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Why U.S. Offshore Wind Power is Struggling

Green Homes 2 - Tue, 2024-06-18 02:00
Many offshore developments are coming online, but even more are getting canceled before they start. Can the industry recover?
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Insulating the Space Between ICF Wall and Roof

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2024-06-17 21:52
This is such a weird space to consider in my design. I've read more than I care to admit and still can't quite make sense of it.My house is ICF,…
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Do I need a window Buck or Picture Frame

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2024-06-17 20:10
I've got two inches of polyiso on my 2 x 4 walls, and the Andersen windows with nailing flanges that we order just arrived. My contractor wants to install them as…
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Exterior wall moisture and air barrier systems in zone 4

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2024-06-17 17:12
Will a 2x6 wood wall system consisting of latex paint, 1/2 inch drywall, 5 1/2 " open cell sprayed foam, 7/16" OSB with applied ZIP system membrane, covered with insulated…
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Shingles/Roofing off gassing indefinitely?

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2024-06-17 09:51
Hi - As title states I'm wondering how long a new roof can actually off gas?Nearly every Google search says a couple of weeks, but my roof was done a…
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Subfloor Sheathing

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2024-06-17 02:00
Of all the sublfooring materials on the market, OSB most consistently ensures a solid, squeakless, even finished floor
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Rain Screen Recommendation Under Vertical Metal Siding?

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2024-06-16 11:13
We're building a home and garage barn in Zone 6 (Maine). Framing is 2x8 with a 1.5" layer of foam on the outside and we're still debating either dense pack…
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How to get gravel to center of pad without driving on the insulation

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2024-06-16 08:29
My design calls for a thickened edge slab on top of 4 inches of foam, with the center of the slab having 6" of gravel directly under it to take…
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CFM Loss Caused by Different Wall Cap Designs (for ERVs, etc.)

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2024-06-16 06:28
I am trying to decide what type of duct wall cap/hood to use for a few scenarios, in order to minimize the CFM I will lose. 3 types I’ve got:…
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Moisture barrier needed between hardwood floors and sub floor when installed over a climate controlled crawlspace?

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2024-06-16 05:09
I am getting ready to be able to bring the hardwoods into the house (new construction) for acclimation and am trying to determine best practices for this install over a…
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Manufacturers instructions for installing siding conflict with code

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2024-06-15 20:29
Has anyone ever seen this nailing diagram for cedar clapboard before? It’s made by a manufacturer of western red cedar and it's not the first time I’ve seen it. The…
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Warm shingles the only effect of un-vented and no airgap?

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2024-06-15 15:58
I have a un-vented lap seamed metal roof.  It was re-roofed with osb and shingles, except the box vents installed were never functional..  While re-roofing, I plan to access the…
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Taping the base of house wrap over rigid foam.

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2024-06-15 15:48
I am installing house wrap over a 1" layer of XPS.  The house wrap is mostly to help air seal any joints that may have been missed or may develop…
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Sauna floor

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2024-06-15 15:44
Hi guys,I'm currently designing a sauna. An issue that keeps stumping me is the floor. I want it to be made out of wood and I want to use a…
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Small loops or zones in hydronic system – your experience?

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2024-06-15 13:59
Does somebody have experience with small loops or small zones of radiant (hydronic) heat they can share? The emitter panels will be constructed mostly in walls or ceilings. I have some low…
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Exterior Insulation

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2024-06-15 07:53
Going to be living in a double wide for long time soon. This spot is on water so if we built a house the taxes would be too much for…
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Marvin Window Low ERS

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2024-06-14 21:52
I have been working with my local Marvin dealer to price out windows for our new house. In Ohio climate zone 5. As it stands now I am going with…
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Zip vs. Fluid Applied

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2024-06-14 18:30
Hey all -- still working through some wall details on a new build in CZ 6. Thinking through my two current options:1. Regular Zip sheathing taped and rolled2. OSB (or…
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Game goals

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2024-06-14 13:07
What are your game goals and how do you plan to achieve them?
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Exterior Wall Plan Feedback

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2024-06-14 12:33
Hello All,I am building my own house in Zone 5a per the following specs listed below and would like some feedback. I’m not a builder, just a retired vet looking…
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