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Erik Olofsson | Posted in General Questions on

the american philospher, john serle, once said, “if you can’t say it clearly you don’t understand it yourself.” i sometimes feel this way when i try to articulate the theory behind everyday building science. what books or periodical articles do you recommend to better understand phenomena like condensation and air movement; how insulation and vapour retarders work, et al…?

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  1. Erik Olofsson | | #1

    'searle,' je m'excuse...

  2. Jenny Belman | | #2

    You may get your answer here.
    'Moisture Analysis and Condensation Control in Building Envelopes' by Heinz R. Trechsel

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    Martin Holladay | | #3

    Water in Buildings by William Rose.

  4. Dan Kolbert | | #4

    Ditto on Martin's suggestion. I understand perhaps 2/3 -3/4 of what Bill wrote but it's well worth stumbling thru the remainder for the knowledge.

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