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@ Michael Maines: Eliot Coleman

To: Michael MainesEliot Coleman is a promiscuous man and unfaithful to his wife, its public knowledge. He may be talented with regards to permaculture, he’s also likely a communist hiding out in the… To: Michael MainesEliot Coleman is a promiscuous man and unfaithful to his wife, its public knowledge. He may be talented with regards to permaculture, he’s also likely a communist hiding out in the…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

Attic insulating between ceiling and platform

With the help of sites like GBA, a few years ago I removed all of the fiberglass insulation in our attic, foam sealed all of the penetrations, installed Accuvent soffet… With the help of sites like GBA, a few years ago I removed all of the fiberglass insulation in our attic, foam sealed all of the penetrations, installed Accuvent soffet…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

Ultimate Air RecoupAerator DX 200 Timer/Controller Issue

I have an Ultimate Air RecoupAerator DX200 installed/manufactured ca 2010-01. The controller on the left side of the unit can be used to turn the blower on/off, but it that… I have an Ultimate Air RecoupAerator DX200 installed/manufactured ca 2010-01. The controller on the left side of the unit can be used to turn the blower on/off, but it that…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

Rockwool R15 vs Safe & Sound Interior Wall

We have two interior walls open as part of our remodel. I want to ad some soundproofing to these walls for bathroom privacy and its a good buffer from the… We have two interior walls open as part of our remodel. I want to ad some soundproofing to these walls for bathroom privacy and its a good buffer from the…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

Hot and humid climate, no mini split in upstairs hallway and bathroom

So we want to go with mini splits in our a-frame. Two upstairs bedrooms with units, an upstairs bathroom without a unit in a small hallway between. My only concern… So we want to go with mini splits in our a-frame. Two upstairs bedrooms with units, an upstairs bathroom without a unit in a small hallway between. My only concern…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

Retrofit: Partially replacing kraft-faced fiberglass with closed-cell spray foam

I’m looking for some practical feedback on whether replacing kraft-faced fiberglass with closed-cell spray foam in some exterior partitions—but not all—potentially invites future frustration.We’re working through a partial retrofit of… I’m looking for some practical feedback on whether replacing kraft-faced fiberglass with closed-cell spray foam in some exterior partitions—but not all—potentially invites future frustration.We’re working through a partial retrofit of…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

Planning for A/C in a heating climate?

Hi all!I’m getting ready to do an outsulation project on a modest house in Montpelier, VT – climate zone 6a. The house was built in the 1970’s or 80’s. It’s… Hi all!I’m getting ready to do an outsulation project on a modest house in Montpelier, VT – climate zone 6a. The house was built in the 1970’s or 80’s. It’s…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

The Future of Log Homes

As more builders embrace high-performance enclosures, will this venerable building type fade away? As more builders embrace high-performance enclosures, will this venerable building type fade away?Home Performance & Weatherization, New Construction, High-performance Building, Log HomesRead MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

Is a vented Mansard style roof a good idea?

Hi all,We’re in the planning stages of a new build in Southern Ontario (climate zone 5? 6?) and are starting to translate the schematic design into construction details. Roughly speaking, the… Hi all,We’re in the planning stages of a new build in Southern Ontario (climate zone 5? 6?) and are starting to translate the schematic design into construction details. Roughly speaking, the…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

Building Envelope Design for PGH: Round 2

Hello again! After some time and lots of work since my last post, I’m writing again to request input from the GBA community.This is for a PGH building envelope design… Hello again! After some time and lots of work since my last post, I’m writing again to request input from the GBA community.This is for a PGH building envelope design…Read MoreGreenBuildingAdvisor

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