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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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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.
Sep 4
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
Richard Beyer replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Sprinkler Mandate Debated.. What do you think should be done?
"Sean, You may consider reading this link. http://www.greenmaltese.com/2014/08/13/looking-at-modern-construction-features-in-honor-of-lt-arnie-wolff/ In my opinion, codes are failing us and need to be revised immediately. Codes are written to benefit…"
Aug 13
John Nicholas replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Sprinkler Mandate Debated.. What do you think should be done?
"Before I was certified as a HERS Rater, I spent 25 years as a licensed nursing home administrator.  I dealt regularly with my sprinkler systems. Testing, inspecting, hiring quarterly and annual maintenance and lastly dealing with the State Fire…"
Aug 13
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Sprinkler Mandate Debated.. What do you think should be done?
"I think one of the most important factor to recall (especially when talking about single residence homes) is fire sprinklers don't save lives, though they may save the house. What saves lives is working smoke/fire detectors. If there is a…"
Aug 12
Hal Skinner replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Spontaneous Combustion and Flash Fire regarding Spray Foam Insulation
"Hi Richard. I read the first report and some of the second.  Glad it's not all about the money, or anything like that.  LOL  Yup, alot of what they are saying sure sounds familiar  :)   If I understand correctly, he is…"
Aug 11
Richard Beyer replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Spontaneous Combustion and Flash Fire regarding Spray Foam Insulation
"Hal here is something you may be interested in dating back to 2009. We both know where the codes sided. http://www.icc-es.org/Criteria_Development/0906-pre/Responses3/AC377.pdf"
Aug 11
Richard Beyer replied to Howard Katzman's discussion UV lights on filters
"You all may enjoy this "new" finding published on August 08,2014.... Formaldehyde can cause leukemia and at least two other types of cancer, the National Academies said in a review issued Aug. 8. There is sufficient evidence from human…"
Aug 11
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Sprinkler Mandate Debated.. What do you think should be done?

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 other states: On one side are firefighters advocating for sprinkler systems for today's homes that use lighter-weight construction materials and are typically stocked with items that burn quickly. "In three to four minutes, houses are flashing over because of the heavy fuel load," said James Burns,…See More
Aug 11
Hal Skinner replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Sprinkler Mandate Debated.. What do you think should be done?
"ZERO surface flame spread means flames are not permitted to spread across a materials surface. PLEASE NOTE; the n arrator says they poured gasoline on the test patches. It was actually a mixture of 1/2 gasoline and 1/2 diesel fuel. The oil in the…"
Aug 11

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