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Air Handlers - Thermo Pride

Thermo Pride air handler provides complete comfort for central or zoned heating, cooling or both. For heating, when you install an optional hydronic coil in the air handler and attach it to a boiler or water heater, you enjoy a warm and very comfortable temperature rise approaching 70 degrees.

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Air Conditioning - Weil-McLain

When choosing an air conditioner from Weil-McLain, we want to make sure you choose the correct unit for your home. Some key points to keep in mind are tonnage, warranty, your calculated payback and whether a 13 or 14 SEER air conditioner is best for you.

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American Association of Radon Scientists and Technoligists (AARST)

American Association of Radon Scientists and Technoligists (AARST)
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American Indoor Air Quality Council (AmAQC)

American Indoor Air Quality Council (AmAQC)
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American Institute of Architects

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American Tort Reform Association - ATRA

Since 1986, the only national organization exclusively dedicated to reforming the civil justice system. A nationwide network of state-based liability reform coalitions backed by 135,000 grassroots supporters.

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American Wind Energy Association

What do I need to know to purchase a residential wind turbine?


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American Wood Council - American Forest and Paper Association

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Arch Chemically Treated Wood Products - Wolmanize

Wood Treated Right
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Arsenic in Drinking Water- EPA

Arsenic in Drinking Water- EPA
Arsenic is a semi-metal element in the periodic table. It is odorless and tasteless. It enters drinking water supplies from natural deposits in the earth or from agricultural and industrial practices.

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Arsenic in Drinking Water - Arsenic Rule - EPA

Arsenic in Drinking Water - Arsenic Rule - EPA
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Asbestos - EPA

Asbestos - EPA
Asbestos environmental and health hazards

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Asbestos - MesoLink.org - Mesothelioma

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Asbestos Source for News - Health Issues - Mesothelioma

Information and Options for those suffering from Mesothelioma

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Asthma & Indoor Air Exposures - "Cleaning the Air" National Academies Press

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Autism - Environmental Health News

Scientists find 'baffling' link between autism and vinyl flooring

Children who live in homes with vinyl floors, which can emit phthalates, are twice as likely to have autism, according to a new study by Swedish and U.S. researchers. Scientists call the discovery "intriguing and baffling." Experts suspect that genetic and environmental factors combine to cause autism, which has increased dramatically in children over the past 20 years.

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Backflow Prevention - Watts Backflow Prevention Products

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Backflow Prevention - Watts Backflow Prevention Products

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Backflow Preventer Costs.
You must have a backflow preventer on your irrigation system. In most places this is the law, everywhere else it's just the smart thing to do.

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Backflow Prevention - Danfoss Flomatic

Backflow is the undesirable reversal in the flow of water from a real or potential source of contamination back to the potable (or clean) water supply.

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Backflow Prevention - Tech Zone

Backflow Prevention & Cross Connection Control Programs Regulating the Proper Selection, Installation, and Maintenance of Backflow Preventers are Critical to Safe (Potable) Drinking Water Systems

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A properly installed and approved backflow preventer keeps water contaminated with pesticides and fertilizers from re-entering your home through your sprinkler system.

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Basement Health - Grate Products, LLC

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Basement Waterproofing:
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Basement Water Proofing - Sani-Tred - Do It Yourself Basement Waterproofing

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Basement Water Proofing - Basement Waterproofing Sealer

How to check for moisture:
dampness at the base of walls
rust at the base of steel posts or the heater
stains, discoloration or decay on wood partitions, paneling, drywall, wood posts
efflorescence ("white powder") on the concrete
peeling floor tiles or mildewed carpeting
stains or mildew on objects stored on the floor
damp smell in the carpeting and finishes
musty smell indicates that molds or mildew have already taken hold
condensation on windows and concrete
plugged or damaged rain gutters
improper grading, puddling of water, and the growth of moss.
Check for leaks any visible cracks in the concrete, the floor-to-wall

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Basement Water Proofing - American Basement Solutions

Since 1992, Basement Solutions has been performing wet basement and crawlspace repair with superior skill and efficiency of the waterproofing industry. Our certified technicians in foundation repair have been solving the problems of shifting and settling foundations, bowed walls, and wall cracks for thousands of homeowners.

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Basement Water Proofing - Resch Enterprises, Inc

Our products are designed to help you eliminate your leaky basement, mold, foul smell, buckling walls, crawl space high moisture, etc. We do this with quality products so you can permanently eliminate your basement problems. Your wet basement can be solved by using the Dry Up system to control and channel the water from the leaking walls to a sump pump. We offer the Dry Up system in a home kit that is easy to install that has helped thousands of homeowners.

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Basement Waterproofing & Structural Repair - The National Association of Waterproofing and Structural Repair Contractors (NAWSRC)

The NAWSRC website is devoted to helping the public and the Consumer. The "Help Section" is designed to provide answers to any and all your questions related to basement waterproofing, house foundation repair, concrete repair, house leveling, pier and beam, as well as other facets related to home or commercial basement waterproofing, foundation, concrete, and structural problems.

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Since 1987, Emecole has manufactured a variety of epoxy, polyurethane foam and polyurea materials for the repair of concrete cracks in foundations and floors. Our complete repair system provides contractors the components necessary to efficiently and effectively repair structural or leaking cracks.

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Block Foundations - Bobvila.com - Cinder Blocks

A cinderblock foundation can easiliy support multiple stories, but the question you need to ask is what is the width and depth of the footer below the block stemwall.

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Block Foundations - How to Inspect & Diagnose Concrete Block Foundation Cracks, Leans, Bows, Settlement

How to Inspect & Diagnose Concrete Block Foundation Cracks, Leans, Bows, Settlement - Masonry block or "cinder block" foundation defects listed, described & explained
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Rusticated concrete block, also called rockfaced concrete block, was made in a mold to create a surface texture that resembles stone. Its popularity as a building material peaked between 1905 and 1930.

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BOIFerm - Viessmann Group - Energy Systems - Waste to Energy

BIOFerm Energy Systems wants to help you turn your organic waste into energy. Our unique dry fermentation system uses anaerobic digestion to generate biogas, which contains methane. Biogas can be burned to generate heat and electricity or conditioned to run your natural gas vehicle.

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Boilers - Buderus Boilers

Buderus heating systems provide more consistent, more comfortable heat using far less fuel than conventional high-temperature systems.

Once you have a Buderus boiler, you can add an indirect-fired hot water heater, an optional Logamatic control, or both. and snow/ice melting.

Buderus boilers, water heaters and controls are designed and built to outlast conventional heating systems. Since 1825 Buderus has been developing new heating technologies.

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Boilers - Burnham Hydronics

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Boilers - Columbia Boiler Company

Columbia Boiler Company of Pottstown, PA designs and manufactures quality boilers and support systems for residential, commercial, and industrial applications

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Boilers - Crown's Bimini High Efficiency Series

High efficiency, condensing, gas-fired, hot water boiler
Residential efficiencies up to 95.4% AFUE

Commercial combusition efficiencies up to 96.1% AFUE

BIMINI features low-mass, cast aluminum heat exchangers which transfer heat more efficiently. Aluminum provides superior corrosion resistance, which is important on condensing boilers.

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Boilers - Dunkirk Boilers

An integral part of the ECR family is Dunkirk Boilers, America's Hottest Boiler Value! Dunkirk has been a trusted supplier of gas and oil-fired hot water and steam boilers for residential and commercial buildings since 1928.

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Boilers - Energy Kinetics - System 2000

System 2000
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Home Heating 101
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Compare Fuels
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Boilers - Miura Boilers

Miura Boiler was founded in Japan in 1927 and has grown to be one of the largest boiler manufacturers in the world.

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Boilers - New Yorker Boilers

New Yorker fills the need for reliable and affordable heating systems by creating high quality, low cost, cast iron and steel boilers with DOE Heating Capacities ranging from 104 MBH to 1,008 MBH.
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Boilers - Peerless Boilers

It All Begins With a Peerless BoilerA SYSTEM WITH OPTIONS

A hydronic heating system is both practical and efficient. It is also quite versatile, allowing you to heat your home with conventional radiators or baseboards as well as providing you with the ability to add other unique heating options to your system; including the Peerless Partner indirect-fired water heater to fulfill your domestic water heating needs. Other hydronic options include:

radiant systems (floor heating, radiant panels, towel warming racks, etc.)
snow-melting applications
tankless coils
hydronic coils for enhancing the efficiency of electric heat-pump applications

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Boilers - Pennco Boilers

ECR International takes pride in it's ability to deliver a complete package of heating and cooling products. An integral part of the ECR product family are gas and oil-fired boilers for residential and commercial buildings. High efficiencies, easy maintenance and installation features, and limited lifetime warranties make our gas and oil boilers the preferred choice of contractors and homeowners alike.

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Boilers - Solaia Cast Iron Boilers (Boyertown Furnace Co.)

The Solaia Boiler is a low mass wet-base boiler with steel push nipples. Constructed of GG20 cast iron for greater durability, excellent heat transfer and resistance to corrosion, the Solaia boiler is the result of over 50 years of engineering and manufacturing experience. Solaia addresses the growing concerns about fuel prices, the environment, and the need for preserving the worlds natural resources. Its three pass design allows flue gases to stay inside your boiler longer to achieve maximum efficiency. A unique front jacket panel and a completely removable front cast iron door allows for the overall ease in serviceability of the Solaia Boiler. The Solaia is manufactured in compliance with the ISO 9002 standards. The Solaia Boiler features a Riello oil burner and is energy star rated with efficiencies from 86.4% to 87%.

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Boilers - Thermo-Dynamics Boilers

Since 1932, Thermo-Dynamics Boilers have been designed, engineered and manufactured in the state of Pennsylvania, home of some very harsh winters and some very American craftsmen. We're proud of our people and they're proud of their work. The quality we build into each Thermo-Dynamics boiler is well-known: we are one of the country's leading manufacturers of residential steel boilers.

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Boilers - Ultimate Boilers

The Ultimate Series of Hot Water Boilers by ECR International combines versatility, efficiency and design to make it the ideal choice for heating comfort and reliability.

The ULTIMATE Series features ENERGY STAR rated efficiency of up to 87.6% A.F.U.E., and dramatically reduces fuel costs
providing an excellent return on your home heating investment.

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Boilers - Utica Boilers

The Utica line of products are designed, tested and assembled to ensure that our customers get the very best in home heating comfort and value.
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Boilers - Viessmann - Gas Fired Boilers

Gas-Fired Boilers, 65 to 300 MBH

Vitogas 050
Atmospheric gas-fired hot water heating boiler in a sectional cast iron design.
Rated input: 65 to 200 MBH - 19 to 59 kW

Vitogas 050, ECD-S
Atmospheric gas-fired hot water heating boiler in a sectional cast iron design.
Rated input: 65 to 200 MBH - 19 to 59 kW

Vitogas 100
Atmospheric gas-fired boiler in a sectional cast iron design with stainless steel premix burner.
Rated input: 90 to 240 MBH - 26 to 70 kW

Vitola 200
Hot water heating boiler with cast iron/steel biferral heat exchanger surface for modulating boiler water temperatures without low limit.
Rated input: 90 to 300 MBH - 26 to 88 kW

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Boilers - Viessmann - Oil Fired Gray Cast Iron Hot Water Boilers

Oil-Fired Boilers, 83 to 300 MBH

Vitorond 100
A genuine triple-pass boiler of cast iron sectional design.
Rated input: 91 to 245 MBH - 27 to 72 kW

Vitola 200
Hot water heating boiler with cast iron/steel biferral heat exchanger surface for modulating boiler water temperatures without low limit.
Rated input: 83 to 300 MBH - 24 to 88 kW

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Boilers - Viessmann - Wall Mounted Boilers

Wall-Mounted Condensing Boilers, 25 to 230 MBH

Vitodens 100
Natural gas-fired wall-mounted condensing boiler with modulating stainless steel cylinder burner and Inox-Radial heat exchanger surface.
Rated input: 29 to 100 MBH - 9 to 29 kW

Vitodens 200
A compact wall-mounted condensing boiler with Inox-Radial heat exchanger surface and MatriX-compact burner.
Rated input: 25 to 230 MBH - 7 to 67kW

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Boilers - Viessmann - Wood Fired Boilers

Wood-Fired Boilers

Industry-leading rotary combustion wood-fired boiler, 512 to 1843 MBH.
For wood fuels with max. water content of 35%

State-of-the-art underfeed combustion wood-fired boiler, 1330 to 4268 MBH.
For wood fuels with max. water content of 50%

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Boilers - Weil McLain

Oil-fired boilers
Ultra oil

Learning Center
Product Manuals
Efficiency Video

Gas-fired boilers
Ultra 3

Learning Center
Product Manuals
Efficiency Video

88 Series 2

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Boilers - Weil-McLain - Hot Water Boilers

Energy Saving Products
Products Manuals & Literature(downloads)

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Buiidng Energy Codes Resource Center

Articles Search Results

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Builder Concept Home 2011 - Achieving Green

Building Green
edia Center

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Building Green - Cityspace Solar

At the core of Cityspace Solar is the idea that we have made a commitment to: consistent client communications, superior follow thru, and making renewable energy a standard part of commercial & residential construction

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Building Green - Enercept Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) The Builders' Choice

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) custom made to reflect your vision for the energy efficient home of your dreams.

Build a home that is more energy efficient and 2 1/2 times stronger.

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Building Green - For new & existing Homes

BPC Green Builders is dedicated to the construction and renovation of
beautiful homes that benefit both homeowners and the environment.
We invite you to learn how BPC s expert application of residential building science and
green building strategies could lead to a wonderful new or renovated home for you and your family.

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Building Green - Green Building.com

How to Futureproof your House.

What are the most important aspects of Green Building?:
Indoor Air Quality
Energy Efficiency
Natural Resources
Water Conservation

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Building Green - McElroy Metal roofing & siding

Green Building
Q. What is a cool metal roof?
Q. What makes cool metal roofing a sustainable product?
Q. What are the recycled levels for steel roofing?
Q. What is Energy Star and how does it apply to cool metal roofing?
Q. Do cool metal roofs really save a building owner energy and money?
Q. What is LEED?
Q. What are photovoltaics and how do they relate to cool metal roofing?
Q. Are there codes or standards that I should be aware of when using cool metal roofing?
Q. What type of utility incentives exist for cool metal roofing?
Q. Are there any tax incentives associated with the purchase of a new metal roof?

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Building Green - Smarter Buildings-Given their environmental impact, it's time we designed from the earth up

If you're sitting in a conventional office building while you read this, take a moment to listen to your surroundings hum and breathe.

The HVAC system, the lights, the water, the elevators, the power and cooling for technology, the heating and cooling for people: all contribute to making buildings a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions "and a leading energy user. In fact, by 2025, buildings will use more energy than any other category of "consumer." (Already today, in the United States, they represent 70% of energy use.) And 40% of the world's current output of raw materials goes into buildings. That's about 3 billion tons ... annually.

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Building Products - Southern Pine Council

All about southern pine:
Green Building
Span Tables
Pressure Treated
Specialty Products
Do It Yourself Plans

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Building Products - CertainTeed- select region of the US

Exterior: roofing, siding,trim, sheathing, fence/railings/decks, foundation, windows.
Interior: insulation, gypsum, ceilings, backerboard/underlayment.
Infrastructure: pipe

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Building Products - USGypsum

Products, solutions, new products, tools, information

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Building Products - Weyerhaeuser

Search for products.
Stronger building products, environmentally-friendly paper and packaging, ground-breaking uses for cellulose fibers. Weyerhaeuser delivers products that meet the needs of our customers and improve the world we live in. Take a moment to explore our diverse range of products.

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Building Science Corporation - Information

building science.com provides objective, high-quality information about buildings. This resource combines building physics, systems design concepts, and an awareness of sustainability to promote the design and construction of buildings that are more durable, healthier, more sustainable and more economical than most buildings built today.

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Building Science Corporation - Consulting

Building Science Corporation is a building science consulting firm with offices in Boston, Massachusetts and Waterloo, Ontario and clients throughout North America. Building Science Corporation specializes in building technology consulting. Our focus is preventing and resolving problems related to building design, construction and operation. We are internationally recognized for our expertise in moisture dynamics, indoor air quality, and forensic (building failure) investigations. We are also on the leading edge of the design of sustainable communities and buildings. We believe in promoting energy efficiency and environmental responsibility within the constraints of marketable and affordable building technology.

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Building Science Corporation - Bookstore

The books you will find here provide high quality information and expert opinion about building physics and systems design concepts to promote the design and construction of buildings that are durable, healthy, energy efficient and cost effective.

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Cabinets - Thomasville Cabinetry

Kitchen Cabinets, Bathroom Cabinets and Cabinets for the Entire Home.
Kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, home office cabinets, home entertainment cabinets, laundry, game room, any room of your home. Of Performa Organization System for kitchen cabinets, a new way of organizing that makes it easy to find and store what you need. Of custom accents and decorating ideas - plate racks, built-in bookcases and pantries, kitchen islands and bars, cabinet door inserts, appliance panels, wooden range hoods, display shelves, contrasting mouldings, complementary finishes, mobile islands, decorative glass doors and cabinet hardware - that will let you stretch your imagination like never before.

