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Attics: Cellulose over Fiberglass

"Oh we have done it that way for years", "I'm a yankee at heart", "waste not, want not", "you're wrong, by compressing it you are increasin…

Started by Sean Lintow Sr

9 Apr 27, 2011
Reply by Robert H

how can this house not be leaky

Hi folks,   Can you please answer this: I audited a home built in 1925, no insulation in walls or attic, 1 story, 1298 sq ft,  on raised fo…

Started by Judi Lyall

3 Feb 1, 2011
Reply by Graeme Nix

Closed Cell foam making floors cup?

Question for this board. Although it is not best practices, it is related to retrofits? I walked into the house today and the entire ~1300+…

Started by Jamie Kaye

4 Dec 14, 2010
Reply by Ron Jones

Blown in insulation and than add recessed lights

Hi everyone,    I'd like some comments. I am just thinking ahead. Lets say, you just blew in attic insulation and a year later the owner ca…

Started by Judi Lyall

2 Dec 13, 2010
Reply by Adam Zielinski

Those darn exterior wall plates

The days of the good ole rafter baffle are over. What are your feelings on sealing the tops of exterior wall plates? Important to do with m…

Started by Roy Slekovac

4 Nov 27, 2010
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

New Residential Retrofit Guidelines

Well folks, besides the new "Home Scoring Tool" they quietly released the new "voluntary" guidelines for Public Comment. http://www1.eere.e

Started by Sean Lintow Sr

1 Nov 14, 2010
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

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