November 8th, 2009

Wind

The wind has been blowing hard the last few days. The airport registered a 54 mile per hour gusts and the next day there were gusts in the thirties. After it quiets down, I’ll go out in the woods to see what has blown down. There is always windfall.

Fall mushroom

When I was […]

November 4th, 2009

Having Found the Cracks…

The pressure test is done. No surprise: the old house leaks. Our house exchanges inside air with outside air roughly three times faster than a new energy efficient building. To get the same amount of ventilation in a modern well-sealed dwelling you would have to open wide a picture window. That open window accounts for […]

November 1st, 2009

Finding the Cracks To Patch

Next week, I am betting close to a thousand dollars that our house is full of holes I don’t know about. A crew will pressurize the house with fans and then track down where the pressurized air leaks out. Evenings and weekends for the next few months, I will crawl, climb, and wriggle my way […]