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Dense pack cellulose in rafters
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Just looking for thoughts about sealing an attic that has HVAC equipment in it by using a netting product and dense packing cellulose in the rafters. I have seen this before, although I usually see…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph Miuccio Dec 22, 2011.

 

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Brad Brinke commented on Melissa Baldridge's blog post Big Blue Goes Green - How 203Ks May Be the Future of Green Mortgages
"Melissa, people using a 203K loan care about updating the kitchens, bathrooms, roofs and other features in the home.  A person using an EEM is under the guidance of a HERS rater that will tell them how to make the home more efficient.  I…"
Apr 2, 2012
Brad Brinke commented on Melissa Baldridge's blog post Big Blue Goes Green - How 203Ks May Be the Future of Green Mortgages
"The loan also solves a couple of problems that existing “energy-efficiency mortgages” (EEMs) have. Does not sound like he pairs them with EEM's.   "
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Jan 22, 2012
Brad Brinke replied to Evan Riter's discussion Making crawlspaces conditioned space
"I have a company that does this as well.  It provides great results keeping the humidity level in the crawlspace down and decreasing overall air loss to the crawl. What is he using to "condition" the space?…"
Jan 18, 2012
Joseph Miuccio replied to Brad Brinke's discussion Dense pack cellulose in rafters
"Brad, the idea of bringing the attic is a good one from a distribution efficiency perspective, as well as the attic leakage issue (with the can lights). Dale, I agree the ring configuration may have been incorrect for test in or test out. Another…"
Dec 22, 2011
Dale Sherman replied to Brad Brinke's discussion Dense pack cellulose in rafters
"Even with adding 1400 sq. ft., a test-out reading of 4500cfm50 is wrong.  Two possibilities; either the building was made worse or the test-out was done incorrectly.  If the attic space was included without closing off soffit and…"
Dec 19, 2011
Bud Poll replied to Brad Brinke's discussion Dense pack cellulose in rafters
"Joseph and Chad, to my knowledge the only approved method for installing a cfl or other lower temperature lighting device like an led, involves installing an approved permanent modification to the fixture.  I have seen a pin type cfl…"
Dec 15, 2011
Chad J Whitcomb replied to Brad Brinke's discussion Dense pack cellulose in rafters
"I agree that LEDs are the way to go. The issue I run in to is that when retrofitting a home, the expense for insulation in the attic can be costly (depending on the size of the house), and then telling a homeowner they need to spend another $100 or…"
Dec 15, 2011
Joseph Lamy replied to Brad Brinke's discussion Dense pack cellulose in rafters
"iT'S ALL ABOUT THE HEAT. LEDs can be used to replace bulbs in recessed lights in ceilings. Then with the low temperatures, the fixtures can be sealed and covered with insulation. With traditional recessed lighting options, this space needed to…"
Dec 15, 2011
Craig Bird replied to Brad Brinke's discussion Dense pack cellulose in rafters
"I contacted the manufacturer and found that they are UL listed. It was not on the website....it's sister product does have the listing in the description. It is the non-removable version that uses pressure clips…"
Dec 9, 2011
Bud Poll replied to Brad Brinke's discussion Dense pack cellulose in rafters
"Hi Craig, Although I would love to have a simple fix for this seemingly simple problem, I would be concerned about UL and electrical codes.  I read over the page you provided and saw reference to energy codes, but no reference to electrical…"
Dec 8, 2011
Rod Fox replied to Brad Brinke's discussion Dense pack cellulose in rafters
"Craig, thanks much for that link to the retrofit trims! I've been looking for something like that for quite a while."
Dec 8, 2011
Craig Bird replied to Brad Brinke's discussion Dense pack cellulose in rafters
"Sounds like this is done, but for anyone interested, there is a much more cost effective solution to air seal all of these cans. Everyone talks about building a "box" over each can light...very labor intensive and on sloped roofs, very…"
Dec 8, 2011

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At 2:29pm on May 7, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Brad,

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