August 8, 2018

I have blogged about my home rebuilding experience for a while and now that we are in the new house I wanted to shift gears a little bit.  This morning I was inspired by the speaker at the opening ceremony of the Texas Association of Builders Sunbelt Builders Show in D...

July 7, 2018

In a recent blog post I wrote about how a tankless water heater eliminates the ability of my daughter to drain a 40 gallon water heater during a 53 minute shower.  I then followed up with my last post about my Pint Sized Work Horse - the story of my whole house dehumid...

June 16, 2018

Along the Gulf Coast we have come to live with the heat and air conditioning 8 or 9 months out of the year.  However, worse than the heat is the humidity.   In a typical year we may see 70 – 90 days of temperatures above 90 degrees.  Couple that with humidity readings...

June 12, 2018

When you create a crawl space in a flood prone area there are certain things you have to do.  This video sheds light on products from Smart Vent that I used on my house.  Join me as I tour the project with the Smart Vent video team.  You'll learn about Harvey, our...

April 11, 2018

Living with 2 teenage daughters a dad might wonder if he can ever take a hot shower in his own house.  You see, these two 17-year olds have conspired to deprive me of the basic needs of a hard-working dad  –  hot water!  One takes a 45-minute shower at night draining e...

April 2, 2018

Plumbing in new home construction hardly sounds like a topic that might interest the average reader.  How exciting can it be to talk about how we bring water in to a house and how it leaves?  However, if you make it through this quick post I think you'll like the story...

March 23, 2018

My post today is a little different.  I'm not talking about my house but rather about a place that has taught me a thing or two about sustainable construction.  It's short and sweet and I hope you enjoy it.

Down the road a piece and around the corner sits a place I...

March 19, 2018

...and my light bills will be under control."  Maybe you know the old classic song about this place where the skies are not cloudy all day.  I just thought I would use the reference to introduce something maybe many of you have never seen or heard about. In my last pos...

March 6, 2018

Many, many years ago here in the south we discovered the disastrous results of putting vinyl wallpaper on exterior insulated walls.  The science behind this is simple but it took alot of ripping into kitchen and bathroom walls to figure out what was happening.

A little...

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