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A Perfect Example of Radiant Heat Transfer

Frost formed on the part of the author's car that was under the open sky but not the part under the roof. On Saturday morning as I was heading out for a run at the Chattahoochee River, I found my car in the condition you see in the photo above. Let’s ignore the reason I was parked half in and half out of the garage and focus on the frost instead. As you can see, the frost appeared only on the back part of the car. The part of the car that was under the roof had no frost at…


Kitchen of the Week: A Plain English Interpretation in the East Village

The kitchen in the Manhattan townhouse was brand new, complete with sleek white cabinets and stainless steel appliances. But it just didn’t feel quite like home, which, for the owners, is mainly in London. Their solution: Commission Plain English, the bespoke “cupboardmakers” from the UK, to design a cozy kitchen that reflects their British roots. “The clients were looking for a feeling of their London home when away from home. They wanted to create warmth in a white box, while also ensuring the kitchen didn’t feel like fitted cabinets but rather pieces of furniture,” says Plain English’s design director, Merlin…


Top 25 Insulation Contractors

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Hiring the Next Generation | Pro2Pro Live

Watch Kevin O’Connor (@kevinoconnortoh) and Tom Silva (@tomsilvatoh) from our Cape Ann project when they sat down with Dan DiClerico from HomeAdvisor (@HomeAdvisor) to talk through challenges caused by the labor shortage in the construction industry, as well as the key insights and data needed to address it. The three discussed why it’s hard to find people to fill jobs, including the stigma behind going into the trades, and how to keep workers on the job https://www.thisoldhouse.com/cape-and-project/21145517/hiring-the-next-generation-pro2pro-live


10 Easy Pieces: Speed Ovens

A speed oven is like the InstaPot of the oven world. Somewhere between a convection oven and a microwave, the speed oven offers the best of both worlds. Here’s a list of our 10 favorites models; for more on how speed ovens work see our post Remodeling 101: Beyond the Microwave, the Speed Oven. Above: The Wolf E Series 30-Inch Electric Speed Oven (SPO30TESTH) features 10 cooking modes including convection, a keep warm mode, and heats up via a quartz broil infrared element available through ABT. Contact for price and ordering information. Above: The Thermador Professional Series 30-Inch Speed Oven…


Air-to-Water Heat Pump Retrofit

Air-to-water heat pumps generate a lot of buzz, but is anyone installing them? When we purchased our hydronics-based home in 2015, I was intrigued by the prospect of replacing the propane boiler with an air-to-water heat pump (AWHP). But no one was doing it and the equipment options were limited: the Daikin Altherma had been pulled from the market, the Sanden was being tested at a few homes in the Pacific Northwest, and I didn’t know of any other market-ready options. Four years on, we finally took the plunge and are now two-thirds of the way through our first winter…

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