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    Zone 4a wall design – good enough and without unintended consequences?

    Looking for a Good Enough Wall design for Zone 4a (almost 3a), central NC home. I apologize for having so many posts with similar elements but between the forum responses,…

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    Rainscreen around garage door opening and door opening

    I've seen many articles and videos showing rainscreen details on walls and around window openings. How does one treat door openings like garage doors?The best I can figure the 'casing'…

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    Filling in a Garage Door in a Conditioned Space

    I've got some slightly atypical assembly options I wanted to run by the hive mind.I'm converting a garage and removing the garage door, then framing in the opening and insulating…

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    Screened Porch Ceiling – Insulation Challenge

    Screened Porch Ceiling - Insulation ChallengeClimate Zone 6Screened porch at corner of house: (not a 3 season room)12' W x 15' L x 8' HTwo sides are exterior walls and…

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    Insulating an Unconditioned Attached Garage for a New EV?

    I live in Colorado, just got a EV and noticed that the battery is not as efficient when the car is soaking in cold air overnight in my 3 car…

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    Follow-up Questions – Options for Sealing Foundation Radon Barrier

    Hello All, I am working to finalize the Air Barrier for the our new construction house.Slab on grade foundation, 2065 sqft. in zone 5 U.S.A. After much GBA and internet reading I…

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    HRV with 4″ ducts and lotta other questions

    I made a post a while back:https://www.reddit.com/r/hvacadvice/comments/xkgeka/hrv_via_bathroom_exhaust/Basically, trying to figure out how to do my hrv, the gist of it is I have only the fresh air intake and nothing…

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    design cost

    I got a quote for design and construction plans for my workshop/garage. It was higher than I was expecting, so I just wanted to get some opinions on whether it's…

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    Sealant

    Hi,I need to airtight a few area between plywood and studs but I am limited due to product availability at my local hardware stores. Does anyone have experience using either…

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    Any concrete experts here? I need to place a garage next to (under)a retaining wall

    The new custom garage will be placed as close to this retaining wall as possible. The location will be next to the garage, at the base of the wall.  NOT…