"I did radon testing for 10 years as a home inspector, and in order to be certified to perform the testing I was required to take a 40-hour course on radon, soup-to-nuts, including the effects and statistics on health. Before the learning…"
We have been dealing with this for a while. Aside from the insulation freeze issued which if sever enough may warrant a glycol system (not the greatest option since it requires third party inspections for perpetuity. The…"
"I think this is in the wrong Forum, it belongs in Hall of Shame. One the dumbest ones I've seen, and I've seen a bunch. Assuming the range exhaust is 100 cfm or better (right!), it may not present a huge moisture issue if the…"
Solar Pathfinder with tripod, used one time, like new. Has all documentation and original path diagram sheets that came with it. Paid 299, selling for 250. Buyer to pay shipping. PM if interested.See More
"Those of us who know the story about CO detectors need to work to get low-level ones required, or have the UL listing require one that really protects human life. The home store things will hopefully prevent death, depending upon the person,…"
"The story I got was that it's for those folks who turn the shower on, then shave, brush teeth (or do other things) while waiting for the water to get hot. I guess some homes have a really long wait time(!) I was taught early on to…"
"Keri, my thoughts are that you do NOT want a wall heater at each end, unless uneven heating isn't a concern. What about cooling? Is it needed/wanted? If you go with a high efficiency furnace it will be direct vent. I…"
"If there is a comprehensive energy audit, the HES will very likely be proven as just a guess based upon the averages. And I seriously doubt it will be marketed for what it is. But the taxpayers have already paid out millions and there…"
"The topic has been discussed ad infinitum at the linkedin group Bud shared. I see this a lot; "High end home, but low budget." Ironic to me. If they want it fixed they need to pay the freight. Do it right, or…"
"I can't understand the situation very well, but you noted "propane wall units and fireplace". I will bet that they are all unvented; burning propane produces a GREAT amount of water vapor into the living space, as well as…"
"My experience with the ESV3 credentialed contractors is that they only go through the process (kicking and screaming) when they're required to. So you need to ask for their experience level, and choose one with good experience. As…"
A presentation by Greg Labbé in April 2014 on retrofitting vintage home for energy efficiency. He talked about basic building science, brick houses, movement of heat energy and moisture in and out of the house, air barrier and water barrier, house…