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"If there's not roofing installed yet, I would add rigid foam to the top of the roof…"

David Meiland replied Feb 22 to Vented cathedral ceiling construction advice...

8 Mar 11
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

"Bud, you got cut off mid-sentence.... can you hear me now??"

David Meiland replied Aug 23, 2014 to Advice for heating a 3-story Vermont home built in 1900?

10 Sep 11, 2014
Reply by richard gaughan

"Bud is right on. Get a professional auditor to assess the building. Finding the righ…"

David Meiland replied Aug 23, 2014 to Advice for heating a 3-story Vermont home built in 1900?

10 Sep 11, 2014
Reply by richard gaughan

"Stephen, curious if you changed back and forth between #2 and #3 and got the same re…"

David Meiland replied Aug 6, 2014 to Which reading is more reliable on a Minneapolis Duct Blaster?

19 Aug 22, 2014
Reply by Paul Morin

"Duct blaster test?"

David Meiland replied Sep 9, 2013 to Underground ductwork

19 Oct 8, 2013
Reply by Bob Blanchette

"I think the place to get your answer is inspectorsjournal.com . The guys there are e…"

David Meiland replied Aug 25, 2013 to Need Help Decoding a Couple of Nameplates

4 Aug 25, 2013
Reply by Om Builder & construction

"Did you observe the flame as the air handler started up? Did it remain stable, or ch…"

David Meiland replied Aug 20, 2013 to Extraordinarily High CO Reading on a Furnace Vent: 3950 PPM

6 Aug 22, 2013
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

"We have a lot of heat pumps here, but there are often control issues so that the hea…"

David Meiland replied Jul 26, 2013 to Easy Tests for HVAC during audit

17 Aug 11, 2013
Reply by R Higgins

"Craig, do you typically see heat pumps, gas furnaces, A/C only, or what?"

David Meiland replied Jul 24, 2013 to Easy Tests for HVAC during audit

17 Aug 11, 2013
Reply by R Higgins

"I think you could do a passable job with a box fan, an anemometer, and a manometer."

David Meiland replied Jul 20, 2013 to Measuring moisture intrusion

6 Jul 28, 2013
Reply by William H Nickerson

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