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03-09-15, 12:09 PM
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I assume you are trying to keep the heat out?
If the sun shines on this wall during the day, the first thing you need is shade.
If you want to go further, then fill as much of the hole as you can...
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Views: 54,968
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Making sure your fire burns as you want it too.

The leeward side of a sailing ship or building is the downwind side.

To ensure a fire burns well, without it smoking, when you are in the middle of an area of high pressure (ie; there is no wind)...
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Views: 801
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Leech field.

Have you had a lot of rain?
Have you had a party with lots of guests?
Are more people using the system than it was designed for?
Have you checked the water table level?
Does the waste water have...
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Views: 11,109
Posted By Perry525

Septic systems.

Installed correctly and used correctly the traditional septic system goes on for years. (20 - 30)It requires no more than to use it as intended for things you have already eaten and drank. When you...
01-25-14, 11:41 AM
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Views: 806
Posted By Perry525

Keeping in heat.

Decent modern windows have an invisible plastic membrane between the glass, this is impregnated with invisible metallic dust that reflects heat. Windows can be set up either to keep the heat from the...
11-22-13, 06:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,902
Posted By Perry525

The question is, what are you going to use the...

The question is, what are you going to use the room for? Second question, Where is the heat source located and what is it?
Keep in mind that heat always moves to cold.
Apart from the area...
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Views: 13,069
Posted By Perry525

aerobic system.

May I suggest that you Goggle aerobic systems and learn everything there is to know.
You will probably be surprised to learn that all that water you write about, is there because the system is...
11-22-13, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,050
Posted By Perry525

Possible pipe damage or blockage.

Never believe anyone who wants to part you from your money.
Buy a pipe cleaning set of rods, join them together and push them through the pipe, they are usually just over 30 feet long, if you need...
11-22-13, 05:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 31,638
Posted By Perry525

Sewage pipe not level.

Things have not changed since 2010.

The design of a sewage pipe its slope to the septic tank, the amount of water in each flush, all these things are put together to enable your toilet, sewage...
11-22-13, 05:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,151
Posted By Perry525

As requested


As you can see, just ordinary windows. The one's with the venetian blinds are facing south, the one with flowers between the windows face north.
11-18-13, 05:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,151
Posted By Perry525

Condensation on window.

The whole point of having treble glazing/windows is to keep the heat in the bathroom. Each piece of glass followed by an air space, helps to keep the room warmer. When triple windows are used and...
11-17-13, 01:25 PM
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Views: 2,203
Posted By Perry525

Mold on what?

The world is covered with mold spores, yet when you look around mold isn't growing on everything!

Mold usually grows on wood, paper, leather. To grow it needs both food and water. The water it...
11-17-13, 01:17 PM
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Views: 6,151
Posted By Perry525

Condensation on cold bathroom window.

It only makes sense to write about “Humidity” when you include the temperature at the moment.

We always write about “Relative Humidity” and from the example below you can see that a humidity of...
10-27-13, 11:58 AM
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Views: 830
Posted By Perry525

New room.

The important thing is, what will be above the ceiling?
As you probably realize whatever heat you put into the room, will create a circulation that will rise from the heating source cross the...
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Views: 3,490
Posted By Perry525

Working chimney

A chimney must be no shorter then 16 feet from the highest opening to the top of the chimney.
It works best if the chimney area is less than 8 x 8 inches.
If there is a source of make up air that...
09-29-13, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 900
Posted By Perry525

Keeping heat and water vapor in the home, keeping it out of the attic.

You want to keep your home warm, then adding the

right insulation on to the top of the ceiling is

the second best way (and most popular).

The most effective way to insulate, is to fix
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Views: 1,548
Posted By Perry525

Possible water logged ground?

We all seem to be moving in the same direction.

What is needed is a hole in the ground to ascertain ground water level.

Dig down until you hit water. Measure the difference between the height...
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Views: 1,548
Posted By Perry525

Damp basement

Keep in mind that water always runs downhill.
Go outside and take a careful look at the ground.
Does it slope towards the house?
Where does the water off the roof go?
Are you on a hill?
04-27-13, 04:33 AM
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Views: 13,784
Posted By Perry525

Sound proofing?

The range of sounds you are dealing with can be controlled by the use of space.
A four inch gap will stop a lot of noise two four inch gaps will stop most and an 12 inch gap will make a nearby...
03-13-13, 05:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 26,369
Posted By Perry525

Water vapor/condensation.

When your cabin is empty, it will be dry.
We put water vapor into buildings by cooking, washing, breathing, sweating.
As you are only there for a short time, the 14 cubic feet of water vapor you...
03-12-13, 04:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 26,369
Posted By Perry525

Roof ventilation

As I wrote earlier, the fit all solution offered, does not allow for the geography of the area or the style of house.
You may well agree that most people are not aware what happens in their attic...
03-11-13, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,407
Posted By Perry525

Are you writing that you are burning propane in a...

Are you writing that you are burning propane in a closed garage?
If you are, there is a very good chance of you being killed by carbon monoxide poisoning.
Otherwise, burning propane produces a...
03-11-13, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 26,369
Posted By Perry525

The right amount of ventilation!

The problem is....that it is impossible to discover the right amount of ventilation.
When you have a hole, or a number of holes. You are entirely at the mercy of the wind. This relates to how...
03-09-13, 05:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 26,369
Posted By Perry525

Hot attic?

Buy a weather station and place the remote sensor in the attic.
Connect to your computer and see the temperature in the attic 24/7.
Compare the temperature outside, with that in the attic with the...
03-03-13, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 784
Posted By Perry525

Internal insulation

First of all paint the outside with one of these water/rain repelling paints.
Check to see if there is a damp proof course and that its working.
Remove the sheet rock.
Stick polystyrene sheets to...
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