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  1. Additional Ways to make my House Greener?

    Green Home Improvement
    Hello, I plan on starting my biggest project of my life: building my own home. I am planning for an 800 sq. ft. house, with a bedroom loft. I want to add solar panels and a grey water system, as well as using as much recycled materials as I can. Besides energy efficient appliances and...
  2. Insulation and Energy Efficiency Help

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, My name is Corey Binford and I'm here to help anyone who wants to save money on their energy bills or make their home more energy efficient. I'm concerned about the environment and global warming. I think the most important thing I can do is help people stop wasting energy and burning...
  3. Making an old fireplace insert more efficient

    I have an old non-EPA certified Colony Hearth Earth Stove fireplace insert (at least I am sure it does not meet current EPA Phase II standards for emissions.) Rather than spend $2,000 to $3,000 for a new efficient stove, I would like to be able to upgrade this old stove and make it more...
  4. Interior Fiberglass Sheathing

    General DIY Discussions
    Hey everyone, years ago in college I was watching a show on new construction materials and there was a guy erecting insulating sheathing. I seem to remember it being a solid bluish, but it was NOT foam. It was a kind of rigid fiberglass drywall. I remember he had a tool that you passed over a...