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A review of writings past

Before the blog came the newsletter. I had a small email list that received a sporadic and erratic compilation of random information about energy and building science. I’m going to mine some of those for future blog posts, but in … Continue reading

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Rubble, Rubble, Toil and Trouble*

Here in New England most of our older houses have rubble foundations. Rubble foundations are uncut stone, often called field stone. Even the best builders of rubble foundations had spaces between the stones that essentially connect the soil directly to … Continue reading

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