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"You're responding to Robert Hamilton's recent query, not the OP Eric Fletcher. Rober…"

Robert Riversong replied Nov 5, 2012 to Winter condensation on windows in a house that is very well insulated.

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"Assuming that the windows were installed square so that the sash close tightly and t…"

Robert Riversong replied Nov 5, 2012 to Winter condensation on windows in a house that is very well insulated.

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"If reducing indoor RH has "ameliorated the moisture problem", then the problem is fa…"

Robert Riversong replied Nov 5, 2012 to Winter condensation on windows in a house that is very well insulated.

53 Nov 5, 2012
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"Lots of good questions and some good experiential learning. We not only need to thin…"

Robert Riversong replied Nov 4, 2012 to thinking in 3 dimensions

3 Nov 13, 2012
Reply by Pat Dundon

""we seal all holes less than about 2' with foam.  1/2" OSB does the rest" How is th…"

Robert Riversong replied Nov 3, 2012 to Dense pack cellulose in enclosed rim joist

24 Nov 9, 2012
Reply by Tom Walther

"See R302.11.1 above."

Robert Riversong replied Nov 3, 2012 to Dense pack cellulose in enclosed rim joist

24 Nov 9, 2012
Reply by Tom Walther

"Then you're not complying with code."

Robert Riversong replied Nov 3, 2012 to Dense pack cellulose in enclosed rim joist

24 Nov 9, 2012
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"Other approved materials are allowed only in section 4 of R302.11 (above), for aroun…"

Robert Riversong replied Nov 3, 2012 to Dense pack cellulose in enclosed rim joist

24 Nov 9, 2012
Reply by Tom Walther

"You're confusing sealing mechanical penetrations with a product like Great Stuff Fir…"

Robert Riversong replied Nov 3, 2012 to Dense pack cellulose in enclosed rim joist

24 Nov 9, 2012
Reply by Tom Walther

"A fire separation wall is a different beast than fire blocking in vertical envelope…"

Robert Riversong replied Nov 3, 2012 to Dense pack cellulose in enclosed rim joist

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