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Removal of bad smells from mold contaminated attic
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Was asked to trouble shoot a mold issue in a Kneewall assembly.  When I arrived there was a damp and hot (+120) kneewall assembly that had no ventilation.  We corrected the mold issue by installing…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Robinson Aug 1, 2013.

Blower Door Depressurization and the Human Ear
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Has anyone ever heard of blower door depressurization effecting infants ears?  Is there a place where one could find out more about the subject?  Met a respectable individual that would not perform…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bud Poll Aug 24, 2012.

Blower Door Depressurization and the Human Ear
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Has anyone ever heard of blower door depressurization effecting infants ears?  Is there a place where one could find out more about the subject?  Met a respectable individual that would not perform…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Morin Aug 30, 2012.

Meth Labs
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My friend does home inspections for Section 8 Housing.  In a short 30 second conversation in passing, he opened my eyes to a potential problem I have been faced with before, but was uneducated about…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Marlett Jul 26, 2012.

 

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Brian Robinson replied to Tim Marlett's discussion Removal of bad smells from mold contaminated attic
"You may wish to try limeprime by earthpaint.net."
Aug 1, 2013
Carl Peter replied to Tim Marlett's discussion Removal of bad smells from mold contaminated attic
"Try ground coffee when making an effort to get rid of a musty smell in a room. Although the smell of coffee will linger it will not remain, and it will eliminate the musty smell quickly and easily. mold south Florida"
Jul 30, 2013
Mickey Souza replied to Tim Marlett's discussion Removal of bad smells from mold contaminated attic
"I agree with Bud and Emilian, how do you know the mold problem has been corrected? Mold smells generally dissipate significantly when moisture is removed, and you should have noticed the difference scent-wise. You may be able to use a moisture meter…"
Jul 3, 2013
Emilian Karchev replied to Tim Marlett's discussion Removal of bad smells from mold contaminated attic
"I think to have mold, then there is moisture and is good if you can look at and make a thermographic survey of housing. It will serve as a preventive maintenance of the home and if there is a problem it will locate. At least with us in Bulgaria so…"
Jun 18, 2013
Bud Poll replied to Tim Marlett's discussion Removal of bad smells from mold contaminated attic
"Hi Tim. Adding ventilation addresses the cause of the mold, maybe, but where the mold developed may be well beyond the kneewalls. Where is this house located (approximately), and how many years has this mold issue been going on?  It is now a…"
Jun 14, 2013
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Removal of bad smells from mold contaminated attic

Was asked to trouble shoot a mold issue in a Kneewall assembly.  When I arrived there was a damp and hot (+120) kneewall assembly that had no ventilation.  We corrected the mold issue by installing the proper ventilation to the assembly BUT now the client has a distinct smell that comes into the home.  Is there any way that anyone knows of to eliminate the smell? As I have stated, mold has dried up, but is still there.  Ideas PLEASESee More
Jun 13, 2013
Eric Kjelshus replied to Tim Marlett's discussion Removal of bad smells from mold contaminated attic
"A) look at waste plumbing stack if not vented to roof will make a lot of smells. B) let all bath exhaust out the roof or soffit C) water leaks roof or waste or water or steam heat system D)  do you see mold? If so take it out"
Jun 10, 2013
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Sealing Vapor Barriers to Concrete Foundations

Was just looking for some input on different techniques for ensuring a permanent seal between a block foundation wall, and a 6 mil. poly barrier resting on a dirt crawlspace floor?  If one could referrence specific products that would aide also.  Thanks in advance for your input.See More
Dec 14, 2012
Rob Orchard replied to Tim Marlett's discussion Sealing Vapor Barriers to Concrete Foundations
"Your Crawlspace Inc. sells a vapor barrier specifically designed for crawlspace wall applications and requires no mechanical fasteners. It is installed in one step with a VOC compliant polyurethane adhesive. Since water is a catalyst for…"
Dec 13, 2012
Paul Morin replied to Tim Marlett's discussion Blower Door Depressurization and the Human Ear
"This article (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17587417) shows that the measured cabin pressure in an airplane changes by 5000 Pa during flight.  This will certainly cause discomfort but is unlikely to cause damage.  I wouldn't be…"
Aug 30, 2012
Michael Blasnik replied to Tim Marlett's discussion Blower Door Depressurization and the Human Ear
"This concern is rather silly. The pressure difference created across the ear by a blower door is on the order of what an elevator ride up 3 floors would create or sliding diwn a tall slide. It's much smaller than taking an elevator up a high…"
Aug 26, 2012
Glen Gallo replied to Tim Marlett's discussion Blower Door Depressurization and the Human Ear
"I would be uncomfortable with an infant in the house due to air quality. Think about sucking all the air from the nether regions and what it might trigger. I request animals and small children not to be present."
Aug 25, 2012
Bud Poll replied to Tim Marlett's discussion Blower Door Depressurization and the Human Ear
"Not at all. Bud "
Aug 24, 2012
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Tim Marlett's discussion Blower Door Depressurization and the Human Ear
"Nice point Bud & I might have to actually add that to the article assuming you don't mind"
Aug 24, 2012
Bud Poll replied to Tim Marlett's discussion Blower Door Depressurization and the Human Ear
"I agree with Sean about "the other contaminants" and in general, whether they understand how slight 50pa is or not, that doesn't stop them from telling everyone you did bad. But, here is another example of how small 50 pa really…"
Aug 24, 2012
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Tim Marlett's discussion Blower Door Depressurization and the Human Ear
"Here is a chart I did showing the pressures: Unit to pascal 25 Pa 50 Pa 75 Pa 1 atmosphere = 101,325 Pa 0.000 247 0.000 49 0.000 74 1 bar = 100,000 Pa 0.000 25 0.000 50 0.000 75 1 PSI = 6,894.76 Pa 0.003 63 0.007 25 0.0108 1 in Hg = 3,386…"
Aug 24, 2012

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At 6:20am on April 19, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Tim,

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