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What's your opinion on the best insulation option for your GREEN attic space?
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See; Determining the Best Attic Option....…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Lintow Sr Oct 22.

3D Printable Disposable Homes.... Could this be the future in America too?

Blog after blog people are scrambling for answers about energy efficiency, how to build a stronger - lighter - greener home. What do you think about printing your home out using a 3D printer and…Continue

Started Aug 10

Sprinkler Mandate Debated.. What do you think should be done?
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Sprinkler Mandate Debated An article in the San Francisco Chronicle ("Sprinkler mandate debated," by Matthew Hamilton, 8/4/14) outlines a code debate in New York state that could set a precedent for…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Lintow Sr Aug 24.

Permitting and Contractor Licensing in Connecticut to Insulate

Hello Everyone,If your working in Connecticut as a contractor, you need to be aware of the following for your own protection and that of your clients.Here's a couple of questions and answers many…Continue

Started Aug 2

 

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Richard Beyer replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home
"Which fire are you speaking of? Are you speaking of the Massachusetts man who was purportedly reported to be smoking in the attic of a home which he just finished spraying? If it's the same story, I found that story interesting myself, because…"
Nov 13
Ed Minch replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home
"Richard  I have to re-learn how to read - that was in an earlier for in 2011.  Thanks Ed"
Nov 13
Richard Beyer replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home
"No one died Ed. No one was injured."
Nov 13
Ed Minch replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home
"Interesting to read that there may never be a cause determined for this blaze.  For those of you that install foam - do you spray into a garbage bag as the equipment is firing up to check your mix?  If so, could it have been the thickness…"
Nov 13
Richard Beyer replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home
"UPDATE...... AS SUSPECTED... HERE IS THE TIME LINE.... Middlebury Fire Chief Paul Perrotti described the fire at the Janesky's house as a "hot attic fire" that spread rapidly after it was reported about 4:00 p.m. on July 3 as…"
Nov 12
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Richard Beyer's discussion What's your opinion on the best insulation option for your GREEN attic space?
"I really got to say it depends on your definition of green & are we talking building new or refurb? Assuming new... I got to say I like Joe's method in http://www.buildingscience.com/documents/insights/bsi-081-zeroing-in For places without…"
Oct 22
Hal Skinner replied to Richard Beyer's discussion What's your opinion on the best insulation option for your GREEN attic space?
"Mornin Richard, Maybe 'Options' might be more appropriate here?  We take the path less used in attics.  We spray our RCC on the roof underside and attic walls to reduce heat gain and heat loss.   We also spray the AC…"
Oct 20
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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.
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Richard Beyer replied to Kevin Jordan's discussion Does anyone have pointers on approaching real estate industry?
"Realtor's prefer face to face contact no matter where you go. Few are receptive to solicitor's, contractor's and email's. Your best approach is to wine and dine them by invitation to an educational seminar. They love to rub…"
Sep 4
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Sprinkler Mandate Debated.. What do you think should be done?
"Jeffrey - yes I got to agree with you on the cost. Of course part of this is because both sides of an argument generally just love to exaggerate their claims by finding the worst or best case possible. For your third paragraph - seriously? The…"
Aug 24
JEFFREY M HUGO, CBO replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Sprinkler Mandate Debated.. What do you think should be done?
"Fire sprinklers operate when the fires are small. Typically it only takes approx 20 gallons per minute to control the fire until the fire department arrives. These systems for single family homes are not designed to save property (but they do) only…"
Aug 21
Hal Skinner replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Sprinkler Mandate Debated.. What do you think should be done?
"I was responsible for training sales people on our RCC and all it's abilities and benefits.  One of thos was that it added a higher level of fire safdety to the home.  I would get feedback from the sales people.  I would ask if…"
Aug 14
John Nicholas replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Sprinkler Mandate Debated.. What do you think should be done?
"Richard, What are the specific items, or types of items, that are required by code to be installed that cause you concern?"
Aug 14
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Sprinkler Mandate Debated.. What do you think should be done?
"Sorry Richard but you can't construct a home like you did a 100 years ago as the old growth timber is gone & todays 2x will not last as long as an older one. Shoot if one were to "build" like they did with their balloon…"
Aug 14
Richard Beyer replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Spontaneous Combustion and Flash Fire regarding Spray Foam Insulation
"You bet they have holes in them and this is what is marketed today! Coincidence? http://www.icynene.com/content/build-safest-attic-classic-max As for the fire marshal's...they don't have the leverage you may think they have over the…"
Aug 13

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