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2nd floor addition supported by post and beam

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-10-10 21:39
Hi hope everyone is doing well. I have a question on a future addition. I have room on the back of my second floor (can anyone explain why my second…
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Filter box for regular + charcoal filters

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-10-10 21:30
I's like to buy or build an ERV pre-filter box for a max 150 cfm (typically more like 75 cfm) that can accommodate a regular and charcoal filter, with a…
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Using Pex-AL-Pex to connect heat pump, buffer tank, valves and boiler tank

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-10-10 20:46
I am due to install an Arctic Heat Pump solution for radiant floor heating, cooling and domestic hot water.My soldering skills are sorely lacking and can become quite costly with…
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insulation for house on piers

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-10-10 19:38
Hi:  My question is about insulating a raised / exposed floor assembly for a cabin built on piers on bedrock in climate zone 7 (very cold).  The cabin was built…
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Thermal Bridging Advice?

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-10-10 19:26
I'm finishing the interior of an addition in northern Wisconsin (Zone 7) and while seeking help on how to insulate some challenging gable ends have stumbled upon the concern for…
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Additional filtration case upstream or downstream of ERV intake?

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-10-10 17:53
I've been wondering about this but haven't seen too many real world examples. I know ERVs have their own built in filters but during wildfire smoke season it seems like…
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Good WRB over beveled lap siding? – no sheathing

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-10-10 17:29
Seattle, WA  - 4cWondering what the best WRB to use over top beveled lap siding? Residing a house that has no sheathing, nor WRB - very leaky, but also high…
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Mitsubishi SVZ ducted air handler

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-10-10 16:32
Hello,My neighbor is looking at installing a Mitsubishi ducted air handler (SVZ-KP30NA with SUZ-KA30NA2 outdoor unit).  From what I've read here on the GBA website (Dana Dorsett), the air handler…
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deck board grain

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-10-10 16:26
I recently built a small 'floating' porch for an out-building.  The porch is just resting on some concrete pavers laid on compacted crushed stone.  The wood is all pressure-treated southern…
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Using eps and rock wool

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-10-10 11:46
I plan on using eps board for rafter vent baffles. I will seal in the eps with closed cell foam, Does it matter if the eps is foil faced or…
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Detailing a Rainscreen

Green Homes 2 - Mon, 2022-10-10 11:28
Hello All, I've read a few 'rainscreen' articles and searched the detail drawings on GBA and search the WWWs for days (okay, maybe hours). I've pieced together some of the…
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