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DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 12-28-2012, 10:37 AM
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Views: 1,115
Posted By boerssd
Window Comparison - Farley vs. Okna

Good Day,
Wondering if anyone has any opinions on Farley 7000 casement windows vs. Okna 700 casement windows. The estimates I have are reasonably equivalent, as is the numerical performance. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 11-30-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,854
Posted By boerssd
There is a paragraph in that second article you...

There is a paragraph in that second article you linked that leads me to believe that I should NOT put foam board on the outside. It makes me question whether or not I should even put up another...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 11-30-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,854
Posted By boerssd
Gary - thanks for the response. Lots of reading...

Gary - thanks for the response. Lots of reading material! Appreciate the time it took you to put that together. I'll give it all a read and reply back here. Sounds like the spray foam on the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 11-22-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,854
Posted By boerssd
Thanks. That link would seem to indicate that my...

Thanks. That link would seem to indicate that my suggested application would be ok. I will continue the research and see where I get to.

I guess my other question is - given the thickness of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 11-22-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,854
Posted By boerssd
Technically - the spray foam does not qualify as...

Technically - the spray foam does not qualify as a vapour barrier until it reaches a thickness of greater than 2 inches. Also - in double wall construction, the position of the plastic vapour...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 11-21-2012, 12:39 PM
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Views: 1,854
Posted By boerssd
Insulation Retrofit - Double Wall Construction

G'day,
Need some advice on the best way to re-insulate my home during a large scale renovation I'm doing next year. The critters have come through the old siding (knot holes, cracks, warping) and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 04-02-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,311
Posted By boerssd
lol - agreed. My guess is that production issues...

lol - agreed. My guess is that production issues are keeping it from going mainstream. The claimed R values are truly impressive though. I need windows before 2014 (or later), so I guess these are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-02-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By boerssd
I thought the purpose of the wrap was to prevent...

I thought the purpose of the wrap was to prevent both air and water intrusion? While it allows the house to breathe - allowing out some air and moisture - does it not prevent mass intrusion of both...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 04-02-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,311
Posted By boerssd
It's really a vacuum...

Folks,
For clarity - I really am talking about glass that is insulated by a vacuum. Not glass that is insulated by replacing the air with another gas. The same principle that is used to make a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 03-29-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By boerssd
House Wrap

G'day,
I'd like to ask a dumb question please... :) (or two...)

I am going to be re-siding my home next year and replacing all of the windows. As the critters have made a mess of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 03-29-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,311
Posted By boerssd
Vacuum Insulated Glass

G'day,
With the gears in motion to replace all our windows next year, I've been reading and researching on how to proceed. In doing so, I came across some information on vacuum insulated glass...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-19-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By boerssd
I found the installation manual for the shower...

I found the installation manual for the shower base I have on order online. It clearly shows running the wallboard down inside the shower pan to within 5/8" of the bottom of the pan. I guess I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-16-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By boerssd
Shower install on outside double wall construction

G'day,
I'm about to tear out and replace a badly installed and badly leaking shower. My intent is to do it right - do it once. I have two specific question areas I want to address. The first...
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