Matthew Damon
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Bud Poll replied to Matthew Damon's discussion Upgrading a vented tongue and groove cathedral ceiling in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Hi Thomas,  Ignoring the code for the moment we still need to follow best practices, like being sure the cold surface of that impermeable layer remains above the dew point.  Since local code officials have the final word, there is the…"
Jul 18
Thomas Varney replied to Matthew Damon's discussion Upgrading a vented tongue and groove cathedral ceiling in the group Best Practices (Residential)
" Hi Matt, The code in Maine does require a minimum of R20 impermeable insulation but it is important to note that this is based on a total insulation value of R49. If you can't get a total of R49 into the rafter space this R20 value…"
Jul 18
Bryan Pringle replied to Matthew Damon's discussion Upgrading a vented tongue and groove cathedral ceiling in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Hi Matt, If you checked out Bud's link I'm sure you saw all of the ideas folks have on this.  Definitely no clear cut answers.  I would vote for the least intrusive method of opening the soffit, removing as much FGB you can and…"
Feb 16
Stan Kuhn replied to Matthew Damon's discussion Upgrading a vented tongue and groove cathedral ceiling in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"The topic has been discussed ad infinitum at the linkedin group Bud shared.  I see this a lot; "High end home, but low budget."  Ironic to me.  If they want it fixed they need to pay the freight.  Do it right, or…"
Feb 12
Bud Poll replied to Matthew Damon's discussion Upgrading a vented tongue and groove cathedral ceiling in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Hi Matt, Always super tough to fix these after they have been done so very wrong.  Tom Nichols just had a long thread on Linkedin on this very subject.  I didn't keep up with all of the posts but it might offer some advice.  I…"
Feb 12
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Matthew Damon's discussion Upgrading a vented tongue and groove cathedral ceiling in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"I hate to say this but budget wise & for looks, it would be easier, cleaner & cheaper to attack it from above. If you do remove the T&G look into a tool called the extractor as it is great at pulling the nails from the back I don't…"
Feb 12
Matthew Damon added a discussion to the group Best Practices (Residential)
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Upgrading a vented tongue and groove cathedral ceiling

I'm looking for suggestions about how to upgrade a vented cathedral ceiling covered with very nicely finished (albeit leaky) tongue and groove pine. Some specifics: About 1/2 the assembly is vented from eave to ridge. The other 1/2 is tied into an accessible attic flat. Presumably, the 14" TJI's have poorly installed styrofoam proper vents. I don't believe they go all the way to the ridge and are not air sealed at all. The 14" TJI is insulated with faced FGB (12"). The facing is installed to…See More
Feb 12
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Ode to Efficiency

Ode to Efficiency The cellulose was blown in the attic with care In hopes a cold winter soon would be there The leaks and the cracks and the holes are all foamed Plugging up spaces where mice once roamed Insulated basement walls keep in the heat Making floors toasty warm for kids stocking feet Air in the home is fresh, healthy, and clean A Heat Recovery Ventilator is a wonderful machine The walls are warm to the touch and quiet inside Because in these thick walls dense packed cellulose resides…See More
Jan 2
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Ode to Efficiency

Ode to Efficiency The cellulose was blown in the attic with care In hopes a cold winter soon would be there The leaks and the cracks and the holes are all foamed Plugging up spaces where mice once roamed Insulated basement walls keep in the heat Making floors toasty warm for kids stocking feet Air in the home is fresh, healthy, and clean A Heat Recovery Ventilator is a wonderful machine The walls are warm to the touch and quiet inside Because in these thick walls dense packed cellulose resides…See More
Jan 2
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Hall of Shame

In this group, members share an array of images from the field, showing the kinds of issues encountered by home performance professionals in real homes. Each tells a story of how hidden (but fixable) problems in homes can cause high energy bills.
Jan 2
Matthew Damon commented on John Poole's blog post A(n Energy Efficient) Night Before Christmas
"I'm not a regular poster but I thought I'd share my version. Happy Holidays everyone!"
Dec 27, 2013
Matthew Damon commented on John Poole's blog post A(n Energy Efficient) Night Before Christmas
"Ode to Efficiency The cellulose was blown in the attic with care In hopes a cold winter soon would be there The leaks and the cracks and the holes are all foamed Plugging up spaces where mice once roamed Insulated basement walls keep in the…"
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Weatherization

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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
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Jul 22, 2013
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"Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you! Don't…"
Jun 10, 2013

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Ode to Efficiency

The cellulose was blown in the attic with care

In hopes a cold winter soon would be there

The leaks and the cracks and the holes are all foamed

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