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  1. Thanks Jim. I'll look closely at the main to see...

    Thanks Jim. I'll look closely at the main to see if I can make a new run. It's only a few feet. Cheers and best regards, Rug.
  2. Want to add another A/C duct to existing system.

    Hi guys. I have 7 round alu flexible ducts coming from my rectangular galv main works in the basement that serve the entire house with A/C and heat. One duct serves only the upstairs bathroom and...
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    Sound mitigation.

    Hi guys. Been with you all for over a decade and have used your sage advice often in every sector, to the best possible results. (Thanks Dana for the rat slab and the under the Florida room...
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    But cool at the same time. ;-)

    But cool at the same time. ;-)
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    You guys can be hard....

    You guys can be hard....
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    For Dana. How the heck did you get all this...

    For Dana. How the heck did you get all this knowledge about moisture containement and management and the consequences? Very impressive. You've put me in the right direction with my moisture...
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    Just listen to Dana.

    Just listen to Dana.
  8. We have replaced any double basin sink we've ever...

    We have replaced any double basin sink we've ever had with a large, deep single basin everywhere we've lived. We're both cooks and kitchen conscious people and find that a large deep single basin...
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    Have to agree with Jim. According to Dana's...

    Have to agree with Jim. According to Dana's advice the 6 mm vapor retarder should go against the concrete, then the XPS and then your plywood sub-floor. Cheers.
  10. Thanks Dana. Will research the site and educate...

    Thanks Dana. Will research the site and educate myself. I only have an MBA, not a PhD in physics. My cousin Pat who's got PhD's in physics and engineering will be quite helpful in this case. Give...
  11. Thanks Dana for this detailed explanation (and to...

    Thanks Dana for this detailed explanation (and to whoever for the cool avatar). I'll need to re-read and study this a few more times to properly understand so much information. Almost like rocket...
  12. Thanks guys. The previous owner replaced the...

    Thanks guys. The previous owner replaced the windows with the cheapest quality double glazed ones he could find. Most have already lost their seal and perspire inside. We'll replace them one at a...
  13. Hi dgold. Yes we looked into expanding foam but...

    Hi dgold. Yes we looked into expanding foam but from what Dana said about the house needing to breathe, we thought the blown-in cellulose would allow better air circulation and better mold and...
  14. Unpleasant surprise between siding and interior walls.

    Hi there. In Scarsdale, NY we decided to go with blown-in cellulose insulation but have discovered there is nothing behind our ancient wooden siding and the interior walls. Nothing at all! :confused:...
  15. Could well be Nukeman. I was simply looking at...

    Could well be Nukeman. I was simply looking at the time as shown at the top of his post. I do know that I am 6 hours ahead of EDT/NY time. It's 4:10 pm here in Budapest. Cheers.
  16. Gosh damn Dana, what're you doin up at 4 am? ...

    Gosh damn Dana, what're you doin up at 4 am? It's 10:40 pm here in Budapest. Thanks for your advice. Won't bother buying any reinforcement for the rat slab and just "get er done". Cheers, Rug.
  17. Thanks guys. Shouldn't be much rain-splash but I...

    Thanks guys. Shouldn't be much rain-splash but I don't want the pink or blue to be seen thru the lattice either. I'll look for a non-shiny brown roll of something waterproof (felt or housewrap) and...
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    Looks like lead to me too. See the shiny scrape...

    Looks like lead to me too. See the shiny scrape in the first photo. Cheers.
  19. Thanks Dana. Am glad you replied as I've been...

    Thanks Dana. Am glad you replied as I've been following this forum for some time and you seem quite knowledgeable when it comes to insulation and vapor barriers, etc. Just a bit of clarity if you...
  20. How to insulate the exterior walls under a 3 season room.

    Hi there. In Scarsdale, NY we've recently had our backyard deck, which was attached to the rear of the house, removed and 3 season "Florida" room built there. They did a good job and we're pleased...
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    Hi Loafer. Would love to but they are mentally,...

    Hi Loafer. Would love to but they are mentally, physically and financially disabled. Their entire property's already a disaster zone and my wife is inclined to to pity them and speaks of...
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    Well, we decided on the dense packed Applegate...

    Well, we decided on the dense packed Applegate dry cellulose blown-in insulation done by a reputable company that's been doing this in the NY area since '82. Comes with a "lifetime" guarantee and...
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    Mini Disaster in Scarsdale, NY

    Hi guys. Last Saturday a ferocious wind and rain storm hit our house in Scarsdale, NY. (Keep in mind I'm in Budapest, Hungary for my work.) Worse for some others than us but we were without power...
  24. Follow-up to "Forced hot air furnace too hot up - too cold down."

    Hi guys. Just returned from 3 weeks in NY and PA. Got the heat distribution sorted at home. As advised, it was a combination of things (isn't it always?). Thanks Jad for the dampers in the...
  25. Hi HJ. Yes I do understand thermal dynamics and...

    Hi HJ. Yes I do understand thermal dynamics and our problem is compounded by the fact that our house is actually 3 floors and our bedroom is in the apex to where the heat accumulates. We can close...
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