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Tags: Fiber, Natural, Sustainable, Insulation

Started this discussion. Last reply by scottscontracting Aug 3.

Is my HVAC Guy correct? 2 systems instead of 1 system with Dampers
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I'll soon be working on converting a second floor of a residential building that was never finished and is being used as an attic for the last 80+ years. Building Size 36'x36', 9 1/2' 1st floor…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Curt Kinder Nov 9, 2013.

 

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Natural Insulation Poll: Would you use it if it costs the same and has same R ValueINSULATION POLL https://plus.google.com/u/0/+scottscontracting/posts/Y5rhW8r4Kwe Natural Fiber Insulation: Same…See More
Aug 17
scottscontracting replied to scottscontracting's discussion Natural Insulation Poll
"D.Chojnowski, Thanks for the heads up, corrected the links and added that people could comment here and I'll tally the results later on and then share.  Scotty ps: Since you're in the biz.  Would you use or recommend natural…"
Aug 3
Diane Chojnowski replied to scottscontracting's discussion Natural Insulation Poll
"The link goes to an error message. Would you please repost the correct link? Thanks!"
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Natural Insulation Poll

Natural Insulation Poll: Would you use it if it costs the same and has same R ValueINSULATION POLL https://plus.google.com/u/0/+scottscontracting/posts/Y5rhW8r4Kwe Natural Fiber Insulation: Same…See More
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scottscontracting replied to John Knox's discussion OK. Costs.
"If you haven't ever played around with the Equest Energy Tool by the Department of Energy it will answer all your questions on building energy efficient buildings with different scenarios, and provides project energy outputs for future years as…"
Jan 3
scottscontracting replied to John Knox's discussion OK. Costs.
"Sean is right more info is needed.  In re to Insulation "in most instances" going above and beyond the code will save you additional $$$"
Dec 31, 2014
scottscontracting replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"I am a whole house fan 'Fan'- though I have never had one of my own. I've been in houses that do have them and have always thought they were great. After reading 3 pages of comments I've decided: yes, I still like them for…"
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scottscontracting replied to Jim Gunshinan's discussion Should Homeowners with PV Get Paid Retail or Wholesale Prices for their Excess Electricity?
"Here's a new thick wall construction technique that is eco friendly / sustainable and I feel has the greatest benefits to meet today's building needs.  Since I'm also from a Farming background from North Missouri I welcome anyway…"
Nov 23, 2013
scottscontracting replied to Jim Gunshinan's discussion Should Homeowners with PV Get Paid Retail or Wholesale Prices for their Excess Electricity?
"Any building that still standing as long as those castles have been are/were built to last indeed!"
Nov 23, 2013
scottscontracting replied to Jim Gunshinan's discussion Should Homeowners with PV Get Paid Retail or Wholesale Prices for their Excess Electricity?
"My comment on Storage wasn't 100% meant in re to batteries.  I read lots of info and think that other forms will be available soon-w/ hydrogen being just one. Long ago (1990) while in drafting college, the teacher said: our class would…"
Nov 22, 2013
scottscontracting replied to Jim Gunshinan's discussion Should Homeowners with PV Get Paid Retail or Wholesale Prices for their Excess Electricity?
"When the Renewable Energy storage options are improved everyone will have the options of becoming and not needing to be connected to the grid.  Why waste the $ to improve it now-it will be obsolete in a few years. I should not be…"
Nov 22, 2013
Curt Kinder replied to scottscontracting's discussion Is my HVAC Guy correct? 2 systems instead of 1 system with Dampers
"Sounds about right. In SoFla, heat might be needed just 10-20 days per year with an energy cost of $50-100 In NoFla, heat is needed intermittently in November and March, consistently Dec-Feb."
Nov 9, 2013
tedkidd replied to scottscontracting's discussion Is my HVAC Guy correct? 2 systems instead of 1 system with Dampers
"So in my $1000/$1080 scenario, grid heat would have to cost a couple hundred a year before the reversing valve justified the efficiency loss in cooling..?"
Nov 9, 2013

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Earlier this year I was asked to replace a leaking roof on a Patio of an Investment Property. The job consisted of removing the existing Mound City Clay Roof Tiles from the Porch Roof and replacing with Certain Teed 3 Tab-Shingles (…

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In recent conversations with customers and peers about reducing energy loss in buildings & structures and how heat and cold are transferred into a building via conduction, I explained and made reference to using a metal cooking utensil to stir a pot of chili.

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