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Inventions that save energy, licensing to a US manufacturer?

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We have an invention, patent and prototype and want to find someone to test and license it to a US manufacturer. It would cost effectively save energy in all buildings. We are also looking for other…Continue

How to keep mice, critters from getting into duct insulation that is under a house that is on piers.

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How well does airkrete work and can it be sprayed under roof decks using the webbing. is there a safer spray foam

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If broken up Styrofoam is used as insulation on the inside of walls, and then drywall is installed, then does the Styrofoam off gas and become a problem?

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Inventions that save energy, licensing to a US manufacturer?

We have an invention, patent and prototype and want to find someone to test and license it to a US manufacturer. It would cost effectively save energy in all buildings. We are also looking for other uses for the invention. Do you know how to proceed?Briefly it makes blinds close and reflect the sun, when it is hot, and open when it is cool to let the sun's heat in, automatically, cost effectively, without electricity, for the life of the building. The temperatures of opening and closing can be…See More
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"How can I air seal a metal building in the south to keep out humid air which is causing mold? Will removing the metal siding and putting 2 offset, taped, or culked layers of foam board on and then put siding back work?  How about spraying…"
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Charles Cormany replied to Craig McManus's discussion How to keep mice, critters from getting into duct insulation that is under a house that is on piers.
"We have used hardware cloth (1/4" mesh wire) and then sprayed it with single part foam. I have heard of used cat litter (urine smell) sprinkled about and moth balls as other options. "
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How to keep mice, critters from getting into duct insulation that is under a house that is on piers.

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tedkidd replied to Craig McManus's discussion How well does airkrete work and can it be sprayed under roof decks using the webbing. is there a safer spray foam
"If you want meaningful answers you'll need to compose your questions a little better:   to vague (define comparatives for "well"), no, you can do vertical walls but I wouldn't attempt to do slopes that way, it's not a…"
Mar 10, 2014
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Craig McManus's discussion How to keep mice, critters from getting into duct insulation that is under a house that is on piers.
"You have to keep it out of their reach thus a Sealed crawl is the best option For a vented crawl, make sure all your insect & rodent proofing is in place also; Using flex duct is not recommended, nor fiberboard, just metal ducts sealed with…"
Mar 10, 2014
Jim Peck replied to Craig McManus's discussion How to keep mice, critters from getting into duct insulation that is under a house that is on piers.
"mothballs have worked for decades"
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Craig McManus replied to Craig McManus's discussion How to keep mice, critters from getting into duct insulation that is under a house that is on piers.
"The ducts are below the floor and above the dirt under the houses. It sounds difficult and expensive to wrap them or box them in with metal."
Mar 5, 2014
Bud Poll replied to Craig McManus's discussion How to keep mice, critters from getting into duct insulation that is under a house that is on piers.
"A former owner where I did some repair work had evidently tried to keep the rodents out by nailing a flattened tin can over their entrance. Mice or rats I never determined, but they chewed right through that makeshift cover and continued to use the…"
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If broken up Styrofoam is used as insulation on the inside of walls, and then drywall is installed, then does the Styrofoam off gas and become a problem?

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If broken up Styrofoam is used as insulation on the inside of walls, and then drywall is installed, then does the Styrofoam 

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At 11:37am on May 16, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

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