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At 7:30am on October 21, 2013, Tony Ramirez said…

Thank you Diane.  Great site

At 10:34am on September 30, 2013, Roy L. Miller said…

Help. Continually receiving an error when "adding my to the map".

At 3:25pm on August 15, 2013, John Smith said…

Hi, Diane, we'll do!

At 2:34pm on June 13, 2013, Tyler Gillette said…

Hi Diane,

Thanks for the salutations.

I like the board & thanks for having me.

Tyler

At 11:03pm on February 12, 2013, George Chura said…

Hi Diane, I've add Salt Spring Island to the map. Thanks for the welcome! /George

At 7:07am on January 28, 2013, Emmanuel de Crepy said…

Hi Diane, Thank you for your review ! I've updated my profile with the location info in France ;) ... I'll check the energy efficiency threads - very keen about what is going on in the States !

Thanks !

At 3:42am on December 4, 2012, John Murphy said…

Hello Diane...

Thanks for the welcome.

At 9:03am on December 2, 2012, Justin Lie said…

Thanks Diane for the welcome. This is such a great community and resource!

At 9:12pm on November 11, 2012, Simon Craig said…

Thank you much Diane.. such a great online community. and thanks again for you kindly welcome.

At 9:10pm on November 11, 2012, Selena Cowell said…

Thanks Diane.

At 12:07pm on November 11, 2012, Jean-Yves Milette said…

Thanks Diane,

I'm new to this site and I'm not computer savvy. I got a question for you.

A contractor just installed a sump pump with a french drain to waterproof an unfinished section of my basement. He used a waffle board along the walls to prevent any leak from the walls. I would like to finish this section of my basement but i"m not sure how to make my first floor joint air tight and at the same time ventilate the basement floor in case of radon gas. Where should I go for advises on this?

Thanks.

John

At 4:51pm on October 17, 2012, John Porterfield said…

Thx Diane,

Don’t know Sean Lintow of Best Practices, though I know Matthew Redmond.  I want to ask you the same question I asked Matt:

I fear EFFECTIVE is something that may be overlooked as people suppose BEST PRACTICES are sufficient (necessary, yes . . . sufficient, no).   Will EFFECTIVE get lost in Best Practices, especially as regards doing effective air seal and insulation?

Seems like insulators need a spot to share their solutions to problems, much as occurs at heatinghelp.com.  Wife Cheryl and I do lots of follow-up inspections & here’s how we see the “Real World of Install” :

In our audit and follow-up independent guidance, and more-so looking at work people have had done before we are on-site, we estimate that, on average, people get about 70% of what is being paid for in programs that include an audit and follow-up inspection, and less than 70% of what is being bought in private work, outside of programs.  It's hard to figure out a percentage since some work is completed as agreed  but done poorly, some partly done, and in some cases payment is made for work that is entirely missing.   From the installers view I think we'd venture the biggest problem of having something less, or different than what the installer bills for is simply reality: it’s difficult to "ace" air seal and insulation work. 

Also, I’m bizi & want to know what’s involved w/ a group.  Once started, what does the “starter” do?

At 2:48pm on October 8, 2012, Beth Kopitzke said…

Thank you Diane for the warm welcome!

At 9:39am on September 17, 2012, Amanda Moss said…

Thank you Diane! I look forward to sharing and learning!

At 10:09am on September 10, 2012, Gjorevski Saso said…

Hi Diane

and thanks for your kindly welcome.

At 12:59pm on August 29, 2012, King Rosales said…

HI Diane, I've my location to the map, Go Canada go! What a great online community this is. Kudos.

At 12:37pm on August 10, 2012, Marc Church said…

Hi Diane,

It's nice to be in such good company!  Thanks for having me!

At 10:01am on June 12, 2012, Nancy Lange said…

Hi Diane - 

Thanks for the welcome.  Looking forward to using the site and connections.

Nancy

At 11:44am on June 5, 2012, Mary Beth Thakar said…

Hi, Diane, Thanks for that welcome a while back.  Just was looking for a way to read Home Energy magazine on this site, as I BELIEVE that I could do before.  But now it seems that I have to subscribe.  I am not unwilling to subscribe, but I just wanted to see if I could read it for free on Home Energy Pros.  Am I crazy -- or am I wrong that the magazine was not accessible through this website?? Thanks, just checking on my sanity.

At 7:39pm on May 28, 2012, Sally Blackwell said…

Thanks Diane, its good to be here! Looks like there are one or two of us from NZ!

Sally

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