Pete’s Product Puzzle: VersaDry

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Simple folded metal solves a common moisture problem

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I first “learned” about VersaDry when a colleague of mine here at BuildingGreen — our materials and product expert, Brent Ehrlich — sent me the photo reproduced at right. I was in the same boat you are right now: “OK, thanks for the photo, Brent, but what the hell is this VersaDry bent-metal thingamajig?”

He replied, “Oh, yeah, here is another photo that will help.” This time he sent me the photo reproduced as Image #2, below.

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Pete’s Product Puzzle: VersaDry

Subtitle: 
Simple folded metal solves a common moisture problem

Images: 

I first “learned” about VersaDry when a colleague of mine here at BuildingGreen — our materials and product expert, Brent Ehrlich — sent me the photo reproduced at right. I was in the same boat you are right now: “OK, thanks for the photo, Brent, but what the hell is this VersaDry bent-metal thingamajig?”

He replied, “Oh, yeah, here is another photo that will help.” This time he sent me the photo reproduced as Image #2, below.

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Is It Possible to Get Condensation on a Sponge?

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A little building science puzzler on moisture and the properties of materials

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I recently taught a class called What the Duct!? at the Builders’ Boot Camp in Virginia. Paul Francisco was one of the other instructors (teaching about indoor air quality), and on the last evening at dinner, our conversation turned to building science. (Imagine that!)

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Is It Possible to Get Condensation on a Sponge?

Prime: 
prime

Subtitle: 
A little building science puzzler on moisture and the properties of materials

Images: 

I recently taught a class called What the Duct!? at the Builders’ Boot Camp in Virginia. Paul Francisco was one of the other instructors (teaching about indoor air quality), and on the last evening at dinner, our conversation turned to building science. (Imagine that!)

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Pete’s Puzzle: Mold on Painted Clapboards is Food for Thought

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There is mold on the factory-primed, latex top-coated wood clapboards on the south but not the north side of our house

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Whenever my wife starts a conversation with, “OK, Mr. Building Scientist,” I know I am in some kind of trouble. That proved to be the case one day when we were out hanging laundry on the south side of our house.

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