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Porcine Cosmetology: Putting Lipstick on the Pig

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Eggleton Jan 11, 2011. 1 Reply

    You may or may not share my absolute confidence that every possibly accessible bit of fossil fuel will be used up eventually because the global market will demand it.  You may or may not share my…Continue

link to "Most Buildings Don’t Work Properly, Who Cares?"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen Gallo Jan 2, 2011. 2 Replies

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BPI, RESNET, NYS home inspecter (all expired)
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Advocacy for the understanding and importance of applied building science at every level of the conception, regulation, creation, sale, and occupation of the built environment.

I approach the industry not from the point of view of a contractor, a scientist, an engineer, or a technician, but from the perspective of a humanist intellectual who has made learning a lifetime occupation. This sometimes leads to interesting perspectives that may be of value to others.
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The Cult of the Blower Door

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 8:49am 3 Comments

A homeowner was referred to me as someone who might be able to help him solve a serious moisture problem in his home here in Central New York.  The caller’s home started out in the 1950s as what we near the Adirondacks refer to as a “camp,” but it had been greatly expanded and improved over the years, and such places are often really lovely.

 

He mentioned that the moisture problem is so severe that he has a commercial dehumidifier going 24/7/365 (366 in leap year), and he…

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NOx NOx "Who's There?"

Posted on March 21, 2012 at 4:30am 9 Comments

 

 

"Ellie." "Ellie who?"  "The Elephant in the living room."

 

The elephant in our room is NOx, and elephants eat a lot.  Then they poop.  A lot. We need to watch where we step. 

 

As technicians following the BPI Standards, we test for CO in the flue as well as in the ambient air as part of any audit where there are combustion appliances.  Imagine my surprise when my new…

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Old Saws

Posted on January 28, 2012 at 12:46pm 5 Comments

    No, I’m not thinking of your grandfather’s hand saw . . . the one that cuts on the push stroke instead of on the pull stroke like the excellent Japanese hand saws. 

 

   Nor am I thinking of the beautiful (cast aluminum?) circular saws made by Rockwell right here in Syracuse for many years, but long since largely replaced by inexpensive tools made out of plastic and chewing gum.

(There are of course plenty of…

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Ridge Vent . . . and Nothing But the Ridge

Posted on December 29, 2011 at 12:20pm 13 Comments

Can anyone convince me that this picture shows anything other than the fact that the ventilation provided here is effective only in the first five inches down from the ridge? And yes, there is continuous soffit venting that is baffled and open to the…

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At 9:23am on October 26, 2010, Diane Chojnowski said…
Hi Ed,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros!

Carol tells me that you have a wonderful blog and we hope that you will share it here. Feel free to put links back to your site in your blog. Feel free to join or start a forum discussion or group and post your videos and events here for the community.

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