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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-18-13, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,641
Posted By TimJFowler
^^^This!^^^ Passive solar design requires...

^^^This!^^^

Passive solar design requires solar gain in the winter and shading in the summer. I did a quick search for "calculate roof overhang passive solar" and here is a link that looks...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-08-13, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,089
Posted By TimJFowler
Lightbulb I want to provide some clarification on my...

I want to provide some clarification on my measured 5% decrease in Natural Gas usage.

I compared natural gas use for the same billing period (Jan / Feb.) bill for the year before and after I...
Forum: Conservation 11-12-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,322
Posted By TimJFowler
Thumbs up Flushed With Pride - Thanks Daox!

I was the first (if not only) person interested in a free dual-flush toilet conversion kit...
Forum: Other Improvements 06-08-12, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,379
Posted By TimJFowler
I assume that the deck is exposed to weather? ...

I assume that the deck is exposed to weather?

I've had good results with boiled linseed oil mixed 50/50 with thinner (easier to apply and absorbs well). I sweep / brush / clean the surface and...
Forum: Conservation 06-02-12, 12:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 32,081
Posted By TimJFowler
FYI - Here's another study on white roofs - The...

FYI - Here's another study on white roofs - The long-term effect of increasing the albedo of urban areas...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 02-16-12, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,089
Posted By TimJFowler
Thumbs up Results = 5% Less Natural Gas Used

We just received our Jan/Feb Natural Gas Bill and I was able to calculate how much of a difference the new programmable thermostat made.

'Dumb' Thermostat Natural Gas Usage

Jan 12 - Feb 9,...
Forum: The Billiards Room 02-13-12, 03:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,659
Posted By TimJFowler
Congrats! We have a 14 month old and I think it...

Congrats! We have a 14 month old and I think it is a given that your total energy/resource use will increase with an additional human in the house.


That Depends ;) on your diaper service /...
Forum: Conservation 02-15-11, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,038
Posted By TimJFowler
Good results from 3 weather-proofing projects

Per my New Year's resolution I completed three DIY home projects this fall hoping to reduce our use of natural gas. My weather-proofing projects were:

Seal 7 window frames with spray foam...
Forum: Conservation 12-22-10, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,451
Posted By TimJFowler
Redneck, I absolutely believe that the bubblewrap...

Redneck, I absolutely believe that the bubblewrap works to insulate windows per BuildItSolar.com. But I think you need to use the IR Thermometer on the outside of the window and wall.

Because heat...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-16-10, 05:21 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 34,314
Posted By TimJFowler
Make sure that if you use blow-in cellulose...

Make sure that if you use blow-in cellulose insulation that it is "Borate-only" and doesn't use sulfates. If sulfate-treated cellulose insulation gets wet (roof leak, etc.) those sulfates become...
Forum: Conservation 07-26-10, 05:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 32,081
Posted By TimJFowler
According to the FSEC (Florida State Energy...

According to the FSEC (Florida State Energy Center) a radiant barrier in the attic can reduce home cooling needs by +/- 9% FSEC-CR-1231-01...
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