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  • Walter Ahlgrim | Jul 18,2018 08:11 PM EDT
    What do you want to cook? How much are you willing to compromise flavor and speed for electric fuel? My favorite way to cook bratwurst is an electric smoker. Masterbuilt 2.5 if you are on a ...
  • Bill Rose | Jul 18,2018 07:16 PM EDT
    There is another aspect of dew point I find intriguing. I’ve looked at the overnight low temperature and compared that to the average dewpoint temperature for the following day here in Champaign, ...
  • | Jul 18,2018 06:00 PM EDT
    nevermind the bug question - I see that there are several articles here - I'm going to read more and will get back to you if I need more help - thx CH
  • | Jul 18,2018 05:51 PM EDT
    thanks Dana - i guess when you think about it it's obvious that minisplits don't bring in inside air - there's no air vent to the outside - duh. re foam - ok thanks for clearing up the eps-xps ...
  • | Jul 18,2018 05:31 PM EDT
    My understanding is that Snopes consists of one man and his cat. It is the worst place on the web for disinformation. Using Snopes as a source is a quick way to discredit it's ...
  • | Jul 18,2018 05:18 PM EDT
    This whole debate in my estimation is which religion do you subscribe to; the religion of the Oh My Goodness we're all gonna die unless we do as Al Gore screamed from the rooftops or the ...
  • | Jul 18,2018 05:14 PM EDT
    Hi, it has been a long time ago when you posted, are you still intereted to know about porous ceramic bricks? I am an engineer from Poland/EU and I know this technology a little. These bricks are ...
  • Chris Roche | Jul 18,2018 04:41 PM EDT
    Great advice Yupster, I ended up going the route that you suggested!
  • Brendan Albano | Jul 18,2018 04:08 PM EDT
    Another thought: Is there anything you like to cook on a gas grill that you can't cook in a pan or in an oven? Is it the style of cooking that the grill allows that you are after, or just ...
  • Wes Stewart | Jul 18,2018 04:07 PM EDT
    "Side Note: Speaking of respirators. The state has contracted out some work on our highway which is mostly concrete and last week I saw a working making cuts in said concrete w/out wearing a mask. ...
  • Dana Dorsett | Jul 18,2018 04:04 PM EDT
    In the right environmental chamber it's possible to hyper-chill clean air to a number of degrees below the dew point without creating fog, but who cares? ;-) Fogs and clouds are relevant to ...
  • Dana Dorsett | Jul 18,2018 03:57 PM EDT
    >Do ducted mini-splits, especially smaller more efficient units, have less ability to dehumidify the air as the older units? Ducted mini-splits have a "dehumidify" or "dry" cooling mode that ...
  • Rob Rowan | Jul 18,2018 03:18 PM EDT
    An excellent and important article, as always! Thanks. But one clarification: "No matter where it’s measured, the dew point is always less than the air temperature." True except for the ...
  • Doug Fitz-Randolph | Jul 18,2018 02:40 PM EDT
    I have mixed feelings about banning such chemicals, since the safer alternatives rarely work as well, but from a public health perspective it no doubt makes sense. One thing that is surely ...
  • Wes Stewart | Jul 18,2018 02:39 PM EDT
    "The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now. At this late date nothing can ...
  • Dana Dorsett | Jul 18,2018 02:17 PM EDT
    At what outdoor temp is the whole-house load ~54,000 BTU/hr? How confident are you in that number? That would be a very high load number at 0F outdoors, 68F indoors for a reasonably tight, ...
  • Joe Dwyer | Jul 18,2018 02:02 PM EDT
    We've been using a Carrier 2.5 ton, 8.5 HSPF, 13 SEER, single stage heat pump since Dec. 2001. Installation cost was $4,575, which included a new variable speed air handler, 5 kW + 10 kW staged ...
  • Dana Dorsett | Jul 18,2018 01:58 PM EDT
    An wintertime indoor humidity of even 40% RH @ 70F is considered high in building-science terms, and 45% near the high end of human health range of 30-50% recommended by health professionals. In ...
  • Nick Welch | Jul 18,2018 01:48 PM EDT
    I did not realize that Traegers were pellet grills, or that pellet grills were even a thing! Interesting, and almost tempting, but... I'm not super excited about burning anything, especially ...
  • Eesan Kesavan | Jul 18,2018 01:40 PM EDT
    Valuable information
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