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"OK!  I think some of your questions depend on location of the house. Some depend on…"

John Nicholas replied Sep 28, 2012 to Exhaust Fan Venting - Bathroom, ERV, & HRV

34 Oct 10, 2012
Reply by Robert Riversong

"1.  If it is wet enough that CC will not allow it to dry and OC soaks it up like a s…"

John Nicholas replied May 17, 2012 to Crawlspace Vapor Barrier: Install Correction and Future Guidance

13 May 17, 2012
Reply by John Nicholas

"No!  Open cell on a wet surface will act like a sponge and the moisture will stay in…"

John Nicholas replied May 16, 2012 to Crawlspace Vapor Barrier: Install Correction and Future Guidance

13 May 17, 2012
Reply by John Nicholas

"Pressure Relationships within in a home are weird.  Change something, and something…"

John Nicholas replied Dec 18, 2011 to Fixed Duct Leakage & now we have a dusty house?

6 Dec 22, 2011
Reply by Joseph Miuccio

"Add EPA Indoor Air Plus.   You have a choice for one of 2 checklists on moisture wit…"

John Nicholas replied Oct 3, 2011 to Beyond ENERGY STAR?

8 Oct 7, 2011
Reply by Elizabeth Stuart

"Sean,   The types of dropped ceilings I referring to are those with the metal frame…"

John Nicholas replied Aug 4, 2011 to Foamed Roof Deck

36 Aug 4, 2011
Reply by John Nicholas

"So you don't confuse the building by having 2 thermal barriers on the upper side of…"

John Nicholas replied Aug 2, 2011 to Foamed Roof Deck

36 Aug 4, 2011
Reply by John Nicholas

"Ted,   We are talking about improving homes.  If a homeowner thinks something is gre…"

John Nicholas replied Jul 1, 2011 to Foamed Roof Deck

36 Aug 4, 2011
Reply by John Nicholas

"Judy, First - More information.  Did you do a single point test or a multi-point tes…"

John Nicholas replied Jan 9, 2011 to how can this house not be leaky

3 Feb 1, 2011
Reply by Graeme Nix

"Hardwoods do not cup because moisture was driven out of the hardwood through the fel…"

John Nicholas replied Dec 10, 2010 to Closed Cell foam making floors cup?

4 Dec 14, 2010
Reply by Ron Jones

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