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More Energy on Less Land

This article originally appeared at Yale Environment 360. From the ground, the new solar farm shimmers like a mirage oasis on a hot summer day. Instead of row after slanting row of shiny panels stretching taller than corn, this array, mounted directly on the earth, lies flat as water. From the air, it looks like an acre-sized swimming pool. Yet despite its modest stature, this new type of photovoltaic plant — one of five now producing a combined 2.5 megawatts of energy in California’s Central Valley — can match the output of conventional solar farms nearly three times its size.…


Taping mudsill to foundation to seal existing home

Hi,   I’d like to avoid spraying closed cell foam to seal the seam between mudsill and foundation as well as rim joist to mudsill in an existing home in climate zone 6a. Is it better to seal these seams with caulk, or a tape such as Extoseal Encore or Contega Solid IQ? If tape is better, is it best to cover the top of the foundation wall to limit any moisture. Our basement gets a limit humid in mid summer, otherwise pretty dry.Thanks https://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/question/taping-mudsill-to-foundation-to-seal-existing-home


R. L. Reppert, Inc. Receives Their 5th Consecutive Top 50 Contractors Ranking in the United States

R. L. Reppert, Inc. Receives Their 5th Consecutive Top 50 Contractors Ranking in the United States | Walls & Ceilings This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy.…


Green Hydrogen, or what’s next?

I learned Saudi Arabia is building a 105 mile long sky scraper set on its side called “the line” which will house a million people..  It’s said to be powered by renewables (the Saudi’s must be getting nervous) and will utilize Green Hydrogen gas.  I assume that means they will use solar power to power the hydrogen generator, which will produce the gas which can be stored in vessels. There’s a few renewable/sustainable energy device sales pitch’s being thrown around lately. Id hate to buy into something that doesn’t pan out, like EV’s if there is a break through with…


Kitchen Faucet Lower Pressure After Construction

Redid our whole kitchen in a condo we just purchased and have the following installed that are connected to the kitchen water valves (faucet, d/w, water supply for fridges (water and ice). The original built had GREAT water pressure for washing dishes and it used a really old model of faucet  However after the reno, we kept the same amount of things using the kitchen water supply but now have a bit better appliances, sub zero fridge with water dispenser and ice maker, bosch dishwasher, and hansgrohe faucet. The faucet is SUCH low water pressure and I also removed the…


Correcting WRB and Sheathing Issue

Two issues I noticed today on our remodel.  When clearing out some plants on the north side of the house I noticed one corner was not fully covered by the WRB (Siga Mavjest 500 SA). This brought up another issue. The previous sheathing was 3/4″ Celotex. The replacement sheathing is 1/2″ plywood — so we currently have a 1/4″ lip where the sheathing meets the block. 90% of the house the WRB is set correctly and kicks out a little over the top of the block, so I haven’t given it much thought. However, this exposed area got me thinking…

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