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Dense pack cellulose in rafters

Just looking for thoughts about sealing an attic that has HVAC equipment in it by using a netting product and dense packing cellulose in th…

Started by Brad Brinke in HVAC

19 Dec 22, 2011
Reply by Joseph Miuccio

Proper means to "plug" flue pipes after testing gas appliances.

I have seen metal "plugs" (and this may not be the correct term) used for the holes that are drilled in vent pipes, in order to test combus…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan in HVAC

25 Dec 22, 2011
Reply by Eric Lowry

Ventilation for Spray Foam retrofit

I have a flat roof home with 3 feet of clearance from attic floor to ceiling. It is 1920 square feet, existing home. The space is unvented,…

Started by Craig Bird in General Forum

3 Dec 15, 2011
Reply by tedkidd

D.I.Y. Services to Homeowners. Do they make sense?

Here is a scenario:   You are a home performance contractor. Sales are down (slightly or significantly). Homeowners in your area just don't…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan in General Forum

9 Dec 9, 2011
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

Mold on exterior walls

I have been doing a good deal of research into the topic of mold that has grown on exterior walls (and appears to be spreading).   I have h…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan in General Forum

10 Dec 7, 2011
Reply by David Meiland

Energy Upgrade California

Does anyone have a good disclosure about NOT hitting your target on the test out ?

Started by Dave Loperena in General Forum

0 Dec 7, 2011

Measured Home Performance - Print-on-demand Best Practices Guide for Retrofits (California Report)

Everybody,If you work or live in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico (or in parts of other States that have similar climates and constr…

Started by Lew Harriman in Best Practices

0 Dec 6, 2011

Energy Prices Will Only Climb, Says One Brazilian Oil Exec

Oil and gas prices are only due to climb, says Petrobas chief.  And that's OUR opportunity to make homes and commercial buildings more ener…

Started by Melissa Baldridge in General Forum

2 Dec 4, 2011
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

Blown Cellulose VS Blown Fiberglass in the Attic

As a rater and insulation contractor I personally respect the overall insulation properties of blown cellulose a lot more than blown fiberg…

Started by Isaiah Borel in General Forum

4 Nov 30, 2011
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

Radiant barrier over blown in insulation

I have seen mold growing under a radiant barrier installed over blown in insulation.  I am looking for any articles, etc.... about this pro…

Started by Rob Wright in General Forum

21 Nov 28, 2011
Reply by Ed Minch

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