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    Photo of spray foam being installed against the underside of sloped roof sheathing

    <p><strong>Steps to avoid corrosion.</strong> <span hovertip=893>ACQ</span><span class="hovertip" id="893">ACQ is a water-based wood preservative alternative to CCA for preserving wood that prevents decay from fungi and insects. There are four standardized ACQ formulations, Types A, B, C, and D. The different formulations allow achieving compatibility with different wood species and applications. All ACQ types contain 2 active ingredients which may vary within the following limits: copper ox...

    <p><strong>Connect to walls carefully.</strong> The deck ledger—the part that connects the new structure to the house—is a critical detail to get right. Mike cut through the existing siding, housewrap, and <span hovertip=926>sheathing</span><span class="hovertip" id="926">Material, usually plywood or oriented strand board (OSB), but sometimes wooden boards, installed on the exterior of wall studs, rafters, or roof trusses; siding or roofing installed on the sheathing—sometimes over strapping...

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    Photo of an efficient front-loading clothes washer from Samsung

    Earthship Hype and Earthship Reality - via Green Building Advisor (Photo of an earthship in New Mexico)

    Always use the range hood when cooking as it removes carbon monoxide and surprisingly, formaldehyde while cooking on the stovetop and using the self clean feature. There are a lot of pollutants coming from gas ranges.

    If you want to install fluffy insulation between the rafters of an unvented cathedral ceiling, you must also install enough rigid foam insulation on top of the roof sheathing to keep the sheathing above the dew point. The only other acceptable approach would be a flash-and-batt installation using closed-cell spray foam on the underside of the roof sheathing.

    Vented Attic & Siding for Hot Climate (Raised Heel Truss). Wood Shingle Roofing; Stone Veneer Siding Over Rigid Foam (Furring Strips)

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