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Using a Spray Foam Insulation Kit

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-07-18 02:00
What are the benefits and risks of do-it-yourself foam installations?
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Does paint sheen matter in a basement?

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-07-17 23:51
Hi hope all is well. I insulated and put up drywall in my basement following the advice on this forum. I had 2 gallons of semi gloss latex paint left…
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energy recovery ventilator for garage

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-07-17 21:43
im in arizona and looking to install a erv just for my garage and upstairs but i dont have any ductwork just mini splits so was looking for a decentralized…
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Continuous insulation on existing homes

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-07-17 21:17
I reside and work in Colorado in Climate Zone 7. Polyethylene sheathing is typically used as a class I vapor retarder under the drywall in existing homes. When able to…
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Unique ICF home that I’m having trouble sizing HVAC

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-07-17 19:48
I have an ICF home under construction.  The typical HVAC quotes I have received are based on sqft from what I can tell. (24,000BTU)First time poster, but I've been reading…
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Zone 6 Exterior insulation what is best/pay off?

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-07-17 18:18
Building in Zone 6 White Mts. I am a paying member, so I have read a pile of articles for last few months , Like Mr. Holladay's, minimum foam. I…
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1840’s VT home with condensation issue

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-07-17 18:03
Hello,Would really appreciate some input on my rental unit in Central Vermont. Originally built in the 1840's, it is currently three 1 bedroom units.  Exterior walls of the living space…
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Insulation under a 3-season room

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-07-17 14:38
I have looked and looked for advise on the proper way to insulate a 3 season porch. It is unconditioned, but insulated in the ceiling and walls. However the floor…
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wall fans to distribute heat

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-07-17 12:13
Is it possible to control a fan with a thermostat?I live in Massachusetts. I have a 1,700 s.f. house built in 1973. The open living area has a cathedral ceiling.…
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Retrofitting Insulation in walls

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-07-17 11:33
Hi There,New to this site, it was recommended this is a great place to get advice for home renovation questions answered. I live in an older home, that had 2x4…
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Continous insulation exterior details

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-07-17 11:33
Hi – got a house I am doing mineral wool board continuous insulation on. We need help on the exterior details – e.g, how to mount equipment, boxes, etc on…
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Source for XPS/EPS for conditioned attic

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-07-17 11:17
I am in zone 5 building a conditioned attic house w 12:12 metal roof with rockwool inside (prob R30). I need to put R20 of rigid foam on top -…
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Should I ask that my new skylight work to be re-done?

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-07-17 10:39
I had my shingle roof replaced last week by my roofing contractor and we also replaced aging skylights with new curb-mounted skylights (all done by the same contractor) .  The…
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Wanted: Guidance for judging the quality of solar panels

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-07-17 10:08
Hello friends,I am trying to judge the quality of solar panels available to put on a home. I have received several bids with differing prices for different solar panels. I…
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Full names showing after update

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-07-17 09:18
Hi everyone,Not that I mind everyone knowing my full name, it seems that after the update(?) Full names are showing instead of screen names, unless I missed a way to…
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Hybrid Hot Water Heater in Garage (Climate Zone 6)?

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2022-07-17 05:52
It's decision time. Has anyone successfully installed their hybrid hot water heater in an insulated, but unheated garage in climate zone 6 (lakes region of NH)?My main concerns about putting…
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Fujitsu indoor fan stops when temp reached

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2022-07-16 22:11
Hello, we had Fujitsu ductless units installed few days ago (ASU24RLF, ASU9RLF1). Indoor unit's fan stops completely on all 3 indoor units when temperature is reached. Does anyone know how to…
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Mini Split System Critique

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2022-07-16 21:07
Looking for some opinions on this system design - specifically how to figure out if it would be oversized based on the turndown ratio of the system. It looks like…
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Advice for sizing a Cooling-Dominant Heat Pump to prevent short cycle in heating season

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2022-07-16 20:40
Does anyone have advice for heat pump sizing in a scenario where the Cooling load is around 50% higher than the Heating load?  If I size the condenser per energy…
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Washington, DC, bans “on-site fuel combustion” for heating and water heating in new buildings

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2022-07-16 19:07
Also requires new buildings to be "net-zero ready."  Here's the article:https://dcist.com/story/22/07/14/dc-natural-gas-ban-net-zero-carbon-new-construction/Also applies to "substantial improvements."
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