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Corbett has received shipment on all the components of the shell of the big house build!
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It's easy to overthink building science decisions- here, Corbett quickly summarizes the basics of controlling moisture in the Lunsford family home build, and for any home. Interactions between materials and systems like GP ForceField, Rockwool Insulation, and Ultra-Aire ventilating dehumidifiers are simple to understand if you use the 4-3-2-1 approach.
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Corbett and Grace are thrilled with their Rockwool insulation, but it came off the truck with a few dents. Let's suck it up and admit this happens every day, on build sites everywhere. More reason to maintain a calm, level head and make sure inspections and testing happen too.
Home Diagnosis TV series co-host Corbett Lunsford shows the installation of the 5 layers of performance control under his family's new house. Thanks to Royal Building Products, Rockwool Insulation, Stego Industries, and the subcontractors who worked so hard to get this right! More at: https://HomeDiagnosis.tv/atlanta-homestead
Maybe you've seen people wrestle with tires or climb ropes or do push-ups. They are all ninnies. This is how you work out for real- by hugging Rockwool (aka Roxul) and strutting around your acreage. Stay tuned to see all these rocks get installed in a perfectly performing house.
Learn more about this awesome insulating material at: Rockwool.com
Corbett digs into the weather barriers, structures, airsealing and insulation layers of the high performance house in Atlanta, which will be featured in season 2 of the Home Diagnosis TV series.
*CORRECTION: Pango Wrap is 15-mil thick, not 20, but is still a 0.01-perm vapor barrier.
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Infrared expert Corbett Lunsford uses the FLIR T660 infrared thermal camera to illustrate how insulation was installed in the #TinyLab for optimal control over heat bleed. For more info about where you can tour the #TinyLab on its 20-city Proof Is Possible Tour, visit: