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Does adding drill-and-fill insulation to uninsulated exterior walls without re-cladding lead to moisture issues in the wall cavities?
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Are you hesitant to add insulation to exterior walls of existing homes without also adding an exterior vapor barrier? -OR-Have you been doing this for years and noticed no ill effects from…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jesse Erbel Oct 4, 2013.

 

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Chris Stratton replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"Thanks for the clarification, Graham, about the absence of a vented hood being the problem, rather than the presence of an unvented hood. As for whether or not the ERV boost approach provides the same ventilation rate as 100 cfm intermittent...I…"
May 1
Chris Stratton replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"George, Recirculating range hoods are in fact in violation of CA state code, but I've seen a lot of them. In fact, even vented microwave range hoods are in violation of state code because none of them meet ASHRAE 62.2's HVI-rated sound…"
May 1
Chris Stratton commented on Chris Stratton's blog post We're Not Paying Enough Attention to Kitchen Ventilation
"Graham, great points. I'm a fan of induction. If a full induction range is infeasible, a portable single burner induction cooktop can be an affordable and versatile replacement or complement for a gas or electric resistance range.  "
Apr 7
Graham Irwin commented on Chris Stratton's blog post We're Not Paying Enough Attention to Kitchen Ventilation
"Good idea to stop burning gas inside, induction cooktops eliminate combustion and deliver far more of the heat to the cookware, an additional benefit during cooling season."
Apr 3
Chris Stratton commented on Chris Stratton's blog post We're Not Paying Enough Attention to Kitchen Ventilation
"Bob, I agree. Vented to the outside is a great place to start. Next on the priority list for me would be the noise level."
Apr 2
Bob Blanchette commented on Chris Stratton's blog post We're Not Paying Enough Attention to Kitchen Ventilation
"The first thing that could be done is get rid of those recirculating range hoods that 90% of new homes use. Require all range hoods to be vented to the OUTSIDE."
Mar 30
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We're Not Paying Enough Attention to Kitchen Ventilation

Exposure to kitchen pollutants is a significant and overlooked health hazard in homes. The home performance industry pays great attention to protecting against exposures to combustion pollutants from water heaters and furnaces, but very little attention to an unvented combustion device that is used nearly every day: the kitchen range.…See More
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We're Not Paying Enough Attention to Kitchen Ventilation

Exposure to kitchen pollutants is a significant and overlooked health hazard in homes. The home performance industry pays great attention to protecting against exposures to combustion pollutants from water heaters and furnaces, but very little attention to an unvented combustion device that is used nearly every day: the kitchen range.…See More
Mar 27
Chris Stratton replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Actual Energy Use - 20 Thousand Home Challenge Projects & 20th Project to Meet 1000 Home Challenge in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"The Option B criteria themselves do an excellent (heroic, beautiful, gold-standard -- what other superlatives can I think of?) job at controlling for all the factors you cite, normalizing the difficulty for homes having different occupancies,…"
Nov 11, 2013
Chris Stratton replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Actual Energy Use - 20 Thousand Home Challenge Projects & 20th Project to Meet 1000 Home Challenge in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"You can do it, Chie!  What's your yearly kWh THC threshold?  Unless it's really low, it sounds like you're on track."
Nov 8, 2013
Chris Stratton replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Actual Energy Use - 20 Thousand Home Challenge Projects & 20th Project to Meet 1000 Home Challenge in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"I must say, I'm not a fan of EUI as an energy performance metric (for residential buildings, at least), because it rewards larger houses, and doesn't penalize larger aggregate absolute energy consumption.  Energy consumption per house…"
Nov 8, 2013
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"Welcome to the Considering Permaculture group, Chris.  Maybe I can meet you in CA next spring."
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Considering Permaculture &/or Transition

Some who work to increase energy efficiency and intelligent/wise use of energy are, and some will be, permaculturists.  Some are involved in Transition initiatives.  Here's a home base for any/all interested in the relationships and prospects.See More
Oct 18, 2013
Chris Stratton replied to Roman's discussion Range Hood Draft
"I second Paul's suggestion to use a duct tester and a cardboard box to measure the range hood flow.   It sounds like there are multiple inlets on this model, though.  So you have to be sure that the box captures all of them.…"
Oct 18, 2013
Jesse Erbel replied to Chris Stratton's discussion Does adding drill-and-fill insulation to uninsulated exterior walls without re-cladding lead to moisture issues in the wall cavities?
"I work in a building that is 120 years old in Charleston, SC. The "Charleston Single" has no sheathing, just wood siding on balloon framing. It was retrofitted in early 2000. Because of historic preservation laws here we were not able to…"
Oct 4, 2013
Mark Attard replied to Chris Stratton's discussion Does adding drill-and-fill insulation to uninsulated exterior walls without re-cladding lead to moisture issues in the wall cavities?
"I am currently working through this issue with my own home. The more complicated answer is that it depends. It depends upon your climate zone and more specifically your micro-climate. My conclusion is that insulating just the cavities is always…"
Oct 4, 2013

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We're Not Paying Enough Attention to Kitchen Ventilation

Exposure to kitchen pollutants is a significant and overlooked health hazard in homes. The home performance industry pays great attention to protecting against exposures to combustion pollutants from water heaters and furnaces, but very little attention to an unvented combustion device that is used nearly every day: the…

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At 3:53pm on October 18, 2013, David Eggleton said…

Welcome to the Considering Permaculture group, Chris.  Maybe I can meet you in CA next spring.

At 5:39am on January 12, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Chris,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos andupcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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