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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-14-14, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,104
Posted By beatr911
New home in development, yet to be built questions.

So we're looking at buying a yet to be constructed house in a development. The builder says we can't make any changes during construction and they won't iether. Offline conversations with the...
Forum: Conservation 02-27-12, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 26,154
Posted By beatr911
I agree with herlichka about stopping moisture...

I agree with herlichka about stopping moisture transmission past the interior envelope. I too have experienced moisture condensation on the inside of the exterior side of a wall, mold forming...
Forum: Conservation 02-25-12, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 26,154
Posted By beatr911
I just used my IR gun on the white painted...

I just used my IR gun on the white painted reflector of the can. I stood on a chair and pushed the gun up inside the reflector to maximize the accuracy of the reading. The light has been on for 3...
Forum: Conservation 02-24-12, 10:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 26,154
Posted By beatr911
Thanks for the responses everyone! I...

Thanks for the responses everyone!

I really like the idea of slobbering foam all over the top of the unit like S-F says, as it can't help but to seal everything up. The response from Juno is...
Forum: Conservation 02-24-12, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 26,154
Posted By beatr911
S-F thanks for the response. Yup the cans are...

S-F thanks for the response. Yup the cans are AT/IC rated but are still leaking per the IR pictures and the interpretation from the guy that did the survey. It looks like a corona of air flow...
Forum: Conservation 02-23-12, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 26,154
Posted By beatr911
Air sealing around can lights. Ideas?

Kinda new here, mostly lurking.

We had an energy audit and found that the can lights leak a pretty fair amount, no suprise there. The cans are "airtight" for use in attics with insulation. We...
Forum: Conservation 08-18-09, 07:31 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 105,720
Posted By beatr911
gascorts idea is very similar to a direct vent...

gascorts idea is very similar to a direct vent fireplace. A tube within a tube acts like a heat exchanger boosting the intake air temp as it moves to the dryer and allowing a cooler setting on the...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-07-09, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,342
Posted By beatr911
Cool! Thanks for posting your experience. Just...

Cool! Thanks for posting your experience.
Just what I was looking for! I hope others consider it as well. It really seems like a good idea. Now for my own personal test...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-07-09, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,342
Posted By beatr911
Thanks NoraJ! That's what I'm looking for,...

Thanks NoraJ! That's what I'm looking for, someone with actual experience with this widely marketed stuff.

Please share your experience with it such as how long it took to establish, the...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-02-09, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,342
Posted By beatr911
I'll have to look into which of the ingredients...

I'll have to look into which of the ingredients are native. We are definitely trying for zero required maintenance and have it still look nice, some maintenance and have it look great. Total yard...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-02-09, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,342
Posted By beatr911
Ecolawn anyone?

Ok, so we are finally getting ready to put in a yard at our recently constructed house. We have two areas that we would like to put a lawn-like substance in. Big lawns are nice to play on but are...
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