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    Preparing Roughsawn Pine for Rainscreen Battens/Furring

    Hi,We just placed our Mento 1000 WRB on my new garage (a part of a house/garage build) and I brought my roughsawn pine 1x4 material to the guys for installing…

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    Combining Acrylic Tape and Liquid Flashing

    Hi. I am zone 4a and am framing my place this week. How do I connect 3M 8067 acrylic tape to Dymonic 100? Which goes first? Will I need a…

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    Choosing an HVAC System for an Older Home

    Hi, The conversation around HVAC has plagued my mind for some time now, so I decided to poll the professionals and those with experience. After interviewing 7 different top rated…

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    How to Detail the Bottom of a Rainscreen with Metal Siding

    I have a stick built Zip sheathed camp with 3" of exterior foam and 3/4 horizontal furring to hold up vertical 1 1/4 corrugated metal wavy siding. The siding is…

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    Fireplace Air Sealing

    I'm currently insulating our single level home in coastal California (95062). We had no insulation in the walls so I'm excited to get some rockwool in there. When taking down the…

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    Minisplit Advice in Zone 2A (inc. Manual J & S)?

    Hello, and thanks for all the HVAC education so far! I’m choosing minisplits for 2 buildings in Zone 2A: 1) Communal kitchen/living: 721 sq ft / 8921 cu ft, used…

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    Heating With a Solar-Powered Electric Boiler

    I'm seriously considering buying a solar panel system. I was thinking of not only using it to cover the electric bill, but to also use it to heat my home…

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    Interior Air Barrier and Vent Baffles

    I have a story and a half new build with deep parallel chord trusses. My air barrier is Intello and it will be applied to the interior of the truss…

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    Share Your ERV Setup

    I’m interested in hearing and seeing your whole house ventilation system. If you have pictures please include them. -HRV/ERV brand -How you control it -IAQ Monitors -Material used for air…

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    Epoxy-Coated Exterior Walls and Moisture

    I am designing an animal shelter in Zone 6. The kennels are designed so there are outdoor and indoor sections for each dog pen, separated by a CMU wall. The…