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  • Still More Musings…Those Pinhole Leaks
    This week, I’m sharing a few observations, some technical, some not, from a deep energy retrofit of my own home in Burlington, VT. But, yes, I gotta get back to work, so just a couple more. Here’s Part 5 of the series In yesterday’s post, I talked about spray foam. And I applied it aga...
  • Musing from a Deep Energy Retrofit: The Spray Foam Standoff
    From left to right, 2×2 nailer, 1.5″ XPS spacer, 2×4 stud, exterior sheathing. This week, I’m sharing a few observations, some technical, some not, from a deep energy retrofit of my own home in Burlington, VT. Part 4 of the series. No, I’m not talking about the standoff in...
  • Musings from a Deep Energy Retrofit: Dense Pack Cellulose Check
    This week, I’m sharing a few observations, some technical, some not, from a deep energy retrofit of my own home in Burlington, VT. Part 3 of the series Original draft proofing, building paper held to the inside of the exterior wall, fastened with battens to the studs When I first bought this...
  • Musings from a Deep Energy Retrofit: Ignoring Staged Retrofits is Nuts
    This week, I’m sharing a few observations, some technical, some not, from a deep energy retrofit of my own home in Burlington, VT. Part 2 of the series. As I tackle this deeper retrofit project, I’m reminded of an ongoing debate about staged retrofits. I touched on this last year in a po...
  • Musings from a Deep Energy Retrofit: XPS v Polyiso
    This week, I’m sharing a few observations, some technical, some not, from a deep energy retrofit of my own home in Burlington, VT. Part 1 of the series. “Why aren’t you using polyiso?” So was the question from the foam guy, explaining that I could get almost R-7 per inch inst...