An ongoing collection of my writings and other news. I encourage you to read and ask questions should you need any clarification on any of the content below. Much more to come!
Pete’s Puzzle: What Exactly is a Vapor Perm?
And who decided that 1 grain of water moving through 1 square foot of a material in 1 hour at a vapor pressure difference of 1 inch of mercury
Wingnut Testing of Soffit-to-Ridge Venting, Round 2
It has been a while since I blogged about my first round of Wingnut roof vent testing, so here is a reminder of the questions that the tests should
Pete’s Products: ThermalBuck
Is ThermalBuck a face-sealed or a water-managed window installation system — or a little of both? ThermalBuck inventor John Brooks is a very clever, passionate building professional who is
How (Older) Homes Work
Opportunities for builders to obtain building science education may seem scant, but opportunities for people who own and operate buildings — particularly homeowners — are even rarer. About two
Wingnut Testing: Soffit-to-Ridge Roof Venting
So far, I have performed wingnut testing on PSA tapes and on basement waterproofing products. Very recently, I started working on wingnut testing of roof venting, using an easel
Hygrothermal building assessment – available as a pdf!
Over the last 20 years or so, I have revised many times the building assessment form I use. I decided to post it to my website as a pdf