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  • Can Fiberglass Batts Perform Well in Tightly Sealed Houses?

    I understand that fiberglass batt insulation can allow air to move through it and that this air movement degrades the insulation's R-value. Two causes I've heard about are wind-washing at the eaves and convective loops that can start in a wall cavity on really cold days and wick warmth from inside...

     
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    Custom Kit

    Fantech’s Kitchen Ventilation System contains all the components needed to build a custom range hood: a stainless steel hood liner, a remote inline fan, and an optional inline silencer.

     
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    Make-Up Air Duct Fittings

    High-volume exhaust hoods can create negative pressure in a tightly built house, which can cause backdrafting of gas-heating appliance flues.

     
  • High-Tech Range Hood

    Part of Jenn-Air’s new Glass Collection, the 32-inch JXP5032WS Perimetric Hood looks more like a flat-screen TV than a kitchen ventilation appliance.

     
  • Unvented Roofs and Shingle Warranties

    While the IRC has approved the use of certain "hot" unvented attics, it seems that asphalt-shingle manufacturers still recommend that their shingles be installed over vented roof assemblies. Does this mean that shingle manufacturers will void their warranties if the roof deck is insulated with...

     
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    Quick Fix for a Noisy Circulation Fan

    Q. My client's metal fireplace is supplied by a makeup air system with a built-in circulation fan. This fan - which plugs into an accessible outlet - is triggered by a heat sensor in the fireplace. While effective, it's also very loud. To reduce the noise, I'd like to replace the fan's on/off...

     
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    Kitchen & Bath

    Appliances, fixtures, and finishes

     
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    Air-Sealing Attics In Existing Homes

    For best results, locate the heat loss with a blower door and an infrared camera.

     
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    Kitchen & Bath

    Tubs; kitchen ventilation

     
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    Trouble-Free Appliance Rough-In

    Find out which models will be used and review the installation specs before rough-in

     
 
 
 
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