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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-01-11, 10:21 AM
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Posted By silver22553
We need to keep in mind that I did this 40 years...

We need to keep in mind that I did this 40 years ago. In the remake, I ran a vertical down tube directly into 10 feet of earth. Half way down, I ran the horizontal tube uphill and yes it can be...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-01-11, 08:55 AM
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Views: 18,541
Posted By silver22553
Radon ?????? Who had Radon? Who knew about...

Radon ?????? Who had Radon? Who knew about Radon? We are talking 40 years ago! Back in the day - we just had fire, water & dirt. Our earth tube provided more than enough seasoned air - not all of...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-31-11, 09:14 PM
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Posted By silver22553
That is good to know. 40 years ago, we used 2x6...

That is good to know. 40 years ago, we used 2x6 studs 24 OC stuff with 6” of unfaced insulation. Our vapor barrier was installed on the inside and taped everywhere. The house was so tight, you...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-31-11, 03:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 18,541
Posted By silver22553
Pardon my ignorance and I am probably ignorant as...

Pardon my ignorance and I am probably ignorant as I’ve been away from this endeavor for a while. I question the phrase “air sealing”. Back in the day it was quite possible to completely seal a...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-30-11, 02:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 18,541
Posted By silver22553
Boardom Sir, my post was general in nature. ...

Boardom

Sir, my post was general in nature. Being that I have built a few houses that are energy efficient over the years, I get a lot of “I’m thinking of ………what ya think”. Their ideas are a...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-30-11, 09:38 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 18,541
Posted By silver22553
It seems that anytime a group of people have a...

It seems that anytime a group of people have a “build it better” discussion, we very quickly get to the extremes. Let’s not forget the “Bang for the Buck” principle. Standard house construction is...
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