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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-26-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,600
Posted By S-F
The sealing needs to be at the plane of the air...

The sealing needs to be at the plane of the air barrier. So I would attack any and all nooks and crannies that lead to the outside. What is the sheathing? If it's some sort of sheet lumber then you...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-26-15, 03:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 21,145
Posted By S-F
Hello all. Long time with no update because...

Hello all. Long time with no update because things have been progressing slowly around these parts. Here's the news: I replaced the big picture windows here with crazy triple pane Pella jobs. They...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-18-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,728
Posted By S-F
I say first fix the roof. The air seal and...

I say first fix the roof. The air seal and insulate. I personally would pull the fiberglass and just fill the place with cellulose.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-17-13, 02:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 21,145
Posted By S-F
I'm already within shooting range of their...

I'm already within shooting range of their capacity. The load of the house at -5° as it stands is 18,750 BTU/hour and my heat pumps are each 3/4 ton. I think the stupid electric bill I got for...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 03-31-13, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,171
Posted By S-F
The father in law has one of those Bosch dryers...

The father in law has one of those Bosch dryers and the thing is a nightmare. It gets used about as frequently as the drying rack right next to it. :( The thing is always clogging and giving...
Forum: Conservation 02-17-13, 04:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,361
Posted By S-F
I have always thought that wearing clothes in...

I have always thought that wearing clothes in warm weather was some kind of strange fetishist social plague. The craziest part of it all is that one can be arrested, convicted and publicly labeled as...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-12-13, 01:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 21,145
Posted By S-F
Latest Installment: Air Sealing The Attic ...

Latest Installment:

Air Sealing The Attic


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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-11-12, 06:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,968
Posted By S-F
What interests me more is building a SUPER...

What interests me more is building a SUPER INSULATED box with rods to hang clothes and a dehumidifier inside. The dehumidifier will create heat and remove moisture. It might taken aeon to dry clothes...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-01-12, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,337
Posted By S-F
Sorry, I misread your previous post and said a...

Sorry, I misread your previous post and said a bunch of things which must have seemed nutty. I don't know about the netting you're using so I can't comment on that and I also don't have much...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-01-12, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,337
Posted By S-F
The problems with all fiberglass, as opposed to...

The problems with all fiberglass, as opposed to cellulose are that mice love the stuff, it's not recycled material and fiberglass doesn't have the hygroscopic value cellulose has. It also might be...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-31-12, 01:52 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 57,130
Posted By S-F
Don't worry about it at all. Just net over it...

Don't worry about it at all. Just net over it really tight and cut it open once blowing is done. The only place that gets face stapled is right next to the boxes. You can't staple to the side of the...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-31-12, 03:58 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 57,130
Posted By S-F
You hang it horizontally. Just overlap it a foot...

You hang it horizontally. Just overlap it a foot or so. Otherwise you will have too much waste. As noted earlier, 5' doesn't meet up with 16" O/C. It's unappealing to have big folds of fabric...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-30-12, 04:47 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 57,130
Posted By S-F
Close. You take the top corner of the insulation...

Close. You take the top corner of the insulation web and staple it to the top corner of your wall (SECURELY). Then you stretch it to the other top corner and securely staple it. Stretch to the bottom...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-30-12, 04:18 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 57,130
Posted By S-F
You hang it with a T50 stapler making sure to...

You hang it with a T50 stapler making sure to stretch it tight and flat. Then you side staple to the studs with an air stapler. It's like a machine gun and can blow through thousands of staples an...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-30-12, 03:34 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 57,130
Posted By S-F
Are you set on this contractor? It is standard...

Are you set on this contractor? It is standard practice to blow behind netting. That's the SOLE purpose of Insulweb. Net and blow is the default method for new construction simply because you can see...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-20-12, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,715
Posted By S-F
You screw then to the studs through the foam with...

You screw then to the studs through the foam with a screw with a completely flat head that can handle the weight of the siding, foam and furring. HeadLOK® Heavy Duty Flathead Fastener - FastenMaster...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-19-12, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,715
Posted By S-F
Fastening Furring Strips to a Foam-Sheathed Wall...

Fastening Furring Strips to a Foam-Sheathed Wall | GreenBuildingAdvisor.com (http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/musings/fastening-furring-strips-foam-sheathed-wall)

Using Rigid Foam As...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-13-12, 03:38 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 33,381
Posted By S-F
The cuts are cleaner. Probably doesn't matter if...

The cuts are cleaner. Probably doesn't matter if you aren't attaching the cut ends. But it is MUCH faster. It is a bit messy. Just do it on a big tarp. It isn't dusty so unless it's really windy the...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-13-12, 02:25 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 33,381
Posted By S-F
To glue the foam you can also use PUR Stick in...

To glue the foam you can also use PUR Stick in your foam gun. That's what I always use to glue EPS/XPS. You may also want to consider using a table and or circular saw to cut the foam. It cuts...
Forum: Product Reviews 10-12-12, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,607
Posted By S-F
Good price on a foam gun

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Forum: Lighting 09-27-12, 05:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,221
Posted By S-F
You could use any light you like behind a sauna...

You could use any light you like behind a sauna light fixture And put the switch outside the door. I believe that (here in MA at least) bathrooms under a certain size have to have the switch outside...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-15-12, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,745
Posted By S-F
That's one approach. If you truss to the inside...

That's one approach. If you truss to the inside as opposed to the outside it's much easier. Put the window in like normal. Make the rough opening on the inside offset to the outside by 30 degrees and...
Forum: Conservation 08-08-12, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,742
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: Renovations & New Construction 07-28-12, 12:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,058
Posted By S-F
Yes. Cellulose.

Yes. Cellulose.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-26-12, 03:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,058
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"" ?
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