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Giving credit when disagreeing

It seems simple, if you quote someone you should give them credit and note the source.  But should you provide credit when you are assigning blame?  If you are pointing out something that is wrong,…Continue

Tags: credit, giving

Started Feb 19

CO poisoning in Yarmouth Maine
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A news headline caught my attention, "Man hospitalized for signs of carbon monoxide poisoning at Yarmouth home".  Not all of the details, but if we take the liberty of reading between the lines, it…Continue

Tags: Monoxide, Carbon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stan Kuhn Feb 19.

Our Changing Business Model
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How should we adjust our businesses in the face of these falling energy prices?Payback, SIR, and overall financial justifications for our work are losing ground.Should we now be pushing that old…Continue

Tags: prices, energy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Theodore Redler Jan 2.

Basing air exchange on house volume??
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I have long objected to including a basement volume when calculating air exchange as it just doesn't leak like the rest of the house.  In fact using the house volume is an extremely poor substitute…Continue

Tags: exchange, air

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Jan 8.


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Bud Poll replied to Eric Sperline's discussion Blower Door Testing for Code Compliance
""they don't" would be my guess as well.  Unfortunately I tried to retire and have yet to get back into business.  In between the rules have changed so I did not run into this before and I'm reading posts like yours very…"
Jul 9
Bud Poll replied to Eric Sperline's discussion Blower Door Testing for Code Compliance
"Hi Eric, The solution I see is to convince those builders to utilize blower door testing during the construction process to ensure the final test will pass.  Certainly a failing report should be a motivator, but pushing that button makes it…"
Jul 9
Bud Poll replied to Blake Shurtz's discussion Duct blaster with asbestos?
"I don't know about BPI, but I discussed this issue (blower door and asbestos, same thing) years back with my insurance carrier and we agreed, any, that is any, asbestos and they want to see documentation from a licensed abatement company (who…"
Jun 25
Bud Poll replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Best house measuring tools...
"Hi Danny, I read something similar a year or so ago and it is only a matter of time before it will be available to all (at a reasonable price).  We have all see the 360° panoramic photos inside a home, well add distance measurements and the…"
Jun 12
Bud Poll replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Best house measuring tools...
"Hi Eric, I've always been pretty good at pacing off measurements, but I learned that energy auditing isn't about being accurate, but more about getting the same number other auditors would get.  When I first went chasing a HERS…"
Jun 9
Bud Poll replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Best house measuring tools...
"Hi Tony, I'll have to admit I get a bit carried away with measuring details, but it has become necessary to compensate for my poor memory.  It drives me wild to get back home and while working out the details of the audit I realize I…"
Jun 6
Bud Poll replied to Elizabeth Guinn's discussion ERV in need of backflow preventer.
"Hi Elizabeth, Zero experience with installing H/ERVs, but what you are looking for is probably a powered damper or powered latch.  Between the changing seasons where stack effect changes direction and the wind a passive solution would be…"
May 19
Bud Poll replied to Cory Chovanec's discussion Entry level IR cameras
"One reason to pay a bit more to get higher quality and more features is to distance yourself from the low priced cameras you are considering.  As prices drop, everybody and his brother will be offering IR services, but most will be with lower…"
May 15
Bud Poll replied to Mike Hartnett's discussion cooling vests
"Hi Mike, Fortunately I no longer have to deal with those extreme temps, hiding in Maine, but I do remember some of that heat from when I worked in NJ and I bet you are dealing with higher temps than we saw.  What I have always wondered is,…"
May 9
Bud Poll replied to Tony Hicks's discussion Slab-on-grade Insulation
"Building Science Corp has some good information as well.  Here is a link. http://www.buildingscience.com/documents/insights/bsi-059-slab-happy Bud"
Apr 16
Bud Poll replied to Bryan Pringle's discussion Dense packed cellulose in basement?
"Adding a variable vapor barrier on the inside is not the solution, although I am unfamiliar with Intello Plus.  The objective is to maintain the vapor permeance so the wall can dry to the inside, because it can't dry to the outside,…"
Apr 11
Bud Poll replied to Bryan Pringle's discussion Dense packed cellulose in basement?
"I didn't see your climate zone, but assume you are in cold country with the insulation question.  There is a second source of moisture to be concerned about and that is interior humidity reaching the ground temperature foundation walls in…"
Apr 11
Bud Poll replied to Bryan Pringle's discussion Dense packed cellulose in basement?
"I have to agree with Sean, The "moderately damp" issues need to be addressed before any attempt to finish the inside.  Two links below will provide much helpful information. With existing basements, especially your very old one,…"
Apr 10
Bud Poll replied to Bryan Pringle's discussion Dense packed cellulose in basement?
"I wouldn't go with cellulose as it isn't really good with moisture.  Tell us what you are planning for a "full basement encapsulation". Bud"
Apr 10
Bud Poll replied to randy tolowski's discussion Another unvented roof question
"I've removed caulking that was over 30 years old and it outlasted the materials to which it was applied.  But the test of time is still out on sealing with can foam.  I don't have an article to reference, but adhesion to wood and…"
Mar 27

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

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