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Class A underlayment assembly order for a ZIP deck & metal roof

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2022-07-16 15:50
Hi,Looking for a straightforward way to do a ZIP roof deck and metal roof to meet Class A in wildfire country, when I'm guessing I'm going to want underlayment better…
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Attic Insulation for Cooling Climate

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2022-07-16 12:29
We're planning a gut remodel our Hawaii home (Zone 1) and considering insulation options and how best to keep our house as cool as possible without any A/C. Since Hawaii…
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Tankless Hot Water Installation

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2022-07-16 12:19
We recently installed a Tankless Hot Water System (Navien NPE240A2) in a 4500 sq ft home with 4 full baths. A new 3/4" re-circulation line was also installed. The home…
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Best Approach to Wall Retrofit

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2022-07-16 07:40
I live in North Carolina, climate zone 4a and am planning improvements to slowly do myself on my recently purchased 2100 square foot 2 story 1980s home. My walls from…
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Air Barrier for Unvented Roof Assembly

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2022-07-15 14:19
Hi all. I'm in the process of building my house with Faswall blocks, a type of ICF. All blocks are placed and filled with concrete and we'll drop in the…
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Nail-Sheathing Compatibility

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2022-07-15 11:14
It might be better to ask if fiberboard sheathing provides any holding power at all or if I should stick with using longer nails to hit studs. I was looking…
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Dryer venting indoors

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2022-07-15 08:35
I work at a condo complex and one of the owners wants to add an electric dryer that will be vented through a filter into the small washer/dryer closet. The…
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Please help me figure out how to best insulate this space – prior three seasons room

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2022-07-15 06:49
Good Morning, I live in Madison, WI which is right on the edge of zone 6 for climate. I thought I had insulating this area all figured out but upon reading that…
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Insulation

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2022-07-15 05:54
Hello, im building my home in hermitage, TN, 37076, davidson county, climate zone 4,  i need to use the 2×4 walls because i have a limited budget so what type…
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Supreme Court Ruling on EPA Puts States in the Spotlight

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2022-07-15 02:00
The decision limits the agency's powers to reduce emissions, but the building industry is left unscathed
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Hardie siding rainscreen trim blocks question & a door sill insulation question

Green Homes 2 - Fri, 2022-07-15 01:30
Slowly but surely, my energy efficient shed project is moving along. Already, I'm very happy with how it is performing.  It holds heat late into the night and stays cool…
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Insulating around embedded girder beam in basement

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-07-14 21:50
Hello,I wanted to insulate my basement walls with 2" of EPS foam boards, glued to the wall, followed by a 4" stud wall of unfaced fiberglass batts. Climate zone is…
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Concealing Ductwork on Gambrel Ceiling

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-07-14 08:37
Hi all, I've been getting my money's worth with GBA prime and my many questions. Thank you all who have helped with my recent garage threads. I have another question.…
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How to Air-Seal an Attic Access

Green Homes 2 - Thu, 2022-07-14 02:00
Strategies for creating an air barrier at three types of attic access points
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New construction with propane lease and locked in agreement for 2 years

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-07-13 22:16
After a year of house hunting, we finally landed a home within a school district of choice. The home is set to deliver in April 2023 and fingers crossed the…
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Should I change insulation strategy for garage ceiling in apartment-over-garage ADU

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-07-13 18:56
Hello all, and thanks again for all the helpful advice on my other recent questions.I'm preparing to insulate attic, stud bays, and joist bays between first and second floors on…
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Hardwood underlayment for floating floor over concrete?

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-07-13 17:06
Does anyone have advice on what (if any) underlayment to use beneath hardwood flooring (KD Birch) when the subfloor is 2 layers of advantech floating over foam, poly vapor barrier,…
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How to insulate over sheetrock

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-07-13 16:17
I live in Arkansas and I am trying to convert my garage connected to my house into my painting studio.  The 2 outside walls are all ready sheetrocked but not…
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Crawlspace floor proposal

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-07-13 14:43
I'm proposing a crawlspace floor assembly as part of a deep energy retrofit. The crawlspace has a 16'x16' floor area (256 sq ft). This crawlspace is not used for any…
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Siding Contractors – Energy Upgrade Research for DOE

Green Homes 2 - Wed, 2022-07-13 10:53
I’m a technician with a national lab working on a residential research project that aims to validate adding ext c.i. during siding replacement (more here: https://www.pnnl.gov/projects/re-siding-ext-insulation). An aspect of my…
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