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Out of Square Door, How to Fix ?

Is there a relatively simple way to resolve doors that have leaks due to the door frame being slightly out of square/ The door opens/shuts…

Started by Bob Blanchette in General Forum

7 Jan 20, 2012
Reply by Jeff Warner

Problem Room on North Side of House

I have a north facing bedroom on the "hit list" with 3 exterior walls and a cathedral ceiling. The room also has 30 or so sq ft of North gl…

Started by Bob Blanchette in General Forum

12 Jan 20, 2012
Reply by Bob Blanchette

The Coming Energy Implosion

I got this idea from my good friend Mike Nelson, the Obi-Wan Kenobi of solar in Washington state, who predicts that new technologies and be…

Started by James White in General Forum

17 Jan 20, 2012
Reply by James White

Controlling heat gain/loss Through Windows

How effective are things like window tinting and thermal curtains? Gimmick or worth the money?

Started by Bob Blanchette in General Forum

3 Jan 20, 2012
Reply by Bob Blanchette

Strategies for insulating on top of & around heat sources in attics (such as recessed light fixtures).

I have been going by the rules of the program admins in my region when it comes to how to treat heat sources in attics when preparing to in…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan in General Forum

5 Jan 19, 2012
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

HOT Summers = Big profits!

Do any of you live in parts of the country where the summesr get hot? If you do, then you might want to check out this timely and proven pr…

Started by Alan Floyd in General Forum

2 Jan 19, 2012
Reply by Alan Floyd

New digital meters... were the old ones S L O W ?

The local electric co-op has now installed new digital meters for 100% of members, and some folks are being surprised by higher-than-normal…

Started by David Meiland in General Forum

2 Jan 19, 2012
Reply by David Meiland

Favorite way to seal electrical boxes/outlets?

What is the preferred method of sealing electrical boxes? 1: Foam gaskets behind trim plate 2: Expanding foam 3: Caulking 4: Drywall Mud

Started by Bob Blanchette in Weatherization

5 Jan 19, 2012
Reply by Tad Duby

Dense pack wall insulation in old Victorians and stucco homes

Here's a question for you in two parts: We do a lot of dense pack wall insulation in these old Victorian homes (most are 70+ years old, som…

Started by George Kopf in General Forum

0 Jan 19, 2012

BPI Issues Second Open Invitation for Subject Matter Experts - Earn BPI CEUs for Participation

The Building Performance Institute (BPI) is calling for subject matter experts (SMEs) surrounding the development of the U.S. Department of…

Started by Cierra Mooney in BPI

0 Jan 19, 2012

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