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Any suggestions for sound proofing between floors?

Will have wood floors upstairs and would like to sound proof as best I can. Considering cellulose between floors. Would love suggestions.

Thanks,

Andre

In General questions | Asked By Andre Jones | Mar 13 14
1 Answer

Are there any good isocyanate-free alternatives to spray foam insulation?

I'm looking to build a home from shipping containers, and I see that closed-cell spray foam insulation is typically chosen for these kinds of projects due to high R value and anti-moisture properties of the spray foam.

Are there any good alternatives to closed-cell spray foam for this kind of project?

In Green products and materials | Asked By Mark Baxter | Mar 14 14
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If you were to replace your windows what material would you use for the frame and would you use a double pane with Argon?

replacement windows for hot climate

In Energy efficiency and durability | Asked By Janet DeMars | Mar 13 14
3 Answers

Dishwashers for small families

What's the most energy efficient approach for washing dishes for a family of 2?
We dirty 2 place settings (2 dinner plates, 2 bowls and 2 small plates)/day. Our dishwasher holds 5 or 6 days of dishes. We only own 6 place settings, not enough to run a full load.

We live in a condo, don't pay for water usage (hot or cold).

Currently we wash by hand and use the dishwasher as a drying rack. We probably run the dish washer a couple of times a year.

In Green products and materials | Asked By jeff wilson | Mar 13 14
1 Answer

Open vs Closed Cell in Crawl Space

I hate to ask this question b/c I feel like it has been well covered on this site and at BSC.... but I'm getting some conflicting information from the local experts.

In General questions | Asked By mark moses | Mar 13 14
1 Answer

Insulating a cathedral ceiling

I am building a timber frame barn in zone 6 (Vermont), part of which is insulated. We hope to use recycled or seconds of polyisocyanurate in 4x8 sheets. The roof from the inside has 6x6 rafters, 7/8" T&G pine boards, moisture barrier, 2 layers of 3" polyiso, taped and foamed in cracks, 2x4 strapping screwed through the insulation into the rafters, another moisture or rain barrier, plywood underlayment nailed to the 2x4s, creating a 1.5" vent space, finally metal standing-seam roof. My questions are:
1. Is this a good way to go?

In Green building techniques | Asked By Peter Limon | Mar 13 14
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What does anyone know about the SWl2700 window from Northeast Building Products?

Looking at buying this as replacement windows

In General questions | Asked By robert placek | Mar 12 14
1 Answer

I just watched a video on roof ventilation by Joseph Lstiburek

JUST WATCHED VIDEO ON ROOF VENTILATION BY JOESPH LSTIBUREK.
MY QUESTION IS: IF YOU HAVE A 46' HOUSE WITH 2' OF CONTINUOUS FULL VENT ALONG 46' LENGTH, HOW DO YOU COMPUTE HOW MUCH CONTINUOUS RIDGE VENT IS NEEDED?

THANK YOU
SCOTT DEBBOLD
JAY-K LUMBER
NEW HARTFORD N.Y.

In General questions | Asked By SCOTT DEBBOLD | Mar 12 14
3 Answers

Garage under living space

I am wondering about the proper technique for air sealing and insulating a house with a garage in basement level. I live in Vt.
Maurice

In Energy efficiency and durability | Asked By maurice plouffe | Mar 16 13
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How can I find an efficient electric oven for my kitchen?

My electrical oven adds a tremendous amount of heat to the house. The top surface, beneath the broiler pans, is 175 degrees when the oven is at 350. The sides of the oven are at 125 degrees.

The expensive ovens don't seem any better. A GE smoothtop range I used in a rental condo blew air through vents at the top of the door - it seemed to be for keeping the door cool to prevent folks from burning themselves on the door. The fan continued to operate for about 15 minutes after the oven was turned off.

In Green products and materials | Asked By Kathy Reynolds | Mar 6 14
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