Household Projects

Reader Questions – Basement Ceiling Insulation and Moisture

March 21, 2013
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  Erik, I have been trying to educate myself so that I may finish my house. I have a garage/basement that is above ground. Above that is the finished house. I want to fire safe my house, i.e.. separate the garage from the main house using 5/8 drywall in the ceiling. What I am not […]

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The Worst House Ever Audited (Was Built in 2008) Part 3

March 11, 2013
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    To recap: Last post I started reviewing possibly the worst house I ever audited. The house had built in 2008, which hit one of my pet peeves: That new automatically means good. But to reiterate a buddy’s favorite saying, “a house built to code is the worst house you’re legally allowed to build.” […]

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How to Insulate and Air Seal Attic Pull Down Stairs

May 3, 2012
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  Pull down attic stairs are super-sized attic hatches that just beg homeowners to store more stuff in your attic. Besides the issues stemming from the particularly large hole in your ceiling, it creates a storage headache. For homeowners, a storage problem usually means ‘not enough.’ For auditors, this means using space that ought to […]

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Wall Cavity Insulation – Installation Methods

March 23, 2012
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  In my last post, I touched on the different materials for wall cavity insulation improvement jobs and like anything each has pros and cons. An interesting aside: I just got a phone call (and I have to make this deliberately vague as there could be lawsuits in the offing) discussing material and moisture issues […]

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6 Ways to Make Your Home More Attractive to Buyers Through Energy Efficiency

March 20, 2012
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  Greetings…today brings our first guest post from the folks at EnergyLink in Columbia, MO. And here we go… In today’s downturned economy, it is no secret that right now may not be the best time to put your home on the market. However, home sellers do not always have the time to let a […]

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