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Air sealing wood-burning fireplace from the crawlspace below

Hi, I'm looking for some advice on air sealing the around the mantle of a fireplace in the crawlspace. Should I just apply spray foam as ne…

Started by Blake Shurtz in General Forum

1 Apr 17
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Best practice recommendations for this vaulted ceiling?

Hello energy pros, Some relatives of mine recently purchased this 1917 house in Northern California and, as the family member who does "th…

Started by Griffin Hagle in Best Practices

12 Apr 14
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Residential Green Valuation Tools

Residential Green Valuation Tools Appraisal Institute just announced its latest new book on valuing residential high performance properties…

Started by Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA in General Forum

0 Apr 13

Insulation Blower Recommendations?

Does anyone have any recommendations for a residential insulation blower?  We currently use an InsulMaxx 5000, and we've been pretty happy,…

Started by Jim Conlon in General Forum

0 Apr 10

'Shielding insulation'

Good morning all, We had a question come up on "shielding insulation." The description is as follows:  "The Universal Shielding Insulation…

Started by Rob Buchanan in General Forum

3 Apr 9
Reply by Shawna Henderson

Where do you fall in the "staged" versus "gotta be all at once" discussion?

In several industry conversations over the past few months, there’s been debate about whether we should take a “staged” retrofit approach. …

Started by Mike Rogers in General Forum

29 Apr 6
Reply by tedkidd

Whole house air leakage

I have reviewed, tested, studied, asked, and analyzed the many facets of whole house air leakage.  I am still somewhat unsure what constitu…

Started by Roy Sakamoto in General Forum

14 Apr 1
Reply by Ed Minch

Marey Tankless Water Heaters

What do you guys think of these [URL="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009EDGTXG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957…

Started by Bob Blanchette in General Forum

1 Mar 30
Reply by Bob Blanchette

Insulating with *Updated* (an oxymoron, right!) knob and tube wiring

Hi everyone, I live in New York State and haven't been able to find good information on whether or not we can get our house insulated.  I'…

Started by Ethan Bodnaruk in Weatherization

8 Mar 29
Reply by Ethan Bodnaruk

Open cell foam and cellulose... Can they work together?

Greetings everyone!    I have a client who would like to have two inches of open cell foam in the attic flat, and then 10 inches of cellul…

Started by Luis Hernandez in General Forum

11 Mar 29
Reply by Richard Beyer

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