For over 100 years, Thomasville has built furniture in styles to suit every taste. And cabinetry is no different. As you browse this website, you'll almost certainly find the look that's right for you - traditional or contemporary, formal or casual, urban-country or Euro. Browse cabinet doors with inset moulding, beadboard detailing, Shaker silhouettes, sleek slab fronts, traditional arches, and more. Select from maple, cherry, hickory, oak and laminate in finishes ranging from wood stains to paints to premium glazes.

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Cabinets - Greentea Design

If you're unfamiliar with our Mizuya Kitchen Cabinets you can start by reading about the benefits of the Mizuya Kitchen

You can also see a video of the Mizuya Kitchen in HGTV's 'Kitchen Equipped', or read an interview with one of our customers about his complete kitchen renovation project

Why Choose Mizuya Kitchen Cabinets?
Modular and freestanding - Pieces can be used in different configurations and adapted for any purpose. Use your cabinets in any room or take them with you when you move.

Custom carpentry - All our kitchen cabinets are available in both stock and custom sizes as well as your choice of two woods, six stains, and five hardware options.

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Cabinets - Kitchen Pro Cabinetry

High Quality, Ready to Assemble. In stock, Affordable
All solid wood construction
No Particle Board
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Easy Installation
Easy Maintenance

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Cabinets - Merillat Cabinets


Good Quality. Great Value.
Merillat Essentials offers great value in a well-built, dependable cabinet.

Classics,Quality and good looks.
Fresh style and timeless design are hallmarks of this perennially popular collection

Our premier cabinetry.
An almost limitless array of unique styles, finishes, molding choices and hardware.

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Cabinets - Starmark Cabinetry


Homeowners, we have three new designs in kitchen and bathroom cabinets for you to consider: Bamboo, Rosewood and Wenge (pronounced when-gay), as well as and three new finishes: Daiquiri, Paprika and Chateaux Toffee.

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Cabinets - The Cabinet Folks

We Offer High-Quality Cabinets
for less than the big-box stores.
Oh, and you can order them in your pajamas.

Pick a Wood
from Oak to Cherry and everything in between

Select a Cabinet Door
from our more than 500 different styles.

Choose a Finish
you love from stained, painted or unfinished.

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Cabinets - This Old House

Learn how to choose, paint, build, install, reface, and fix kitchen cabinets, as well as more on door hardware, getting more storage, and more

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Cabinets - Direct Kitchen Cabinets

Manufacturer-Direct! Brand-Name Products!Extraordinary Selection

Choose from a wide selection of top brand-name kitchen cabinets.
Purchase everything at manufacturer-direct wholesale prices.
Find everything you need to remodel your kitchen in one convenient local showroom.

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Cabinets - Kitchen Cabinet Mart

Affordable High Quality Kitchen Cabinets

We offer a wide selection of high quality all wood Oak, Maple, Cherry and Walnut kitchen cabinets in many styles and sizes, at discount prices.

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Cabinets - Kraftmaid Cabinetry

From the kitchen to the bath, great room to home office, laundry room to bedroom and every room in between, KraftMaid can help you create customized cabinetry to suit your personal style. Browse through each room section for inspiration to help you create built-to-order furniture that fits with your family's lifestyle.

KraftMaid offers a multitude of door style offerings in maple, hickory, oak, cherry, birch and laminate in an array of finishes and glazes to complement any design style. The Durakraft finish, KraftMaid s exclusive 14-step finishing process extends the original color and clarity while standing up to everyday wear in the kitchen and bath.

And don t forget to complete your cabinetry design with KraftMaid's wide variety of decorative enhancements. Accent your cabinetry with a Toekick Valance, showcase your best china with Bistro glass inserts, or add the finishing touch with Satin Pewter hardware.

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Carbon Monoxide - EPA Facts Sheet

Carbon Monoxide - EPA Facts Sheet
What is Carbon Monoxide?

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

What are the Symptoms of CO Poisoning?

How to Tell the Difference between CO Poisoning and the Flu

To Prevent CO Poisoning I Can: [Remember ICANB

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Carpenter Ants & Bees

Carpenter Ant & Bee information can be found below under W, look for "Wood Destroying Insects"

CDC - National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals

CDC - National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals
This Web page contains two sources of information about the exposure of the U.S. population to environmental chemicals:

new biomonitoring results published in the peer-reviewed literature since the release of the Third National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals (Third Report) and
the full text of the Third Report.

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Center for Disease Control - (CDC) US Gov

Center for Disease Control - (CDC)  US Gov
Online source for credible health information.

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Chimneys - Z-Flex Chimney Liners & Venting Solutions

Fuel Stainless Steel Chimney Liner Kits
Oil-Stainless Steel Chimney Liner & Kits
Stainless Steel Chimney Liner Accessories
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Chinese drywall causes problems on the Treasure Coast

The contaminated Chinese drywall may be emitting one of several sulfur compounds including sulfur dioxide or hydrogen sulfide. While exposure to fumes from sulfur dioxide can create irritation and breathing disorders, exposure to hydrogen sulfide can be deadly.

Exposure to 50 parts per million of hydrogen sulfide for more than ten minutes can cause extreme irritation. Inhalation of 500 to 1,000 parts per million can cause unconsciousness and death through respiratory paralysis and asphyxiation, according to environmental experts.

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Chinese Drywall Cited in Building Woes

A handful of builders and environmental consultants are investigating whether the drywall, a wide flat board used to create interior walls, is emitting sulfur-based gases that may be corroding air-conditioner coils, computer wiring and metal picture frames

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Chinese drywall - Scope widens in Chinese drywall case

The problem of defective Chinese drywall is no longer confined to coastal Florida.

The Washington, D.C.-based America's Watchdog, which is partnering with high-powered attorneys across the country, says that its own investigation has found defective Chinese drywall in Florida, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North and South Carolina, Virginia and Texas.

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Chinese drywall (which is referred to as gypsum wallboard or plasterboard or "imported plasterboard") is drywall imported from China which contains high amounts of sulfur and sulfur related compounds. Many believe that humidity causes the sulfur in the drywall to out gas (i.e., migrate into the indoor air) which not only creates a noxious odor, but corrodes copper

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Clean Energy Guidebook - EPA -

To Help States Save Money, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Coatings - Liquid Vinyl Siding

NeverPaint AgainThe
Ultimate exterior coating product
The luxurious finish is easy to clean, mildew resistant and will not change the architectural appearance of the home. It can even be approved in historic districts and communities with rigid architectural review board requirements. The technologically advanced spray vinyl coating provides more durability and protection than standard paints and other coatings. Able to withstand the most severe of weather without wearing out, Liquid Vinyl stays looking fresh. It's an investment that will save you money on painting and exterior maintenance.

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Code Check - Illustrated Guides

The Code Check Series are condensed guides to the most commonly cited code violations encountered by building inspectors, contractors, do-it-yourselfers and homeowners.

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Commercial Heating Systems - Uponor - Commercial

Aesthetically Pleasing
Radiant works with any kind of floor covering and does not require unsightly ductwork in ceilings.

Clean and Quiet
Because a radiant system doesn t use fans or blowers, it s quiet and doesn t circulate dirt, dust or allergens around a structure.

Radiant systems are adaptable to various energy-efficient heat sources, including geothermal, solar and waste, as well as free sources of energy such as biomass.
Energy Efficient
The water in a radiant system has the capacity to transport energy 3,500 times greater than air, so it can heat using less energy than a forced-air system.

Guaranteed Satisfaction
An Uponor radiant heating system is backed by a 30-year limited warranty when installed by an Uponor-trained professional.

Proven Reliability
For over 35 years, more than 12 billion feet of our tubing has been installed in radiant, plumbing and fire safety systems worldwide.

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Computer Services - PC Development, LLC

Custom Desktops & Notebooks
Repairs and Upgrades
Home/Office Networking
In CT: 860-683-0384

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Concrete, Block & Slab Foundations - BobVila.com - slab-on-grade or below-grade foundations

Slab on grade
Poured Footings
Poured Concrete Walls
Reinforced Block and Concrete Walls
Finishing the Basement Floor

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Concrete Foundations - The Stabilzor Foundation Repair System

The Stabilizor is a unique and exceptionally strong helical piling system (helical pier, helical support) designed and manufactured by Atlantic Foundation & Repair.
Patented articulating bracket, this powerful system gently lifts and permanently supports settled houses and other structures.

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Concrete Foundations - ConcreteNetwork.com - Three Types of Foundations

Slab-on-grade foundation
Frost Protected

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Concrete Foundations - ConcreteNetwork.com - Waterproofing Options

When plans call for dry basement living space, a membrane or liquid can do the job if it's installed right

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Concrete Foundations - ToolBase Services - Foundations

Innovative Products & Processes - PATH Technology Inventory
Design & Construction Guides
Performance Reports & Case Studies
Questions & Answers
Web Links

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Concrete Foundations - Berkeleyan - Retrofits take 'green' approach to concrete foundations

The foundations incorporate high-volume fly ash concrete, which requires far less fossil fuel to produce than conventional concrete. Fly ash is a byproduct of coal-burning power plants. The ash is created at high temperatures and becomes tiny, beady glass particles.

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Concrete Foundation Repair - Webac Corp. - Specialty Products

Concrete Repair Technology:

Crack Injection Systems
Concrete Repair Products
Water-Stop Systems
Specialty Coatings
Equipment & Accessories
Cartridge Systems

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Concrete - Integral Coloring

Interior & exterior concrete coloring

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Concrete - Pervious Concrete - when it rains...it drains

Pervious concrete pavement is a unique and effective means to address important environmental issues and support green, sustainable growth. By capturing stormwater and allowing it to seep into the ground, porous concrete is instrumental in recharging groundwater, reducing stormwater runoff, and meeting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stormwater regulations.

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Concrete - Pervious Concrete Pavement

LEED Credit
Sidewalks & Paths
Mix Design
and Materials
Inspection and

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Concrete - Pervious Pavement

Videos show how water drains away.
More links.

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Concrete Repair - Roklin Systems, Inc

We have over 20 years experience in the development and application of polyurethane products for concrete and asphalt repair.

Our Concrete and Asphalt Repair materials are specifically designed to provide quick installation and long-term durability for everything from high traffic roadways to parking decks, to your driveway or walls and flooring at home.

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Connecticut - PSI - Exam Contracted Vender site

Home Inspection Licensing Exam Contracted Vendor - PSI site

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Connecticut Homes for Sale - find homes for sale in CT

Find homes for sale in CT and related services

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Consumer Dangers

If you read the basic mission of the Consumer Product Safety Commission in the United States, you see that it is charged with, “Protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.” And yet, if you read a bit farther you see something quite startling. What is so startling? Even though this group admits that its sworn duty is to protect consumers, there are more than $1 trillion in costs related to death, injury, and property damage due to unsafe or unhealthy products each year.

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Consumer Product Safety Commission - US Gov

Consumer Product Safety Commission - US Gov
Product recalls, Safety issues, Library look up

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Consumer Watch

Recalls Consumer Watch provides up-to-date information on electrical safety.

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Decking - LockDry - Watertight Aluminum Decking Products

The Only Maintenance Free Waterproof Aluminum Decking of its Kind

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Decking - AZEK Decks - engineered decking material

The #1 brand of stain resistant decking, is a superior decking option. Refining and redefining the very notion of building a deck. Engineered with Procell Technology, AZEK Deck virtually eliminates the shortfalls associated with wood and composite decking.

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Decking - Correct Deck - composite decking material

Ultra-Low Maintenance Composite Decking with antimicrobial protection that resists mold & mildew that cause stains & discoloration on wood and other decking.

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Decking - Decks.com - design & planning guides...

Aluminum & Composite Decking - A Low Maintenance Solution
Deck Construction Guide
Metal Railing Systems Are Easy To Install
What Makes A Deck Unique?
Deck Lighting Has Come A Long Way
Custom Deck Plans Service

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Decking - Engineered Plastic Systems, Inc

Bear Board recycled plastic lumber comes in a variety of dimensions and profiles, giving you an environmentally-friendly, cost-effective solution for your plastic lumber project.

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Decking - EverGrain - composite decking materials

You want something that will last for years of enjoyment. A 25-year limited warranty1 comes with all EverGrain products. This protects your investment against rotting, splintering, splitting and termite damage. And that s just the beginning of the list of reasons to choose EverGrain. Here are a few more:

Nine natural colors2 " Cedar, Redwood, Weathered Wood, Cape Cod Grey and Forest Green in our Classic Collection. CherryWood, Golden Oak, Thunderstorm Grey and Rustic Birch in our Vibrance Collection .
Low maintenance
Coordinating skirting and railing systems to complement your deck
Provides slip-resistance
Easy installation
Contains recycled material
ICC approved " Independent industry performance standards

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Decking - Moisture Shield - Environmentally Friendly composite materials

ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIENTIOUS and committed to green decking materials for over 20 years.
IN 20 YEARS - Never had a product recall or failure due to product delamination, decay, or rot.
MORE THAN 90% recycled materials - 30% from post consumer and 60% from pre-consumer recycled materials are used to make MoistureShield. MoistureShield is also a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified Green Product
PATENTED HEAT PROCESS - Enables wood pulp to be completely encapsulated with plastic. Thus resulting in a product with vibrant lasting color, greater resistance to moisture, mold, mildew and staining
TWO PROFILES - designed to meet your decking needs. Available in either an engineered or solid profile
PROPRIETARY INGREDIENTS - Using wood pulp of larger size, rather than wood flour, enables complete uniformity of encapsulation.
AERT MOISTURESHIELD " Is not water cooled during the extrusion process, thus preventing stresses to the plastic and less problems or concerns after the deck has been installed.
THREE PRODUCT OFFERINGS - Good, Better and Best line of decking products: LifeCycle (2-colors), MoistureShield (6-colors) and Tropical Rainforest Collection (2 colors) compliment an entire line from One Manufacturer.
WARRANTY " Limited Lifetime Transferable Warranty for MoistureShield and Tropics. There is a 10-year warranty for LifeCycles.

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Decking & Railings - GAF Products

Decking material type, installation

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Decking - Timber Tech - composite decking material

Beyond all the beauty and worry-free practicality, homeowners choose TimberTech's composite decking, deck railings, lighting and fencing for our proven quality and unrivaled range of choices, colors and design possibilities. Each of our composite decking and deck railing products offers the low-maintenance lifestyle you prefer, with no painting, staining or sealing to get in the way of good times. TimberTech's complete product line lives up to our famous brand promise: Less Work. More Life.

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Decking - Trex - composite decking material

Trex takes the natural beauty of wood, but leaves behind all the rotting and splintering. You won't miss the splinters and neither will your feet. Trex is also a breeze to maintain, so you'll spend more time relaxing on your deck instead of working on it. And Trex is soft and smooth to the touch, so feel free to kick off your shoes and make yourself at home outside.

Trex offers more creative freedom than other decking materials. Its style options include not only the ability to physically bend and shape, but also a variety of colors and textures to choose from when crafting your perfect deck.

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Decking - Xccent Decking - DryDeck

Our steel and aluminum decking systems are engineered to deliver a lifetime of performance. Whether your needs are commercial or residential, Xccent steel and aluminum decking systems are a solid solution.

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Decks - repair work, treatments, etc...DIY

How to Make Simple Deck Repairs
Waterproof Deck Solutions
Deck Treatments

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Decks - Universal Forrest Products

Family-Friendly Composite Decking
No matter the splatter, the ultra-low maintenance surface of Latitudes Capricorn Tropical Composite Decking gives your family freedom and you peace of mind against virtually any type of spill-making plates optional.

Now, sit back, relax and enjoy Capricorn decking.

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Discount Saunas Direct

Browse through our large selection of saunas for your home at discounted prices.

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Doctor Fungus - your on-line reference to all things mycological!!

Learn about Fungi
Think you have a fungal infection
Think you have a sick building
Antifungal Agents
The Laboratory
MIC Database
Education & Tools
Image Bank
Lecture Bank
Video Bank
Mycolgy & Medical Events Calender

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Door Locks - LockMart USA

You've come to the right place! You can trust the builders hardware experts at Lockmart USA with all of your architectural hardware needs

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Doors - Affordable Iron Doors

Gates & Railings

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Doors - Basco Shower Doors

Determine what type of shower enclosure is right for you.

At Basco Shower Enclosures, we take over 50 years of experience, couple it with innovation, and give our customers outstanding style and function for every bathroom in their house. We know bathrooms are more than basic necessities - they are luxurious comfort zones.

Our goal is to manufacture the finest shower enclosures available anywhere, and we're succeeding:

Virtual Showroom

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Doors - Interior Doors Direct

Interior Doors Direct is the manufacturing door division of Designer Doors, Inc. We are the online source for solid hardwood custom and standard interior doors made to order.

Raised Panel
Flat Panel Doors
French Doors
Bifold Doors
Mirrored Doors
V-Groove Doors
Pantry & Laundry Doors
Custom Glass
Dutch Doors
Cafe Doors

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Doors - Iron Star Doors

Custom Doors:

We transform ideas into reality with our custom door projects.
Design your own scrollwork or choose from our picture gallery.

