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Vinyl batt to metal frame ware house

I have a strange question that has never come up before.  I have a customer that would like vinyl batts adhered to the wall of a metal fram…

Started by Timothy Renz in General Forum

3 Jan 4, 2012
Reply by Ed Ballard

Help from other states concerning Combustion Safety Testing.

I'm searching for information from other states that have ammended policies concerning who can do combustion safety testing and the license…

Started by Gary Baggett in General Forum

10 Dec 29, 2011
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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

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

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

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

Before and after leakage tests. What to expect.

Your before-test result is 4000 CFM50. After two days of work, you measure a 21% reduction to 3150 CFM 50. Your after-test is checked using…

Started by Silvie Votrubova in General Forum

2 Nov 28, 2011
Reply by Silvie Votrubova

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