Mark Fetsko @ULTRA*GLAZE updated their profile
Jun 18
Mark Fetsko @ULTRA*GLAZE replied to Ben Stallings's discussion wet fireplace smell
"Ben,
I would hire a certified home inspector to isolate your "wet fireplace smell".
They have the proper experience and equipment to identify many types of residential issues.
A 1925 house with a brick chimney had more of an original purpose than…"
Apr 20
Mark Fetsko @ULTRA*GLAZE replied to Ben Stallings's discussion wet fireplace smell
"You may have guessed correct Ben with the hidden fireplace chimney. Is your existing chimney protruding from your roof a brick & morter style?
Perhaps the dwelling is an older one?
If so, the mortar joints may be so deteriorated that water/moisture…"
Apr 16
Mark Fetsko @ULTRA*GLAZE liked Sarah Alexander's discussion Fireplaces are often overlooked in energy efficiency discussion
Mar 14
Mark Fetsko @ULTRA*GLAZE replied to Sarah Alexander's discussion Interview Posts for Consumer Education Blog?
"A good topic to deal with Beverly.
The harsh truth about fireplaces is this- They are for looks more than an efficient source of heat (80%+ goes out the chimney!) If you want the aesthetics of an open fireplace and a much more efficient heat…"
Feb 17
Mark Fetsko @ULTRA*GLAZE posted photos
Feb 10
Mark Fetsko @ULTRA*GLAZE replied to rebecca bridges's discussion Your Top Energy Efficiency Tips for the Heating Season
"Plexi-Glass Window Inserts.
For interior or exterior sides of drafty or older single pane glass.
They are custom fit to your sash or frame, are lightweight, easily installed & removable, very cost effective option to total window replacement.. The…"
Jan 24
Mark Fetsko @ULTRA*GLAZE replied to Sean Wiens's discussion Insulating Chilled/Cold Water Lines
"Expanding spray foam in a can and also the closed cell foam "noodles" are options I didn't see mentioned.
If your floor joist s are properly insulated & sealed off with a vapor barrier, cold waterlines in this space wont be exposed to outside…"
Jan 20
Mark Fetsko @ULTRA*GLAZE left a comment for Diane Chojnowski
"Thanks for the welcome Diane,
Much good building energy performance information here;
Its a never ending endeavor to be more energy efficient.
Glass is basically the weakest link in a building envelope with usually less than one inch of space…"
Dec 23, 2019