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Energy Efficiency and Durability- Page 2 of 559

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    Can Spray Foam Around Fireplace Chimney

    Hi Everyone -We are renovating a house in NJ with a masonry wood-burning fireplace that we plan to use occasionally.This week, we did some blower-door directed air sealing.  In order…

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    Does this wall assembly sound good to avoid mold?

    I’m getting so many different opinions that it’s hard to make sense of it all. I’m Building a new house and the added cost and logistics involved with external foam…

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    Attic Venting for Post-Framed Garage

    I’m planning to build a post-framed two-car detached garage in North Idaho, Climate Zone 5. The building will be insulated and minimally heated with radiant heat in the slab. The…

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    Detailing a Foam-Free Vented Roof Assembly

    Howdy everyone, I'm designing my future house (TX Panhandle, Zone 4B) and I'm intrigued by the roof design from the following article posted here/fhb: https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/article/building-a-vaulted-high-performance-and-foam-free-roof-assembly I think this design looks…

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    Making Storm Windows

    Contemplating purchasing some storm windows. I have bought a few from the box stores. New wood storms are about $400, or $200 knocked down. From a box store about 100-150.…

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    Exterior foam insulation and window buck question:

    Hi everyone! Some techincal questions for you. Some of my details might need a bit more cleaning up, I’m aware of that, curently trying to solve the following:Some of the…

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    Fiberglass Batt Insulation Viability/Performance hit in Parallel Chord Trusses?

    I know fiberglass batts are not a preferred form on insulation here on GBA. We are going to be building a house in Climate Zone 7 Colorado. It is a…

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    Detailing a Flat Roof with Parapet Walls

    I am considering a flat roof with parapet walls on 3 sides and 3' overhang on low side for the 32x40 main roof of a new home.  California Climate Zone…

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    Exterior foam insulation and window buck question:

    Hi everyone! Some techincal questions for you. Some of my details might need a bit more cleaning up, I'm aware of that, curently trying to solve the following:Some of the…

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    Subfloor air sealing

    I am currently building a small affordable multifamily building in Boston.  It's a slab on grade 4-floor building with standard wood frame.   We are getting close to installing the subfloor…