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Forum: Introductions 09-27-09, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,411
Posted By larryrose11
Gvill, Welcome! in my experience, ...

Gvill,
Welcome!
in my experience, preventing the heat loss / gain is much more cost effective than a green method of producing that heat difference.
Sealing up the house living areas away...
Forum: Conservation 09-24-09, 12:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 26,369
Posted By larryrose11
on sealing I have found that the spiders in the...

on sealing
I have found that the spiders in the house know where the drafts are. If you see a spider web, then there is probably air movement through that place.
Forum: Conservation 09-16-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,869
Posted By larryrose11
I would imagine that the same effects would...

I would imagine that the same effects would occur, because even with foil faced, there still is a gap at every edge for air movement. I have read that putting cellulose over the top of fiberglass...
Forum: Conservation 07-19-09, 03:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,471
Posted By larryrose11
in a perfiec world, they will have less, ...

in a perfiec world, they will have less, because all batterys have a current throughput life, and in that way, it decreases their life. practally, if a NiMH battery hasnt been cycled in a while,...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-09-09, 11:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,448
Posted By larryrose11
Higgy, do you have a basement? Sealing up...

Higgy,
do you have a basement? Sealing up where the house sits on the foundation makes a big difference. It made a 7 deg (F) difference alone in my basement.

Dont forget to seal up your ducts, ...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-08-09, 09:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,448
Posted By larryrose11
We had mildew problems from condensation, around...

We had mildew problems from condensation, around cold air leaks. This resulted in a low levil sickness and frequent colds for most of the winter. The foam in the walls sealed everything up and...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-07-09, 10:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,448
Posted By larryrose11
Passivehouse and retrofits

First, I came across this site where the architects are taking a holistic, systen engineering approach and are selling contemporary LEEDS certified houses with NO Premium cost over the other...
Forum: Conservation 03-06-09, 07:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,755
Posted By larryrose11
The more I learn about fiberglass, the less I...

The more I learn about fiberglass, the less I like it.
1. Formaldehyde is in it. None in cellulose.
2. It looses 20% of its R-value @ 0 deg F, and cellulose doesn't
3. Blown in fiberglass is...
Forum: Other Improvements 03-04-09, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,411
Posted By larryrose11
Attic re-model

Gascort,
Can I assume you do have an bungelow style attic space, where part of the ceiling walls are slanted?
I consulted a friend on an bungalow attic remodel. He did most of what I...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 12-27-08, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,400
Posted By larryrose11
I have a Craftsman 10A snow thrower. Works...

I have a Craftsman 10A snow thrower. Works great! It has a srew on the front, terminating in a paddle in the middle. Spins pretty fast.
Forum: Other Improvements 12-11-08, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 17,697
Posted By larryrose11
Higgy, You should seal up your ducts with...

Higgy,
You should seal up your ducts with either furnace mastic or AL tape. I did this when I was was remodeling my basement, and it made a big difference in how much air comes out the longest...
Forum: Conservation 12-11-08, 06:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,755
Posted By larryrose11
Higgy, The only place we did have icicles on...

Higgy,
The only place we did have icicles on our house (before the complete exterior remodel ) were on the aluminum overhangs, no place else.

We used to get some snow melt at our eves, but...
Forum: Conservation 12-08-08, 07:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,755
Posted By larryrose11
Daox, Don't forgert to seal up all the wall...

Daox,
Don't forgert to seal up all the wall headders and other penetrations with GreatStuff.

Also, I read a good article a bit back about reading a roof after it snows. Here is the link Home...
Forum: Conservation 12-03-08, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,471
Posted By larryrose11
We use them just about everywhere except 9V, ...

We use them just about everywhere except 9V, which are in the smoke detectors, and the multi-meter. I recycle them out of the smoke detectors and into the multi-meters (2 of them).

I have had...
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