5 Burst results for "Peter Pfeiffer"
"peter pfeiffer" Discussed on The Fine Homebuilding Podcast
"That you're dealing with the other thing. No one talks about is so these products lose their effectiveness when they get dusty and like. Are you supposed to go up to your attic and clean off. Your shiny foil layer every few years. I mean an doesn't matter if it's attached to the underside of the sheathing but like are people doing this. Anyone measured the degradation of their effectiveness. I i don't know i got. I got lots of questions. Well peter's assemblies have been in production for twenty years and he. He has nothing but good things to say about their effectiveness and he's got dated back it up so i think it's a conversation and he also makes the point that it's not just for hot. Humid climates that that ferring system actually is a great added drainage system so they works very well in wet climates as well. So you know for sure. Furring strips essentially rain screen on the roof. I know what you shouldn't the beginning wet under the roofing. What i would say right. Well if you've got a the the way he treats the ridge allows for rain so it wind-driven rain be blowing it drains into the bridge cochlea. Anyway should be a good article. I bet we're going to all kinds of cranky. Yeah i have a feeling. Radiant barrier letters are coming coming our way folks ed success with these things. I'd love to hear your experience. I if you could answer the questions. I had about dusting them and how it works. When it's attached to the underside of sheathing. I it's fascinating to me because it seems like voodoo but i'm sure there's some good science But i i think highly suggest or maybe rob. These products have been oversold right. There promised they're promising to solve problems that they're probably not able to solve like a lack of insulation. For example is one of the things i hear. You don't put insulation up in your attic. If you're in the southeast or the southwest instead spend your money on a radiant barrier well that's that's not true maybe both is better than just insulation but he still need insulation in a lot of it in your in your roof assembly even if you have a radiant barrier so what does peter pfeiffer do with regard to his insulation layer sprays the attic yeah spray foam under the Yeah but between the rafters and china remember if there was some place else you know when he first started off with this. He was just laying foil or you know installing foil between the rafters. That was that was the first revision of this thing But yeah he does use spray phone but he is very sparingly and targeted areas. I know between the rafters. But there's another place in which he puts it. And i'm drawing a blank. Omar goes because he wants to have the mechanical equipment in the attic. Like everybody in texas does. Because you don't have basements right okay. Well we'll probably revealing our you know limitation of knowledge with regard to hot rate. Yeah we need it. We really need to get somebody on here From down south we have any anybody. You should get peter pfeiffer on. He's he's like a great. He actually led the charge with leed certification. I mean he's definitely he would make a great pro talk talk he could explain his system. You're listening to white. Listen to this dumb show but he wanted be on pro-talk love to have you said he'd do it. He likes to talk. Oh my gosh. This comes from my friend jim collins. Who's a landscape architect from burlington ontario. He was on a pro talk talking about landscape architecture and the canadian government is spending billions of dollars. Can when you click on this link and to tell me exactly how many billions of dollars spending to train folks for Trade work and i think it's fantastic. Yeah to do thirty eight. Thirty two million is that right now. That's something i hope. More than that. Four point four billion billions are what i remember and they want to train. How many people say anyway two thousand. The canadian government's getting into the business of training people to do trade work. Which i think is a fantastic idea because god knows. We need more of them specifically energy advisers. Yeah right which is whether ization in energy improvements And i think that's the right approach because of our kind of haphazard method in this country where you have to find an energy raider and then find a contractor and hope that they agree on what to do. it seems a little disjointed. It would seem to be better if we had a real systematic way to improve our existing housing stock and i think everyone acknowledges that building efficient new homes is a good idea but our bigger problem are the millions of existing housing units in this country. That use i believe it's a third of our energy and contribute an equal amount a third to our global warming emissions. I once again. I might be deep into the things. I don't know it sounds theme of this episode. I'm gonna believe my back pain when someone calls it up and calls me on well. It's also an excellent plan for the future right. I mean this is going to be. We've said it before. This is the kind of thing that keeps coming up. I think for good reason but these energy advisors are going to. That's going to be. There's going to be high demand for that. I think coming down all the folks who need this work done gonna pay for it. You know like you can train the folks that do it. But who's gonna who's gonna pay for the improvements that's i. I don't know that that's addressed in the new program while the people who are writing into our show to figure out how to upgrade their houses. You they'll do it themselves. Based on the feedback. From one of these raiders. Oh i see what you're saying bag. Yeah right well. But also as i mean you see where we've in in in the recent decade or so Advanced our energy code. So that it's a lot of the things that were just optional. Things that only done by the early adopters of energy.