Cad drawings are provided to ensure that the right design,
size and configuration meet all your needs.

Doors may be ordered to swing in or out.

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Doors - Liberty Valley Doors

Liberty Valley Doors has been a custom wood stile & rail door manufacturer since 1980. We can manufacture doors any size, design, out of any type of wood. We also offer pre hang and pre finish options. Our quality and service is second to none.

Committed to the Environment

Liberty Valley Doors is committed to accelerating the transition to sustainable building, energy, and economic practices. We believe sustainability is the ethical choice.

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Doors - Masonite

Interior Doors
Entry Doors
Patio Doors

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Doors - Simpson Door Company

Source for handcrafted exterior wood doors,
interior wood doors and custom wood doors.
With a wide variety of designs and wood species,
Simpson offers something for everyone.

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Doors - ThermaTru Doors

The Advantage of Fiberglass
Fiberglass is a durable alternative to wood or steel for your entry or patio door. It won t rot, crack, split, or warp as often found with wood doors, and it resists dents, scratches and rust often found with steel doors.

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Doors - TruStile Premiun MDF Doors

TruStile s premium interior doors and exterior doors transform any space from ordinary to extraordinary. TruStile offers over 400 standard door styles in MDF, glass and wood, as well as the ability to create any custom design.

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Drainage - American Wick Drain-Drainage Applications


How it Works

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Drainage - Below Grade Residential: Drainage Boards & Footing Drains - WaterProof Magazine

Waterproofing membranes are a critical component for keeping basements dry, but they re only half the solution. In most areas of the country, a complete drainage system should also be installed to relieve hydrostatic pressure and extend the life of the waterproofing membrane.

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Drainage - Concerns For Residential Construction-Geology and Soil Mechanics, UW-Stout-

"Inadequate attention to surface drainage causes more serious and lasting problems than any other site design factor"
-J. Shephard and G.A. Morledge, The Home Design Guide

Two important rules of thumb:

It is better to build on high land than in a depression.
Water should not flow toward or collect along any side of the house.

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Drainage - Exterior - French Drains Advise

DIY drainage and French drain advice that may help you avoid installing drainage that you don't need.

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Drainage - Foundation - Oxford Plastics, Inc.

Whether you are building a private residence or an apartment complex, our pipe has virtually an unlimited array of applications. Each application involves controlling the amount of water on a piece of property, from its collection to its distribution and/or removal.

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Drinking Water- Advanced Water Filters

Water Filters, Reverse Osmosis Systems, Kitchen Faucets & Whole House Water Filtration. Find these products and a whole lot more at Advanced Water Filters, Home of the Original Tap Master!

We offer a complete line of premium and value reverse osmosis units for the home or office. We also carry all the necessary replacement filters for both the reverse osmosis systems offered here as well as other standard RO systems. Please also see our extensive line of kitchen faucets.Reverse Osmosis Water Purification
Premium RO Filter Units - Tap Master
Value RO Filtration Units - Value Line
Water Filtration Units
Value Line Water Filtration Units - Value Filters
Counter Top Units - Tap Master Jr.
Replacement Filters
Generic, Tap Master, and Value Line Replacement Filters
Filtered Shower Heads
Shower Falls

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Drinking Water Contaminants - EPA

Drinking Water Contaminants - EPA
List of Contaminants & their MCLs:
Disinfection Byproducts
Inorganic Chemicals
Organic Chemicals

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Drinking Water - EPA - Drinking Water in New England

Private Well Owners...

Recent studies in New England identified contamination of some private wells from methyl-tertiary-butyl ether (MtBE (PDF) (6 pp., 385 KB, about PDF) ), radon and arsenic. But, many homeowners are not aware of this risk to their drinking water.

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Drinking Water - Testing and Information - Wilkes University

Testing and Information
For Water Well Homeowners, Private Water Well Owners, Realtors, Plumbing Contractors,
Water Well Drillers

Drinking Water Quality Help Guide

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Drinking Water Treatment Systems - Home Water Treatment Systems

Identifying a Water Quality Problem
Treatment and Conditioning Systems

Here is a list of possible treatment and conditioning methods:

Mechanical or Sedimentation Filtration
Activated Carbon Filtration
Oxidation Filtration
Neutralizing Filtration
Reverse Osmosis or Membrane Filtration
Ultra-violet Treatment
Water Softener or Cation Exchange
Chlorination Disinfection

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Drinking Water Treatment Systems - Home Water Treatment Devices (NSF)

Selecting and Using Water Treatment Devices

The NSF Water Treatment Device Certification Program requires extensive product testing and unannounced audits of production facilities. The goal of this program is to provide assurance to consumers that the water treatment devices they are purchasing meet the design, material, and performance requirements of national standards.

Selecting and Using Water Treatment Devices
Drinking Water Treatment Technologies
Styles of Water Treatment
The Importance of Certification
Drinking Water Treatment and Homeland Security
Additional Information
Search for NSF-Certified Products

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Drinking Water Treatment Systems - Clean Water Store

Well, Spring, & Rain Water Treatment Systems for Bacteria, Iron, Odors, Acidic Water, & all types of well & surface water quality problems.

Systems for Well Water

Systems for City Water

Filter Catridges & Housings
Filter Media
Chlorine Pellets
Potassium Permanganate
Soda Ash

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Drinking Water Treatment Systems - U of Missouri

Understanding Home Water Treatment Systems

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Drinking Water Treatment Systems - North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Drinking water supplies may be contaminated by many sources. Hazardous household wastes, septic systems, lawn and garden chemicals, leaking fuel storage tanks, animal waste, agricultural chemicals, landfills, and leaching of metals from plumbing systems may contaminate water.

Typical Water Qually Problems and Recommended Treatment Systems

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Drinking Water Treatment Systems - Spartan Environmental Technologies

Ozone for Drinking Water Treatment

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Dryer Vent Booster Fans - T Jernlund Store

Dry your clothes up to 50% faster and prevent lint build up with the new Dryer Duct Booster.

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Ductwork - GAF Materials

Product info, installation tips, links

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Earth4Energy - Solar & Wind power

Make your own systems
Don't pay for your electricity any longer...
Instead, the power company will pay YOU!

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Earth - Toxic Pollution - Toxic Chemicals

"Most americans would assume that basic toxicity testing is available and that all chemicals in commerce today are safe... this is not a prudent assumption... most of them have never been tested."US EPA [1]
Nearly one million children in the United States still have unacceptable blood lead levels, mostly as a result of lead paint exposure.
Over 70,000 new chemicals have been brought into commercial production and released to the environment in the last 100 years.

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Easy Water - The Solution for Hard Water Problems

No More Salt
Saves Money
Eco Friendly

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ECO-Home Magazine - Your Source for Green Products + Technology

Your Source for Green Products + Technology Magazine: Current Issue Archive Subscriptions
Green News
Green Products
Bath & Kitchen
Building Materials & Systems
Home Technology
Windows and Doors
Green Building and Design
Case Studies
Best Practices
Energy Efficiency
Indoor Air Quality
Green Programs and Events

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Electrical - Electrical Safety Foundation International - ESFI

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is the leading authority on electrical safety in the home and the workplace.

ESFI has a collection of educational tools and resources that are available right at your fingerrtips. On our web site, you will find practical information and safety tips on a variety of topics.

These materials are available to download at no cost and can be used to help you raise awareness in your community or organization about electrical hazards in any environment.

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Energy Efficient Doors & Windows - Jeld-Wen

Sustainable construction design does not mean to do without, but rather, to do the same with less. When compared to transportation and manufacturing, buildings in aggregate are our highest energy consumption segment in the United States, a good portion of which is for air-conditioning. Considering their current economic woes, schools do well to save money wherever possible, utilizing the savings for other needs.

Today, schools are being built and renovated to be as energy-efficient as possible. In this regard, high-efficiency windows play an important role. But as we've been primarily focused (and for good reason) on improving our energy consumption, the need to take a close look at another important building science topic is apparent.

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Energy Efficient Homes

The Home Owners Guide to efficiency & Living Green

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Energy Efficient Solutions - Polyurethane Spray Foam Insulation

Spray Foam Insulation Kits
Benefits of Spray Foam

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Energy Information Administration - EIA

Official Energy statistics and information from the US Government

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Energy Saver - Web Based "Do It Yourself" Home Energy Audit

Find the best ways to save energy in YOUR home!

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Energy Saving Devices - The Energy Detective

The Energy Detective (TED) can easily help you save 10-20% on your electric bill - hundreds of dollars

How exactly does TED help? It's really a simple concept - If you can measure it, you can manage it. That's what TED is all about. An intuitive, real-time, accurate electricity monitor, TED monitors your energy usage and presents the information to you in a simple, easy-to-understand format.

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Energy Saving Products for Consumers - MAKING RENEWABLE ENERGY AFFORDABLE.

Power-Save is the premier retailer of renewable energy and energy savings products. We provide quality tested and certified products direct to the consumer, at a price affordable to everyone.

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EnergyStar Program - US EPA / US DOE

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices

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EnergyStar - Heat Pumps - US EPA & DOE

A new ENERGY STAR specification for geothermal heat pumps went into effect on December 1, 2009. The new specification allows water-to-water GHPs to immediately be eligible to qualify for the label. On average, ENERGY STAR qualified products covered under this new specification will be over 45 percent more energy efficient than standard options.

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Engineered Products - Johns Manville

Filtration Media
Filtration Overview
Liquid Filtration
Air Filtration

Glass Textile Wallcoverings
Glass Wall Liner

Nonwoven Mats
Glass Fiber
Polyester Spunbond
Specialty Mat

Fiber Glass Reinforcements
Markets, Applications and Processes
Product Information
Gypsum Fiber DuraCore

Cryogenic Insulation
Contact Information

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Engineered Wood Products - APA-The Engineered Wood Association

The leading resource for information about engineered wood products.

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Environmental Data Resources, Inc - Environmental Reports for your Clients

At this report to your home inspection.
Join a growing group of home inspectors who realize the importance and value of adding a Neighborhood Environmental Report to their home inspection. The report scans over 1,400 databases and millions of records of potential land and groundwater contamination within 1 mile* of the entered address.
In the report your buyer will be able to see:

Location of leaking tanks (e.g. gas stations)
Location of spills (e.g. manufacturing and dry cleaners)
Former oil tank spills at residential homes
Clandestine drug lab/meth lab homes (34,000+ known in the US)
Location of "Superfund" sites (about 1300 in the US)
All potential homebuyers should consider screening, but it is especially important to screen homes within mile of gas stations, dry cleaners, or general commercial use

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Environmental Equipment & Supplies - Bisco Environmental

BISCO Environmental is an industry leading manufacturer and distributor of soil and groundwater remediation equipment.

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Environmental Equipment - Neep Systems -CLEARADON - Residential Radon Removal System

CLEARADON residential radon removal system

Removes up to 99.9% of radon and volatile organic compounds from drinking water. These residential models are economically priced and energy efficient.

Integrated Environmental Technologies

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Environmental Health News - Published by Environmental Health Science

The mission of Environmental Health News is to advance the public s understanding of environmental health issues by providing access to worldwide news about a variety of subjects related to the health of humans, wildlife and ecosystems.

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Energy Conservatory Articles - Are Your Houses Too Tight? View other articles

The airtightness of the building envelope is an important key to understanding the performance of any new house. Uncontrolled air leakage can result in high fuel bills, failure of building components, and increased builder callbacks. As a result, more and more time is being spent by the building trades sealing up new houses in an effort to reduce problems associated with air leakage.

Yet at the same time, most builders are continuing to rely on uncontrolled air leakage through holes and cracks in the building envelope to provide adequate ventilation for the occupants.

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EPA - MyEnvironment

environmental information for my area

Enter your location. ie: zip code

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Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI)

The National Home Inspector Exam

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Exterior Design Institute

The Exterior Design Institute is a non-profit organization founded for the purpose of training and certifying Building Envelope and EIFS Inspectors and Moisture Analysts to promote quality control within the construction industry.

Only the best Level 1 EIFS Inspector Training Online.
For over 10 years the Exterior Design Institute has been certifying EIFS Third Party Inspectors all over the world.

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Exterior Insulated Finishing Systems - EIFS - Synthetic Stucco

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Exterior Insulation Finishing System - Sto Corp. Liquid Coatings

Cement Board Stucco
Waterproofing / Air Barrier
Specialty Systems & Coatings

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Face of Lawsuit Abuse -

Why premiums are so high. The reason insurance companies settle even though you did nothing wrong. The lawyers who will take any case. Read some of these frivolous cases

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Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) Electrical Hazards

Answers to almost all questions about Federal Pacific Electric Stab-Lok electrical panels

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Federal Pacific Electric Panels - Fires Waiting to Happen, Debate Waiting to Be Ended

Latent Fire, Shock Hazards of FPE Stab-Lok Equipment
How many FPE Panels are there?
What is the FPE Stab-Lok Failure Rate?
What tests prove that the hazard is real?
Failure reports & technical reports on FPE (updated May 2007)

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Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) Electrical Hazards - Mike Holt, National Electrical Code

Mike Holt's Comment: The failure rates for these circuit breakers are significant, see the CPSC study. For Additional information about this problem, visit the excellent website http://www.inspect-ny.com/fpe/fpepanel.htm managed by Daniel Friedman http://www.inspect-ny.com.

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Federal Pacific Electral Panels - the CPSC study.

Federal Pacific Electric FPE Panel/Breaker Failure Rates

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FHP Manfacturing - Geothermal Heating & Cooling - "How it Works" Video

"Water Is Cheaper Than Air"
This informative 8 minute video shows you how FHP Energy Systems work to save you money and conserve energy. The video will describe in detail how well water systems, earth coupled / geothermal systems, and cooling tower / boiler systems work and also gives you background information on who FHP is and why we are a natural choice for your heating and cooling needs.
Be advised if your a modem user that it does take some time to download a 9 MB file (approximately 15-60 minutes depending on the speed of your internet connection), however it is well worth the wait for the information you will get out of this video.

For DSL/Cable/T1 or faster, the larger videos contain more detail but may take several minutes to download depending on your ISP's bandwidth.

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Fireplace Mantle Guide.com

Fireplace mantels | Design Articles | Types & styles of mantels
Helpful information about choosing a fireplace mantel

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Fireplace Mantles - Agree Woodworks

Custom Wood Fireplace Mantels, Surrounds, Shelves, Cabinets & Gas Fireplaces

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Fireplace Mantles.Com

Mantel Shelves
All Mantel Shelves
Traditional Mantel Shelves
Transitional Mantel Shelves
Fireplace Surrounds
All Fireplace Surrounds
Electric Fireplaces
All Electric Fireplaces
Fireplace Accessories
All Fireplace Accessories
Fireplace Screens
Mantel Mirrors
Hearth Rugs
Tool Sets
Log Baskets
Fireplace Ensembles

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Fireplace Mantles - Decorative Concepts

Whether you are a contractor or a homeowner, Decorative Concepts will build the affordable, custom fireplace mantel or mantelshelf that you need.

Fireplace Mantel / Mantelshelf

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Fireplace Mantles - Hazelmere Fireplace Mantels

Hazelmere Mantel Company offers a fine selection of our own fireplace mantel designs and custom woodwork to ensure an intimate and personal fireplace setting.

We carry a generous selection of finely handcrafted wood fireplace mantels, fireplace overmantels, surrounds and shelves in contemporary and traditional styles.

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Fire Protection - Specialty Products, Inc - Spray Fire Barrier

Fire Barrier protection sealant for use over Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation.

Flame Seal-TB receives industry's first ICC approval for 15-min. fire barrier paint for SPF insulation.
Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI) announce that Flame Seal-TB , a spray-applied fire retardant paint receives ICC approval...

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Fire Safety Sysyems - Uponor - for Homeowners

An upgrade option that saves you money and can reduce your insurance rates.

Uponor PEX-a tubing resists corrosion. Without soldered joints, it's virtually leak-proof.

Sprinklers put out most fires in seconds, before the fire department arrives and before there's major damage.
The tubing behind the Uponor AQUASAFE System comes with a 25-year limited warranty when installed by an Uponor-trained professional.

Sprinklers respond to heat not smoke, and draw water from your main cold water line. The odds of a malfunction are just one in 16 million.

While smoke detectors alone increase survival rates by 50%, adding sprinklers increases that to 97%.

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Fire Sprinkler Initiative

Educate decision-makers about the need for home fire sprinklers in all new one- and two-family new homes.

Fact sheet
Advocate for home fire sprinklers
Model language
Research and reports
New legislation is threatening the adoption of home fire sprinkler provisions for new one- and two-family dwellings.

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Fire Sprinkler - Legislative Alert

New legislation is threatening the adoption of home fire sprinkler provisions for new one- and two-family dwellings. Across the United States, sprinkler opponents are pushing state legislation that would restrict a community s ability to make its own decision about model safety codes for new construction. The legislation would prevent any community from implementing any new sprinkler mandates in one- and two-family homes. If it becomes law, such legislation will put lives at risk.

