"I may be mis-reading into the above comments, but it sounds like some of the comments are referring to direct drilling and plugging through the existing siding. I can not even remember the last time we did not remove the siding before blowing the…"
"Bob-------In my area your comment could not be further from what I see everyday. 80% and less are way more common than we would like. Condos on slabs are culprits. The furnace is either in the attic space or a closet. Other than the cheaper route by…"
"I've got to agree with Pat. I'm in Cent./Southern Ohio and older homes almost all have or had cisterns. Most were to collect rainwater from roofs and originally had a hand pump to draw directly from. Later on an elec. pump was installed to feed the…"
"Randy-----------I'll bite----It appears this is an older home from the siding. The cistern appears to have the drainage lines plugged by roots and the snake is being used to clean the blockage. With the underground drainage blocked the water is…"
It seems fishy that Phil Jeffers seems to have been erased from this site. For those of you who have been members for a while you will know who Phil is. Like him or hate him, Phil always had something to say. Eveyrtime I saw a post with Phil's name…
"Bob---------------This sounds like a multiple choice test where # 5 ( all of the above ) is the correct answer. I'm assuming you mean on existing homes and not new builds. From my experience a gasket is always on the list and the other three depend…"
"Murray----------So glad you are now part of the discusion. We can all benefit from input from other countries and how things are done, built, financed, etc.
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"Timothy---------I agree with you and Bruce. the adhesive will fail. We have done similar projects with this type of building and insulation. We have drilled holes in the purlins and formed a wire grid to hold the insulation in place
"Chris-----DIY may have some challenges. You will need to find a blower that has air and feed adjustments. Most box stores that have loaner equip. do not have this capibilitie. The idea of DENse pack is just that. To install the cellulose at a…"
"Chris-----------We blow cantilevers all the time. They are prevelent in splits and second story overhangs. It sounds like you have the perfect opportunity to dense pack this area as you have already sealed the joist bays. Access sounds easy and all…"
"Kent----thanks for clarifing that RESNET does not have their own software. I figured you knew something that others would want to know. RESNET has three approved software progams for raters.Where you are located and what others in your area are…"
"Kent---------------Please excuse my possible ignorance,but could you give more details on the RESNET/HERS software you mentioned. I was not aware that RESNET had software of their own. Might you be refering to REMRATE? I would be intersted in seeing…"
"I realize you are looking for a manufactured plug, but good old fashioned hi-temp. silicone always does the job. If Josh Lloyd sees this, perhaps he can chime in on pre made hi-temp. silicone plugs which are used by the program he works with."