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Poly-tuff?

I am looking for any comments or experience with the Poly-tuff elastromeric deck coating system.  The application is for a walk out patio over occupied space.  This is a liquid applied, face sealed…Continue

Started Aug 9, 2012

 

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Doug Garrett replied to Kevin's discussion Underground ductwork
"Seriously, underground ducts?  I've never seen it done where it didn't end up with rotted ducts, condensation standing in the ducts and growing healthy mold, attracting rodents who like the conditioned and safe nesting areas, and…"
Sep 20, 2013
Doug Garrett replied to Craig Bird's discussion Easy Tests for HVAC during audit
"Craig, One to the easiest tests you can do is to measure the temperature drop across the a/c evaporator coil or the temperature rise across the heat exchanger of a furnace or on a heat pump.  All you need is an HVAC thermometer.  When in…"
Jul 26, 2013
Doug Garrett replied to Joshua Lloyd's discussion Air Handler Fan Speed
"You are correct in stating that the blower fan is set to different speeds for heating and cooling.  For cooling the evaporator coil is designed to operate at peak efficiency with between 350 and 450 CFM per ton of cooing capacity.  Most…"
Jun 27, 2013
Doug Garrett replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Open combustion furnace in an attic that has been sealed at the end walls and roof.
"If they take the step of ventilating the attic they can say good-bye to a high efficiency home envelope!  They may also be looking at issues like condensation in the attic as a result of this change.  I doubt that the manufacturer will…"
Aug 14, 2012
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Poly-tuff?

I am looking for any comments or experience with the Poly-tuff elastromeric deck coating system.  The application is for a walk out patio over occupied space.  This is a liquid applied, face sealed system with no drainage layer. I'm leery and haven't seen this system before. I recommended a Schluter system, but the architect wants this.   Any comments?See More
Aug 9, 2012
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Poly-tuff?

I am looking for any comments or experience with the Poly-tuff elastromeric deck coating system.  The application is for a walk out patio over occupied space.  This is a liquid applied, face sealed system with no drainage layer. I'm leery and haven't seen this system before. I recommended a Schluter system, but the architect wants this.   Any comments?See More
Aug 9, 2012
Doug Garrett replied to Armando Cobo's discussion Manual J Report
"Armando, The load on the home should be performed as Tight construction.  If your contractor is up to date and has Manual J eighth edition, you can even input an air change rate rather than selecting from the three general categories. I…"
Oct 13, 2011
Doug Garrett replied to Macie Melendez's discussion Carbon Calculator Question
"The only carbon calculator that I'm aware of that is approved in Texas for reporting on carbon reductions was developed by Texas A&M's Energy Systems Laboratory.  It's called IC3, which stands for International Code…"
Aug 18, 2011
Carol A. Markell left a comment for Doug Garrett
"Doug, hope to see you at ACI SF in March."
Jan 27, 2011
Doug Garrett left a comment for Carol A. Markell
"Hey Carol,   I'm just finding my way around this site and saw your comment today. I hope all is well in CA. My best to Jim.  Yours,   Doug"
Jan 26, 2011
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At 6:33am on January 27, 2011, Carol A. Markell said…
Doug, hope to see you at ACI SF in March.
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