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grace tri-flex XT adequate for unvented roof assembly?

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-10-03 06:57
I have a hip roof that butts up to a wall, and it seems like it would be easier to do an unvented assembly with rigid foam above the sheathing…
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Simple Structure, High Performance

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-10-03 02:00
A slab foundation, advanced framing, and conditioned space for mechanical equipment are smart strategies for an energy-efficient building
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Rain Screen: Furring, Entangled Mesh, Sill Seal, or no Rain Screen

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-10-02 20:32
Hi all,Some of you have seen my Pretty Good House and Thermal Bridge questions as I'm working towards finalizing a building envelope design for a remodel in the Catskills, NY.Tomorrow,…
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Caulk Window Trim/Extension Jam?

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-10-02 18:10
I've added 2" of polyiso exterior insulation on top of ZIP sheathing, which is my WRB. The windows are flashed properly with beveled shingle and ZIP stretch tape as the…
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Exterior insulation rehab and sill plate questions

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-10-02 14:46
I've been lurking on Fine Home Building and this website for about a year as I figure out the best way to do various projects on my home which was…
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Looking for recommendations on new heating equipment

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-10-02 13:56
My house was built in 2008 and the HVAC and Hot Water Tanks are original and looking for guidance on new equipment.  I added a photoelectric roof top solar system…
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Basement insulation

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-10-02 13:43
Hello, after reading through many articles here on GreenBuildingAdvisor, we are considering installing rigid foam on the interior wall of our basement (this is new construction). However, I just noticed…
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Lattice rain screen for vertical siding be too large of a gap and can it hold the weight of the siding?

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-10-02 12:59
Hi All,we are installing vertical shiplap siding and have 3/4” (1”) pine furring strips that we are planning on using. I have a couple of questions. Due to the fact…
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Are there “Stock” energy efficent (~R5) windows?

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-10-02 10:52
Hi All,I'm currently designing my house and trying to take a simple and budget approach. I have no problem designing my house with a stock window size (all 3'x5' for…
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Detailing Air-sealable Flush Baseboard w/ Reveal

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-10-02 09:51
I'm kind of a sucker for certain details that are easier to draw than build, and that are less forgiving than traditional solutions. One of these is minimal roof overhangs (see…
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Seeking an experienced Rehau door installer’s help – St. Louis or remote

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-10-02 08:30
I had a Rehau tilt and slide patio door installed a couple of years ago. The work was done by a local GC who had previously installed one other houseful…
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Narrow drywall on ceiling at intersection with wall

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2022-10-01 20:34
Single story gable-roofed house with raised wood floor in central Arizona, which gets almost no snow (as snow load might be relevant).I am not attaching my 1/2" ceiling drywall to…
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Broan Overture Automated Fresh Air Indoor Monitors

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2022-10-01 15:43
I saw this product featured in a Youtube video from Corbett Lunsford's Home Performance. It automatically monitors indoor air quality and adjusts your homes ventilation systems to help filter out…
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Efficient Wood Stoves

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2022-10-01 15:37
Buddy of mine has plenty of wood to burn and used to have a outdoor hydronic wood burner.What are the most efficient wood burner designs lately?Thanks
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BEopt and Mitsubishi KP24NA/KA24NA

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2022-10-01 15:02
I'm trying to run BEopt against a house design and am not having any luck getting it to work with a Mitsubishi SVZ-KP24NA & SUZ-KA24NAHZ configuration.  This is a variable-speed…
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Ducting for HRV

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2022-10-01 14:21
I've been remodelling/refinishing my basement, and I haven't really been planning to put in an HRV.  Thinking about it more recently, an HRV does seem like a good idea to…
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Wall Assembly

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2022-10-01 12:37
Can anyone give me some examples of what contractors are doing for building envelope retrofits?  I live in Climate Zone 4A (MD Annapolis area) and am interested to see what…
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What combination of technologies to install?

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2022-10-01 11:05
EDIT: I'm from the UK and have just realised this is a US forum. I realise advice, terminology, technologies and prices may vary from country to country! Still, any thoughts welcome. We're…
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Airtight drains that still allow water to flow

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2022-10-01 09:14
I'm trying to build a super tight and dry house.  I have 4 drains in my basement going to a sealed sump pump.  Unfortunately my builder didn't follow the plans…
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Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2022-09-30 18:12
Can anyone point me to a detail in the detail library that would show some options for strapping to create an airgap and lower/upper venting+bugscreen ideas? Spec'ing a build with reverse…
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