductwork

Hello all, I performed an audit the other day and one of the homeowners' largest concerns was a funky smell in the ducts that serve the up…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan in General Forum

13 Nov 21, 2012
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

AirGenerate Heat Pump Water Heaters - any experience?

I'm in sunny humid Florida and have had great luck with air source heat pump water heaters, particularly the GE models.80+% of water heater…

Started by Curt Kinder in General Forum

5 Nov 20, 2012
Reply by John C. Semmelhack

"an Ocean of Air"

We live at the bottom of "an Ocean of Air" The power of the atmosphere is pretty, pretty darn impressive yet we seem to take it for granted…

Started by John Brooks in General Forum

18 Nov 17, 2012
Reply by John Brooks

Home performance pro Corbett Lunsford underlines the importance of home performance testing in the aftermath of Indiana home explosion.

"The real tragedy is that if this was a faulty furnace it could have been prevented. Cleaning and servicing your furnace is not a bad idea,…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

0 Nov 16, 2012

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