Ed Ballard replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Wooden Plugs For 2" Insulation Holes
"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…"
Apr 13, 2012
Ed Ballard replied to John Brooks's discussion Fun with Neutral Pressure Planes (NPP)
"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…"
Apr 7, 2012
Ed Ballard replied to randy tolowski's discussion Why is this picture important in understanding moisture in buildings?
"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…"
Apr 6, 2012
Ed Ballard replied to randy tolowski's discussion Why is this picture important in understanding moisture in buildings?
"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…"
Apr 4, 2012
Ed Ballard replied to Ed Ballard's discussion Looking for PHIL JEFFERS
"As Bud says----------how about it Diane"
Mar 21, 2012
Ed Ballard replied to Ed Ballard's discussion Looking for PHIL JEFFERS
"David-------------My concern is that Phil has been erased from this site for his opinions. If this is the case we should all be concerned. ."
Mar 20, 2012
Ed Ballard posted a discussion
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…
Mar 20, 2012
Ed Ballard replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Favorite way to seal electrical boxes/outlets?
"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…"
Jan 15, 2012
Ed Ballard replied to Bruce Navin's discussion Best Thing Since Sliced Bread
"What the hell is that????????? Great web site***********I'm signing up"
Jan 10, 2012
Ed Ballard left a comment for Murray Hogarth
"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.
Welcome
Ed Ballard
Atlas Butler Heating,Cooling, Insulation"
Jan 4, 2012
Ed Ballard replied to Timothy Renz's discussion Vinyl batt to metal frame ware house
"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
Ed Ballard"
Jan 4, 2012
Ed Ballard replied to Chris Heenan's discussion Can blown loose insulation be used in cantilever floor?
"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…"
Jan 3, 2012
Ed Ballard replied to Chris Heenan's discussion Can blown loose insulation be used in cantilever floor?
"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…"
Jan 2, 2012
Ed Ballard replied to Robert Post's discussion Energy Auditing Software and Reporting
"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…"
Jan 2, 2012
Ed Ballard replied to Robert Post's discussion Energy Auditing Software and Reporting
"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…"
Jan 1, 2012
Ed Ballard replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Proper means to "plug" flue pipes after testing gas appliances.
"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."
Dec 1, 2011
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