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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-19-12, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 19,312
Posted By lucerne96
Are they manually operated or electric? Any...

Are they manually operated or electric?

Any clue on the R or U value of the insulated version?

Thanks in advance
Forum: Conservation 05-16-12, 12:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 41,063
Posted By lucerne96
A cheap & easy solar heat blocker is to make an...

A cheap & easy solar heat blocker is to make an exterior storm window from 1"x2" stock, and stretch over it a solar emergency blanket. Tape the edges down, install with the reflective side facing...
Forum: Conservation 05-15-12, 10:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 41,063
Posted By lucerne96
When blowing insulation thru a ceiling hatch, I...

When blowing insulation thru a ceiling hatch, I start at the farthest point I can get the hose and work back to the hatch. If you can't reach the entire crawlspace, consider cutting a 6" circular...
Forum: Conservation 05-15-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,668
Posted By lucerne96
I built a 100 sq ft playhouse for my daughter 2...

I built a 100 sq ft playhouse for my daughter 2 years ago with this methodology. 2 adults or 4 children supply enough body heat to keep it warm in winter w/o a proper heater required. I used...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-14-12, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 19,312
Posted By lucerne96
Some are electric. Ones I am familiar with in...

Some are electric. Ones I am familiar with in Holland & Austria have a small chain (like a bicycle chain) that come out of a slot in the window frame. The chain is circular & loops around a gear...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-14-12, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 19,312
Posted By lucerne96
They do have minimally insulated versions in...

They do have minimally insulated versions in German speaking europe

Kirschbaum Köln: Fenster & Rolladen GmbH - Fenster, Haustüren, Rolladen, Markisen, Innentüren & mehr...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-14-12, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,055
Posted By lucerne96
Generally, I use louvered shutters on my windows...

Generally, I use louvered shutters on my windows to keep out unwanted heat.

At my office, I made a roll down external shade from this ClearDome Solar Thermal fabrics for cooling and heating...
Forum: Conservation 05-14-12, 09:12 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 676,691
Posted By lucerne96
Fantec model Buy Fantech Energy Recovery...

Fantec model Buy Fantech Energy Recovery Ventilator Model SER 1504 | Fantech SER 1504...
Forum: Conservation 05-14-12, 09:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 41,063
Posted By lucerne96
I would white coat the roof with Acrymax Acrymax...

I would white coat the roof with Acrymax Acrymax Technologies, Inc. - Flexible Solutiong in High-Perfomance Coating Systems! (http://www.acrymax.com/) AND insulate the the space under the roof....
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-13-12, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,055
Posted By lucerne96
May I suggest you think of windows two ways. The...

May I suggest you think of windows two ways. The U-value of the assembly and the air tightness of the window. Look for a modeling program which accounts for air tightness values of windows &...
Forum: Conservation 05-13-12, 07:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 41,063
Posted By lucerne96
According to this...

According to this...
Forum: Conservation 05-13-12, 02:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 41,063
Posted By lucerne96
I would do some research to check out what the...

I would do some research to check out what the potential interaction might be between whitewash and the material your roof is composed of. I know that a problem has recently been observed around the...
Forum: Other Improvements 05-13-12, 10:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,685
Posted By lucerne96
FYI Checked out the LEAF electric car...

FYI

Checked out the LEAF electric car yesterday at a local fair.

I discovered you need a 40 AMP dedicated line for the at-home charging station. The alternate "trickle charge" system of...
Forum: Solar Power 05-13-12, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,587
Posted By lucerne96
FYI Checked out the LEAF electric car...

FYI

Checked out the LEAF electric car yesterday at a local fair.

I discovered you need a 40 AMP dedicated line for the at-home charging station. The alternate "trickle charge" system of...
Forum: Solar Power 05-09-12, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,587
Posted By lucerne96
Sounds like a condom! Which reminds me of this: ...

Sounds like a condom! Which reminds me of this:

Mrs Brown and the Condom - Mrs Brown's Boys - Series 2 Episode 1 - BBC One - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqIEZCRjR_A)
Forum: Other Improvements 05-09-12, 09:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,685
Posted By lucerne96
I lived in Groningen, in the north. Holland,...

I lived in Groningen, in the north. Holland, like most of W Europe has builtout an extensive network of high speed rail to get from city to city. Within the city is standard mass transit (buses,...
Forum: Other Improvements 05-09-12, 08:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,685
Posted By lucerne96
The National Academy of Science studied plug in...

The National Academy of Science studied plug in hybrid electric cars National-Academies.org | Newsroom (http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=12826) and these findings...
Forum: Other Improvements 05-08-12, 11:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,685
Posted By lucerne96
I really hate quoting anything form Fox News,...

I really hate quoting anything form Fox News, however...

Ford's electric car battery pack costs $12,000-$15,000 | Fox News...
Forum: Other Improvements 05-08-12, 09:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,685
Posted By lucerne96
Any battery that must be made from materials that...

Any battery that must be made from materials that are not easily available in huge quantities to me is problematic & not scaleable. Lithium, Nickle & batteries using REE's fit into this category in...
Forum: Solar Power 05-07-12, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,587
Posted By lucerne96
PV panel prices are coming down drastically over...

PV panel prices are coming down drastically over the next 3 years as more HUGE Chinese government sponsored production lines start up. China industry goals = 50 cents/watt
Forum: Conservation 05-07-12, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 34,440
Posted By lucerne96
Best solution to reduce heat gain: Install a...

Best solution to reduce heat gain:

Install a louvered shutter or put a roll down blind on the OUTSIDE of the window. Once the light has passed the insulation envelope, its too late, you have...
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 05-07-12, 12:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,127
Posted By lucerne96
Reflective barrier insulation on sale till 8 May

Prodex Total Insulation Huge Sale! Sunday May 6 thru Tuesday May 8 (while supplies last)

Prodex 72 Inch: $174.95 per roll. One - 6 ft. x 100 ft. roll (600 sq. ft.) 1200 sq. ft. or more orders
...
Forum: Tools 05-07-12, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,342
Posted By lucerne96
Its porno for renovators!

Its porno for renovators!
Forum: Tools 05-07-12, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,342
Posted By lucerne96
PA weatherization field guide 2011

Here is a link to the PA Weatherization manual. It describes best practices in weatherization.

...
Forum: Conservation 05-07-12, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,668
Posted By lucerne96
I am thinking of sand bed storage under floor....

I am thinking of sand bed storage under floor. Floor will probably be slate.

Heat regulation summer = shunt to nearby swimming pool
Heat regulation in winter = open the window.
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