Find States where anti-sprinkler legislation has been filed

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FloodStop - Plumbing leak anti flooding devices, Stop Water Damage Before it Starts

Prevention devices to shut water off when plumbing leaks occure:
Order Directly from the Manufacturer

Dish Washer FloodStop
Water Heater FloodStop
Sink (Hot and Cold) FloodStop
Washing Machines with Straight Valves
Washing Machine FloodStop with 90 Degree valves
FloodStop for Whole House (Wireless with 3/4" valve
FloodStop for Whole House (Wireless with 1" valve)
Ice Maker FloodStop

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Flooring Underlayments - GAF

Flooring underlayments - Specialty Fabrics.

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Forest Products - Coastal Forest Products - Western Red Cedar

We provide unsurpassed service to the "independent retailers" throughout New England. We accomplish this with quality people, vendors, products and a commitment to always exceed expectations.

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Forest Products - Coastal Forest Products

Coastal Forest Products is an environmentally-conscious wholesale supplier of Cedar, Fir, and a myriad of other specialty products to the retail lumberyard.

In order to simplify viewing our complete line of products, we ve created an electronic product catalog. In addition to the many types and dimensions of traditional wood products, we ve furthered our green commitment by offering many new recycled products for a variety of applications.

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Formaldehyde - EPA

Formaldehyde - EPA
Uses and Hazards of formaldehyde insulations and products

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Foundation Crack Repair Solution - Basement Systems - FlexiSpan

Foundation crack repair with the FlexiSpan concrete crack repair system. The patented FlexiSpan system is the most effective foundation crack repair method on the market.

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Foundation Problems - Solutions - The Grip-Tite Pier Systems

The best solution for your foundation settlement, bowed walls, sagging floors, and sinking slabs.

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Fuel Piping - Kamco Oil Pro-Tec Factory Coated Copper

As the leading manufacturer of polyethylene coated copper tubing for Natural Gas, Liquefied Petroleum Gas, Fuel Oil, Potable Water and various industrial applications, Kamco is devoted to providing superior quality products that help make installations easier and more efficient.

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Furnaces - Hallmark Furnace from Boyertown Furnace Company

Since it first went into production in 1939, the Hallmark Furnace has delivered the finest quality and engineering innovations available in a warm air furnace. Our commitment to customer service and satisfaction at all levels is well known in the industry. By listening to our customers, we have been able to make engineering improvements based on the direct input of the professionals who sell, install, and service warm air furnaces. Our engineers are constantly developing and incorporating the latest advancements to assure that the Hallmark Furnace meets current oil heating standards. Your oil dealer will tell you that the Hallmark is one of the most serviceable units available. As a homeowner, you trust your oil dealer to provide heating equipment to keep your family warm on the coldest winter nights ..... and your oil dealer trusts the Hallmark to deliver the comfort, performance, and reliability that his customers deserve.

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Furnaces - ECR International - Olsen

Designed for maximum performance, comfort and energy-efficiency, our line of high-efficiency natural gas and propane furnaces are right for you.

Olsen is a 60-year-old manufacturer of warm-air furnaces, marketing them under the Olsen and Airco brand names.

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Furnaces - Oil Fired - Thermo Pride

Comfort, be it in your home or business, is the ultimate issue. A new furnace and/or air conditioner is a critical part of your system, but think in terms of "the system". The furnace and/or air conditioner, duct system, registers and grills, thermostat, chimney/venting system plus all other items making up "the system" need to be evaluated as part of any heating/cooling equipment change. Together, the equipment and "the system" provide the comfort, security and dependability desired.

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Furnaces - Oneida Royal Furnaces

ECR International takes pride in offering a full line of revolutionary HVAC equipment including the Oneida Royal brand of furnaces. Since 1822, Oneida Royal furnaces have been engineered for home heating comfort and efficiency.Designed for performance and built to last, they are top performers in home heating with innovative design features that will deliver years of dependable heat to your home.

No matter which Oneida Royal furnace you choose, you are assured that it features a design that uses only the best components available making it one of the most reliable and fuel efficient furnaces on the market.

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Furnaces - Regal Furnace from Boyertown Furnace Company

With efficiencies up to 85.9% the Regal Furnace addresses your concerns about rising fuel prices. The Regal Furnace is perfect for those homeowners whose space is a premium. The attractive enclosed vestibule on the Regal Furnace allows installation in living space that has become so important in today s home. Our heavy 10 gauge primary and 14 gauge secondary heat exchanger with removable cleanout ports allows your technician access for service so that your furnace can be maintained for years of comfortable heating.

The 4 speed motor and multiple firing rates achieve just the right furnace for your home heating. The Regal Furnace is available in Highboy and Lowboy models. All controls on the Regal Furnace are standard Honeywell controls. The Regal Furnace is available with the Beckett, Riello or Carlin burner.

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Furnaces - Weil-McLain

80% Efficiency All Position
- Materials: Weldless tubular heat exchanger
- Type: Natural Gas/Propane

90% Efficiency Up-Flow
- Materials: Weldless tubular heat exchanger
- Type: Natural Gas/Propane

90% Efficiency Down-Flow/Horizontal
- Materials: Weldless tubular heat exchanger
- Type: Natural Gas/Propane

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Geothermal Heat Pumps - Heating & cooling Systems - US-DOE

Geothermal Heat Pumps
Geothermal heat pumps (sometimes referred to as GeoExchange, earth-coupled, ground-source, or water-source heat pumps) have been in use since the late 1940s. Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) use the constant temperature of the earth as the exchange medium instead of the outside air temperature. This allows the system to reach fairly high efficiencies (300%-600%) on the coldest of winter nights, compared to 175%-250% for air-source heat pumps on cool days.

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Global Environmental Restoration - SNiPER , the Ideal Biocide, Non toxic Disinfectant and Odor Eliminator

SNiPER's unique chemistry. SNiPER's superior formulation allows for exceptional performance on a broad scale while remaining non toxic to you and the environment. It exhibits a rapid kill over a wide range of organisms, including Avian Flu, MRSA, Aspergillus, Legionella, Salmonella, E. coli and much more

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Global Prevention Services

Inovative Microbal Solutions

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US Green Building Council - The Green Building Guide

A green home incorporates smart design, technology, construction and maintenance elements to significantly lessen the negative impact of the home on the environment and improve the health of the people who live inside. No matter your location or living situation, the opportunities for living a greener life at home are limited only by your imagination.

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Green Home Lighting - Green Home Environmental Store

Why green your lighting? Since most homes have multiple lights in each room, your lighting choices can have far-reaching effects on how much energy you use and how much you pay for it. A green lighting plan maximizes energy savings through the implementation of low-cost compact fluorescent light bulbs, solar lights, skylights, and other natural light sources. Replace your costly lighting devices today with these green alternatives!

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Green Home Renovations - Free Guide Download

The American Society of Interior Designers' Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council have partnered on the development of best practice guidelines and targeted educational resources for sustainable residential improvement projects.

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Green Homes - EPA - key environmental and energy issues

Whether you are a homeowner or a renter, in the market for a new home, or making home improvements, this Web site identifies the key environmental and energy issues at hand, and suggests solutions that will add value to your home, reduce energy use and energy costs, fight climate change, and help protect your health.

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Water saving tips and techniques:
Conserving water to dealing with drought

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Green Steel Homes

GreenSteel Homes builds the ultimate, architecturally designed "green" home with a completely wood free, recycled structure. These sustainable homes stand the test of time, featuring steel framing, steel trusses, standing seam metal roof and a cement floor system.

With environmentally sensitive components, these homes deliver hurricane-rated sturdiness and resistance to fire, storms, mildew, mold, termites and noise.

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Hardwood Floors - Anderson Hardwood Flooring

We have the perfect floors to complement your original style and unique taste. Whether you're searching for something in particular or waiting to be stunned by our one-of-a-kind designs, there's no need to look any further.

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Hardwood Flooring - Columbia Hardwood & Laminate Flooring

Hardwood character floors
domestic exotics
traditional oak accessories
wood tile accessories
Retailer Locator
Image Gallery
Search New Technology
Selecting a Floor
Maintenance & Warrant

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Hardwood Floors - Appalachian Flooring

At Appalachian Flooring we produce some of the finest Canadian made prefinished solid hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood flooring on the market. Available in a wide selection of domestic and exotic species, colors and grades we definitively have a hardwood floor that will catch your eye. Additionally we back our Evershine products with a 35 year warranty and ship all over Canada and the United States.

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Hardwood Floors - Bruce Hardwood & Laminate Flooring

Bruce Hardwood floors offers premium hardwood flooring designed to keep up with your family s lifestyle. Bruce offers the largest selection of colors and styles in wood flooring, virtually care-free finishes and our assurance of quality.

Hardwood floors that are incredibly beautiful, highly durable and extremely affordable. And as always, they're natural and safe for the environment

Bruce Laminate floors take technology to new levels by duplicating the beauty and warmth of natural wood and stone in this new collection of affordable laminate flooring. As tough as it is beautiful, Bruce laminate brings the luxury of global hardwoods, hand-sculpted exotic visuals and natural stone to any room in your home.

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Hardwood Floors - LM Flooring

LM Flooring has grown to become one of the largest manufacturers of wood flooring in the world, and a leader in the Green Movement . We produce more flooring from rapidly renewable and recycled material sources than any other hardwood flooring manufacturer.

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Hardwood Floors - Mannington Floors

Good Better Best For warmth and character, nothing feels better underfoot than a natural wood floor. Timeless and beautiful, hardwood flooring feels at home with any decor.

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Hardwood Floors - Mirage Floors

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Hardwood Floors - Pinnacle Flooring

Americana Plank & Strip Collection
Centennial Classics Collection
Country Classics Collection
Estate Classics Collection
Federal Plank & Strip Collection
Forest Highlands Collection
Forest Ridge Classics Collection
Imperial Court Collection
Nature's Elegance Collection

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Hardwood Floors - Scandian Wood Floors

3/4'' Brazilian Cherry/Jatob (Hymenaea, courbaril) 3/4'' Tigerwood/Muiracatiara (Astronium Leconintei Ducke)
3/4'' Imperial Brazilian Cherry/Jatob (Hymenaea, courbaril)
3/4'' Royal Brazilian Cherry/Jatob (Hymenaea, courbaril)
3/4'' Brazilian Chestnut/Sucupira (Bowdichia Nitida) 3/4'' Brazilian Teak/Cumaru (Dipteryx, odorata)

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Hardwood Floors - The Internet Consumer Guide To Hardwood Floors

Types Of Hardwood. What's best for me?
How Much Will I Spend? Prices
I Need Something Cheap & Good
Cost To Hire A Pro? General guesstimates
Can I Do It Myself? Is It Easy?
Tools. Choosing What's Needed
Advice. Everybody Is An Expert!
Looking For Pictures?
Thoughts From New Floor Owners
Cleaning Hardwood Floors
Remodeling Choices

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Health Finder - US Dept of Health & Human Services US-DHHS

Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - OPPTS

The Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, plays an important role in protecting public health and the environment from potential risk from toxic chemicals for now and for generations to come.

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Healthy Homes - Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Healthy Homes Initiative

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Heating & Cooling - Uponor - For Homeowners

Because radiant doesn't use blowers, it doesn't circulate dirt, dust, pollutants or allergens throughout the home.

Reaches every corner of the house. Even takes the chill out of kitchen, bathroom and lower level floors.

Could reduce your heating bill dramatically. And saving energy is good for the environment.

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Heating - Honeywell - Electronic Controls for Residential Hydronic Heating

Honeywell Aquatrol AQ2000 Series electronic controls combine functionality with ease-of-use, making them the perfect choice for nearly every application

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Heating - Honeywell - Products & Control Devices

From kitchen to bedroom, find the right solutions to address and customize your everyday climate, air quality, and more.

Air Cleaners
UV Air Treatment
Temperature Zoning
Water Solutions
Gas Detection
Safety & Security
Portable Products

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Heating -Lennox HVAC Systems,

Residential HVAC
Lennox HVAC Systems, Air Conditioners and generators provide the perfect balance of comfort, protection, and peace of mind.
High-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners that save energy and money
Air filtration systems, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, and other systems for keeping the indoor air quality healthy and clean
Customizable solutions to match your family's lifestyle and comfort level
Whole-home generators that provide safe, reliable backup power in the event of an outage

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Heat Pumps - RetroAir & Air Conditioning

ECR International is committed to providing you with quality air conditioners and heat pumps. ECR produces RetroAire "Thru-The-Wall" PTAC's and PTHP's air conditioners for replacement, renovation and new construction applications. RetroAire products are ideal for hotels, motels, health care, commercial, residential, and institutional facilities. RetroAire offers quiet, efficient and economical alternatives for all your air conditioning project requirements.

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HeatPumps - Thermo Pride

Thermo Pride s NEW reliable heat pump units
offer high-efficiency heating and air conditioning,
providing efficiencies up to 15 SEER with ultra-quiet
operation, and a practically indestructible yet attractive outdoor cabinet. Plus, they
pump up the comfort to another level, thanks to Thermo Pride s Peace of Mind
warranty: 10 years on the compressor, five years on the coil and another five on all
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Home Additions - Home Additions Plus

Home Addition Plus provides extensive DIY home improvement information on building home additions and home remodeling including: DIY Home Improvement videos, How-To home remodeling articles, contractor home addition bid sheets, and other home building and planning products for building home additions and tackling other home remodeling projects.

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Home Energy Audit - DIY

Do your own energy audit on your home

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Home Inspection Software - InspectFaster Home Inspection Software

Home Inspection Software for Mac and Windows
user-friendly interface and powerful features

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Home Inspection Training School - American Home Inspectors Training (AHIT)

National company for the industry's best home inspection training, marketing and support programs.

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Home Made Energy - To Smart Home Owners Who Are Sick Of Paying

How Would You Like To UNPLUG Your
House From Your Electrical Company,
Knowing That You Are "100% Powered
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Home Solar Panels - Home Solar Panels of Tucson

Understanding How Solar Power Works

Solar power is energy from the sun. You feel it every day when the sun shines.

That giant star in our solar system provides heat and light for the earth. But, what is going on when people decide to use solar power for their homes?

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Hot Water Heaters - Oil Fired - Bradford White Water Heaters

Find a Contractor
Check Your Warranty
RightSpec Product Sizing Guide Specs,
Manuals, Parts Lists Product Information
Energy Factor,
First Hour Ratings Support & Service
International Sales
Safety Notifications

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Hot Water Heaters - Rheem Heat Pump Water Heaters

2.0 Energy Factor Over TWICE the efficiency of standard electric water heaters
Uses heat pump technology for superb energy-efficiency
Easy-to-use LED touch pad controls the water temperature range, 3 energy efficiency settings, and overall operation
Ideal choice for new homes and for electric water heater replacements in attics, basements and garages
Installs as easily as a standard electric water heater
Standard 3/4" NPT water inlet, outlet and condensate drain connections
10-Year limited tank and parts warranty

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Hot Water Heaters - Solar - Solar Direct

All solar water heaters work in every climate, but different types of heaters work best in different areas
All solar water heaters work in every climate, but different types of heaters work best in different areas, see below:

Warm Climate

Moderate Climate

Cold Climate

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Hot Water Heaters - Solar - Mother Nature News

A Homemade Solar Water Heater

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Hot Water Heaters - Solar - US DOE - EERE

Consumer Guide:
Solar water heaters "also called solar domestic hot water systems "can be a cost-effective way to generate hot water for your home. They can be used in any climate, and the fuel they use "sunshine "is free.
Solar water heating systems include storage tanks and solar collectors. There are two types of solar water heating systems: active, which have circulating pumps and controls, and passive, which don't.

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Hot Water Heaters - Solar - Apricus

Apricus is a global company focused on providing simple and effective solutions for families and businesses concerned about the effects of climate change and rising energy costs. Apricus solar thermal systems are widely used in both residential and commercial applications to provide hot water, space heating, industrial hot water and even air-conditioning. Installing just one Apricus solar thermal collector can reduce CO2 levels as much as planting more than 200 trees and is the perfect choice for people wanting to become part of the SOLUTION by reducing their carbon footprint.

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Hot Water Heaters - Solar - Solar Panels Plus

SPP continues its R&D mission to provide innovative solutions for solar water heating

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Hot Water Heaters - Solar - Build it Solar

Solar water heating systems have a good economic payoff, and are manageable systems to install and maintain. Some of the solar water heating designs are simple and low cost.

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Hot Water Heaters - Solar - Solar Roofs.Com

We Manufacture the Exclusive "Skyline" Solar Water Heater that Features:
Light Weight, Ease of Installation, Attractiveness, Quality, Value and High Performance

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Hot Water Heaters - Solar - Popular Mechanics

The Energy Family Makes A Solar Hot Water Heater
Part 3: It's not just about electricity. To slash water-heating bills, start with sunlight and lots of copper tubing. Here's how.

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Hot Water Heaters - Solar - ToolBase Services

Harnessing energy from the sun to heat water is nothing new. Solar water heaters have been commercially available since the 1800s. What's new is how solar water heaters look these days. Most modern solar water heaters mount flush with a home's roof and resemble skylights. Solar water heaters are an environmentally sound way to reduce energy bills.

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Hot Water Heaters - Solar - thebestresources.info

For resources and information on solar hot water heaters

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Hot Water Heaters - Tankless - Rheem

How does it work?
Select your best fit.

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Hot Water Heaters - Tankless - Buyers Guide

Information on:
What is a Tankless Water Heater?
How do Tankless Water Heaters work?
Selecting a Tankless Water Heater
Tankless Water Heater Installation and Maintenance

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Hot Water Heaters - Tankless - Rinnai

Learn about tankless

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Hot Water Heaters - Tankless - Noritz

Number 1 in tankless trchnology

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Hot Water Heaters - Tankless - Bosch

Bosch water heaters' average life expectancy is more than 20 years, it saves energy of up to 50%, and supplies endless hot water

Bosch tankless water heaters are the only tankless water heaters in the U.S. that have been specifically designed for the U.S. market

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Hot Water Heaters - Tankless - The Good and the Bad

Tankless water heaters have pros and cons, just like everything else. They can supply an endless supply of hot water, and can save energy.

However, they are limited in the amount of hot water that can be produced at one time and they are more expensive to purchase than a conventional storage type water heater.

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Hot Water Heaters - Tankless - US DOE - EERE

Demand (Tankless or Instantaneous) Water Heaters
How They Work

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Hot Water Heaters - Tankless - Stiebel Eltron

Stiebel Eltron electric tankless water heaters for point-of-use, whole house, and commercial applications, including the flagship Tempra Series which features an advanced micro-processor controlled digital temperature control and flow based power modulation technology.

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Hot Water Heaters - Tankless - Paloma

The ICAD is a sophisticated system that monitors and optimizes combustion in the firing chamber, providing protection from Carbon Monoxide.

Everyone claims that their product is greener but few take the next step. Paloma is taking that step; we're seeking a solution to a serious and difficult issue. Paloma is ready to meet the challenge.

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House Construction - HowStuffWorks

Introduction to How House Construction Works
Setting the Stage
Steps to Building a House
Site Preparation
Crawl Space
Windows and Doors
Rough Plumbing
Rough Electrical
Garage Slab
Finishing Up

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HUD - Online Library

HUD - Online Library
Freedom of Information Act, Research, Publications, Information by State, Fair Housing, Funding, etc...

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Guide to Avoiding Foreclosure, HUD Announces New Mortgage Reforms, Disaster Housing Assistance Program, At Your Service program,

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HVAC Systems - Lennox

High-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners that save energy and money.

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IAQ - EMSL Analytical - Environmental Sampling Video

As one of the nation's leading environmental laboratories and product suppliers, EMSL Analytical is proud to bring you EMSL.tv.

EMSL.tv is your web portal to the latest videos on environmental sampling techniques and equipment. New videos are regularly being added so be sure to check back often. We hope you find these videos informative and educational.

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I-Beam - IAQ Building Education and Assessment - EPA

I-Beam - IAQ Building Education and Assessment - EPA
Large Buildings - Fundamentals of IAQ in Buildings

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Ice Dams - Minnesota Dept.Commerce - Energy Info Center Ice Dams

Download File

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Ice Dams - State Farm Insurance - Ice Dams and Attic Condensation

Two types of attic water damage are common in cold climates: ice dams and condensation of water vapor on cold surfaces in the attic.

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Ice Dams - Thermal Technologies - Deicing Systems

Freeze thaw conditions will form dangerous ice dams and icicles that will cause leaking and structural damage to your roof. Snow accumulation will also create heavy weight loads on a roof that are often difficult to remove and potentially dangerous.

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Ice Dams - "This Old House" - Cure for an Ice Dam? Try Panty Hose & ...

A permanent fix for ice dams usually requires increasing the insulation, sealing, and ventilation in the attic, there is a simple way to diminish the damage after the dam has formed.

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Ice Dams - "This Old House" - Fast Fixes for Ice Dams

Birth of an Ice Dam
Fast Fixes
Blow in cold air
Rake it

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Ice Dams - U. of Massachusetts - Preventing Ice Dams

All ice-dam situations have two things in common: They happen because melting snow pools behind dams of ice at the roof's edge and leaks into the house; also, ice dams and the damage that results from them is avoidable.

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Ice Dams - U. of Minnesota Extension - What is an ice dam?

A ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas.

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Ice Dams - US: DEP & DOE - Ice Dams

Ice dams usually occur after a heavy snowfall and several days of freezing temperatures. Warm air inside your home leaks into the attic and will warm the underside of the roof causing snow and ice on the roof to melt. The melted water will drain along the roof, under the snow, until it reaches the cold overhang. The overhang tends to be at the same temperature as the outdoors and the melted water will refreeze and form an ice dam and icicles.

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Icynene - Insulation - Helps Control of Condensation, Mold and Energy Leakage to Improve Building Performance

Icynene provides a state-of-the-art water based soft foam insulation that is sprayed into walls, floors and ceilings by Icynene Licensed Dealers. Sprayed on as a liquid, it expands in seconds to create a superior insulation and air barrier.

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Indirect-Fired Domestic Hot Water Tanks - Viessmann

Steel tanks with Ceraprotect two-coat enamel finish:

Vitocell-H 100
Capacity: 42 and 53 USG / 160 and 200 liters

Vitocell-V 100
Capacity: 42 to 120 USG / 160 to 450 liters

Vitocell-B 100
Dual heat exchanger coil for solar heating applications in conjunction with solar collectors and a heating boiler.
Capacity: 79 and 120 USG / 300 and 450 liters

Stainless steel tanks:

Vitocell-V 300
Capacity: 53 to 120 USG / 200 to 450 liters

Vitocell-B 300
Dual heat exchanger coil for solar heating applications in conjunction with solar collectors and a heating boiler.
Capacity: 79 and 120 USG / 300 and 450 liters

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Indoor airPLUS Program- EPA

The Indoor airPLUS Program is a partnership between EPA, builders, raters, utilities, and public health and indoor environmental organizations to improve indoor air in new homes. Homes with the Indoor airPLUS label are designed for improved indoor air quality compared to a home built to minimum code and include more than 30 additional home design and construction features to help protect homes from moisture and mold, pests, combustion gases, and other airborne pollutants.

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Indoor Air Quality - Scientific Findings Resource Bank (IAQ-SFRB)

This Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Scientific Findings Resource Bank (IAQ-SFRB) is being developed by the Indoor Environment Department of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with funding support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provided through an interagency agreement.

The IAQ-SFRB provides information summarizing the state of scientific knowledge about the relationships between people's health and productivity and the IAQ conditions or associated building characteristics in which the people work or reside.

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Indoor Air Quality Association

Indoor Air Quality Association
The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) is a nonprofit, multi-disciplined organization, dedicated to promoting the exchange of indoor environmental information, through education and research, for the safety and well being of the general public.

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Indoor Air Quality - Atlantic Environmental Inc.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
Sick Building Syndrome,
Mold Testing and Remediation,
Air Sampling
Expert Witness
Litigation Support

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Indoor Air Quality - Cleaning Air Ducts-EPA

Indoor Air Quality - Cleaning Air Ducts-EPA
Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned?

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Indoor Air Quality - Home Ventilation - Bob Vila

If too little outdoor air enters a home, pollutants can sometimes accumulate to levels that can pose health and comfort problems.

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Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) - EPA

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) - EPA
Sources of Indoor Air Pollution
Health Problems and Ventilation
Controlling Indoor Air Pollution
Ventilation Standards and Building Codes
Ventilation System Problems and Solutions
System Design
Proportion of Outdoor Air
Periods of Operation
Air Cleaners
Economic Considerations of Air Quality
Resolving Air Quality Problems
Additional Information

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Indoor Air Quality - Introduction to IAQ - EPA

Indoor Air Quality - Introduction to IAQ - EPA
What Causes Indoor Air Problems?
Pollutant Sources
Amount of Ventilation
Indoor Air Pollution and Health
Additional Resources
There are three basic strategies to improve indoor air quality
Measuring Pollutant Levels and Weatherizing Your Home
What if You Live in an Apartment?
Do You Suspect Your Office Has an Indoor Air Problem?

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Indoor Air Quality & Ventilation - Contracting Business.com

Grease Duct Design Changes are Coming Soon
Ventilation and Green Building Resources
How to Get to Ducts Between Floors
Problem Free Flex Duct Installation
The House is a System
Ventilation: Keeping Building Occupants Healthy

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Indoor Air Quality - World Health Organization - dampness and mould Publication

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the scientific evidence on the health problems associated with this ubiquitous pollution and provides WHO guidelines to protect public health. It also describes the conditions that determine the presence of mould and provides measures to control its growth indoors.

Read it online (PDF) or Order online

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Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO)

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Indoor Environmental Quality - North American Insulation Manufacturers Association NAIMA

Poor or Inadequate Ventilation
Mold Growth and the Built Environment
Replacing Wet Insulation
Moisture and Duct Systems
Duke University Study (Summary)
University of Nevada Las Vegas Study (Summary)
Related Literature

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Infiltration, Ventilation, and Indoor Air Quality - EPB - Berkeley National Laboratory

The Energy Performance of Buildings group (EPB) works on problems associated with whole-building integration involving modeling, measurement, design and operation. Most of its tasks have focused on the movement of air and associated penalties involving distribution of pollutants, energy and fresh air.

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Infiltration, Ventilation, and Indoor Air Quality - EPB's Research for the DOE

Residential Infiltration
Residential Ventilation
Ventilation-related Standards
International Energy Agency
Indoor Air Quality

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Inspection Tools - Home Inspector Essentials

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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Insulation - BASF - COMFORT FOAM Insulation and Air Barrier

Provides a seamless blanket of superior insulation performance
Provides complete air leakage control
Is fully self-adhered " will not shrink, sag or settle
Improves structural strength
Eliminates condensing surfaces and moisture transfer
Eliminates convection looping
Improves energy efficiency
Is accepted by all major building codes, including the International Code Council
As a closed-cell foam, is approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a suitable insulation material for flood regions

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Insulation - Cellulose - Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association

Cellulose Insulation is one of the greenest products in the world. Cellulose insulation is made from recycled newsprint and other paper sources, paper that might otherwise end up in landfills, releasing greenhouse gases as it decomposed.

Research will show cellulose is superior to other types of insulation in terms of value, energy savings, performance and environmental benefits. To assist in that research, we have provided as much information as possible in side-by-side comparisons between all of the major insulation types.

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Insulation - Cellulose - UMASS-edu

Cellulose insulation is a smart alternative to fiberglass. It provides a green, efficient, non-toxic, affordable thermal solution that s worth considering.

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Insulation - Cellulose sprayed in "Celbar"

Celbar insulation is an energy saving insulation product made from recycled high quality paper. Celbar is a blend of specially prepared cellulose fibers, organic in nature, treated with strong adhesive and fire resistant Borates and Boric Acid. When sprayed in place, the interlocking fibers result in a mass that produces excellent sound and thermal properties.

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Insulation - CertainTeed

With thermal, acoustical and energy-saving products, CertainTeed's fiberglass insulation is perfect for your next project. Explore insulation applications

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Insulation - Cotton - Build It Green fact sheet

Tools & Resources

Cotton insulation comes in batts that are comparable to fiberglass in ease of installation, fire resistance, and energy efficiency. However, it has better sound dampening qualities and avoids some of the potential health problems of fiberglass.

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Insulation - Cotton Fibers - Bonded Logic Natural Cotton

UltraTouch contains no chemical irritants and requires no warning labels compared to other traditional products.

UltraTouch is also a Class-A Building Product and meets the highest ASTM testing standards for fire and smoke ratings, fungi resistance and corrosiveness.

UltraTouch is made from high quality natural fibers. These fibers contain inherent qualities that provide for extremely effective sound absorption and maximum thermal performance. UltraTouch DOES NOT ITCH and is very easy to handle and work with.

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Insulation - EcoBatt - Knaufinsulation

Understand the importance of comfort and energy efficiency in buildings.


The GREEN insulation colored BROWN

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Insulation - Johns Manville

Insulation for all applications.

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Insulation - Natural Cotton Radiant Barrier Thermal/Acoustic Insulation-Bonded Logic

The UltraTouch Natural Cotton Radiant Barrier brings fire, fungi, and corrosive resistance to an insulation product that is formaldehyde and resin-free.

The UltraTouch Natural Cotton Radiant Barrier s natural fibers provide a non-itch padding that is easy to handle and install.

The pure aluminum barrier used for The UltraTouch Natural Cotton Radiant Barrier provides exceptional protection from air currents, vapors, moisture, and radiant heat.

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Insulation - North American Insulation Manufacturers Association

The NAIMA Literature Library

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Insulation - OwensCorning

Increase energy efficiency. Insulation installation techniques for home owners & professionals

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Insulation - Quick Cure Two-Component Polyurethane Closed Cell Foam,

DIY Spray Foam - Products
Order direct

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Insulation - Rock Wool - North Americian Insulation Manufacturers Association NAIMA

What are the major uses for rock and slag wool insulations?
What are the benefits of rock and slag wool insulations?
Are rock and slag wool insulation products safe to use?
What does the research show about the health and safety of rock and slag wool?
Do rock or slag wools cause cancer in people?
Do rock and slag wool fibers contribute to problems with indoor air quality?
Are there any special handling guidelines for working with rock and slag wool?
Additional Information

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Insulation - Rock Wool - Home Energy

While it has been used as an attic insulation and retrofit wall insulation for some time, its history as a wall insulation in new residential construction is more recent.

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Insulation - Rock Wool -US DOE-Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

The term "mineral wool" typically refers to two types of insulation material:

Rock wool - a man-made material consisting of natural minerals like basalt or diabase.

Slag wool - a man-made material from blast furnace slag (the scum that forms on the surface of molten metal).

Mineral wool contains an average of 75% post-industrial recycled content. It doesn't require additional chemicals to make it fire resistant, and it can be used in two different insulation forms: blanket (batts and rolls) and loose-fill.

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Insulation - Rock Wool - InspectAPedia photo Guide

Characteristics of mineral wool, rock wool, slag wool used for building insulation

Photo guide to identification of different building insulation materials

Properties of different building insulation products

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Insulation - Should wet insulation be replaced? Owens Corning

The water presence would cause the insulation to have reduced thermal performance. However, this is only a temporary situation. As soon as the water evaporates and the insulation becomes dry again, it will regain its original performance level.

If the product has been saturated with dirty or contaminated water, Owens Corning recommends that it be replaced.

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Insulation - Simply Insulate - Energy Efficiency Codes Coalition

There are 46 Million under-insulated homes in the US - is yours one of them?

This site provides information on the hows and whys to add more insulation to your home. The benefits are great:

*Improved comfort
*Better energy efficiency
*Healthier environment
*Lifetime of savings
*Lower energy bills

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Insulation - Simply Insulate - What Areas of My Home Should I Insulate?

To achieve the maximum thermal efficiency and comfort it is important to insulate any space were energy could be lost.

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Insulation - Spray Foam & Polyurethanes Products - NCFI

At NCFI Polyurethanes, we've been making your life more comfortable for over 40 years. From the carpet you walk on to the roof over your head and the insulation in your building's walls, our products make your world more comfortable, safer and more convenient. NCFI is the industry leader in the formulation and manufacturing of rigid and flexible polyurethanes that you will find in products you use everyday.

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Insulation - The Effect of Wet Insulation on the SUNLIFE Roofing System

There has been and still remains great controversy over the questions concerning wet insulation. Can it be dried out? What are the effects on the "R" factor? Are vents effective or do they contribute to the problem?

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Insulation - Vermiculite

All links to Vermiculite insulation are listed under the letter "V" section

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

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Iron Work - New Wan Iron Work

Here at New Wan Iron Work, conveniently located in Woodside, NY, we are specialists in all types of iron and aluminum work. Whether it's commercial, residential, or industrial, we are more than qualified for the job.

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Iron Works - Cross Custom Works

Driveway Gates, Wrought Iron Gates, Fireplace Screens, Tools & Inserts

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Iron Works - Wilt's Custom Ironwork

Garden Gates
Exterior Stair Rails
Interior Stair Rails
and any Customized fabrication

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Jeld-Wen - Windows & Doors

Complete Window and Door Package
Learn how JELD-WEN makes it easier to complete your window package with an entrance door system.

Color your World
Don't just settle for White anymore, learn how you can select colors for your vinyl windows and patio doors with new EverTone colors.

Blinds Between the Glass
Learn how this option allows for the light and privacy you desire with no dusting and virtually maintenance free.

Energy Tax Credit available

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Lead - Thermo Scientific- Niton XRF Analyzers for Lead Paint

Performance Characteristic Sheet

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Lead - US EPA

Lead - US EPA
Lead Paint & lead products including solder, toys

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Lighting - Lighting COOP

No Membership Required to Buy! Shop By Location

Wall Fixtures, Lamps, Ceiling Fixtures, Outdoor Lighting, Fans, Home Decor

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Log Buildings - Forintek Canada corp

Log Selection, Treatment, Storage protection, Transporting, Design Risks, Protection During Construction, Using Overhangs, Protecting & Finishing, Water Repellents, Chemical Cleaners, Annual Maintenance

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log Homes - EverLog System

Offers the exact look and texture of natural logs while eliminating the problems commonly associated with wood log construction.

