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Tools of the Trade

A hammer and a saw used to be the key tools for home contractors. Today, the best-in-breed also use high-tech equipment while performing a professional energy audit or verifying that construction has been done correctly.
Dec 18, 2015
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Testo 310 for sale

Testo 310 Combustion Analyzer.Like new, used for a few hours.Paid $620Sell for $500Terry Nordbye415-669-1555See More
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Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Discuss the pros and cons of the equipment you are interested in prior to purchase. Post equipment you have to sell, trade or wish to purchase.Please post the equipment age, serial numbers, condition, warranties and asking price.See More
Sep 12, 2015
terry nordbye replied to Jonathan Ballew's discussion lifespan of air sealing materials
"If one was complying with The Department of Errors, that would be about right. I work under a different guideline. ..........terry"
Aug 16, 2015
terry nordbye replied to Jonathan Ballew's discussion lifespan of air sealing materials
"I have been dissecting and testing one part foam as an air sealant for a few years. Here are my findings: While foam may look great as a walk by, visual sealant, it does not necessarily seal all that well. It does not adhere 100% to shiny plastics…"
Aug 12, 2015
terry nordbye replied to Jim Gunshinan's discussion PHIUS+2015 Climate-Specific Passive Building Standard
"Both standards are good. Both standards win. PHI knows how to build a PH in the USA. The very nature of PH is about splitting hairs, but lets not split heads...........terry"
Jul 30, 2015
terry nordbye replied to Jim Gunshinan's discussion PHIUS+2015 Climate-Specific Passive Building Standard
"To put it in simple terms, PHIUS is conducting a turf war, power grab. PHIUS does not wish to share the wealth but to control it. Too bad, in the end, we all wish to build better buildings...........terry"
Jul 25, 2015
terry nordbye replied to Bud Poll's discussion Cellulose As An Air Seal
"Any idea on how much time you spent with the can of foam air sealing the top plates and penetrations? And what was the access factor to attic, both into the attic and in the attic (crawling, stooping, bending, on your knees, ect) ..........terry"
Dec 5, 2014
Robert Riversong replied to terry nordbye's discussion insulation in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Terry, In New England, I've never opened up a fiberglass-insulated wall that didn't have evidence of mice infestation, but have seen no evidence of mice in cellulose (which is all I've used for the past 20 years for new construction).…"
Sep 4, 2012
Bill Bradbury replied to terry nordbye's discussion insulation in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Terry, I have never seen it. I took apart a house with a badly leaking roof, the wing wall that was uninsulated had a 6' tall bees nest with 1000's of bees, the next bay over was dense-packed cellulose and had 0 bees."
Apr 12, 2012
terry nordbye replied to terry nordbye's discussion insulation in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"borates are used predominately as a pesticide for termites, bugs, ants, stuff like that it will kill them if they ingest it. As boric acid It is used as a fire retardant in cellulose. the cellulose blow I used last has about  20% borates in…"
Mar 27, 2012
Sean Lintow Sr replied to terry nordbye's discussion insulation in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"In cellulose - yes, as for borate treated as I said I can't be positive (hard to know exactly what was installed). Basically if the air sealing work is done, chases closed, and the HO keeps up with regular cleaning, maintenance & humidity…"
Mar 27, 2012
terry nordbye replied to terry nordbye's discussion insulation in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Thanks Chad, this is just the kind of testimony I was looking for. After posting this question on several web sites, I have gotten theory and probabilities but never actual case studies. How about wall assemblies- ever seen rodents in cellulose…"
Mar 27, 2012
Chad Smith replied to terry nordbye's discussion insulation in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"In the 7 years i spent crawling in attics on a daily basis, an attic with cellulose has never had evidence of rodents and I live in Minnesota where critters will do anything to stay warm!"
Mar 27, 2012
Sean Lintow Sr replied to terry nordbye's discussion insulation in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Can't say that I have, can't say that I haven't for certain - but with 100's of diffrent types of borates and not all of them are designed for pests..."
Mar 9, 2012
terry nordbye added a discussion to the group Best Practices (Residential)
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insulation

Speaking of blown in.....does any one out there have any knowledge about rodents moving in and nesting in cellulose with borates? Any one ever take apart an old job and find critters in borate cellulose?..........terry- The Practical HouseSee More
Mar 9, 2012

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At 6:02am on June 10, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Terry,

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