"But it's OK 'cause they put that roof over it.
Actually I'm also fascinated by that drain system.
You should make this a contest; find the most dumb, dangerous or just plain illegal items in this picture."
"I have been thinking a lot about this lately. So far I have come up with "I make road maps to help you plan your houses future" The problem is that it is a little to generalized. I would love to hear other opinions."
"Count me as a bit skeptical at this point. Will it be useful or just intrusive? For demand response I doubt that refrigerators are enough of a target to be worthwhile for most utilities. Perhaps if combined with AC or DHW there might be enough load…"
"I know there are a lot of words in the standard, but most is reasoning or justification. Check Iain Walker's reply, this stuff is easy.
By the way, I don't know Rick Karg well but every time I have every time met him he has been generous…"
If the pipe joints are dripping and you have a decent slope your joints may be reversed lapped. As for the ice on the siding, those vents direct the exhaust down along the siding. With a long run the exhaust may be cooling enough that it…"
"Eric, I'm not familiar with pool pumps in particular but in general VFDs provide savings for situations where there are variable loads. I thought pool pumps were just on/off applications.
A typical scenario is a hydronic system with multiple…"
"This is getting to be an epidemic. BJ's wholesale club is pushing this also. A few weeks ago I got a postcard offering a free dinner from a company from, I think, N Carolina.
The companies website referenced research by ORNL as part of their…"
"Wow, with R-6 walls comfort will be a challenge no matter what.
Without knowing construction details and what you can cut into ducting possibilities may or may not exist. You'd need to get the air intake as close to the heat source as possible…"
"As a practical matter probably the only major efficiency measure would be air sealing. I bet there would be some good opportunities.
How many truck mounted blower-doors would it take to test that place? Think of the effort just to check the doors…"
"I would propose that a few of us undertake a detailed assessment of the property. Obviously the owners could save a few dollars on our fees by providing room and board during our (extended) stay.
I'm sure that it would only take a couple of…"
Linda Wigington distinguished between deep retrofits & deep energy reductions, thus expanding the range of strategies & tactics from which we might propose when engaging with people, the ones who choose.See More
I'm doing what I can to keep builders from putting strapping in but it's an amazingly tough sell. I talked one guy into it but when the drywall guy showed up he went ballistic. He had ordered his sheets to go the other way, he assumed…"
"This is a complex issue and I don't believe there is an absolute, one size fits all, solution.
Robert is correct regarding the compression issue, not an issue. The issue of full contact with the ceiling below is debatable, particularly in the…"
I do like the TC pretty well, except for performance in snow. The original tires don't give very good traction. And, unfortunately, I learned after a short time having it, and picking up a screw on the road that the original tires don't have any road hazard warranty. So, had to buy a tire. One pleasant surprise was that the spare is a fullsize one the same as the others, so I put that on, and bought a used one for the spare. I also need better organization. I did put a shelving unit on one side, and I found a ladder rack for inside on the ceiling. Best regards.