Tad Duby
  • Garden City, ID
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Tad Duby replied to Bud Poll's discussion The Short-Circuit Theory, Keep or Remove Those Gable Vents?
"This is one reason why we are seeing more mold in attics from homes that increase insulation. insulators are blowing R-50 in older homes that typically had R-15- to maybe R-21. they are not careful about installing baffles even if soffit vents…"
May 3, 2012
Tad Duby replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Favorite way to seal electrical boxes/outlets?
"if that is your concern then foam would be the only alternative. if you can insert the tube and foam seal arouind and behind the box you might be able to air seal it and insulate it resulting in better temperature and infiltration. Some foams…"
Jan 19, 2012
Tad Duby replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Favorite way to seal electrical boxes/outlets?
"foam gaskets are little to no use, try a blower door test and test the results you will see little to no difference, the air comes thoruogh the electrical holes in the sockets and from around or through the box. www.efi.org i believe is the correct…"
Jan 19, 2012
Tad Duby replied to Evan Riter's discussion Making crawlspaces conditioned space
"we have been doing this on retrofit and new construction since 2000. works great, just make sure the crawlspace is in negative pressure to prevent radon or other things from getting in the home. www.eeba.org has the builders guides by Building…"
Jan 19, 2012

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Jan 12, 2012
Tad Duby replied to Kent Mitchell's discussion Bowed sheathing & advanced framing in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"I doubt the framers are gapping the material, ive had them tell me they are and when i get to the job, they are not, another reason might be the framers are not crowning the studs, while all of us old framers did it alot the the new construction is…"
Jan 12, 2012
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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
Jan 12, 2012
Tad Duby replied to George Kopf's discussion Concerns about drill-and-fill cellulose insulation in walls without a vapor barrier
"i agree with the other comments, if you are talking about an interior vapor barrier, the need for it does not exist, a vapor retarder like two coats latex paint, or a 1 perm vapor retarder primer followed by paint. This allows the wall assembly to…"
Jun 10, 2011
Tad Duby is now a member of Home Energy Pros
May 16, 2011

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Company
On Point LLC
Professional Certification
HERS rater, USGBC Green rater, PCTS contractor, Climate Crafters Certified, AMMA Master installer, licensed General contractor, Certified Solar thermal installer.
Professional Interests
Solar, Home Energy improvements and audits, Green Building consulting and varification, Indoor air quality, Healthy homes, Building science.
Website URL
http://www.onpointadvantage.com
LinkedIn Profile
http://www.linkedin.com/in/tadduby

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At 11:37am on May 16, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Tad,

 

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!

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