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Inconsistant Local Authority
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It becomes frustrating to give people modern advice and then have to backtrack and tell them to do as the local authority requires regardless of right, wrong, or inbetween.  Personally challenging…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard L. Sanderson 3 hours ago.

Another benefit from air sealing
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From our perspective air sealing should often be the first step, but when explaining its importance to the home owner they often see the cost and hassle as too much and just want to add more…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by tedkidd Sep 4.

I say to-may-toes and you say to-mah-toes
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I like that song but I'm showing my age.We often talk about the general public's need to be educated about energy efficiency to increase their understanding and their interest in making…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bud Poll Mar 15.

Another Window Question
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We all know windows are cold in winter and do a poor job of keeping the heat in.  Unfortunately, the calculations that show the potential savings for new windows are dismal, with an extremely long…Continue

Tags: loss, heat, Window

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bud Poll Jan 9.

 

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Richard L. Sanderson replied to Bud Poll's discussion Inconsistant Local Authority
"Bud: I like the idea of a third party review board. My own experience in local government is that local code officials adopt the state building code or an international code. Some municipalities -- even in the same state -- could be operating with…"
3 hours ago
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Inconsistant Local Authority

It becomes frustrating to give people modern advice and then have to backtrack and tell them to do as the local authority requires regardless of right, wrong, or inbetween.  Personally challenging ones local code official can have repercussions most contractors do not want to face, so how about an industry wide review board that can be contacted for guidance?  Although the source of the initial challenge would be known, the appearance of a third party intervention might absorb some of the…See More
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Bud Poll's discussion Inconsistant Local Authotity
"There are actually plenty of them out there like the manufacturers themselves, SPFA, BSC, etc...Generally just providing them the docs is fine though in some cases some will require an engineer sign off for items like conditioned crawls. Just…"
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Inconsistant Local Authotity

It becomes frustrating to give people modern advice and then have to backtrack and tell them to do as the local authority requires regardless of right, wrong, or inbetween.  Personally challenging ones local code official can have repercussions most contractors do not want to face, so how about an industry wide review board that can be contacted for guidance?  Although the source of the initial challenge would be known, the appearance of a third party intervention might absorb some of the…See More
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Bud Poll replied to Bob Reuther's discussion ridge vent orientation
"Hi Eric, @Eric "without wind each night I got cold air come down the ridge vent".  You didn't give a lot of details like, climate zone, outside temp, standard attic, hip roof, or cathedral ceiling?  With a well insulated…"
Oct 17
Bud Poll replied to Bob Reuther's discussion ridge vent orientation
"Ridge vents are also exposed to some strong winds which I would expect might shake some of that dust loose.  That ugly black fiberglass insulation we associate with dust collection most often occurs in fairly confined spaces. Bud"
Oct 11
Bud Poll replied to Bob Reuther's discussion ridge vent orientation
"I'd like to think that there are some things that we can accept without having to run a study to prove the obvious.  Passive attic ventilation pressures are very low, but it works.  Bud"
Oct 9
Bud Poll replied to Bob Reuther's discussion ridge vent orientation
"Hi Ed, I do agree with Dick, the wind can drive snow, especially the very light powdery variety, just about anywhere the air can go.  Fortunately, that light powdery snow doesn't have a lot of water content, but it is unnerving to see it…"
Oct 9
Bud Poll replied to Bob Reuther's discussion ridge vent orientation
"Hi Bob, I watched that video and visited their web page and I have to admit they are coming around, all-be-it extremely slowly.  But they missed on this demo. Sunny and 80 degrees outside with 95 to 109 degrees in the attic isn't a very…"
Oct 7
Bud Poll replied to Bob Reuther's discussion ridge vent orientation
"When the wind blows it usually exceeds any natural stack effect ventilation, but in most cases it simply adds to what ever is already happening. Direction does make a difference, but it's not enough to justify rotating a home, even at the…"
Oct 6
Bud Poll replied to Trip Smith's discussion Starting a Home Weatherization Business. Considering it...
"Hi Beverly, I'm going to continue the drift for a minute as your description sounds like someone who would be interested in "the rest of the story". When you closed off that chimney you felt a significant improvement in comfort but as…"
Oct 3
Bud Poll replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Placement of 5/8" firewall, over or under foam board insulation?
"Hi Tony, what/where is your climate?  Also, how is the rest of the wall constructed? Adding drywall of any thickness to the exterior side of a house, all-be-it under the actual siding, is a new one for me.  Out there the humidity and other…"
Sep 22
Bud Poll replied to Hal Skinner's discussion What an RCC can do with no R- insulation in the walls.
"Hi Hal, I have no experience with your RCC product, but I can comment in regards to using a radiant barrier "only" or applied to an insulated surface.  An insulated surface would obviously not be as hot as a non-insulated one and thus…"
Sep 17
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Another benefit from air sealing

From our perspective air sealing should often be the first step, but when explaining its importance to the home owner they often see the cost and hassle as too much and just want to add more insulation.  But those air passageways between basement and attic (and everything connected inbetween) are often super highways for those unwanted critters that inevitable find their way into our homes. So is having a few mice running up and down inside our walls really that bad?  Well, maybe one could…See More
Sep 8
tedkidd replied to Bud Poll's discussion Another benefit from air sealing
"Why are you there? WHY ARE YOU THERE?   We need to make conscious effort to stop quickly jumping to diagnosing problems and offering solutions to problems not clearly articulated.  Why are you there? These can not be YOUR reasons,…"
Sep 4
Bud Poll replied to Kurt Shafer's discussion Where can I find the best radiant barrier to install under my roof?
"It is the other way around for the ducts in the attic. When the ac is running they actually cool the attic at a cost. Of course any heat that finds its way into the house will always end up at that ceiling. But there is another effect that…"
Sep 3

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At 1:08pm on June 28, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

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