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  1. #1
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    Hello All,

    As we ease into fall, I hope all are well.

    In about a week I am giving a small presentation (about 30-45 minutes) to a group of architects. The topic is insulation, ventilation and in general, residential energy issues.

    If anyone has any pictures of issues on this topic (including thermal imaging) that you wouldn't mind me using for this presentation please post them here or e-mail them to inspectorfriedman@gmail.com

    Funny and serious pictures would be great. If something needs explanation the back story would be helpful Of course, you'd been given credit for the photos.

    Thanks for your help.

    Corey

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    Take a look here. Hidden Gems of Home Inspection
    Good luck with your project.

    John Kogel, RHI, BC HI Lic #47455
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    Default Re: Looking for photos

    General building (attic, crawl space, similar) ventilation only, or mechanical ventilation of baths, etc. also.

    Michael Thomas
    Paragon Property Services Inc., Chicago IL
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    Here are some moldy attic photos. IMO this is all due to blocked or otherwise inadequate soffit venting. It's actually very common up here in the moldy/soggy Pacific Northwest. The mold is usually heaviest on the north side of the roof.

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    JOHN

    LOVE THE RACCOON

    did you tell him to stay

    chas


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    Quote Originally Posted by CHARLIE VAN FLEET View Post
    JOHN

    LOVE THE RACCOON

    did you tell him to stay

    chas
    No, SHE was telling ME, "Touch my kids and I'll tear your eyes out".

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    Corey,
    Here are a few for you. Cedar shavings as insulation.





    http://timber.ce.wsu.edu/Resources/papers/4-2-1.pdf

    This is a PDF on the use of wood as an insulator

    Don Hester
    NCW Home Inspections, LLC
    Wa. St. Licensed H I #647, WSDA #80050, http://www.ncwhomeinspections.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corey Friedman View Post
    Hello All,

    As we ease into fall, I hope all are well.

    In about a week I am giving a small presentation (about 30-45 minutes) to a group of architects. The topic is insulation, ventilation and in general, residential energy issues.

    If anyone has any pictures of issues on this topic (including thermal imaging) that you wouldn't mind me using for this presentation please post them here or e-mail them to inspectorfriedman@gmail.com

    Funny and serious pictures would be great. If something needs explanation the back story would be helpful Of course, you'd been given credit for the photos.


    Thanks for your help.

    Corey
    Hi Corey, I've sent you some thermal pic's with issue like missing insulation and cold air infiltration. Hope they help. Best of luck

    Fidel

    Fidel F. Gonzales
    RELIANT INSPECTION SERVICE
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    Default Re: Looking for photos

    Here is an interesting one I ran across this week in a century old home with a Gambrel roof the had 3 roof vents in the south facing slope, no soffit vents with a series of 4" tubes with screen wrapped on the ends presumably going down to the area of the vents. Cellulose insulation was blown or poured down around them in the sloped ceiling roof space.
    Not sure how it works but structure is still standing!

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    Here's a diagram showing how baffles help in both ventilation and prevention of wind washing of insulation.

    I regularly see homes that need baffles or have ones not installed right.

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    Default Re: Looking for photos

    Hello Everyone,

    I just wanteed to say thanks to you guys for posting the pictures and thanks to all who e-mailed me photo's directly. They were all very helpful, I greatly apprecaite it.

    Thanks again,

    Corey


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