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  • Sara Haleva | Jul 19,2018 11:28 AM EDT
    PS- If anyone out there has any advice to help me--please contact me. We are going to seal the outside joints to prevent water getting in the house--that worked for one window we tested so far. ...
  • John Clark | Jul 19,2018 11:24 AM EDT
    Nothing but net with that one. lol.
  • Sara Haleva | Jul 19,2018 11:23 AM EDT
    I purchased double hung fiberglass windows from Fibertec and I can tell you it has been a nightmare--so anyone considering these windows--definitely do not buy. Here are the most blatant problems ...
  • Bill Rose | Jul 19,2018 11:02 AM EDT
    Yes, we can expect rising dewpoints with global warming. The thought isn’t new with me, I’ve read it several places. Some of the NOAA work on increasing severity of storms was done by a high ...
  • Martin Holladay | Jul 19,2018 10:19 AM EDT
    If I have a voracious appetite for truth, am I exhibiting voracity, veracity, or both?
  • Dana Dorsett | Jul 19,2018 09:17 AM EDT
    >"Using Snopes as a source is a quick way to discredit it's voracity." Or maybe referencing Snopes indicates it may or may not be as voracious as indicated? :-) >"Environmental groups ...
  • Dana Dorsett | Jul 19,2018 09:07 AM EDT
    In this case when earth coupled heat exchanger is a pond loop (as opposed to drilling wells or trenching) the economics of GSHP can be favorable. But that doesn't mean you can just oversize ...
  • Michael Maines | Jul 19,2018 08:21 AM EDT
    Smokey, because high-quality tapes are expensive, it's an economics question--what is the narrowest width that allows you to do the job. Manufacturers may recommend X" of coverage on each side of ...
  • John Clark | Jul 19,2018 07:14 AM EDT
    You're understanding would be incorrect. Actually SNOPES is one of the more reliable sources. They cover a wide range of topics and provide citations. Facebook has them listed along with ...
  • Martin Holladay | Jul 19,2018 06:03 AM EDT
    Rob, Thanks for your comment. Nothing wrong with picking nits. I have changed "is always lower than" to "can never be higher than."
  • Martin Holladay | Jul 19,2018 05:54 AM EDT
    Thanks, Bill. So rising overnight low temperatures (if they are indeed occurring) will bring an increase in muggy, humid weather. Another aspect of climate change to look forward to...
  • Martin Holladay | Jul 19,2018 05:48 AM EDT
    This is an old thread, but here's my comment: In some countries, residential builders are familiar with masonry construction, but (due to the lack of nearby forests) totally unfamiliar with wood ...
  • Martin Holladay | Jul 19,2018 05:35 AM EDT
    Smokey, Good question. I think in most cases, it's just common sense or judgment that prevails here. I think that 3-inch wide tape is wide enough for ordinary seams, but wider tape makes sense ...
  • Martin Holladay | Jul 19,2018 05:31 AM EDT
    Corry, The product to use for the purpose you have in mind is dimple mat, not polyethylene. In homes with an interior French drain, the use of dimple mat on the interior of a basement wall is ...
  • Martin Holladay | Jul 19,2018 05:20 AM EDT
    Chris, There is no need for fabric under the crushed stone. The stone just sits there for decades. Driveways are different -- constant traffic drives the stones or gravel downward into the ...
  • Martin Holladay | Jul 19,2018 05:15 AM EDT
    User-6999468, First of all, can you tell us your name? (I'm Martin.) Ground-source heat pumps need to be individually engineered and site-built by a variety of contractors cooperating on site. ...
  • Malcolm Taylor | Jul 19,2018 12:04 AM EDT
    Chris, As you say, the crushed rock is there to stop moisture from moving upwards by capillary action, not any structural purpose, so the fill underneath would still have to be compacted to the ...
  • Jon R | Jul 18,2018 09:25 PM EDT
    I'd worry more about differential movement caused by changes in moisture from the middle of the slab to the edges.
  • Calum Wilde | Jul 18,2018 08:48 PM EDT
    Steve, I did some searching after I asked here. It might not be as bad as the grill manufactures make it out to be. https://www.pellet.org/CANplus/documents/WPACST03.pdf "Although not ...
  • Sean Cotter | Jul 18,2018 08:22 PM EDT
    I am not a professional builder, but my assumption is that your compacted gravel with a slab on it is stable. Weeds aren’t coming up through. Hopefully bulk water isn’t going to be an issue.
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