"peter pfeiffer" Discussed on The Fine Homebuilding Podcast
"I would try and get either the interior committee lower to control that or Air seal around the grills. I'm a little confused about his vaulted ceiling. He must have scissor trusses. Space that is inaccessible but forms the roof structure and ceiling vaulted ceiling below. So i'm a little confused on that but let's assume he has trusses so climbing around in there is going to be no fun my guess. Yeah i mean he's got. He's got a great list of possible solutions to his problems. Here and i think that the best plan of attack is just sort of break them down into what are the on a spectrum of of ease and cost and just start with air sealing. Say crowley's like that alone could solve a huge portion of the problems. Then maybe china sea how that does and then just sort of chip away at the problems but yeah certainly Dehumidification isn't pro is probably isn't a bad idea. But once you get the ceiling done you may not have the humid air infiltration problems as much but again we've talked about a bit. How if you're a conditioning system especially in a hot humid. Climate isn't sized properly. It's not gonna be taken care of the dehumidification on its own So you know that adding dehumidification might might certainly be Something that he needs to latch on to something that he mentioned. And you're talking about dehumidification. I was just on the phone for over an hour with an architect in texas austin texas peter pfeiffer who's developed this really interesting radiant barrier roof system he's been nuancing it and fine tuning it for twenty years and i'm about to write about it in the next issue finally magazine so keep an eye out for that. So you get to see all the details we'll have a nice illustration to go along with it. But the whole impetus for this. Was that in a hot humid. Climate people were spending. Gobs and gobs of money to dehumidify they're addicts and that this system takes care of that and removes all those mechanical costs So there's something to be said for that. He uses a galvanized metal roofing on painted Let's see he. He puts down furring strips. Because um landing strips. I'm assuming that's the same thing right. They look like the same to me. One by three i think. Or maybe one by four but And they're they're laid out on diet angled on a diagonal to to correspond with the valleys with gaps two to three inch gaps between the end of the boards so that the air circulation so essentially what he's creating as a sealed attic space with a vented roofing system so it's interesting to hear temperatures primarily right and it also lowers humidity as a result. Yes in effect. He's venting the roof itself as opposed to the entire addict. Allows you to have a sealed attic which is actually kind of related to the concept of josh salinger's article in the in the past issue. Where you're you're building a roof assembly. That's a lot more resilient so that you can treat the cavity insulation or the inside of the attic itself. More more like a condition space. Yeah they're like two separate entities almost like the entire roofing system is lifted off of the Plywood sheathing above it at operates independent of what's going on inside the house kylie. Yeah he's in austin he's a very smart man. Do you know the the product lp a tech shield radiant barrier foil on top of plywood or always be. I don't remember which he invented that he told me. About the days of the invention. It was really interesting. Yeah brian i was like this is really true. Did he. really his his true. It got bought and branded. But it was his idea. So what you're describing normal roof sheathing. Except that has a radiant barrier glued to the underside and well in this case. The root the gal balloon met self access the radio. I'm just saying what this tax shield product roof sheathing with. Someone has to explain to me. How the shiny layer works when it's glued to sheathing layer i. I don't understand the two that i really don't think about a radiant barrier as it's not like like installation where it has a resistance to heat through conduction it's it's reflecting left right so glued to the plywood on the side that should be reflecting. I don't understand how is it reflecting. If it's on the plywood you mean. How is it not transmitting that he'd into the plywood house even work. You know like reflective services. Don't have things on top or they don't reflect as my my guess how to answer that but they do i guess is i are not visible late and that probably the. Ira doesn't care that the would is on top. I don't know. I am really deep into the Of things. I don't know about never claimed to be experts on right right. Well now we need to find out. Let's talk about radiant barriers next time round. That seems like a bsn beer. Show find one. Sounds cool you get to folks all geeking out on radiant barriers. That sounds awesome. I just say one thing. I don't like you patrick. I don't know enough about the applications already barriers because they make more sense. It seems in a hot climate which we don't really deal with them up here much. so what about. I'm gonna interrupt you. Sorry rob is they. Don't make sense anywhere jenkins construction when you can do it very easily with tax shield or using gallium roofing building. Scientists have been saying for years that you should be spending that money. You would have spent on installing and paying for a radiant barrier with more installation. It is more effective at reducing atta temperatures. But there's this one guy who loses the podcast. Who says i'm an idiot for saying this but it's not me saying this is what i've read. I wonder what peter. I think that he would disagree with you. To get now is is that there are a lot of these companies out there that market these are generally useful products and sell them as these miracle products like those bubble. Wrap foil barriers. Pain they say if you staple that stuff on the inside of your attic that it's like the same thing as filling it with ten inches of of installation and that sex stuff you gotta watch out for you know if if you've got a radiant barrier designed into an assembly thoughtfully using actual physics in your calculations physics now. That's but i would say certainly you don't want to be messing playing with that stuff unless you know. You're you're building science.
