**** Welcome to another round of Questions of The Week!
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A member of the Awards Committee will post questions, at a random day/time.
The competing member may make one post per question thread to answer the questions and the member’s winning entry must have all parts of the questions answered completely in that one post. Editing your one answer post allowed will result in disqualification.
Any disregard to the above and divulging the correct answers or giving hints/references will cause a disqualification.
Since I’ve seen so very many new members here, you are eligible if you have been a member for less than five years until at 0001 (CST) on Wednesday 17 July if a winner has not been announced the questions will be open to all members. I like that rule change, give the new guys/gals a chance since you old timers know so much!
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With reference to energy conservation and construction what are the answers to the following questions.
• What is the “Continuous Air Barrier” and its purpose?
• Where is the “Continuous Air Barrier” located?
If a Builder is using National Shelter Products TSX Dryline sheathing, and/or Fibre Converters Thermo-Sheath sheathing, and/or Ox Engineered Thermo-Ply Sheathing as an “Air Barrier” method what step must be taken with these products to qualify as the “Air Barrier?
With the listed sheathings above which of the following seam tape(s) are acceptable for use?
A. Protecto Wrap Company’s Super Stick Synthetic Butyl Building Tape
B. Owens Corning HomeSealR Foam Joint Tape
C. Dupont Tyvek Wrap Seam Tape
D. Henry Company Fortiflash Tape
E. 3M Multi Use Duct Tape
The following are the particulars for this build. Given these particulars what is the problem at the stud bay pointed to by the arrow?
• This is the second floor.
• Walls are 2 X 4 at 16” On Center
• The foamed lines are for two air conditioning condenser units that sit outside of the first floor wall below this.
• Winter design temperature is 22 Degrees Fahrenheit.
• Wind Design speed is 115 MPH for 3 Second Gust and 76 MPH Fastest Mile
• Continuous insulation value required in external walls is R20 or R13 + R5
• Mean Annual Temperature 64.9 Degrees Fahrenheit
• Weathering Amount – Moderate
• Frost Line Depth 6”
- At any access hatch or door leading from conditioned to unconditioned space, in general and barring any exceptions, what must be performed to ensure energy code compliance?
The following question is for extra credit. This will be used as a tie breaker between the first two people who answer all five questions (1 – 5) correctly or if nobody answers all five then the first two people who answer 4 of the questions (1- 5) correctly.
- These are obviously items you can not visibly see most time (barring possibly question #5). However why and when would it be important to know the answers to these questions?