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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-13-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Upon checking prices for closed cell high density...

Upon checking prices for closed cell high density SPF, I decided to do what we did in my sons new house.
Flash & batt
Put only 4" of the closed cell high density SPF against under side of roof...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-12-16, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,308
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Now have a good Draftsman & Structural Engineer...

Now have a good Draftsman & Structural Engineer on board.

Changed from vented roof to unvented, worried about possible fire in nearby trees.
Will have underside of roof sheathing SPF closed cell...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-24-16, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,308
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Sorry to say, my lifetime energy costs will be...

Sorry to say, my lifetime energy costs will be pretty low, I will probably be 77 yrs old when house is done.

I got top dollar for current house partly because the buyers appreciate that my energy...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-23-16, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,308
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
I like much about the Passive house idea. They...

I like much about the Passive house idea.
They make sense in Euro-land, IMHO not so much in USA

Europe has much higher energy cost than USA (for now)

In Europe it is quite common for many...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-23-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,308
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
A rant on why professionals love mod-cons, and...

A rant on why professionals love mod-cons, and it's NOT that they are more efficient & save consumers money: (that is a sales gimmick)

Mod-cons are much lighter & easier to install = more profit
...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-22-16, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,308
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
I love radiant warm water floors! I have...

I love radiant warm water floors!

I have installed 3 systems & have learned quite a bit over time. Read this as: my first system only keeps house warm at -15*F because I put in so much...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-22-16, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,308
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
DENVER (CBS4)– Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a...

DENVER (CBS4)– Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law on Thursday that allows for the collection of rainwater. The issue has been surprisingly controversial over the years as several attempts...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-22-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,308
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
I'm a big advocate of lots of insulation, at a...

I'm a big advocate of lots of insulation, at a good price, 18" or so of blown in cellulose will be placed on the ceiling of the upstairs rooms & on the ceiling of the downstairs, outside the upstairs...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-22-16, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,308
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
For the egress window & sliding door upstairs in...

For the egress window & sliding door upstairs in the framed walls, I bought some flexable 9" Typar flashing. It can be formed as one piece around the corners and onto the OSB.

I will prime the...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-22-16, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,308
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Great ideas MEMPHIS91 Thanks a bunch

Great ideas MEMPHIS91 Thanks a bunch
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-21-16, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,308
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
On the windows in concrete wall issue, I'm...

On the windows in concrete wall issue, I'm thinking of having the concrete sub make the window bucks to be removed when the forms are stripped.

Then I can add mud to the head & sill surfaces with...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-21-16, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,308
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Planning new house

Closing July 29, 2016 on sale of current house.

Planning next build:
8,800' altitude, zone 5b (dry) Teller County 10 miles West of Pikes Peak.

IMO at high Colorado altitude there is no need...
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