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Log Homes - The Original Lincoln Logs

Order a Planbook: 50 color pages include 25 floorplans. Order yours for only $5
Complete Packages: See what comes in our complete home packages.
Download our Brochure: Learn about more options and more choices
Lincoln Solariums: Find out how to let the outside in.
Industry Affiliations: Read why you can trust log homes from Lincoln Logs.
Seeing is Believing: View photos of some of our nearly 10,000 log homes.

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Maine - Bureau of Air Quality

Air Bureau overview, organizational chart, frequently asked questions, acid rain, ozone, climate change, ultraviolet radiation, science and data, particle pollution health information and related links.

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Maine - Board of Licensure-An Act to License Home Inspectors

This act was proposed in 1999, Licensing did not take effect

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Massachusetts - Board of Licensure-Home Inspectors

Home Inspection Board,Application forms, Fees & renewal schedule

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Massachusetts - Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation

Rules and Regulations Governing Home Inspectors
266 CMR 1.00 - 11.00

Standards of Practice, Continuing Education requirements, Insurance Requirements, Associate Home Inspector Training Program

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Massachusetts - Dept of Environmental Protection

Air & Climate
Cleanup of Sites & Spills
Compliance & Enforcement
Performance Partnership Agreement
Toxics & Hazards
Waste & Recycling
Water, Wastewater, & Wetlands

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Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act

The Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office is an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and is part of the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA). EOEA is led by Secretary Ian A. Bowles.

Through the MEPA office, the Secretary conducts environmental impact reviews of certain projects requiring state agency action. Agency actions include granting state permits or licenses, providing state financial assistance, or transferring state land.

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Massachusetts - Legislature

State Government Legislative site

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Massachusetts - Home Inspection Statute, Rules & Regulation

Statutes and Regulations

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Massachusetts - Secratary of the Commonwealth

Information regarding "Massachusetts Corporate Compliance", To create a NEW ENTITY, New Statutory Changes to Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies.

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The most comprehensive sites on mesothelioma, providing facts about palliative care, nutrition, and chemotherapy, as well as information on clinical trials.

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Mesothelioma Center

A comprehensive resource on the topic of asbestos and its devastating effects, including mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other asbestos-related diseases. We offer more than 2,500 well-researched, easy-to-understand articles. We also publish video articles, a directory of cancer centers and oncologists, and medical and legal glossaries.

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Mesothelioma - Hope, Support, Care

Mesothelioma Treatment
Mesothelioma Specialists
Veterans Resources
Managing Your Care
Clinical Trials

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Mesothelioma - PleuralMesothelioma

Your Mesothelioma Resource

Cancer Types:
Malignant & Benign

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Microbiology Sampling Guide - LA Testing

Download Free PDF Sampling Guide

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Millwork - Architectural Millwork

Custom Molding & Paneling
for commercial & residential projects


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Millwork - Ferche Millwork

Ferche Millwork not only offers the finest in standard hardwood mouldings, but will produce any custom shaped moulding to your specifications. Red oak is the most common species used in our products, but any hardwood is available at your request.

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Millwork - Horner Millwork

As one of the leading millwork companies in New England, we are a distributor and a custom manufacturer of windows, doors, kitchens and stairs to the residential and commercial markets

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Millwork - Intex Millwork Solutions

INTEX Millwork Solutions specializes in the design and fabrication of custom PVC trim and millwork.

The finishing touch
you never need to touch again.

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Millwork - Moulding & Millwork.com

Looking for Moulding & Millwork products available in your area, the latest downloadable/printable catalogues are available on our site.

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Millwork - Pioneer Millworks

Pioneer Millworks offers the widest selection of reclaimed and recycled wood flooring. Our products are made from timbers reclaimed from old barns and industrial buildings; wood that would otherwise be thrown away is recycled into worthwhile green products with stories to tell. Because our sources and processes are environmentally responsible, our customers join us in helping to prevent the destruction of fragile eco-systems

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Millwork - Woodgrain Millwork

Trim Work
Doors & Frames
Porch Posts
Decra Mold
Mira Tech Trim

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Mold Facts - American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

The Facts About Mold.
The Facts About Mold: For Everyone,
The Facts About Mold: For the Professional
For More Information
The Facts About Mold: A Glossary
Common Indoor Fungi

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Mold, what is it all about?

Many people still don't fully understand the health hazards of fungal exposure.

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Mold Information - Medlineplus source of the US Library of Medicine & the National Institutes of Health

Molds are fungi that can be found both outdoors and indoors. They grow best in warm, damp and humid conditions. If you have damp or wet spots in your house, you will probably get mold. Mold can cause health problems. Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions or asthma attacks in sensitive people. It can cause fungal infections. In addition, mold exposure may irritate your eyes, skin, nose, throat and lungs.

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Mold & Moisture in Your Home - EPA guide

Why is mold growing in my home?
Can mold cause health problems?
How do I get rid of mold?

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Mold - Safety & Health Topics - OSHA

Safety and Health Topics. Molds produce and release millions of spores small enough to be air-, water-, or insect-borne. They can also produce toxic agents known as mycotoxins.

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National Association of Home Builders - NAHB

The Voice of the Housing Industry
This site is designed for those interested in home building and the industry - it contains resources for both members and consumers.

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National Electrical Code (NEC) - Internet Connection for Help

Mike Holt has the information & links to help you understand the NEC, current & previous additions

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National Environmental Health Association - National Radon Proficiency Program

National Environmental Health Association - National Radon Proficiency Program
The NEHA National Radon Proficiency Program is the leading certification program for radon professionals in North America.

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National Federation of Independent Business

As a small business owner, there are several issues that are important to you and your employees. And with Big Labor proponents in both chambers of Congress, now is the time to develop a relationship with your lawmaker to ensure the voice of small business is heard.

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National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) - Fire Safety Codes & Information

Information, Codes & Standards, NFPA Catalogs, Research & Reports, Publications

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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - US Dept of Health & Human Services

Your Environment. Your Health.
Health & Education, Research, News & Events, Recently Published NIEHS Research

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National Institute of Health - The Nation's Medical Research Agency

Health Information

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - NOAA

Pollutants from Nonpoint Sources: Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals
Pesticides typically enter a waterbody through surface water runoff, often from a farm field or from neighborhoods where they are applied on lawns. Pesticides can also enter a waterbody as a result of spray drift. This occurs when the pesticide is sprayed over an area, and the wind blows some of the spray into a nearby waterbody.

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National Pest Management Association

PestWorld.org is the official Web site of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization committed to the protection of public health, food and property. This Web site serves as a comprehensive resource for consumers, media, educators and pest control professionals.

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National Radon Safety Board

The NRSB seeks to encourage the highest standards of practice and integrity in radon services through the development of independent standards and procedures for certifying, approving and accrediting radon testers, mitigators, measurement devices, chambers and laboratories. It is an independent, nonprofit organization modeled on the American Board of Health Physics and is governed by a Certification Panel representing different facets of the radon industry, home inspectors, state governments, and consumer interests.

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Natural Gas - Backround Info

What is natural gas?
Natural Gas is a vital component of the world's supply of energy. It is one of the cleanest, safest, and most useful of all energy sources.

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Natural Gas - Naturalgas.org

Naturalgas.org is presented as an educational website covering a variety of topics related to the natural gas industry

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Natural Gas - Pacific Gas & Energy Company PGE

Natural gas basics

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Natural Gas STAR Program - EPA

The Natural Gas STAR Program is a flexible, voluntary partnership that encourages oil and natural gas companies "both domestically and abroad "to adopt cost-effective technologies and practices that improve operational efficiency and reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas and clean energy source

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Natural Gas - US Dept of Energy

Natural Gas
Did you know that 900 of the next 1000 US power plants will use natural gas? Domestically produced and readily available to end-users through the existing utility infrastructure, natural gas has also become increasingly popular as an alternative transportation fuel.

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Natural Gas - US DOE

Natural gas is a domestically produced alternative fuel and is readily available to end users through the utility infrastructure.

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New Hampshire - Home Inspectors-Jount Board of Licensure & Certification

Home Inspection Licensing takes effect January 1, 2010

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New Hampshire - Home Inspectors-Code of Ethics

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New Hampshire - Home Inspectors-Standards of Practice

To be adopted by the Board - effective with licensure January 1, 2010

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New Hampshire - Home Inspection Licensing Statute

Scroll down to: Section 310-A:182
Licensure takes effect on January 1, 2010

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New Hampshire - Home Inspector Continuing Education Requirements

20 hours (credits) required every 2 year licensing cycle

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New York - Home Inspection Licensing

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New York - Home Inspection-Continuing Education Requirements

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New York - Home Inspection-Code of Ethics

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New York - Home Inspection-Standards of Practice

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration - OSHA

U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety & Health Administration

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Oil & Gas Burners - Carlin Combustion Technologies

The industry's technological leader in oil and gas, residential and commercial burners, controls and ignitors.

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Oil Burners - Carlin Combustion Technologies

Redefining the Residential Oil Burner
Advances combustion Hi-lo fired oil burners with ECONOX technology

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Oil Burners - Fuel Oil News

The Online information source for the fuel oil industry

This selection of products has been specifically chosen to provide an overview of the new technologies available in oil burners and components. It is by no means a complete list of state-of-the-art equipment currently on the market and is only a sampling of the many fine products available.

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Oil Burners - Riello Burners

A world leader in combustion technology since 1920, Riello designs and builds oil, gas, dual-fuel and low NOx burners that deliver unbeatable performance and reliability across the full range of residential and commercial heating applications, as well as in the most demanding industrial processes.

Riello Burners offers combustion solutions from 38 thousand to more than 70 million Btuh, tailored to the requirements and standards of the North American market and quality engineered for the highest fuel and power efficiency along with low emissions.

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Oil Burners - Westwood Products - Tigerloop burner parts

We manufacture parts under trademarks such as Nylo-Flex Oil Burner Couplings, PURE-OIL filter refill cartridges, Rajah ignition terminals , Magic-Patch magnetic leak patches, and AMP-Master Thermostat Circuit Meters. We also manufacture parts for OEM's such as RW Beckett, Riello, Wayne, Ducane and many others.

We are National Distributors of Tigerloop Oil De-aerators, Auburn Spark Plugs, Ametek Pressure & Vacuum Gages, Brigon Combustion Analyzers, Spiralink Couplers, and NASGAUGE Nozzle Setting Gages.

There is much more to know about us, so take a look!

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Oil Spills - Emergency Management - EPA

Oil Spills - Emergency Management - EPA
Oil Spills - Regulations: guidelines and procedures to be taken

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Oil Tanks - ZCL Composites

Home protection at its best!

Reduce your risk of environmental contamination with fiberglass aboveground Home Heating Oil tanks. ZCL s fuel oil tanks are constructed of corrosion resistant, fire-retardant and UV protection materials and are designed for long-term, trouble-free service. Each tank is backed by a 30-year limited warranty. These tanks are ULC listed for diesel fuel storage tanks for emergency standby generators.

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Online Courses - CS Learning Solutions University

Fee based courses
Wide range of topics dealing with building issues and commisioning

CE Credits available for the following organizations:

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Pest Control - Cobra Pest Control

Rhode Islands best choice for Knowledge and Experience in controlling all pest control needs. Residential and Commercial

Best Choice for Termite Control, Carpenter Ant Control, Mouse Control, Bat Control, Squirrel Control, Bee Control, Wasp Control, Tick Control, Bed Bug Control and ALL your Exterminating needs.

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Pest Control - Choice Pest Control Phoenix

Residential & Commercial Pest Control

Keeping your Phoenix home and property free from pests is an on-going issue when you live in the Phoenix valley.
With the dry climate and desert-style landscaping, native Arizona insects and spiders are a common problem.

Keeping your Phoenix commercial property free and clear of unwanted pests is not as easy as it sounds.
The desert landscaping that surrounds many of the Phoenix area businesses are the perfect habitat for spiders, scorpions, cockroaches and ants.

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Pesticide and Toxic Chemical News

For more than 30 years, Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News (PTCN) has helped thousands of government regulators, industry executives, attorneys and environmental advocates with news and analysis on regulation, legislation and litigation of pesticides and toxic substances. Published weekly, online and in print, PTCN is the leading US information source on pesticide policy and regulation.

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Pesticides and Chemical News Guide

The leading US resource on Pesticides and Chemicals

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Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board

The Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board is charged with the responsibility for making arrangements and providing facilities for controlling the manufacturing, importing, transporting, storing, selling, using and advertising of pesticides and toxic chemicals.

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Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals EPA Home Newsroom News Releases

Arsenic, Lead Among Most Commonly Released Toxic Chemicals in Nevada, According to Latest U.S. EPA Report Released Today / 222 million pounds of toxic chemicals released into environment, increase of nearly 5-million pounds from previous year

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Pesticides and Toxic Substances Research Program - EPA

To provide EPA and others with the scientific information needed to reduce or prevent unreasonable risks to humans, wildlife, and non-target plants from exposures to pesticides, toxic chemicals, and products of biotechnology.

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Plumbing - Ace duraflo - leak & pipe repair

Leak Detection and repair without destruction. Water leaks, copper pinhole leaks, plumbing leaks, epipe epoxy water pipe coatings

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Plumbing - "Find a Plumber"

Search for a local plumber, just add your zip code.

Find plumbing tips & advice, DIY

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Plumbing Fixtures - American Standard

Kitchen & Bath fixtures

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Plumbing fixtures - Kohler

Kitchen & Bath products

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Plumbing Systems - Uponor - for Homeowners

Unlike metal alternatives, PEX plumbing systems are immune to corrosion and mineral buildup.

Uponor PEX plumbing systems retain more heat in hot-water lines and resist condensation on cold-water lines.

Uponor PEX plumbing systems are backed by a 25-year warranty when installed by an Uponor-trained professional.
For more than 35 years, over 12 billion feet of Uponor PEX-a tubing is installed worldwide.

An Uponor PEX plumbing system dampens rushing water noise and eliminates water hammer and singing pipes.

Our unique ProPEX fitting system assures a strong connection for consistent, leak-free plumbing systems

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Pools - Nationwide Pools - Swimming pools

Above Ground Pools
In-Ground Pools
Portable Pools
Pool Gallery
Above Ground Accessories
In-Ground Accessories
Pool Chemicals
Pool Toys & Loungers
Pool Liners

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Pressure Treated Wood Products

Wood Treaters specializes in a wide assortment of pressure treated lumber products that include:

Marine piling
Foundation piling
Building poles
Surfaced and rough lumber
"Brite" lumber - Southern yellow pine

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Pressure Treated Wood - Conrad Forest Products

Wolmanized Residential Outdoor Wood
Special Note: After December 31, 2003 , the effective date of the new labeling, CCA may be used to treat only wood and forest products falling under the AWPA Commodity Standards set forth on the label.

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Pressure Treated Wood Products - ENVIRONMENTAL WOOD PRODUCTS AND SHEATHING)(Buyers Guide)

Arch Wood Protection Inc. introduces Wolmanized Outdoor Wood, a brand of lumber and plywood that is pressure-treated with copper azole, which extends the wood's life. Wolmanized Wood is a renewable material.

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Princeton-Groundwater, Inc

These are fee paid courses taken on location in different states and at different times of the year. These courses deal with: Polution, Hydrology and Remediation

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PSI -Exams Online

Find Information or Download Candidate Information Bulletin

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Radionuclides in Water: basic information - EPA

Radionuclides in Water: basic information - EPA
Safe Drinking Water: basic information on Radionuclides

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Radon-EPA Publications

Radon-EPA Publications
Download Radon Guides for Homeowners, Sellers, Buyers

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Radon Health Effects - EPA

Radon Health Effects - EPA
Health Effects: Radionuclides (Radon, Radium, Uranium)

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Radon in Drinking Water - EPA

Radon in Drinking Water - EPA
Information on Radon In Drinking Water

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Radon - Landauer Inc. - Personnel Radiation Monitoring Devices

Landauer is the world leader in personnel radiation monitoring with a third generation proprietary state-of-the-art technology, optically stimulated luminescence (OSL). Both the Luxel full service program and the InLight onsite turnkey analysis systems make OSL available no matter what your monitoring requirements.

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Radon - Mitigation Equipment - RAM/GAM Engineering Services, Inc.

Radon Mitigation Fans and Blowers

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Radon - Calibex Mitigation Fans

All categories - radon mitigation fan

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Radon - RadonAway-Products for Radon Professionals

Committed to providing the highest quality radon mitigation products and services.

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Radon - Radon Mitigation Installation Diagram

Any house with a concrete slab floor on the lowest level (basement or first floor) where the primary Radon source is below the house.
Provided by: National Safety Products, Inc

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Radon - Spruce Environmental

Spruce Environmental Technologies was founded with the purpose of making indoor air safer by removing a major health hazard: Radon.
Well-regarded in their target industries, Spruce brands include RadonAway, AccuStar Labs, Spruce Ventilation, and HomeAire.

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Radon - Sun Nuclear-Radon Continuous Monitors

Radon Detection Equipment

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Radon - Supplies

Radon Supplies Website store.

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Radon - University Educational Services, Inc. - Fee Based Radon CE courses

U.E.S. is the Nation's leader in Radon Training via Home Study/Video programs. Currently supplying more than 50% of all the U.S. Radon Continuing Education needs, U.E.S. continues to develop new training programs designed to help the Radon industry meet its Continuing Education needs.

