Joseph J. Ilacqua
  • East Syracuse, NY
  • United States
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Joseph J. Ilacqua replied to George Whiting's discussion Retrofit insulation on the roof over cathedral ceiling
"I believe your best option is to deal with this when you have the roof off. I would suggest, if possible is to remove all of the existing insulation and replace with dense pack cellulose. If you achieve the proper density of 3.5 to 4.0 #'s per…"
Jan 10, 2013
Joseph J. Ilacqua commented on Sean Skorton's photo
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Dense Packed Ducts

"Yes in my location in upstate NY this is a common practice. Even more common while dense packing tuck under garage ceilings. Be carefull and beware. That is why we do constant pre and post job inspections. Sometimes even with a great inspection…"
Nov 30, 2012
Joseph J. Ilacqua replied to Tom Walther's discussion Dense pack cellulose in enclosed rim joist
"I agree with Robert, burlap is the way to go. You have to control the back pressure of the application by letting the air escape or you will not achieve the 3.5-4.0 for dense pack"
Nov 1, 2012
Joseph J. Ilacqua replied to Tom Walther's discussion Dense pack cellulose in enclosed rim joist
"This method can work and I have done it. I can offer one suggestion to save time and materila. After you drill your hole stuff the equivalent of a 10# onion gad and dense pack the bag toward the rim joist. For the side of the basement that the joist…"
Nov 1, 2012
Joseph J. Ilacqua replied to Chris Heenan's discussion Can blown loose insulation be used in cantilever floor?
"Loose fill at this point will help, you have minimized the air movement with your air sealing and considering the delta T in your location you may be ok. Up where I come from it would have to be dense packed not loose filled.  "
Jan 5, 2012
Joseph J. Ilacqua commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Weatherization works: Recent reports are way off base
"Thanks Elisa that is a great shout out for weatherization. I have been in the bussiness in several capacities for close to 30 years. It seems a lot of contractors enjoy putting down weatherization professionals and say don't hire them i…"
Nov 21, 2011
Joseph J. Ilacqua replied to Steve Burke's discussion Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI)
"Good morning.  I am sorry i did not see your post sooner but i will share a couple of issues I have run into.We were doing a retro fit side wall insulation on an old farm house in upstate NY. Money was no object to this homeowner so when we…"
May 16, 2011
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Feb 28, 2011
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Feb 23, 2011
Joseph J. Ilacqua commented on Ed Voytovich's blog post Icing on the . . . Cake??
"Geez, I wonder who insulated the walls on that house, Chris is taking credit for the attic, my memory isn't quite as sharp as it used to be, i can't remember"
Feb 23, 2011
Joseph J. Ilacqua commented on Ross Jackson's video
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The Drafty House Demo

"Thanks for the great video"
Feb 17, 2011
Joseph J. Ilacqua replied to Matthew P's discussion How to tell if home is balloon framed with IR Camera?
"What you may see in the basement sometimes is the actual  outside wall framing wide open to the basement. This, at least in my NE location is not the norm.They usally are blocked off. That does not mean that the house is not balloon framed. I…"
Feb 16, 2011
Joseph J. Ilacqua replied to Matthew P's discussion How to tell if home is balloon framed with IR Camera?
"If it is true balloon you can tell from either the attic or the basement as David said. Also if the house is a 2 story the windows on the on the first and second floor will line up with each other. There are several different forms of ballon…"
Feb 16, 2011

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Building Analyst, Whole house air leakage contoller
Professional Interests
Energy conservation, building science, weatherization

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At 1:52pm on February 9, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Joseph,

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