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Forum: Conservation 10-26-13, 11:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 36,962
Posted By Quest
@rhizomatic: No "milky" effect happened to...

@rhizomatic:

No "milky" effect happened to any of my filmed windows since Feb 2011. Still looks just as good as day 1.

Q.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-02-12, 12:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,002
Posted By Exeric
Here is a good resource for all things vapory in...

Here is a good resource for all things vapory in buildings. If you read all that you will know more than 99% of people, even yappy Bob Yapp:
...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-14-12, 04:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,002
Posted By Daox
S-F made a great video on how to properly dense...

S-F made a great video on how to properly dense pack a wall cavity. I can't see it being properly packed full without a tube being shoved into the wall...
...
Forum: Conservation 08-08-12, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,664
Posted By S-F
It's not about rain. It's about condensation....

It's not about rain. It's about condensation. There is always moisture in the air. If you're close to the ocean there can be a lot. If you can't wait I would put R 19 fiberglass batts in. Just be...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-03-12, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,410
Posted By PaleMelanesian
Sounds a little high. I paid the installer about...

Sounds a little high. I paid the installer about 7k last year for my 4 ton 16 SEER system. (heat pump heater, no gas) It was a complete new system including new wire from the breaker.

2.5 ton...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-28-12, 12:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,002
Posted By S-F
Yes. Cellulose.

Yes. Cellulose.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-26-12, 03:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,002
Posted By S-F
Wait, I'm confused. You floor joists are only...

Wait, I'm confused. You floor joists are only 2x6? They aren't 16" on center? Are they not regular 1 and 3/4"" ?
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-20-12, 09:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 26,660
Posted By bennelson
Part 5 of 5: DIY 275 Gallon Rainwater...

Part 5 of 5:

DIY 275 Gallon Rainwater Collection, Part 5.mp4 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkmVXy-jd8c)
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-20-12, 05:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,002
Posted By S-F
The force 1 is the predecessor of the force 2,...

The force 1 is the predecessor of the force 2, which is a decent machine. I haven't used the force 1 so I can't say.
2.9 is all you need to get to 3.5 and up.

I really want to stress that dense...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-20-12, 08:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 26,660
Posted By bennelson
Video part 4 is up! DIY 275 Gallon Rainwater...

Video part 4 is up!

DIY 275 Gallon Rainwater Collection, Part 4 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVPcRuZ7cXo)
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-19-12, 11:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 26,660
Posted By bennelson
Video 3: DIY 275 Gallon Rainwater...

Video 3:

DIY 275 Gallon Rainwater Collection, Part 3 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ngv3gWZMySs)
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-19-12, 10:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 26,660
Posted By bennelson
Video part 2 is up! DIY 275 Gallon Rainwater...

Video part 2 is up!

DIY 275 Gallon Rainwater Collection, Part 2 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH0Phj51QwI)
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-19-12, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 26,660
Posted By bennelson
This Sunday, my Dad and I were working on a...

This Sunday, my Dad and I were working on a rainwater collection system over at his house.

We are using the same type of containers over there.

Here's the first of a short series of videos I...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-09-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,002
Posted By S-F
Dense packed cellulose will not settle. It's...

Dense packed cellulose will not settle. It's installed at a density much greater than any recorded pressure. Vaopr barriers and fiber glass are a great way to cause moisture issues. That is unless...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-09-12, 06:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,002
Posted By Daox
The modern technique for filling wall cavities...

The modern technique for filling wall cavities with cellulose is called dense pack. They actually blow the stuff in a hole and cram it in there. It does NOT settle. Loose blow, like many people...
Forum: Conservation 07-04-12, 10:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,117
Posted By S-F
Drill and Fill Part 1: Drill And Fill Part 1 -...

Drill and Fill Part 1:
Drill And Fill Part 1 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeXCr5Jvx54&feature=youtu.be)

Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR_E0QRPMVE&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Conservation 07-03-12, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,202
Posted By Daox
List of electricity saving devices

I was thinking we should come up with a list of electricity saving devices and devices that help save electricity. There are a lot of products out there and knowing what is out there can surely help...
Forum: Conservation 05-07-12, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 36,962
Posted By AC_Hacker
A window film update... I have had the Gilla...

A window film update...

I have had the Gilla window film on a south facing window for about 2 years, the film has provided relief from intense summer sun and radiated heat.

But recently, I have...
Forum: Conservation 12-06-11, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 36,962
Posted By Quest
Gila window films, anyone tried this before?

With winter chills (our biggest windows (living room/dining room, side living room, etc.) are all situated on East /West facing, all double-glazed vinyls that were put in as part of the house (house...
Forum: Conservation 11-22-11, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,767
Posted By energywisemfg
Interior Storm Windows

You did a nice job on those inside storms, I would only suggest you put glazing/film on both sides, you'll create another air pocket thus your energy savings will be multiplied vastly compared to...
Forum: Conservation 11-20-11, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,767
Posted By Daox
Greenhouse plastic is much thicker, but you also...

Greenhouse plastic is much thicker, but you also can't really see through it. Are you worried about puncturing it?

For my windows, I followed Guy Marsden's design. IMO it looks great and is easy...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-30-09, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 1,949,835
Posted By AC_Hacker
The Homemade Heat Pump Manifesto

Hello all,



(I have been working on this project since 2009, and I am having great success and fun, but have yet to find anyone on the web doing similar work.)

* * *

I live in an older...
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