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Forum: Conservation 04-11-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,998
Posted By eco dude
I use one of these...

I use one of these http://www.tamtech.com/store/images/fullsize/Battic_Door_Shutter_cover.jpg
Forum: Other Improvements 09-21-12, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,990
Posted By eco dude
I went shutters...I would have gone replacement...

I went shutters...I would have gone replacement window's but my house would have been like $30K+, maybe my next "smaller" house will be better in that regard. My next option is possible window tint...
Forum: Conservation 06-25-12, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,540
Posted By eco dude
I got "dust bunnies" around the bulbs in the cans...

I got "dust bunnies" around the bulbs in the cans so I know air is moving past 'em. AND, since I know I can't insulate around/over them, I'm getting killed there too. I gotta at least get them air...
Forum: Conservation 06-25-12, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,882
Posted By eco dude
S-F thanks for your help! So, my plan was...

S-F thanks for your help! So, my plan was "mastic the hell" :) outta the metal duct work. My supply tubes that distribute the air are pretty good. I had got up there a few yrs. ago and zip-tied...
Forum: Conservation 06-25-12, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,882
Posted By eco dude
Uh, I dunno what FSK is? Just to be clear,...

Uh, I dunno what FSK is?

Just to be clear, since I may not be calling it the correct name, the fan that blows the cold air is my attic, so that's what I called the air handler, is that correct? ...
Forum: Conservation 06-25-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,882
Posted By eco dude
Also, how do you keep it away from air exchange...

Also, how do you keep it away from air exchange handler and other such equipment in attic? How do you keep it from "falling into" such equipment? I'm thinking of making some cardboard walls around...
Forum: Conservation 06-25-12, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,540
Posted By eco dude
Update... I Picked up 18 IC/AT can's on Friday at...

Update... I Picked up 18 IC/AT can's on Friday at box store, and got up early Saturday to begin the replacement. After 3 hrs. and only 3 cans replaced I'm gonna bail on this option. I ran into...
Forum: Conservation 06-21-12, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,816
Posted By eco dude
I'm not on a well and I'll have to check my...

I'm not on a well and I'll have to check my meter, but to be your "joe" I got some concerns re: those #'s.

My shower time is LE 1 min. so I don't know know how I could use 11 gals., whilst the...
Forum: Conservation 06-19-12, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,882
Posted By eco dude
Yes, the foil has small holes in it. Ok, so I'm...

Yes, the foil has small holes in it. Ok, so I'm reading review where some people really talk about how much the cellulose really compresses. I also like the lower cost too, and I'm gonna go for...
Forum: Conservation 06-19-12, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,540
Posted By eco dude
I have one of those light bulb extension poles...

I have one of those light bulb extension poles when needed to replace. The problem with pendant lights is then I'll have a ring around where the can hole used to be. :(

Anything else where I...
Forum: Conservation 06-19-12, 12:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,540
Posted By eco dude
Yah, it's a nightmare...and since I'm in...

Yah, it's a nightmare...and since I'm in Sacramento I'm trying to seal/insulate above it. I thought about putting in ceiling fan, but I dunno how I'd ever git up there to work on it, scaffolding I...
Forum: Conservation 06-19-12, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,882
Posted By eco dude
Blown insulation over batts w/foil barrier?

I have R-19 with a foil radiant barrier laying on top of the existing batts. I'm wanting to get to R-60 and looking at blown wool/fiberglass on top of that. Looks like HD carries the Owens Corning...
Forum: Conservation 06-18-12, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,540
Posted By eco dude
yah, I know they just pop off and will only take...

yah, I know they just pop off and will only take a few minutes, but it's actually getting up there so I can reach it. Ok, so I just measured my ceiling, 19'...wow!

Should I go with air tight...
Forum: Conservation 06-18-12, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,540
Posted By eco dude
I tried searchn and couldnt find the thread,...

I tried searchn and couldnt find the thread, anyway the covers sounded easier since I got about 20 of these things.

anyway, i thought the cans have that trim on the ceiling, so can i...
Forum: Conservation 06-18-12, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,540
Posted By eco dude
Yah, I'm OK with electricity and I think'n about...

Yah, I'm OK with electricity and I think'n about replacing, but I have a very high ceilings, (like ~15ft.) so getting up there would be a nightmare :( that's why I was looking at doing something...
Forum: Conservation 06-18-12, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,540
Posted By eco dude
Covers for recessed light's

I need to cover my "can" lights in attic so I can cover them with insulation. They are non-IC rated, any suggestions or ideas ?
Forum: Conservation 06-10-12, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,068
Posted By eco dude
Got it, great article...thanks, and will be...

Got it, great article...thanks, and will be stay'n cooler now!
Forum: Conservation 06-08-12, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,068
Posted By eco dude
Again, how do I determine if I have enuf soffit...

Again, how do I determine if I have enuf soffit vent area? Also, how do you mean cool air can be pulled out and into the attic?
Forum: Conservation 06-07-12, 12:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,068
Posted By eco dude
the attic fan is mounted near the top of the roof...

the attic fan is mounted near the top of the roof truss so I think it's got plenty of room "behind" it and between the soffit vents to grab air...um, I think that should be enuf??

I got no way...
Forum: Conservation 06-05-12, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,068
Posted By eco dude
ahhhh, ya, I know what you mean by a box fan too...

ahhhh, ya, I know what you mean by a box fan too close to the wall, but how does that relate to this? and, how do I test or how do I know if I have enuf soffit vents?
Forum: Conservation 06-05-12, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,068
Posted By eco dude
Oky-doky, I'll leave the fans as is, pointing...

Oky-doky, I'll leave the fans as is, pointing out. Oh yea, tiles are brownish/greyish color and I live in an association, so I don't think I can paint them.

I'm also wondering how then to maybe...
Forum: Conservation 06-04-12, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,068
Posted By eco dude
But what are my options, all I have is dormer...

But what are my options, all I have is dormer vents? I know they made a difference when I installed them, but what else can I do? My roof is concrete tiles, and I'm just trying to improve the...
Forum: Conservation 06-04-12, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,068
Posted By eco dude
Ok, so NB please read again, these are attic fans...

Ok, so NB please read again, these are attic fans NOT a WHF (Whole House Fan)...so they are only in the attic to exhaust heat from the attic.

Yah, I was thinkn the soffits pull outside air as...
Forum: Conservation 06-04-12, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,068
Posted By eco dude
Attic fan direction in or out ?

I have attic with two attic fans, each at one end of the attic. The are mounted in front of a dormer vent and each is pointing so that the air blows out.

I'm wondering if I should redirect one of...
Forum: Conservation 12-13-11, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,351
Posted By eco dude
Can you give me some idea's on how you would seal...

Can you give me some idea's on how you would seal these gaps?
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