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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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Toxic attitude

  The picture above tells a sad tale. A tale of bad project management, dispirited workers, and poor results for building occupants. I should note that I was the first person to access that space on the left in the … 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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Sentenced to serve

  As part of a blogging course, we were asked to define what our blog is about in one sentence. That’s not an easy task. I’d like to make it about everything that interests me, but that would dilute a … Continue reading

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