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    Reducing annoying floor vibrations – interesting paper

    I found an interesting paper on reducing annoying floor vibrations. I thought it might be useful so I am sharing it here.https://www.woodworks.org/wp-content/uploads/seaoo_2012_conference_design_of_wood_floors_to_mitigate_floor_vibration_problems.pdfThe gist of the recommendations are:1. Use a higher…

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    Rebuilding outdoor stairs up to code

    Hi hope all is well. Planning on redoing my outdoor concrete and stone steps. Right now when you walk out the front door you are stepping down onto a landing…

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    Ducted mini split plenum design

    Hi all, I am in the process of replacing a gas furnace with a 12k fujitsu low-static ducted mini split to feed the second story of my house. The first…

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    Taunton Press Customer Service DISASTER

    Has anyone else found that this takeover of the administrative/billing side of Green Building Advisor, Fine Homebuilding, etc. has been a mess?I just cancelled my paying membership to Fine Homebuilding…

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    Old Victorian with no sheathing – Insulating walls but code requires fire blocking

    Hi all.  I have read Martin Holladay's article (https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/article/insulating-walls-in-an-old-house-with-no-sheathing), and related newer articles here (https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/article/managing-water-and-insulating-walls-without-sheathing) and here (https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/article/insulating-old-walls).One thing all of these articles have in common is that they assume…

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    How to patch and paint exterior stone steps

    Hey hope everyone is doing well. My iron railing broke off my exterior front steps. I can fix the railing but I’m worried because the flagstone was damaged. What can…

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    Recoupaerator 200DX Parts available

    I hope this is a good place to put this, there are not too many places something like this would get attention. After 7 years without issue, my UltimateAir Recoupaerator…

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    Performance of Incorrectly Installed Windows

    I have 10ish year old Andersen Single Hung 100 series windows with Low-E and SmartSun coatings. I realize these are entry level, but they seem to have decent infiltration rating…

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    Radiators for Condensing Boilers

    My current small house (modern, well-insulated) has a Viessmann boiler and standard rads. Unfortunately the installers had little clue about the niceties of this system, so it's not operating as…

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    Top-Vented Metal Roof Assembly

    Hi everyone, I'm in the planning process for a home I'll be building in Quebec (Climate zone 7A. Wall assembly is pretty much sets (drywall as AB, VB, 2x6 with…