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Seventy nine eighty eighty three eighty four 86 87 88 ninety one ninety one ninety three ninety four ninety four ninety five ninety seven Metals................................................. ninety nine Oil Residue on Metals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Metals and Conductivity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . steel Termite defensive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety nine a hundred a hundred wooden and Plastics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. one hundred and one Use of Sustainably Harvested wooden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . overall healthiness matters with wooden body development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . wooden choice and garage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 1 102 103 Contents IX Division 7 x wooden remedy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Case research 6. 1: Pesticide-Treated Lumber. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . wooden upkeep. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . wooden Adhesives .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . tough Carpentry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sill Plates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Framing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheathing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . end Carpentry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Medium Density Fiberboards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cupboards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . choices to Hardwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Case research 6. 2: The Radioactive Countertop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . counter tops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chart 6. 1: Countertop Comparisons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 103 one hundred and five a hundred and five one zero five one zero five 106 108 one hundred ten III 112 113 113 113 114 Thermal and Moisture keep watch over ..... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 117 starting place Water administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . deploy of Perimeter Drainage .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dampproofing for starting place partitions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . making a Capillary holiday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Soil fuel administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Case examine 7. 1: How Radon First got here to the eye of the united states Public. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Radon gasoline Infiltration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Water Vapor Infiltration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Soil fuel Mitigation and Prevention. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Water administration at doorways and home windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Case examine 7. 2: A Radon-Control Retrofit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thermal safeguard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moisture difficulties linked to construction Insulation. . . . . . . . . . . . . Remedying a mould challenge via Dan Stih . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Insulation items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Insulation Over uncovered Beam Ceilings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Insulation round doorways and home windows .......................... Case learn 7. three: wet Soil in move slowly house motives Ceiling harm. . . . Air boundaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roofing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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