"I'm curious about your rationale for suggesting a dehumidifier for the first floor. Is that climate-specific advice?
Here in Kansas, some friends of mine thought they would save energy by using a room-size dehumidifier instead of their…"
"Hi, Dennis. As usual, you whet my appetite, but I want more concrete details! Where can I learn about how to get trained as a lighting auditor? We had one here in my town, but he moved away, leaving an opportunity. Thanks in…"
"I've been very satisfied with the "thermal" curtains my wife and I bought when we bought the house... they are not high quality, just off-the-shelf from Target, but they are white on the outside side and opaque, with the result that…"
"John Nicholas demoed a number of iPad apps for me the other day that he uses in the field. He uses DaVinci for floorplans, and the main thing it has going for it is that it's not really a drawing app... you enter a dimension…"
"Hm, "ways to make a garage more useful in decreasing one's energy footprint"... well, at risk of being really snarky, put the family car(s) inside and wall up the garage door. Maybe drain the gas tanks just to be on the safe…"
"Installed in that location -- over the fiberglass batts -- I would be concerned about condensation on the bottom surface wicking into the fiberglass and creating mold habitat. I'd also be concerned that dust would accumulate on the top…"
"Remember, a radiant barrier only reflects radiant heat. The fire test your brother in law did was the ideal test for that material, since essentially all the heat was radiant, but in an attic situation that's not the case. For the…"
"I'm in eastern Kansas, and I hung a radiant barrier from the attic rafters above part of my south-facing roof. The entire south-facing part of the roof gets equal sun exposure, and the whole attic has equal insulation. The part with…"
"Gosh, that's a lot of wires. If there weren't quite so many, I'd suggest making a foam gasket so that each wire passed through its own hole.
How about if you attached a zip tie to the bundle of wires on one side of the…"
"It seems to me the chimney is probably cold, being connected to the outdoors. So the moisture is coming from the surrounding air. If keeping moisture out of the surrounding air is not practical, I'd suggest insulating the chimney…"
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