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Tongue and Groove

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2023-08-20 16:15
I purchased a bank repo home in Northern Wisconsin in 2018. It has cathedral ceilings with T&G pine applied to the rafters. The builder from what I can find was…
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Benefits of stemwall insulation inside of a vented PNW crawlspace?

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2023-08-20 14:24
My crawlspace is increasing by about 60% in terms of exterior perimeter wall. We have added insulation to the outside of the stemwall for a number of reasons, and now…
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Retro Vapor Transmission Reduction

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2023-08-20 09:45
Background:We have 30 year old elevated, 3 level home in Coastal SC.  Ground level is 1/3 garage w/ sheetrock ceiling (fiberglass insulation) (pic attached) and 2/3 is storage area (concrete…
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Perimeter Slab insulation around monolithic pour

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2023-08-20 08:45
I have read most articles and Q&A on this topic. I still don't quite get the typical detailing of rigid foam around a monolithic slab. If I fully support my walls…
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zip taping details leading to water intrusion?

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2023-08-20 07:16
Hi all,Were at the "dried in" phase of our project (CZ 6, NH), and getting ready for insulation (CCSF roof and DP FG walls). Still waiting for the standing seam…
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Add insulation to floor/walls of closed/unvented attic w/insulation on ceiling?

Green Homes 2 - Sun, 2023-08-20 00:14
SUMMARY:  In an enclosed attic space that's hot despite insulation under the sheathing, is it better to add more insulation under the roof or on the attic floor? DETAILS:  I'm having…
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San Francisco cathedral ceiling reroof needed!

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2023-08-19 21:31
Hi to all the clearly informed GBA contributors! I am a San Francisco homeowner with a cathedral ceiling with a much needed reroof. I am looking to hear the latest on…
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TJI roof that is spray foamed – how to extend overhangs?

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2023-08-19 17:44
I'd like to extend the front to a couple feet and close up all the sunlights.If the normal method of boxing out for the overhang and then replacing the outside…
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Andersen Window installation. Seal bottom or assume failure at some point?

Green Homes 2 - Sat, 2023-08-19 17:32
I have a crew about to put in 32k worth of new windows.  I spoke with the Andersen window rep for my area about the installation plan, and considering I'm…
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