Investigation Into the Failure of Chilled-Water-Pipe Insulation
- Vapor Barriers and Curling, Part 2. // Concrete Construction;Mar2012, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p12
The article presents the views of readers on the proper location of the vapor barrier.
- Flow-Through Assemblies. LSTIBUREK, JOSEPH W. // ASHRAE Journal;Dec2015, Vol. 57 Issue 12, p46
Several diagrams, a chart and a map are presented illustrating the layers, composition and function of a "Perfect Wall" for a vapor control layer, the ratio of continuous insulation to cavity insulation, and vapor permeable exterior rigid insulation.
- Quality of vapour-proof layer concept in roof envelope in residential attics. Jakeš, Erik // Applied Mechanics & Materials;2016, Vol. 820, p305
Vapour-proof layer in roof envelope of residential attic has dominant position in terms of moisture regime. It has significant impact on quality and proper functioning of the remaining layers mainly the thermal insulation. The paper points out on the mounting defects in vapour-proof layer...
- Understanding Vapor Barriers. Lstiburek, Joseph W. // ASHRAE Journal;Aug2004, Vol. 46 Issue 8, p40
Explains the functions of vapor barriers in building designs. Importance of vapor barriers in preventing building assemblies from drying; Principle of control of water in the liquid form; Recommendations on the proper use of vapor barriers. INSET: Hygrothernal Regions.
- Macbeth Does Vapor Barriers. LSTIBUREK, JOSEPH W. // ASHRAE Journal;Nov2013, Vol. 55 Issue 11, p56
The article discusses the problems associated with double vapor barriers which are caused by sheet plastic polyethylene vapor barrier applied to the inside of the assembly and the impermeable insulating sheathing on the outside. Illustrations of figures are presented which include a wall with...
- Roofs. Poore, Patricia // Early Homes;May2011, p30
The article reports on several roofing types used in the U.S. These include wood shingle, slate and metal which are maintained by old-house and reproduction markets. It mentions that the first type is considered neat and easy to repair as well as offer good value of insulation. The second lasts...
- ASK NORM. // This Old House;Jun2001, Vol. 6 Issue 5, p30
Replies to queries by readers on various aspects of household appliances, building materials and designs for building renovation. Ventilation of open kitchens; Health risk posed by asbestos sidings; Effect of construction of a light-shaft on heat retention in a house.
- The Holy Grail: A Low-Cost, Super-Tight Envelope. // Green Builder Magazine;Jan2013, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p14
The article examines the materials and approaches that provide the perfect cost-effective, production-level, high-R enclosures for all major U.S. climate regions. According to the author, thermal enclosures have to optimize the effectiveness of the insulation, windows, and air sealing to...
- SIPS Stand for Structural Insulated Panels and So Much More. // Design Cost & Data;Sep2015, Vol. 59 Issue 5, p39
The article offers information on structural insulated panels (SIPS) which are high-performance building system consists of insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural facings typically made of oriented strand board (OSB).