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Ground Roof on FPSF

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2024-05-18 09:14
Hello,I am working out the details on my fpsf, zone 6 coastal maine.  I have 4 feet of wing insulation all the way around and I am using type II…
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Hot attic with ducts and gas appliances, feel limited on what my options are

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2024-05-17 09:43
Hello, My husband and I bought a small home built in 1930 in Texas (climate zone 2B). We finished renovating it a year ago. We are having some issues with our…
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Can You Add Dense-Packed Cellulose + Rigid Foam?

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2024-05-17 06:01
I'm preparing to rehab a three-family home built in 1900 in Greenfield, Massachusetts. I plan to add dense-packed cellulose to the walls to bring me to R-12 and replace the…
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11 Reasons to Avoid Oversizing Heat Pumps

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2024-05-17 02:00
The disadvantages of oversizing HVAC systems are numerous and should be considered if energy efficiency and cost savings matter to you
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Mitsubishi Rated Minimum Capacity vs Part Load Capacity Charts

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2024-05-16 13:27
Hi all,I'm a homeowner looking to get a 2-zone minisplit system installed in my home and I'm trying to decide between the 20k and 24k Mistubishi MXZ outdoor units. My…
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Best approach to air sealing existing outlets?

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2024-05-16 12:23
Currently engaged in an energy efficiency upgrade. We have largely figured out most of the air barrier and sealed with a mix of membrane (Henry Blueskin), tapes+liquids (Tescon and Visconn),…
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wall penetrations in ICF

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2024-05-16 11:16
Any thoughts on the wisdom of running 1" pvc in the ICF forms to provide for the exterior outlets and lights?  I'm thinking that doing it that way will minimize…
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Gambling online: Find the best way to spend time with pleasure.

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2024-05-16 10:31
What other aspects of gamebling on online should be taken into account when choosing a platform and a time of time?
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Range hood – am I looking for a unicorn?

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2024-05-16 09:50
So elusive, impossible to find. No, I'm not talking about a unicorn. It's about the range hood.Scenario: new construction airtight PGH and all-electric. We are looking for a 36" chimney-style…
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Best practices for maintaining insulation vapor barrier on ERV intake through wall

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2024-05-16 05:19
What are the best practices for maintaining the continuity of the insulation vapor barrier on an ERV intake duct where it passes through a wall to the exterior?  The duct…
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A Fresh Look at Linoleum

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2024-05-16 02:00
A natural and sustainable alternative to conventional flooring materials, linoleum promises cost-effective pricing, longevity, and good looks
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Experience / evaluation of GMX Thermal Drain?

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2024-05-15 17:39
Our builder proposed GMX Thermal Drain for below-ground foundation insulation. Thermal Drain appears to be softer and more flexible than ComforBoard 80 or rigid foam. The builder want to use…
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Rheem ProTerra 50 Gal Heat Pump Water Heater – Pricing

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2024-05-15 16:25
HD is running a special on the ProTerra 50 GAL Heat Pump Water Heater. Typically they sell for $1,860 and the sale price is $1,490. Is that pricing decent for…
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Ice dams and ventilated roof decks – tough choices

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2024-05-15 15:41
The recent Q&A spotlight question got me re-thinking my roofing detail. Here's the situation.* Zone 5B. * 30psf ground snow load. So there will be some snow build up on…
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Is there a risk of mini split line sets sweating / condensing when run through an attic?

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2024-05-15 14:39
(1) Should I be concerned about sweating / condensing of insulated mini split line sets buried in loose cellulose insulation run through an attic?  An attic is the last place…
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Proper installation of large triple glazed hybrid windows

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2024-05-15 14:20
Hello everyone,Not too sure who to turn to, so some opinions would be really appreciated.I just got my windows installed, they’re triple glazed, quite large (8’ width x 6’ height),…
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Quilt Heat Pump Launch Video

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2024-05-15 12:26
Did any of the other HVAC nerds on here watch the Quilt launch?https://www.youtube.com/live/lUAr76DrvZU?si=9Upjq7yiHjKonDY6 I find it interesting, I'm glad they're brining some progress, but I think there are holes in the…
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Advice for New Orleans Crawlspace?

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2024-05-15 08:46
Retrofitting my old shotgun in New Orleans. It sits on short piers above an open crawlspace. The floor is a single layer of old heart pink planks. There are countless…
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Silly sills

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2024-05-15 08:29
Hello,My name's Derek. I’m framing my first house in beautiful northern Michigan, and I’m loving every second of it. I snapped chalk lines and marked where my anchor bolts were,…
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Basement Remodel – Vapor Retarder vs. Barrier

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2024-05-15 07:00
I am looking into a potential basement remodel and am curious about how best to control moisture at the basement slab level.Climate Zone 4.  Virginia.  Mountains, not coast.Existing basement has…
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