10DEC 2017
Difference between wet and dry rot

Difference between wet and dry rot

Rot is one of the major causes of timber decay in old and even modern buildings. The two most common types of wood rot include wet rot and dry rot, which are caused by fungal decay in building timbers. Dry Rot Is only caused by serpula lacrymans (see page two for more details) and is the most serious form of fungal decay in a building. It can spread onto and destroy much of the…

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05DEC 2017
Dry rot treatment DIY

Dry rot treatment DIY

There are two commonly available inexpensive materials that will kill rot in wood and prevent its recurrence. First, there are borates (borax-boric acid mixtures) which have an established record in preventing rot in new wood and in killing rot organisms and wood-destroying insects in infested wood…
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30NOV 2017
Cooling with Heating

Cooling with Heating

Save money on home equipment and energy costs with our Priority Service Plans. A priority service plan from Central Cooling & Heating is the best way to ensure that the heating and cooling system of your family s home are kept in top operating condition and efficiency for years to come. A properly…

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29NOV 2017
Crawl space Venting

Crawl space Venting

For new homes, vented crawl spaces should be illegal. That may seem harsh, considering the entrenchment of this common, code-compliant construction detail. I am on board for most local and common practices when they re done right, but it s tough denying that most building science research is condemning…
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24NOV 2017
Creating a root cellar

Creating a root cellar

By Steve Nicolini We have finally completed our 4 years-and-running earthbags building project. We wanted a natural cold storage for all of the root crops we grow here in the western foothills of Washington’s Cascade Mountain range. This is a wonderful alternative to conventional construction. They are…
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19NOV 2017
Membrane Tanking systems

Membrane Tanking systems

Rendering, older than 2 days. Concrete, 14 days, max. 90% RH. Lightweight concrete, max. moisture content 8%. Aerated concrete. Screed, min. 7 days. Existing tiles and terrazzo. Plywood, moisture content 7-12%. Only floors. Gypsum plaster, wet room plasterboards, fibre-reinforced plasterboards, calcium…

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14NOV 2017
Heating, air Conditioning System

Heating, air Conditioning System

Most people have heard of ductless cooling and heating systems, and they have probably seen the small, indoor devices installed high on walls in homes, restaurants or office buildings. But what do you really know about these systems? 1. They Offer Highly Flexible Solutions Whereas traditional heat pumps and central air conditioning systems force cooled and heated air through ducts…

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