"Right you are.
You have to ask: what will the cellulose contribute.
Here in Minneapolis we do the all the mechanical work in basement remodels and after seeing many illogical water proofing and insulation applications had to insist on a few…"
"Sorry, I did missed the "siding nailed directly to the framing", my grandfather would have cursing the perpetrator.
I certainly would Thermax the thing and foam the interior edges. I would also like to use a layer of XPS over the…"
"Why would you want to get it off? Foaming in block of XPS does not work long term. If the wall is 2x6 or greater a foam with glass application can work. We use this basements with smooth walls gluing XPS to the outside and adding 2x4 with un-faced…"
"PEX "pipes" do not need any protection from iron and copper is mostly immune as well. . It is the fixtures and appliances that will suffer staining.
A local water quality company is the best resource for this information.…"
"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…"
""Actual fuel and electrical usage" is anecdotal at best. Bin is the thing and ASHRAE/Manual 'J' have the average weather data relevant to the building site.
The operate can cheat the numbers to add what ever he likes, but…"
"First, it is the wrong question. AFUE is a comparative consumer number whereby the layman is presumably assisted in choosing an appliance by its advertised efficiency.
If we are addressing condensing appliances, all others being a waste of…"
"You have to pick one. If you want energy efficiency you have to seal the envelope. Once sealed you have to control the flow of air, in and out of the envelope. What the appropriate air flow should be is highly dependent on the house and its…"
"I use Wrightsoft to design HVAC systems, which is base on ACCA Manual 'J' heat load data.
My experience over the last 40 years has not been that over-sizing results from people depending on any Manual 'J' calculation…"
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