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Oil boiler smells in house

We recently installed a Buderus high efficency direct vent condensing boiler in a closed furnace room. The homeowner reports significant un…

Started by Gordon Stone in General Forum

1 Jan 14, 2011
Reply by Jim Bergmann

Porcine Cosmetology: Putting Lipstick on the Pig

    You may or may not share my absolute confidence that every possibly accessible bit of fossil fuel will be used up eventually because th…

Started by Ed Voytovich in General Forum

1 Jan 11, 2011
Reply by David Eggleton

Looking for a good detail for using 1" rigid on exterior

Anyone used 1" rigid in a new exterior wall assembly before?  What are the pros & cons, which rigid product did you use, which weather…

Started by Sloan Ritchie in General Forum

7 Jan 5, 2011
Reply by Al Heath

Interior rigid insulation retrofit

On this retrofit project, the home has vaulted ceilings, so plenty of room to add insulation at the interior ceiling and re-finish.  There'…

Started by Sloan Ritchie in General Forum

6 Jan 5, 2011
Reply by Bradford E. White

Selecting The Most Efficient Nat Gas HWH

This project involves abandoning a chimney and replacing a Natural Gas HWH. They were going to go solar (with condensing direct vent back u…

Started by robert post in General Forum

4 Jan 5, 2011
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EPAct builder tax credit extension

Folks, I have gotten an email from RESNET stating that this has been extended and made retroactive to Jan. 1, 2010.   Has anyone gotten mor…

Started by John Shillito in General Forum

11 Jan 4, 2011
Reply by Lorna G. Fear

Got Data? How much leaking electricity is there in HVAC systems?

I poked around when shopping for fuel-firedboilers and couldn't find anything official.  Ran across estimates ranging from a few watts to 3…

Started by Evan Mills in HVAC

11 Jan 2, 2011
Reply by Bradford E. White

link to "Most Buildings Don’t Work Properly, Who Cares?"

An excellent article:  http://tinyurl.com/37apwnb  

Started by Ed Voytovich in General Forum

2 Jan 2, 2011
Reply by Glen Gallo

Cape Attic Insulation & Roofing Project

On a 1950's cape in Oreland Pa (zone 4 but near 5)we are retrofitting attic insulation and doing a new roof. Generally, the proposed roof…

Started by robert post in General Forum

0 Dec 30, 2010

New Zealand home peformance rating scheme

The New Zealand government today launched a home performance rating scheme where the home owner can rate their house based on certain crite…

Started by CK Ang in General Forum

12 Dec 28, 2010
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