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How Fccn Investment Made Me A Better Salesperson Than You

Since the introduction of CREST Depository Interests (CDIs), which you can buy on the London Stock Exchange's International Retail Service, it has also become cheaper. Building corporate culture of equality and respect. I could look at a the latest bells and whistles microwave on the web, see it was in stock and go down to my local bricks and mortar version of the same shop and pick one up.

Asked By Jeanette Heist | Mar 6 15
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Membrain in walls, poly in attic. OK or not?

I join hundreds of others in trying to wrap my head around the nuances of vapor retarders.

In this thread in comment #32 Martin notes that ceiling poly is unlikely to cause much trouble and then in comment #34 he observes that another person should use Membrain in their walls.

Is there ever a need for Membrain in the ceiling or can cheaper poly always be used?

One other question.

Poly in walls should be on the warm side, Martin quoted the following from the same article:

Asked By Alex House | Mar 6 15
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24" o.c. rainscreen furring concerns

Getting ready to start a house for a customer, double 2x4 walls, etc. We left the exterior side 2x4 @ 16" oc due to rainscreen furring concerns.

I'm beginning to question whether we can move to 24" oc on the outside wall and use our rainscreen furring 24"oc...?? Furring will be 2x4 KD lumber, mainly because we can get 2x4 cheaper than 1x4 and it's not that much more effort.

So can the furring go to 24"oc and not have problem with the clapboard siding going crazy?

Thanks

Asked By RMills Miller | Mar 4 15
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Roxul board used in basement as insulation against concrete wall.

I just watched a mike Holmes episode. He was building out a basement for bar, home theater, gym, etc. against all the walls he used roxul board as an insulation barrier then the walls were framed. I've read where Martin Holliday advised against this practice. Who's right? It makes more sense to use foam or foam board as it won't hold water. Thanks for any clarification on this topic.

Asked By tim gabriel | Mar 5 15
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Roxul board used in basement as insulation against concrete wall.

I just watched a mike Holmes episode. He was building out a basement for bar, home theater, gym, etc. against all the walls he used roxul board as an insulation barrier then the walls were framed. I've read where Martin Holliday advised against this practice. Who's right? It makes more sense to use foam or foam board as it won't hold water. Thanks for any clarification on this topic.

Asked By tim gabriel | Mar 5 15
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I am overwhelmed with the wall cavity options and need advice

After researching for the last few months on this website, buildingscience.com, and PHIUS.org I am just overwhelmed...buy maybe under informed. I am an owner/builder (former construction project manager...mainly responsible for foundation and electric work then) and this will be my second house. Most of the case studies and articles I have read are about homes in climate zones far more extreme than what we typically have in TN.

Asked By Andrew Bennett | Mar 4 15
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Insulation around a center chimney -- cape?

How would one insulate around the chimney in the attached pics? Would I start at the ceiling and just put a bunch of Roxul around it? How could air sealing work? Fireblock foam?

Bonus question: Is it too late to double stud these walls?

https://picasaweb.google.com/107236736120604165034/Farmcape2?authkey=Gv1...

Asked By stephen edge | Mar 4 15
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New Mitsubishi Hyper Heat multi splits have finally arrived

I was having a discussion with someone on reddit and they mentioned having a MXZ-3C24NAHZ model recommended by a contractor, which I had never seen before. Googled it and, lo and behold, I find documents published just a couple months ago (like this one) describing a whole new line of Hyper Heat multi splits, sized from 20,000 BTU/hr through 48,000, and supporting 2 to 8 indoor units. HSPF rating is generally in the 9 to 11 range.

Asked By Nick Welch | Jan 13 15
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condensation in (conditioned space)attic.Built to "environmental standards"

I am in need of a (seasoned)Building consultant, familiar with New England climate, able to make an "on site " evaluation in Guilford Ct 06437 for an attic space that was built to environmental standards and is a "conditioned space)--air conditioning,HRVs, etc etc for a client that has environmental allergies, --mold,fabric softener, petrochemical products etc., There is condensation from the attic space, with leakage of water into and onto the first floor after one year.Thank you in advance. We need help.

Asked By herbert suesserman MD | Mar 5 15
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Vented & unvented in same roof plane?

Hopefully you can all see this attached glass-house view of my proposed roof.

http://i.imgur.com/rEkixfa.jpg

The open attic at the bottom right of the photo allows plenty of room to super-insulate, same too with the open attic above the 2nd floor ceiling, up in the top left/center of the photo. The sloped roof though poses a problem for super-insulation levels, just not enough depth. What I'd like to minimize is a path of least thermal resistance which would circumvent the high insulation levels in the open attics and favor "Easy" migration through the sloped roof section.

Asked By Alex House | Mar 3 15
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