Charles Bennett
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Charles Bennett replied to Griffin Hagle's discussion Best practice recommendations for this vaulted ceiling?
"Griffin,   It looks like tar paper above the skip sheeting, so when you tear off the old roof you'll have nothing over top of the skip sheeting.  If indeed you want to have the existing rafters/skip sheeting now be the…"
Apr 11, 2014
Charles Bennett replied to Griffin Hagle's discussion Best practice recommendations for this vaulted ceiling?
"  That's some nice looking existiing wood, and not a lot of headroom;  maybe they should consider tearing off the old roof, adding some stained plywood or other, then re-rafter above the old roof with 2 x ?.  You could then dense…"
Apr 10, 2014
Charles Bennett replied to George Kopf's discussion Concerns about drill-and-fill cellulose insulation in walls without a vapor barrier
"  A couple of things:  you mention no "vapor barrier" between the studs and the siding.  I'm just wondering if you actually are talking about the rain barrier, typically tar paper under the siding, which is the part of…"
Jun 9, 2011
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Mr Insulation
Professional Certification
California licensed contractor B, C-2
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I'm hoping to help build a massive amount of Passive Homes in northern California, Insulation contractor for both the original Blue House and the new Blue2 house - the first new Passive House in California, located in Pt Reyes Station, west Marin County.
Have been an insulation contractor in Marin County since 1986.

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