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Cut plywood, rigid foam, or drywall to fit around duct. Fasten to framing and caulk edges and seams
Cut plywood, rigid foam, or drywall to fit around duct. Fasten to framing and caulk edges and seams
Cut sheet metal to cover the chase opening. Fasten sheet metal to framing and seal edges with fire-rated caulk.
Cut sheet metal to fit around flue, fasten to wood blocking, and seal with caulk
Cut the duct to the length needed
Damp-proof below-grade concrete block walls by coating the exterior surface with parging and an asphalt emulsion or similar product.
Deep overhangs and a covered front porch provide solar window shading from high summer sun and help keep the entryway snow-free in winter.
Deep overhangs and porches shade the double-paned, argon-filled, low-emissivity windows to keep out summer sun.
Delaminated plywood
Dense-packed blown fiberglass insulation completely fills the wall cavities with no gaps or voids.
Design a water-efficient landscape by using the WaterSense Water Budget Tool
Design the roof with raised heel trusses to allow full insulation over the top plates of the exterior walls.
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 Determine the angle of ground slope and plant ground cover accordingly.
Different types of ICF blocks
Direct vent appliance installed
Direct-vent condensing gas furnace with fresh air intake
Do not install a class I vapor retarder over vapor-permeable insulation on the interior of a foundation wall as the vapor retarder can trap moisture in the wall, which can lead to mold.
Do not install carpet in areas that are likely to get wet, such as bathrooms, kitchens, entry ways, or laundry rooms.
Do not install lumber, plywood, or other building materials that show visible signs of water damage or mold.
DOE Zero Energy Ready Home PV-Ready Checklist - Minimum Roof Area (Revision 07)
Door has been undercut to allow for specified amount of air flow therefore contributing to pressure balancing
Door is not undercut therefore not contributing to pressure balancing
Door undercuts are commonly used to provide a return air pathway from rooms with closed doors
Double wall with interior air barrier
Double wall with spray foam
Double-wall framing
Downspout termination
Draft stopping and air barrier at fireplace enclosure, plan view
Draft stopping and air barrier at fireplace enclosure, side view
Draft stopping and air barrier at tub enclosure − plan view
Draft stopping and air barrier at tub enclosure − side view
Drain tile cross-section
Drain tile surrounded with clean gravel and fabric filter
Drain tile with a sump pump system
Drain tile with protective cover
Drainage plane installation sequence
Dropped hallway ceiling duct chase with drywalled soffit
Dropped hallway ceiling with drywall
Dryer exhaust duct should vent directly to the exterior via a smooth, rigid metal duct
Dryer exhaust line terminates in the crawlspace
Dryer vent is run vertical with a 90 degree bend and does not vent to the outside
Dryer vents directly to the outdoors
Dryer vents directly to the outdoors
Drywall is installed above the spacer board and drywall or another sheet good is installed below the spacer board to provide an air barrier on the exterior wall below the steps
Drywall is installed before framing in dropped soffits to provide an air barrier above these duct chases.
Drywall was removed and the existing 2x4 walls were filled with 3.5 inches of dense-packed cellulose. Outside, the ½-inch plywood was topped with house wrap, 1.5 inches closed-cell rigid foam, 1x3 furring strips, and fiber cement siding.
Duct boots sealed to floor, wall or ceiling using caulk, foam, mastic tape or mastic paste
Duct insulation is installed over boot
Duct insulation is installed over boot
Duct is compressed
Duct is compressed
Duct is kinked in cavity
Duct is located in unconditioned space and is not insulated
Duct is located in unconditioned space and is properly insulated
Duct is run straight and supoprted properly
Duct is run straight and supported properly
Duct to boot connection of jump duct is properly sealed with mastic
Duct to boot connection of jump duct not fastened and sealed
Duct work is uninsulated and not sealed at seams
Outdoor unit for a mini split (ductless) heat pump.
Ducts are insulated but strapping is compressing the insulation therefore reducing the R-value
Ducts are properly insulated and supported without compressing the insulation
Ducts are run straight and supported properly
Ducts crammed into cavity, kinked and sharply bent
Ducts properly installed without compression and appropriately supported
Ducts properly installed without compression and appropriately supported
Ducts running parallel to trusses have limited width due to truss spacing
Ducts sagging because supports not installed at regular intervals
Ducts should not be located in exterior wall cavities
Ducts well supported
Ducts well supported
Ducts well supported
Ducts well supported by framing and straps as needed
Durable Energy Builders installed a natural gas generator integrated with the solar electric system via a “smart panel” so that household utilities automatically switch to the generator during power outages in the disaster-resilient home.
Durable masonry walls provide resistance to high winds.
During drought periods, an integrated back-up system adds city water to maintain the Durable Energy home’s 11,500-gallon cistern at 25% capacity or more.
Each floor of this two-story modular home is constructed in a factory, including the 2x6, 24-inch on-center walls, R-21 fiberglass batt cavity insulation, and rigid exterior foam, housewrap, windows, and trim, then connected on site.
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