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Presenters Peter Yost and Mike Guertin were inundated with questions during their 12/18/2009 webinar Got Mold? - Energy Efficiency and Moisture Management.

This forum is a space for questions that Peter and Mike were unable to get to during the 60-minute presentation.

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Hey guys, I have no access to any story in the newletter as if it's all pro. John jnmbailey@comcast.net

Asked By john bailey | Oct 9 13
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I'm thinking 5 sun tunnels and two skylights would be easier to install on a shingled roof, also the dormer maybe.

Asked By Catherine Tilton | Jun 26 12
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From Designed to Built: Delivering Your Green Home: I read the short transcript of this webinar, since I am currently working with an architect and a "volunteer" builder to develop the plans for a green home of ~ 3400 SF.

The information on your website was excellent and very pertinent to what I am presently doing....is it possible to revisit the actual webinar broadcast which I think was aired in late October and.....when is part 2 scheduled to air?
Thanks, Bob Weber
rweber@tcnj.edu

Asked By Robert Weber | Nov 3 11
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I am working on a project for a client who has a home on the bay just north of Galveston Island,on the mainland .
This is an existing 4 year old house. As it is positioned it receives on the South face of the house a wind from the South which is super saturated with moisture.

In the attic,we have had a lot of problems with this moisture laden air infiltrating through the most minimal of openings,cracks and even between where the sheetrock and the side of the top plate touch.There is also a negitive pressure existing within the envelope of the house.

Asked By Craig Manuel | Aug 14 11
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I recently installed dense-pack cellulose in a 1929 home. After the install, the amount of moisture condensing on the windows increased significantly. Why would this happen. The relative humidity in the home should be the exact same before and after. The windows are original with fully closed storms.

Asked By Anonymous | Dec 21 09
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I was wondering if it was possible to insulate so much that the dew point actually occurs in the insulation? Also if this was to occur would it eliminate condensation or would it still occur within the insulation? I can see this as maybe being a possibility in a ceiling but would it be possible in a wall?

Asked By Mick Paterson | Dec 23 09
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I live in a newly renovated and insulated house in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where the minimum temperature range between - 20 to - 25 F. My clothes dryer exhaust duct is about 1 feet long and connect the clothes dryer directly outside. When not in use, condensation forms on the duct, drips on the hard wood floor, and eventually, ice forms on the duct. All of this is quite logical, but I have never heard of such a problem before. The house temperature is about 70 F. There is not a lot of air circulation between the exterior wall and the dryer so I've installed a small fan in front of it.

Asked By Marie-Helene Burman | Dec 21 09
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As noted in the webinar, stopping moisture at the outside face of an assembly is always best, but for older (1950's & 60's era) concrete block walls and concrete slab floors below grade, what type of sealer products or other techniques work best to try to prevent moisture penetration, and subsequent musty smells? Thank you.

Asked By Rick Neumann | Dec 21 09
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what’s the origin of the moisture in the concrete floor and mold behind the trim photo? Was it when the floor was cleaned? Or a plumbing break? Or when the concrete was drying during install?

Asked By Anonymous | Dec 21 09
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When remodeling a story and half, mold was found in a section that was unheated but will now be in the heating envelope. Will this staining need to be bleached or just left as is?

Thank You,
Dan

Asked By Dan | Dec 21 09
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