"peter pfeiffer" Discussed on The Fine Homebuilding Podcast
"I could be wrong with that. But that's my theory charge. Positively pressurized inside the house. We're running out of time. What do you guys want to say at the conclusion of the show. You've been uncharacteristically quiet tonight. I'm gonna let you start. Oh well i just wanted to mention. Because i was feeling left out. You ask everybody else what they did at the show today and and You know the one thing i never get to do at the live shows is to any of the education Stuff so especially since a lot of it's on demand now. I was online and as looking at Stuff that was interesting to me. And i came across peter pfeiffer Was giving a talk of his partner. I named bartoli's last name And they were talking about designing homes to balance like style and foam analogy and um and energy and energy performance green building and and i never realized how scientific approach they they come to. It was a really great video because want to check it out. but it's blending popular custom home design trends with the listrik high-performance building strategies. And you know one of the big takeaways is that so many people are looking for the right material or system or or whatever But they're just talking about like starting with the designed. I it's like what do you need in the house. How can i make this house as simple as possible So that the materials don't have to work hard and and and it was just it was just a really nice talk about the sort of overview of of thinking about it in a very technical organized way. Starting with sort of like what do you need to get out of the house and then sort of working your way through the systems in the in the layout and then ultimately choosing the the materials mechanical systems that that that makes sense in in your final design and it just it just just seemed to make a lot of sense. It seems like a lot more. People thought about designing houses that way rather than sort of like coming up with a a style or an overall idea and then trying to shoehorn everything into its They be able to build a lot more affordably and have houses that just easier to take care of and living we should tell folks to that One of the benefits of the technical difficulties at ibs x was the now all. These presentations are available to everyone who registered so. And they're going to be up for a couple of weeks as i recall so Yeah worth checking all that stuff outright. Anybody who has a An expo pass whether it's education pass or not is a can can have complete access to all of the educational programs which is just actually got in there. Because i had gotten one of the educational passes and we votes to that. All the podcasts will be in other venues so you don't need to wait to check those out that they'll be up in available mike. What were you gonna offer as your final thoughts the just the education stuff they have both the on demand which are videotaped that will be available going forward the other ones which are scheduled sort of live in semi live. You have to watch them when they happen. They might be recording them but they're not posting them. After their present time the time slot there are still some going to be happening on friday. I guess we're recording this thursday evening so some people might be listening to this friday morning so they could catch some of those sessions one of the things. We didn't talk about In any of our previous broadcast were about the peer to peer networking and opportunities. They ibm had a whole group of sessions call shop talks and i've just walked through a bunch of the topics to look through a bunch of topics today sat in on one just some examples of some of the topics that were on thursday. A these were moderated sessions with a topic and then anybody could join and and everybody was onscreen. Who wanted to be and you could just on mute yourself and then ask for one person. The other y wasn't like the moderator was leading a whole session so these were just talk sessions builder. The builder was which we should've listened to brian. Before we take yesterday's podcasts. How to sell health and comfort qualities of your home's i missed it. That was about three o'clock today so we'll have to go see if they offer that to listen in on in the future on a recording. Another was custom home builder contracts forms and documents. I don't know too many contractors who couldn't benefit from attending that right exactly Emerging product emerging project trends in remodeling. That'll be tomorrow on friday. And the one. I sat in on was two thousand and twenty one i e c c energy code. What's coming you more about ping pong moisture know nothing about ping pong moisture. This was just about coach stuff and ping pong moisture. They don't get into in the coach. Anyway the what is of interest and may be to the audience builders is when your jurisdiction adopts the two thousand twenty one. Icc or the irc which will the kind of have the portion of that's appropriate for residential zones. Four through eight will go. the roof. Installation will bumped are sixty from our forty eight. So it's a big jump with what one of the Ten dis was asking us. Okay so now. If putting more installation up there. What about the drywall. And our fru framing. And how's that going to be affected and there was somebody there from an insulation company says. Yep we've already checked this fiberglass no prob the dead load requirements for your basic trust design and the basic drywall attachment to a twenty four on center roof..
