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Caulk the drywall to the spacer board behind the stringer board
Caulk top and sides of window
Cavity used for return is not insulated and is not air sealed, which will pull in air from outside
Cavity was not air sealed
Ceiling opening for chimney chase
Ceiling opening for chimney pipe chase
Ceiling, wall, floor, and slab insulation levels shall meet or exceed Builders Challenge levels
Cellulose insulation is sprayed into wall cavities.
Cement board installed to a shower surround
Cement board installed to a tub surround
Central-fan-integrated supply ventilation with exhaust fans for intermittently balanced whole-house ventilation
CFM rating may not meet the performance specification once installed
CFM rating may not meet the performance specification once installed
Check the moisture content of wall materials to ensure materials are dry before enclosing walls with drywall and siding.
Chimneys and roof valleys are flashed with metal flashing that is integrated with roof shingles.
Choose high-performance ENERGY STAR-rated windows.
Clifton View Homes employs a SIP precision construction system consisting of structural insulated panels that come to the site precut for quick assembly, providing a continuous thermal blanket around the home.
Climate-specific features include bug- and moisture-resistant concrete block construction and borate-treated interior framing; a hurricane-resistant spray-foamed hip roof; and ventless roof soffits to keep out wind-driven rain.
Closed-cell backer rod for air sealing window and door rough openings
Closed-cell spray foam covers the heat recovery ventilator ducts and also seals all top plates and seams in the ceiling drywall of the vented attic.
Clothes dryers vented directly to outdoors, except for ventless dryers equipped with a condensate drain
Coated sheathing is used to box the windows in this double wall.
Collage showing air leak in existing porch wall with no air barrier and how air barrier was installed
Collars that are specifically made for flexible duct have a raised bead to prevent the duct from slipping off
Combined water and space heater using combi boiler
Combined water and space heater using storage water heater
Combined water and space heater using tankless water heater
Common exhaust duct not shared by fans in separate dwellings
Common window water infiltration pathways
Compact duct design layout
Example of a compact duct layout showing a centrally located furnace (FAU)
Complete water management strategy for a below-grade wall
Comprehensive water management features include a capillary break (≥ 6-mil polyethylene sheeting) at all crawlspace floors
Concrete is being poured into the wall forms made by the rigid foam insulated concrete form blocks.
Concrete is poured into the rigid foam shell of the insulated concrete form (IC¬¬¬¬¬¬¬F) walls; a plastic water barrier has already been installed to protect the below-grade wall surfaces.
Concrete slab over polyethylene sheeting as capillary break
Concrete slab pan flashing for doors
Concrete slabs are used on both the first and second floors of this SIP home to provide passive solar heating from large south-facing windows.
Condensation potential for exterior storm retrofits
Condensation potential for interior storm retrofits
ENERGY STAR-certified clothes washers save energy and money for consumers
Connection in place but not sealed
Connector plate and drywall clips
Consider using a metal duct elbow instead of flex duct at boot connections to prevent compressions
Construct a double wall consisting of two framed walls forming a wide wall cavity for more insulation in the home’s exterior walls.
Construct exterior walls with insulated concrete forms (ICFs) that provide insulation without thermal bridging, as well as air sealing, a drainage plane, and high structural strength.
Construct exterior walls with structural insulated panels (SIPs) to provide an air-tight wall with consistent insulation and very little thermal bridging.
Continuous supply and exhaust fans rated ≤ 1 sone by manufacturer
Continuously-operating ventilation & exhaust fans include readily accessible override controls
Conventional T-post framing detail
Conventional three-stud corners leave a cavity that must be insulated by the framers—not good
Cool air flow is produced when the cooling cycle is energized (set thermostat to “cool”)
Coordinate with other trades including framers, plumbers, and electricians to prevent needless looping of flex duct
Core plumbing layout - plumbing diagram long-trunk-short twig.
Corner framing is placed to allow room in the corners for wall insulation.
Correctly insulated floor
Cover bottom of cantilever area with rigid foam insulation
Cover insulated kneewall with rigid foam, caulked at edges. Add attic floor insulation
Cover lumber stored outdoors
Cover rigid foam with siding or with 3/8-inch exterior plywood
Cover shield with insulation to required attic insulation height
Cover shield with insulation to required attic insulation height
Cover the box with insulation
Cover the roll of fiberglass batt with spray foam to air seal it in place
Cover the skylight shaft insulation with a rigid air barrier
Cut a neat hole in the ceiling with smooth edges in which the exhaust fan housing will fit snugly
Cut fiber board with a red V-groove tool and a gray shiplap tool to create mitered corners and a shiplapped edge for duct sections
Cut I in housewrap