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Radon - US EPA

Radon - US EPA
Radon in air & water-health risks

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Real Estate Network - ActiveRain

Real Estate Network - ActiveRain
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Professional Channels
Search Groups Blogs Channels Consumer
Home Buying
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Mortgage / Finance
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Technology and Tools

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Roof be Clean - Roof Cleaning Without Harmful Power Washing

Removes Moss & Lichen while Preventing Future Growth
Cleans Away Roof Stains Prevents Roof Stain

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Roofing - All Experts - lichen on roofing

The roof above my garage has a big lichen and moss problem and I was wondering the best way to stop it.

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Roofing - Alpine Snow Guards - snow Guards for roofs

Snow guards are rooftop devices that allow snow and ice to drop off in small amounts or melt completely before falling to the ground.

Snow guards should be installed by roofing contractors or gutter installation companies. We recommended that snow guards be installed by roofing professionals, as proper attention must be paid to fastener strength, the structural integrity of the building and proper flashing of the product.

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Roofing - Atlas Roofing Corp - Select Your Roof Today!

If it's time for a new roof, make sure your investment is an upgrade, not just a fix. With the Atlas Signature Select Roofing System, you will avoid the old hodge-podge roof while creating curb appeal that will be the envy of your neighborhood.

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Roofing - Bartile Tile - Extraordinary Roofing Tiles

The difference between ordinary & extra ordinary

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Roofing - Bi-Tec - Modified Bitumen Roofing Membranes

We continue to engineer and design new products that insure, as a specialty manufacturer of APP and SBS roofing and waterproofing membranes, our position of highest quality meets or exceeds the needs of our customers, the contractor, the architect and the property owner.

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Roofing - Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau

The Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau promotes and protects the common interests of its members involved in quality cedar shake and shingle roofing and sidewall businesses.

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Roofing - Clay Tiles-The Roofing Guru

All about Clay Roofing Tiles

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Roofing - Cleaning composition roofing

Cleaning algae off of a composition roof is not as crucial as cleaning moss off of a composition roof but it is important.

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Roofing - Cleasby Roofing Products - Toos & Equipment

Cleasby Manufacturing Inc. is a full line manufacturing facility and distributor of equipment and tools, and service center for the commercial and residential roofing industry. Whether it is single ply, cold process, built up roofing

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Roofing - New England Metal Roof - corrugated-metal-roofing-r-panels

Corrugated roofing is primarily made out of steel in form of U, V, R 5 V crimp shaped roofing panels. Corrugated metal roofing is a system of 32 to 36 inches wide roofing panels held in place by exposed screws / fasteners matched to the color of the panels.

Caulk is used at connecting points of overlap in between the panels for water tightness. Corrugated roofing panels can also be made from galvanized, galvalume, stainless steel, and aluminum. Corrugated roofing panel does not have a lot of thickness, which makes it quite affordable, but it does require some maintenance every once in a while depending on the system.

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Roofing - Decra Company- Stone Coated Metal Roofing

As the original stone coated steel roofing system, the DECRA product line represents a perfect blending of over 50 years of research and practical experience. Offering the ultimate in performance and engineering design is what DECRA Roofing Systems are all about.

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Roofing - Donan Energineering Company, Inc. - Residential & Commercial Roofing Investigations, causes & defects

Residential: asphalt shingles, slate, tile,, etc.
Roof failures: installations errors, hail damage, manufacturing defects, wear & tear, wind damage
Technical bulletins

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Roofing - Eagle Roofing Company - Tile Roofing Materials

Eagle's Cool Roof tile is Energy Star and Cool Roof Rating Council approved.
That means 10-30% savings on energy costs for homes that use it.
Proper installation helps to save you energy. Eagle's Energy Saving Roof can help reduce the heat transferred into your attic by almost 50% when compared to a direct nailed asphalt
Fire Rated & Solar rof intergrated solutions

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Roofing - Firestone Building Products

EPDM SystemsTPO SystemsMetal SystemsGreen SystemsAsphalt SystemsModular SystemsInsulationAccessoriesProject PortfolioTechnical Database

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Roofing - Follansbee Roofing Company - Metal Roofing

Architects and Builders look to the roof of a fine home for two purposes; to contribute to and enhance the design of the building, and to protect the building and its contents.

Follansbee roofs are ideal for fine homes because they conform as easily to organic, flowing curves as they do to classic pitched designs. A TCS II bare metal roof can look techno, retro, even natural. And when painted, Terne II Follansbee roofs evoke historic proportions, as the name KlassicKolors implies.

Follansbee's ZT alloy, a patented alloy of zinc and tin, performs like magic to resist corrosion and provides a soft, attractive patina over time.

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Roofing - GAF Roofing Products

Residential roof system solutions. Learn about the roof system.

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Roofing - Gideon Steel Panel Company, LLC - Steel Roofing Panels

Our desire is for you to have a positive metal roofing experience whether you are considering to install a metal roof yourself or having a professional handle the job. We look forward to assisting you with planning, quality products, installation tips, or labor referrals.

Chances are that good that a metal roof will be the last one you ever put on your home!

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Roofing - Hanson Roof Tile Co.

Hanson Roof Tile is a leading manufacturer of concrete roof tile in the US. With eight plants, it supplies the highest quality concrete roof tile in a wide variety of styles and colors.

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Roofing - Johns Manville-commercial & industrial

Roofing materials for commercial & industrial applications.

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Roofing - Journal of Light Construction (JLC) Field Guide

Estimating Roofing Materials

Tips & Techniques

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Roofing Problems & Solutions - InspectAPedia

Guide to Identifying, Removing, Preventing Algae, Fungus, Lichens, Moss on Roof Shingles

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Roofing - SUNLIFE Roofing System

Sunlife Roofing s only business is permanently repairing and completely restoring metal, built-up and single-ply (rubber) roofs.

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Roofing - Asbestos Shingles-The Roofing Guru

Information on asbestos (transite) roofing shingles including removal.

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Roof Lights

Roof lights are the simplest and most effective way of introducing light to your environment. Please click now to view a great Range of Roof Lights by Apropos.

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Roof Ventilation - Active Ventilation Products

A Roof Vent That Exhausts Air Like a Turbine Ventilator (Whirlybird Vent), With No Moving Parts, Using Wind, a Renewable Energy Source

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Roof Ventilation - Attic Breeze - Solar Powered Ventilation

Attic Breeze offers both the most durable and powerful solar powered ventilation products available. Using only high quality parts and materials, Attic Breeze manufactures solar attic fans and solar powered ventilation products that will stand up to the harshest weather conditions time after time.

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Roof Ventilation - BuildingGreen.com

Roof Ventilation ProductsAdequate ventilation of attic spaces helps keep buildings with pitched roofs cooler in the summer and reduces the risks of ice dams in the winter. Some evidence indicates that certain roofing materials experience less thermal stress and last longer on properly ventilated roofs, though this contention is hotly debated. Ridge vents in conjunction with soffit vents create an effective ventilation flow, with air entering at the soffits and exiting at the ridge. The ventilation performance of ridge and soffit vents is superior to either gable-end vents or rooftop ventilators. Insulated roofs require an air channel between the insulation and the roof sheathing. Ventilating underlayment products installed beneath roof shingles and tiles allows the roofing to dry uniformly between rain events "increasing life and minimizing mold growth.

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Roof Ventilation - Renovation Experts - Ventilation Calculator

Select the type of roof that is closest to yours:
Enter the width and length of your home, including overhang (in feet):
Get a Free Estimate

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Roof Ventilation - ROOFHELPusa.com

Attic ventilation is an important part of roofing. Proper attic ventilation extends the life of a roof and reduces problems because it minimizes the temperature differential between the attic and the air outside. Proper ventilation will remove moisture and heat from the attic

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Roof Ventilation - The Natural Handyman

Since the energy crisis of the '70's, the climate of our attics has taken on more importance as we have insulated, weather-stripped and sealed our homes into virtual mausoleums. The idea of actually allowing a part of our home to be cold... and to do it intentionally... can give one the chills! It seems a contradiction to all the brainwashing we have received regarding the absolute need for an energy efficient home. But your attic is unlike other areas of your home, performs different functions and, to do its job, must be allowed to... breathe!!

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Roof Ventilation - "This Old House" Improving Attic Ventilation

The attic is a place to store clothes, luggage and old family photos, but for energy researchers it's a hot topic of discussion. In the last several decades, building codes have called for increased attic insulation. Most experts contend that a well-ventilated attic keeps the house more comfortable in summer and guards against moist, heated air building up in winter.

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Roof Ventilation - ToolBase Services - Roof Ventilation and Drip Edge System

The combination ventilation and drip edge system is an innovative approach to providing continuous attic air intake vents on homes with no eave overhangs.

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Roof Ventilation - ToolBase Services

The SmartVent technology is a total attic ventilation system including components for ridge and eave vents. These components can also be used to easily ventilate other difficult to ventilate roof areas (e.g., dormer roofs, jack rafters at valleys, etc.).

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Septic Systems - EPA - Septic (Onsite) Systems

Offers valuable information and resources to manage onsite wastewater systems.

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Septic Systems - EPA - What to Do after the Flood

Do not drink well water until it is tested
Do not use the sewage system until water in the soil absorption field is lower than the water level around the house.
Have your septic tank professionally inspected and serviced if you suspect damage.
Most septic tanks are not damaged by flooding since they are below ground and completely covered.
Septic tanks and pump chambers can fill with silt and debris, and must be professionally cleaned.
If the soil absorption field is clogged with silt, a new system may have to be installed.
Only trained specialists should clean or repair septic tanks.

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Septic Systems - InspectAPedia - Building & Environmental Inspection, Testing, Diagnosis, Repair, & Problem Prevention Advice

This website answers just about any question you might have about buying, owning, maintaining, repairing, or installing a property with a septic system

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Septic Systems - Virginia Cooperative Extension - Virginia Tech

Septic System Maintenance

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Sick of Lawsuits

We educate the public about the costs and consequences of lawsuit abuse.
We empower consumers to take action against these abuses.
We challenge those who profit from abusing our legal system at the expense of consumers.

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Siding - Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau

The Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau promotes and protects the common interests of its members involved in quality cedar shake and shingle roofing and sidewall businesses.

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Simpson Strong Tie - Products

Download 2009 Catalog
Anchor Systems
New Products
Coorosion Information
Building Green

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Site Erosion - JLC - Smarter Site Work with Geosynthetics

Use these versatile materials to reduce erosion, improve drainage, and boost the bearing capacity of the soil

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Skylights & Ventilators Distributors - SG Eco Industries, Inc.

Skylights Distributor
Description: SG EcoIndustries has 22 years experience in the natural lighting industry. We providecustomized solutions to meet your energy saving needs.
Tubular Skylights
Industry Partners
Lighting Industries
Lighting Industry Blogs
Eco Friendly / Green Products
Eco Friendly / Green Blogs
Home and Garden
Home Improvement
Business / Organization

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Solar Energy

Solar energy offers a clean renewable form of energy.
Overview of the past, present and future of solar energy

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Solar Energy Basics - National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Learning about renewable energy

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Solar Energy News - Science Daily

How To Build Solar Panels.
Solar Power Generation.
Bringing Sunlight Inside.

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Solar Energy - Residential

A wealth of information on federal, state and municipal incentive programs for the purchase of a solar energy system.

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Solar Energy Technologies Program - US DOE

Focuses on developing cost-effective solar-energy technologies

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Solar Grand Plan - By 2050 solar power could end U.S. dependence on foreign oil and slash greenhouse gas emissions

A massive switch from coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear power plants to solar power plants could supply 69 percent of the U.S. s electricity and 35 percent of its total energy by 2050.
A vast area of photovoltaic cells would have to be erected in the Southwest. Excess daytime energy would be stored as compressed air in underground caverns to be tapped during nighttime hours.
Large solar concentrator power plants would be built as well.
A new direct-current power transmission backbone would deliver solar electricity across the country.
But $420 billion in subsidies from 2011 to 2050 would be required to fund the infrastructure and make it cost-competitive.

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Solar Power - Make Your Own

complete step-by-step fully illustrated manual + easy to follow videos will have you generating your own electricity for less than $200!"

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Solar Radiant Heat - an idea whose time has come

IS SOLAR HEATING FOR YOU? - This section will help you decide if solar energy is right for you.

ABOUT RADIANTEC - Radiantec has the longest and strongest credentials in the industry. See why Radiantec should be your solar heating resource.

SOLAR OPTIONS - Whether you are building a new home or improving the efficiency of an older one there are many attractive solar options to consider including domestic hot water, underfloor radiant heating, snow melting, pool or spa heating and even gardening with a solar energy assist.



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Solar Systems - Viessman

Solar Systems - solar collectors:

Vitosol 100-F
Flat plate solar collectors.
Absorber surface area: 25 sq.ft - 2.3 sq.m

Vitosol 200-F
Flat plate solar collectors.
Absorber surface area: 25 sq.ft - 2.3 sq.m

Vitosol 300-T
Vacuum tube solar collectors.
Absorber surface area: 22 and 32 sq.ft - 2 and 3 sq.m

Indirect-fired domestic hot water tanks:

Vitocell-B 100
Dual-coil steel DHW tank with Ceraprotect two-coat enamel finish for economical DHW heating. Dual heat exchanger coil for solar heating applications in conjunction with solar collectors and a heating boiler.
Capacity: 79 and 120 USG - 300 and 450 liters

Vitocell-B 300
Stainless steel DHW tank for a lifetime of hygienic DHW heating. Dual heat exchanger coil for solar heating applications in conjunction with solar collectors and a heating boiler.
Capacity: 79 and 120 USG - 300 and 450 liters

Control technology:

Solar Controls
Differential temperature controls for solar systems.

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Spot Ventilation - Source Control to Improve Indoor Air Quality - ToolBase Services

Info & PDF download

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Staircases - Arcways

Arcways creates custom curved staircases and spiral staircases for distinctive homes, offices,

We work closely with the architect, designer, builder, and homeowner to create custom curved and spiral stairways that define the foyer and its surroundings. If you are planning a staircase for new construction, a remodel or historic renovation, Arcways is the perfect choice.

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Staircases - Koffler Sales - Stair Treads

Satisfied customers have been walking all over our products for over 50 years. We provide matting for gyms, wet rooms, restaurants, and anti-static areas. Quite frankly, wherever you, your clients, vendors, customers or employees put their feet, we have a mat for you. We even have custom logo mats. We provide matting and floor coverings for your unique needs. Please shop our secure website, and see why people prefer to walk on Koffler mats.

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Staircases - Mylen Stairs

Whether you are looking for traditional spiral stairs, custom stairs or straight and floating architectural stairs, we can help you find the staircase to fit your needs. Spiral stair kits can be ordered standard or customized to meet your needs.

We offer both spiral stairs and architectural stairs in a variety of metals including steel, stainless steel, wrought iron and aluminum. We also offer a variety of wooden spiral staircases including oak, mahogany, maple and cherry.

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Staircases - Northern Staircase Company

Free Standing,
Custom Milled,
Curved & Straight Tempered Glass,
Iron,Steel, Wood

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Staircases - Southern Staircase

Spiral staircases, curved spiral stairs, circular staircase, wood spiral grand escalante stairs manufacturer and custom designs by architects of winding spiral staircases, architecture in millwork of stairs and stair parts, commercial or residential home remodeling stairways, architectural designs for wood stairs and wrought iron metal balustrades, railings, spindles.

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Staircases - Staircase & Millwork Company

Today, our team of skilled craftsmen, salespeople, customer service specialists and warehousemen is one of the best in the industry.

Visit us or give us a call and experience the Staircase & Millwork quality and service advantage.

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Staircases - Stair Warehouse

Stair Warehouse is your online stair part store, featuring a wide variety of quality wrought iron balusters, hardwood and oak stair parts, spiral and curved railing, metal and wooden circular handrails, and custom staircase design at low prices.
Stair Parts
Iron Balusters
Wood Balusters
Box Newels
Newel Posts
Stair Handrails
Handrail Fittings
Stair Treads
Stair Hardware
Stainless Steel Stair Parts
Circular & Spiral Stairs

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Steel Foundations - Steel Foundations Limited SFL Foundation Technology

residential piling solutions
multi dwellings

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Steel Foundations - Steel Panel Foundations (SPF)

Sixteen-Gauge Steel Studs and MgO Decking: an Impenetrable Union of Strength and Flexibility: The heart of a SPF composite foundation system is its framework of galvanized-steel studs and tracks. It's the ideal structural support for our innovative magnesium-oxide (MgO) composite wall: two panels fused to each side of an insulating, waterproof extruded-polystyrene core. With a higher compressive strength than concrete,

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Steel Foundations - Toolbase Services

Fast Track Foundation System is a series of structural corrugated steel wall panels positioned along existing in-place structure, then cast into place, creating a foundation wall.

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Steel Framing - Toolbase Systems - standard dimensions used for framing

Residential steel framing utilizes cold-formed steel members for walls, floors, and/or roofs. The framing members are C-sections with standard dimensions similar to wood framing studs. Steel framing can be a cost effective alternative to wood framing.

