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At 9:10pm on November 11, 2012, Selena Cowell said…

Thanks Diane.

At 12:07pm on November 11, 2012, Jean-Yves Milette said…

Thanks Diane,

I'm new to this site and I'm not computer savvy. I got a question for you.

A contractor just installed a sump pump with a french drain to waterproof an unfinished section of my basement. He used a waffle board along the walls to prevent any leak from the walls. I would like to finish this section of my basement but i"m not sure how to make my first floor joint air tight and at the same time ventilate the basement floor in case of radon gas. Where should I go for advises on this?

Thanks.

John

At 4:51pm on October 17, 2012, John Porterfield said…

Thx Diane,

Don’t know Sean Lintow of Best Practices, though I know Matthew Redmond.  I want to ask you the same question I asked Matt:

I fear EFFECTIVE is something that may be overlooked as people suppose BEST PRACTICES are sufficient (necessary, yes . . . sufficient, no).   Will EFFECTIVE get lost in Best Practices, especially as regards doing effective air seal and insulation?

Seems like insulators need a spot to share their solutions to problems, much as occurs at heatinghelp.com.  Wife Cheryl and I do lots of follow-up inspections & here’s how we see the “Real World of Install” :

In our audit and follow-up independent guidance, and more-so looking at work people have had done before we are on-site, we estimate that, on average, people get about 70% of what is being paid for in programs that include an audit and follow-up inspection, and less than 70% of what is being bought in private work, outside of programs.  It's hard to figure out a percentage since some work is completed as agreed  but done poorly, some partly done, and in some cases payment is made for work that is entirely missing.   From the installers view I think we'd venture the biggest problem of having something less, or different than what the installer bills for is simply reality: it’s difficult to "ace" air seal and insulation work. 

Also, I’m bizi & want to know what’s involved w/ a group.  Once started, what does the “starter” do?

At 2:48pm on October 8, 2012, Beth Kopitzke said…

Thank you Diane for the warm welcome!

At 9:39am on September 17, 2012, Amanda Moss said…

Thank you Diane! I look forward to sharing and learning!

At 10:09am on September 10, 2012, Gjorevski Saso said…

Hi Diane

and thanks for your kindly welcome.

At 12:59pm on August 29, 2012, King Rosales said…

HI Diane, I've my location to the map, Go Canada go! What a great online community this is. Kudos.

At 12:37pm on August 10, 2012, Marc Church said…

Hi Diane,

It's nice to be in such good company!  Thanks for having me!

At 10:01am on June 12, 2012, Nancy Lange said…

Hi Diane - 

Thanks for the welcome.  Looking forward to using the site and connections.

Nancy

At 11:44am on June 5, 2012, Mary Beth Thakar said…

Hi, Diane, Thanks for that welcome a while back.  Just was looking for a way to read Home Energy magazine on this site, as I BELIEVE that I could do before.  But now it seems that I have to subscribe.  I am not unwilling to subscribe, but I just wanted to see if I could read it for free on Home Energy Pros.  Am I crazy -- or am I wrong that the magazine was not accessible through this website?? Thanks, just checking on my sanity.

At 7:39pm on May 28, 2012, Sally Blackwell said…

Thanks Diane, its good to be here! Looks like there are one or two of us from NZ!

Sally

At 9:19pm on May 18, 2012, Nazrul Nizam said…

Hi Diane. Thank you so much for welcoming me. It's so nice to be a part of a great community. I'm sure I'm going to learn something in here.

Honestly speaking Diane,  I have high ambitions and dreaming to put my site to the higher level. The thing is, I'm lack of knowledge in green energy and I obviously do not have the time, anymore to keep really late hours. So I join this community and looking for some help from brilliant people, especially the one who has a greater interest in alternative energy. 

To cut everything short, I'm looking for volunteers authors who would be interested in helping me producing a quality alternative energy articles for my alternative energy news website. Can I find someone in here Diane?

At 9:25am on May 18, 2012, Steve Leombruno said…
Thanks Diane for the warm welcome.
At 6:01pm on May 1, 2012, Don Morgan said…

Thank you for the nice welcome.

At 11:07pm on April 12, 2012, Mark Linear said…
Thanks Diane, I appreciate you
accepting my application. I look forward to being a part of your community, learning and sharing as a home contractor here in the state of Michigan!
At 11:45am on April 12, 2012, Adam Bricker said…

Thanks Diane!

At 9:32am on April 11, 2012, Sue Davis said…

Hi Diane,

Thanks for checking in.  I am on the map - you might have missed me hidden by the one other German resident!!

Sue

At 5:34pm on April 10, 2012, Darrell Furgison said…

Thank you and I am glad to be part of this community! 

At 4:07pm on March 22, 2012, Lee said…
Thanking you for the welcome, just becoming familiar with how the site is laid out and how to navigate! Looking forward to chatting with the community!
At 8:56pm on March 3, 2012, Chungha Cha said…
Thank you for your warm welcome, Diane. Am visiting Boston now to attend the nesea building energy conference in Boston Marc 6-8. Hope to bump into you and fellow members! Cha

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