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Energy Guild

Joined 8 years ago from Ripon, WI

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  • Flat Roof Decks
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    Flat Roof Decks

    5 years ago

    Flat roofs with easy access are great for creating an outdoor living space. One issue that many people question me about is how to create a deck that is functional without compromising the waterproof roof surface. The best way is to construct a...

  • Plumbing 101:  Hot and Cold Water Lines Should Not Touch
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    Plumbing 101: Hot and Cold Water Lines Should Not Touch

    10 months ago

    Hot and cold water supply lines are typically installed so that each line runs through separate holes in each wall stud. Learn more about why that is.

  • When Pipes Sweat:  Causes and Cures For Sweating Pipes
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    When Pipes Sweat: Causes and Cures For Sweating Pipes

    7 years ago

    The PEX tubing and brass ball valve are sweating substantially in a basement that the building owner wants to finish but can not until this issue is corrected. ARS Construction In hot summer months, it is not uncommon to find the pipes sweating in...

  • Leaking Stone Wall Foundation?  Stop The Water and Finish The Basement
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    Leaking Stone Wall Foundation? Stop The Water and Finish The Basement

    5 years ago

    Stone foundation wall covered with closed cell spray foam insulation Older homes with stone foundations are still prevalent in homes today. Unfortunately, many people are afraid to use their basement because of the excess water infiltration that...

  • Connecting Stranded Wire to an Outlet
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    Connecting Stranded Wire to an Outlet

    21 months ago

    When your outlet isn't working and you discover a wire that's come unattached, here's what to do.

  • Converting From Oil to Electric Heat
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    Converting From Oil to Electric Heat

    21 months ago

    It will require a moderate amount of skill to convert from oil to electric heat. Here's how to do it.

  • Building Paper vs. House Wrap- Which One is Better?
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    Building Paper vs. House Wrap- Which One is Better?

    8 years ago

    There has been a debate about this for as long as I can remember. What product works better? Good old fashioned tar paper or house wrap materials like Tyvek produced by DuPont? Well that depends. House Wrap The most popular brands of house wrap...

  • Insulating Mansard and Gambrel Roofs
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    Insulating Mansard and Gambrel Roofs

    8 years ago

    Mansard and gambrel style roofs have always been hard to insulate. The illustration to the right shows the proper insulation of this style of roof. But what materials should be used to save energy on this type of house? New Construction If you...

  • Insulating a Flat Roof
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    Insulating a Flat Roof

    23 months ago

    Flat roofs have been a daunting task for contractors and homeowners alike since they were invented. They are hard to waterproof, hard to maintain, and hard to insulate. For today's purposes, we will stick with the insulation issue. In order to...

  • Insulating Ductwork With Spray Foam Insulation
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    Insulating Ductwork With Spray Foam Insulation

    22 months ago

    Uninsulated ductwork in an unconditioned crawlspace lacks efficiency. ARS Many people spend a great deal of money buying new furnaces and new air conditioners that have 98% efficiency ratings. That is great! I am a big advocate for energy...

  • Does Foam Board Insulation Under Siding Help Save Energy?
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    Does Foam Board Insulation Under Siding Help Save Energy?

    5 years ago

    Many people install vinyl siding or concrete board sding to improve the look and value of their home. With budgets tighter than ever now, contractors and do-it-youselfers are tearing off the original siding, and installing a thin foam board...

  • Spray Foam Insulation - Is it Really that Good?
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    Spray Foam Insulation - Is it Really that Good?

    5 years ago

    Spray foam insulation has become one of the hottest insulation products on the market since the late 1990's. Although this spray application has existed since the 70's, it was not as popular because of the large amounts of formaldehyde in the...

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