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Stone Veneers - StoneCraft Industries

Stone textures for all living spaces

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Summary of the Toxic Substance Control Act-US EPA

Summary of the Toxic Substance Control Act-US EPA

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T. Boone "Pickens Plan" - Energy usage alternatives

The purpose of this data is to track America's efforts to reduce foreign oil dependency by analyzing progress - or lack thereof - on a month-to-month basis.

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Links are found below under W look for: "Wood Destroying Insects"

Thermal Imaging - ComPix Inc

Thermal Imaging:
More Than Just Pretty Pictures

Thermal imagers are instruments that create pictures of heat rather than light. They measure radiated IR energy and convert the data to corresponding maps of temperatures

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Thermal Imaging - Electrophysics Corp

We design,manufacture and market a diverse line of imaging products for infrared inspection, scientific imaging and night vision.

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Thermal Imaging - Flir

Infrared Cameras - Science/R&D/testing
Thermal Imaging - Utilities
Range phenomenology
Building diagnostics
Automation and OEM
Infrared Cameras - Gas Detection

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Thermal Imaging - Flir Systems

FLIR offers the widest selection of award-winning infrared cameras and accessories for beginners to seasoned pros available. Plus painless software that makes generating great-looking reports a snap.

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Thermal Imaging - Fluke

Thermal imaging or thermography, detects heat patterns or temperature changes in objects. These changes allow the user to discover problems...

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Thermal Imaging - Pembroke Instruments

Irisys Thermal Imaging Solutions
Building Inspection
Security & Law Enforcement
Temperature Monitoring

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Thermal Imaging - Sierra Pacific Innovations Corp

Specializing in affordable FLIR infrared IR Thermal Imaging night vision cameras & thermography solutions

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Treated Wood Products - Viance

Advanced wood treated building materials

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Trus Joists - TJI-the wooden I-joist

Trus Joist developed the wooden I-joist 35 years ago. Engineered to provide strength and consistency, these joists are a key part of making a high-performance floor. The dimensional stability of TJI joists helps them resist the warping, twisting, and shrinking that can lead to squeaky floors. TJI joists are light weight and come in long lengths. This helps save on labor, because they're faster and easier to install than traditional framing. These same features have made them a popular choice for roof joists as well.

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Trusses - Best Trusses and Wall Panels

Truss Mill
Floor Truss info
Things to know

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Design and Manufacture of:
Wood Roof and Floor Trusses
Steel Roof and Floor Trusses
Wood Beams & "I" Joist Supplier

Residential and Commercial

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Trusses - Select Trusses & Lumber

Our truss designers will engineer roof and floor trusses to meet your exact specifications.

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Truss Works - Log & Timber

Roof Systems
Complete Trusses, Purlins & Posts
Accent Logs
For Entries and Porches
Timber Frame Components
Post and Beam

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US Small Business Administration - SBA

Programs and services to help you start, grow and succeed

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Ventilation - ADOProducts.com

Specializes in providing insulation accessories for insulation contractors and other building professionals. We have an entire catalog of energy related accessories, and our manufactured products include Durovent attic baffles or rafter vents, Provent attic baffles, Quick-Seal attic hatches, and WindBlock rafter air infiltration block.

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Ventilation - Air Vent Inc - Homeowners Info

A complete line of ventilation products that meet the highest standards
for quality and performance

We provide you with all the resources you need to make an informed decision. One that will save you time, money, and hassle in the long run.

You'll find information on the dynamics of air movement under Why Ventilate. If you're shopping for a system, check Our Products. You can also get specific answers to questions about specs, warranties, and installation in our Resource Center.

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Ventilation - AprilAire

Whole House Ventilation Solutions:

Trade stale indoor air for fresh air all year round. Energy efficient windows and doors, thicker insulation and air tight vapor barriers have made homes more efficient, saving both energy and money. While this has made many homes more efficient, it has also made it nearly impossible for these homes to breathe , to expel the stale polluted indoor air and exchange it for cleaner, fresher outdoor air.

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Ventilation - Award Metals

Ventilation Roofing Metals, Roof Drainage, Stucco Metals
Rap-I-Form Drywall Trims Award STONECOAT Copper
Pipe & Fittings Pre-Painted Steel Pup Coils DBX1000
Base Sizes Net Free Air Flow Gutter Profiles
Steel Stakes Snapties Ready-Vent
Bare Metal Trims Paperfaced Trims SUN LINE

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Ventilation - EPA - Ventilation for Homes

If too little outdoor air enters a home, pollutants can sometimes accumulate to levels that can pose health and comfort problems. Likewise, one approach to lowering the concentrations of indoor air pollutants in your home is to increase the amount of outdoor air coming in.

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Ventilation - Fantech

Up-to-date information, product specifications and installation instructions on our complete line of commercial and residential ventilation products.

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Ventilation - Home Ventilating Institute HVI

About HVI
HVI Fresh Ideas Ventilation Guide
Benefits of Ventilating
Certified Products Directory
Manufacturers & Distributors
HVI Resource Library
Bathroom Ventilation Guidelines
Links of Interest
Site Search

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Ventilation - Honeywell

Weather-tight homes can trap damp, stale air inside. One indication of poor air circulation may be moisture on the inside of your windows. An option for fresh air is to open the windows, but often that is not a realistic choice. It may be winter time or a hot summer day, and you don't want to let conditioned air flow out the window.

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Ventilation - Lennox

A continuous flow of fresh air.
Heat- or energy-recovery ventilators and ventilation control systems help replace stale, contaminated indoor air with fresher outdoor air, to ensure that every corner of your home is comfortable.

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Ventilation - OIKOS Green Building Source - Options For Home Builders

In the old days, buildings were ventilated by the wind and other uncontrolled forms of air leakage. However, most people no longer accept the cold, drafty houses of the old days. Now, houses are expected to be cozy, draft free and energy efficient. A tight home is fine, as long as it comes with a controlled ventilation system.

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Ventilation - SmartVent Crawl Space Ventilator

A crawl space needs to be ventilated with outdoor air. It is a closed space that is never cleaned, so there will be molds, spores, chemicals, odors, and radon that will migrate into your home. These odors & gases need to be ventilated/diluted with outdoor air.

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Ventilation - The SunRise Solar-powered Attic Fan

Gable versions Available
All of our three fan models are available for Tile and other applications where mounting on the roof is not practical or suitable. The SunRise Gable fan mounts in the attic to push heated air out. It is connected to remote solar panel by a 15 ft. electrical cord. It is available in the 850, 1050, and 1250 CFM models.

During hot summer months
During cold winter months
And all year long

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Ventilation - US DOE - EERE Comsumer Guide

Purpose of Ventilation
Ventilation Strategies
Spot Ventilation

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Venting - Field Controls venting guide

Venting. Draft. Combustion. IAQ.

Field Controls products are now available at over 5,000 wholesale outlets in North America. Many come standard on equipment made by leading HVAC manufacturers. In the 1950 s, Field introduced two draft controls that remain staples in today s market: the RC and the MG series, the standards for oil-fired and gas-fired applications, respectively.

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Essentially vermiculite is a member of the phyllosilicate group of minerals, resembling mica in appearance. It is found in various parts of the world, but currently the major mines are located in South Africa, China, Brazil, Zimbabwe, and the United States.

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Vermiculite - Consumer Products - ATSDR

Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral compound composed of shiny flakes, resembling mica. When heated to a high temperature, flakes of vermiculite expand as much as 8-30 times their original size.

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Vermiculite Insulation - EPA

Vermiculite Insulation - EPA
Information on asbestos contamination in vermiculite and vermiculite products, uses of vermiculite, fact sheets, question and answer documents, reports and links to EPA Regional vermiculite pages.

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Vermiculite - Science News

Workers Exposed To Libby Vermiculite Ore Have High Rate Of Chest Wall Abnormalities

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Walls - USG- Wall materials & products

USG manufactures a wide variety of durable, industry - standard wallboard, tape, trim and compound products. Choose your favorites by trusted brand name, or select from a group of products that fit your task.

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Water Related Pseudoscience - Fantasy & Quackery

The purpose of this site is to examine the credibility of these claims from the standpoint of our present-day understanding of science. The latter, of course, is always evolving and is never complete, but it makes an excellent "B.S. filter" that is almost always reliable. It is hoped that the information presented here will help consumers make more informed decisions before offering up their credit cards to those in the business of flogging pseudoscience.

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Water Softening - Diamond Crystal Salt

Hard water can make cleaning more difficult, leave spots on dishes and lead to stubborn buildup on faucets, water pipes and fixtures. It can also contribute to dry skin and dull-looking hair. And washing machines that use hard water can wear out up to 30% faster than those that use soft water!*

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Water Softening - Diamond Crystal Potassium Chloride

Potassium Chloride is a low-sodium alternative to traditional water softener salts. Made with up to 99.1% pure potassium chloride, these crystals contain low insoluble content to keep your water softening unit running smoothly. Recommended for all kinds of water softeners.

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Water Wells - Drilling a Residential Water Well - Geology News

A seven-step guide on "Evaluating the Potential for a Water Well".

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Water Wells - EPA-Private Drinking Water Wells

If your family gets drinking water from a private well, do you know if your water is safe to drink? What health risks could you and your family face? Where can you go for help or advice?

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Water Wells - Maintenance Guidelines-Maryland Cooperative Extension-UM

You alone are responsible for maintaining the safety of your drinking water supply.


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Well Water - CDC - Private Well Resources-water supplies and the aquifer that the water is drawn from.

These fact sheets provide information on contaminants that can be found in the water you drink from your well

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Well Water - Keep Your Drinking Water Safe-Home Buying / Selling

The EPA recommends that you test well water annually for nitrates and coliform bacteria, but the lab may suggest additional tests important for your specific property or region.

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Well Water - "What's in your Water"

Info you need to know if you drink well water
Health & Contaminate issues

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Wind Farm Commericial Developer - Navitas Energy, Inc.

Navitas Energy, Inc. is a leading commercial wind power developer, dedicated to providing customers with low cost, high quality, reliable wind power generation.

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Windows - Pittsburgh Corning Blast Test - Video

Blast Test at Baker Risk
Test Exceeding GSA C
6.3 psi Maximun Pressure
43 psi - msec Impulse

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Windows - Andersen Windows - EcoExcel Energy Performance Package

Get a tax credit up to $1500
Learn more...

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Windows - Andersen Windows - New Construction Design Packages

See the difference Andersen windows and doors can make in your home. Use our interactive design tool to create window and door combinations that you can save and share.
Start Designing

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Windows - Andersen Windows - Replacement windows & Doors

Renewal by Andersen offers a start-to-finish replacement windows process, you get custom-crafted, energy-efficient replacement windows and doors

Visit our window or door product visualizer

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Windows - Efficient Windows - Your Gateway To Information On How To Choose Energy-Efficient WindowsI

Efficient Windows Collaborative (EWC) members have made a commitment to manufacture and promote energy-efficient windows. This site provides unbiased information on the benefits of energy-efficient windows, descriptions of how they work, and recommendations for their selection and use. Take a look to learn more!

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Windows - Marvin Windows - Full Line of Doors & Windows

Bay & Bow
Casement & Awning
Double Hung
Polygon / Special Shape
Round Top
Tilt Turn & Hopper

Entry Doors
Sliding Doors
Swinging Doors
Artistic Collection
Classic Collection
Traditional Collection
Craftsman Collection
Old World Collection
Luminary Collection
Rustic Collection

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Windows - Marvin Windows - Replacements - Infinity Fiberglass Replacement Windows

$1,500 Tax Credit

Replacement Windows
Casement & Awning Window
Double Hung Window
Glider Window
Bay Window
Bow Window

Patio Doors
Sliding French Door
Sliding Patio Door
Swinging French Door

Options & Features
Exterior Colors
Interior Finishes
Everwood Finishes
Hardware Options
Grille Options
Hi Transparency Screen
Glass Options

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Windows - Marvin Windows - Windows & Doors

Thinking Green
Our commitment to the environment shapes the way we design our products and operate our facilities.

New from Marvin
Discover the latest products and options

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Windows - Peachtree Windows - 300 to 700 series Windows

Double Hung
Bow & Bay
From our basic 300 Series all the way to our top-of-the-line 700 Series, we offer a complete line of windows for all your needs. Each one handcrafted, using only the finest materials in order to provide you with years of carefree use.

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Windows - Peachtree Windows & Doors

Energy Tax Credit available
At Peachtree, we see more than just windows and doors. We see the families and friends behind them. That's why we're dedicated to building products around the way people live. High performance. Low maintenance. Easy to use. We've taken care of everything, so you can get back to what's really important.

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Windows - Peachtree Windows - Replacements

Peachtree Replacement Windows
Peachtree's hand-crafted windows are available in double hung, casement, awning, bow & bay, and fixed. Peachtree entry doors come in steel, smooth fiberglass and textured fiberglass. Peachtree offers energy-efficient patio doors in wood-clad, fiberglass, and steel.

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Windows - Pella Windows - Product Overview

Bay and Bow
Special Shapes

Hinged Patio
Sliding Patio

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Windows - Pella Windows - Replacement Windows

Find out about the $1500 tax credit

Everything to make your replacement process easy from start to finish

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Windows - Replacement Windows - A Guide for the Consumers

Ratings & Reviews, on Aluminum, Wood, and Vinyl Replacement Windows

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Wind Power - Bergey Windpower

Bergey Windpower is one of the world s leading suppliers of small wind turbines.

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Wind Power - How Wind Power Works

Introduction to How Wind Power Works
Parts of a Wind Turbine
Modern Wind-power Technology
Turbine Aerodynamics
Calculating Power
Wind-power Resources and Economics

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Wind Power - News and Information about Wind Energy Technologies.

Power News | Wind Power Forum | Wind Power Directory | Videos

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Wind Power - Southwest Windpower

The leading manufacturer of small wind turbines, played a leadership role in the passage of new legislation creating a federal-level tax credit for qualified small wind turbines

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Wood Destroying Birds - Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers hammer on the sides of houses and other buildings to attract mates, to establish and/or defend a territory, to excavate nesting or roosting sites, and to search for insects.

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Wood Destroying Insects (WDI) - Termites compared to Ants

How to Distinguish Between Termites and Ants

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Wood Destroying Insects (WDI) - Powder Post Beetles

Wood boring beetles are a major cause of structural damage in homes and other structures. They can attack hardwoods and softwoods depending on the variety. Often, they are referred to as "power post beetles", athough three separate families of beetles (lyctids, anobiids, and old house borers) are responsible for most of the beetle damage to structural wood.

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Wood Destroying Insects - Termite Information

Subterranean termites are the most common and economically important wood-destroying organisms in the United States. Termites feed on materials that contain cellulose, primarily dead wood and wood by-products. Subterranean termites are closely associated with the soil habitat where they excavate a network of tunnels through the soil to reach water and food. These termites need moisture to survive.

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Wood Destroying Insects - Carpenter Bee Antomology

Carpenter bees resemble bumble bees, but the upper surface of their abdomen is bare and shiny black; bumble bees have a hairy abdomen with at least some yellow markings.

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Wood Destroying Insects - Carpenter Ant Antomology

Under natural conditions, carpenter ants nest in live and dead trees and in rotting logs and stumps. However, they will also construct their nests in houses, telephone poles, and other man-made wooden structures.

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Wood Destroying Insects - Carpenter Ants

Contrary to popular belief, carpenter ants do not feed on sound wood. First they do not actually feed on wood at all but simply chew out coarse sawdust size pieces to make galleries in which to live and raise their young.

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Wood Destroying Insects - Bugs & Wood Worms

This is a family of rather small and well-known beetles. Only few people actually ever see them, though. Their damage in wood, especially furniture, is notorious and the rather small holes through which the beetles leave the wood are known to almost all. This family of beetles has many common names. Woodworms is one of them, but they are also known as Deathwatch Beetles, Wood-borers, Furniture Beetles and Timber Beetles. And there is more. Not only do these animals attack wood, some species also do a lot of damage in bakeries, drugstores etc

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Wood Destroying Insects - Carpenter Bees-Department of Antomology North Carolina Cooperative Extension

"Biology-Damage-Control" Carpenter bees are large, black and yellow bees frequently seen in spring hovering around the eaves of a house or the underside of a deck or porch rail.

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Wood Destroying Insects - Skippy Pest Control

Skippy Pest Control is a family owned and operated business that is committed to providing a quality service in a timely manner.
Pest control and pest inspector services in Brisbane

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Wood Energy Technology Transfer- WETT

Through professional training and public education, WETT Inc. promotes the safe and effective use of wood burning systems in Canada.

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Wood Foundations - American Wood Council -

Permanent Wood Foundation Design Specification
A Permanent Wood Foundation (PWF) system is intended for light frame construction including residential buildings.

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Wood Foundations - Pemanent Wood Foundations


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Wood Foundations - Permanent Wood Foundations - Southern Pine

A PWF system consists of load-bearing wall systems framed with pressure-treated lumber and sheathed with pressure-treated plywood. PWFs are suitable for crawlspace, split-entry or full-basement designs.

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Wood Foundations - Toolbase Services - Wood foundation systems

Preservative treated, infestation and decay resistant lumber used as an alternate material for crawl space, basement, and stem wall foundations

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