David N. Armington
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David N. Armington replied to Martin Newmark's discussion Best Practice for Retrofit Insulation on Modern Knee Walls in Attics
"This can be more problematic than it seems.  In Northern climates, thermal loss and active air circulation cause ice dams.  I might recommend an approach that in effect isolates the area inside the thermal envelope, meaning the floor,…"
Jun 29
David N. Armington replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Fireplace drafts
"I'm surprised no one has mentioned the external air source; in many parts of the country it is a code requirement for new construction.  As a retrofit, a damper-like plate and chute can be purchased through a brick supplier, let into the…"
Dec 11, 2016
David N. Armington liked John Poole's discussion Two Part Epoxy and Repair of Structural Wood
Oct 21, 2016
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Historic Home

Historic and vintage homes are significant to our cultural heritage, yet often lack energy efficiency and comfort. Our mission is to identify key issues, solutions, and best practices when retrofitting much older homes.See More
Oct 21, 2016
David N. Armington replied to Judi Lyall's discussion What to do with a pocket door in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"True.  Maybe remove enough plaster to angle in a nozzle, but that does nothing for the vertical gaps.  It is a shame that veneer plastering, over blueboard and a bonding agent, is a lost art.  I would do almost anything to solve a…"
Jun 20, 2011
David N. Armington replied to Judi Lyall's discussion What to do with a pocket door in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"If all these remedial actions seem difficult, why not waste the drywall?  If you came down several inches from the ceiling, to avoid a corner joint, you could slide the door open and have easy access with foam or caulk, and be quite…"
Jun 20, 2011
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Best Practices (Residential)

Best Building, Retrofitting, or even Auditing Practices - what are they, what should change, what needs to find it's way to the dust bin of history?See More
Jun 20, 2011
David N. Armington is now a member of Home Energy Pros
Nov 4, 2010

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Imago Green
Professional Certification
BA1, Leed Green Associate, Associate Architect
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Historic Preservation
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David N. Armington

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Sticky Doors

Posted on August 6, 2015 at 1:38pm 0 Comments

The riddle is: "How many sides does a door have?" The answer is 6, While the vertical edges may be painted, the top and bottoms may not be sealed, which is different from just painting. Most door manufacturers will not honor a warranty if this is neglected. The styles may transmit water vapor along the entire height of the door through end grain, and some side expansion of the rails may occur.

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Origin of guarded blower door testing

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Electro Magnetic Fields (EMF)

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When is it too windy to use blower door?

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"That same house that meet highest sealing rate in early 1980 we went back and super sealed it and…"
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