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Insulating behind a brick wall?

Insulating behind a brick wall?

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I audited a brick house this week. There's no insulation in the walls. The customer doesn't want to blow from the inside (b/c the inside walls are papered and they're concerned about how the finishes...

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BUILDING SKILLS: Tape Housewrap Seams to Keep Water and Air Out

BUILDING SKILLS: Tape Housewrap Seams to Keep Water and Air Out

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Learn how to seal building paper seams for water-tight exterior walls.

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Notes from the Pacific Coast Builders Show

Notes from the Pacific Coast Builders Show

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A look at the show's best and worst offerings

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Estimating an Energy Efficiency Upgrade From Your Desktop Computer

Estimating an Energy Efficiency Upgrade From Your Desktop Computer

A session at the 2010 NAHB showcased a new web-based software can help you price out an energy retrofit without leaving your desktop

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¡Viva Verde!

¡Viva Verde!

For green building to survive it has to become bilingual.

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Re-Sealable Spray Foam

Re-Sealable Spray Foam

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Try out this new can of spray foam that doesn't harden between uses.

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Save Spray Foam

Save Spray Foam

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Don't throw away half-full cans of spay foam. Save them for later use with this tip.

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10 Ways to Cut Utility Bills

10 Ways to Cut Utility Bills

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Modeled on the ‘food pyramid,’ the conservation pyramid provides a step-by-step guide for energy retrofit work

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Should Your Old Wood Windows Be Saved?

Should Your Old Wood Windows Be Saved?

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To repair or replace the windows on your antique home? Before you make your final decision, read the article by Rob Yagid.

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Ready or Not

Ready or Not

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The Suddenly it's Here and Now Future of Energy Remodeling

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Flashing Windows in Walls with Exterior XPS Insulating Sheathing

Flashing Windows in Walls with Exterior XPS Insulating Sheathing

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The exterior insulation adds thermal efficiency.  Perhaps even more important, in our marine climate, our code (Portland, OR) then allows us to omit the interior vapor barrier, and we can build...

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Asphalt-Shingle Cutting Guide

Asphalt-Shingle Cutting Guide

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Here is a little jig I made for cutting asphalt shingles for cut roof valleys

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Are Replacement Windows a Waste of Money?

Are Replacement Windows a Waste of Money?

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Some research suggests that they are.

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Radon! Now Playing in a Home Near You!

Radon! Now Playing in a Home Near You!

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Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., accounting for more than 20,000 cases a year, according to the EPA.

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Contractors See Lean Times and Big Opportunities in 2010

Contractors See Lean Times and Big Opportunities in 2010

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Contractors predict that next year will bring more of the same pain to the home-building market, but there are also big opportunities.

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GREEN BUILDING TIP: Pick Windows That Dont Waste

GREEN BUILDING TIP: Pick Windows That Don't Waste

Windows with internal grills are more energy efficient than divided lite windows

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Time to retire your hammer-tacker?

Time to retire your hammer-tacker?

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As Mike Guertin wrote in the opening paragraph of his excellent Tools of the Trade article ( ): If you're still using hammer-tacker staples alone to attach housewrap and synthetic roof...

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Cash For Caulk?

Cash For Caulk?

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"Cash For Clunkers" was one of the few successful strategies of the economic stimulus plan, now "Cash for Caulkers" aims to follow suit.

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Flashing a Window: Debating Best Practices

Flashing a Window: Debating Best Practices

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Window flashing is crucial, but when we get into the murky waters of remodel is there only one best way?

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2009 Passive House Conference

2009 Passive House Conference

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The Passive House movement has found a new foothold in the United States...and for good reason.

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