"peter pfeiffer" Discussed on The Fine Homebuilding Podcast
"I was really kinda taken by the All offered at this show this year. And i was wondering to myself is is is there. Is there more than ever being offered. Or my my overly impressed by this. Because i feel like i could do as much as i want you this year because so much of its on demand and maybe like in past shows spent like what can i. What can i squeeze in. What can i get you. But now though so i'm really excited. I mean i picked out a list of about five or six things. That i i definitely want to do the show educationally serum. I'll get to that down right here. I will share but even even on the educational side these are mostly on demand and so do not have that access to the instructor or to teaching nebula. Walk up and ask them a question. Afterwards or the damn s. The people doing the demos questions and is talking to the people after the presentation right leg. Right right. you're interested. That's all he lost. So i'm just wrapped to wrap up the question about the future of it. I what what will happen. I think at least for the short term is that invented something. We're looking at the summit next year. If we can be in person or this year later this year if we can be in person is is also now that we've all done the virtual thing. Now we know he could do it. We'll do both right will make you think but we'll make sure it's also available to people who can't be there live so for the for the attendee of these types of events. It's great because they can go to a few live in maybe throughout the maybe they can attend others from their couch. So that that the it's just i think it's creating a lot of possibilities all there. We're going through right now. We're learning so much that i just. I think we'll go back to some things that we've done in the past like live events but to have that to have learned how to do virtually now they're they're and more people can attend so i hope that answered your question And if you if you want me to keep talking for moment. I will tell you the events that i think are our top of my list. I wanna know okay. I'm gonna rattle right through it. Airtight dun-rite with christine williamson. she's A building scientists based in in texas. Who does the billing science fight club which started as a instagram page in is now a full-on lake educational service that you can look for that website. She just teaches things so well and she's going to talk about Sort of simplified straightforward versions are options for for air sealing peter pfeiffer and his partner al barley are doing something called blending popular design trends with high performance. I think that's interesting. And i think that is of gonna get at a lot of things that people Maybe cop kind of misconceptions about what high-performance on can be what it can look like and And i think they'll they'll sort of Blow that that topic wide open A matthew brown. In joe marquel joe. Martelle i don't know are doing An educational session on performance path to code compliance which. I don't know as much about as i'd like to. You know every so often in conversations about about codes I assumed that you have to take them prescriptive path. And so i i i like. I'm interested in learning more. about how. what options do you have when you take them. Performance path and and how you how you get there. Do you know anything about that. Usually that involves architects and engineers. Because they can tap into resources that you and i- mortals don't have a full knowledge about so. I might have it i might but you you gotta know the end. Es the wood wood frame construction manual. A bunch of the other resources that the codes are based on and so it gets into a lot of number crunching. I some usa. That in the end like trying to what i would describe as fudge insulation levels Is that when. I see that being brought out but it's probably not fair description of what you're talking about. Brian will i think there are. There are there are. There is potential there for when it comes to energy requirements as well. I'm going to. There are ways. I mean i know some some municipalities and this is this. This is not dumb. I don't know if this is the same thing exactly you know. Some municipalities will allow people to use voluntary standards instead of Whenever the code is there if if the municipio municipality is deemed that voluntary standard superior to code levels So there are options. I think with energy stuff as well Then there's a. There's there's a talk called wellness designed beyond aging in place by kitchen designer and certified aiding a place professional named jamie gold from california and sort of that idea of like Sorta like next leveling the idea of aging in place. I think It said the description sounded really interesting. there's a seminar with carl butterfield from winter associated. Steve winter search hits in another new york. Builder named john barrows on how to get to electric of homes and And i i know those firms are those people. Those firms are excellent. So i think that would be a good one and then finally maybe the most important. There's a seminar called diversity matters Which is going to explore diversifying. The building workforce in why that is a good thing and ideas on how to how we can do that a brian. The all of those selections were they part of the this chewed. Looks like two different tracks for Education there's free and open anybody that has an expo past like exhibit floor pass and then there's the education side which is pretty pricy for some people where you get the full educational of All the the classroom education so with those from the classroom education or were they from the The free to anybody who wants to sign up portions the hardest question anyone's out today earn. I actually not sure the way that. I was browsing through this. I don't i didn't see something that divided it in that way. Well did you have to pay for them. Credit reser a little different art folk. We're you know that's right. I want to ask you a question so you know. Brian and i've talked about it on a occasions and mike and i talked about Before recording yesterday it like one of the things you want when you go to a trade show is when you go to someone's booth you want someone knowledgeable there who can answer your questions and and help you do your job right. 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"peter pfeiffer" Discussed on Thaddeus Ellenberg's Casual Friday
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