Weather-Stripping Windows with V-Strip

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Weather-Stripping Windows with V-Strip

An in-depth window study on six homes compares the effectiveness of plastic vs. metal weatherstripping.

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Integrated Pest Management

Author: Brian Gumm
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November 01, 2004

Reducing the populations of cockroaches, mice, and rats by using the right pest control method can reduce the concentration of allergens in the home, delivering real health benefits to homeowners and renters. [continue reading]

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Foil Bubble Pack: Subslab Insulation?

Author: Don Fugler
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November 01, 2004

        This spring,my neighbor poured a slab for an addition over “R-10” bubble pack. He was taken aback when I told him that the claimed insulating value ... [continue reading]

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The Latest on Steel Stud Walls

Author: Jan Kosny
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September 01, 2004

      Q.We are interested in building our own home in Northern California, just east of Sacramento. It is our understanding that steelframed homes are considered more energy efficient than wood-framed homes.... [continue reading]

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Crawlspaces: Considering the Options

Author: Brad Turk
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May 01, 2004

For crawlspaces, as for the entire house, there are house-specific, local, and regional conditions to consider. [continue reading]

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Crawlspace Solutions

Author: Vic Aleshire
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May 01, 2004

Crawlspaces in climates that have temperatures below 32ºF are minibasements and should not be treated otherwise. [continue reading]

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A Conditioned Crawlspace Checklist

Author: Jim LaRue
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May 01, 2004

Experience is the best teacher, when it comes to crawlspaces. [continue reading]

How Your Refrigerator Has Kept Its Cool Over 40 Years of Efficiency Improvements

Marianne DiMascio

How Your Refrigerator Has Kept Its Cool Over 40 Years of Efficiency Improvements

One of the great inventions of our time—the modern refrigerator—will get an efficiency makeover when new ...

Rob Nicely, Warrior for Sustainability

Tom White

Rob Nicely, Warrior for Sustainability

I was first impressed by Rob Nicely when I heard him speak these words to an audience of builders, designers, ...

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