||RE: Combining some Technologies in Practice
||6/3/1999 8:47:00 PM
Becoming the "best" depends on what you choose as the
best contributers to PATH's T.I.P. Some concepts may
seem good, but turn around and "bite" you.
1Structural Insulated Pannels, (SIP) are rotting and
delaminating in damp parts of the country. It's
extremely costly to replace them.
2The glue in making waferboard has been linked to the
"new house allergy" or disease. Place your vapor barier
just under the dry wall, not on the outside, and put
poly film under the carpet pad to limit vapor
3 Trusses that have been well engineered for strength
and durability may loose half their planned strength
just by untrained man handling twisting the plates
loose. Uprighting roof trusses by crane while they are
banded together greatly reduces this problem.
Good Luck. Choose your "best technologies in practice"
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