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John:

I did get a response from IL.  The "pretty" wall certificate is $15...but
it will NOT satisfy the requirement to display your license.  So, it would
purely be a "vanity" thing.

BTW, the IL "default" certificate that you automatically get is not THAT
bad looking.

Regards,

Scott
Adrian, MI


On Thu, 30 Dec 2004, John C. Jones wrote:

> Somehow I got kicked off the listserver and just now found your reply on the archive.
>
> I wound up just deciding to stick the card in the file.  The is the first time I've seen a state do this, but must have missed Michigan doing it.  I'm licensed there and wound up with the certificate.  My secretary may have just thought it was a required fee and placed the order.
>
> It's pretty funny seeing how puny the IL one is since it's sort a of big deal to get.  WV has a beautiful certificate along with Indiana.
>
> I'm not paying extra for a vanity thing.  I doubt the license police will come and get me.
>
> thanks for the reply.
>
> John.
>
> John C. Jones, PE
> Barnett Associates
> Pell City, AL
> 205-884-5334
> 205-884-0099 (fax)
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Maxwell [mailto:smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu]
> Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 11:59 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)SEAINT.ORG
> Subject: Re: SIP Panels
>
>
> Jared,
>
> While a well done vapor retarder on the inside will generally improve
> things, it is generally not necessary on a SIP home if the joints are seal
> properly.  We now standardly seal the joints with a panel seal tape in
> addition to foaming the joints with a two-part, chemically curing
> self-expanding foam.  Generally, this is more than adequate.
>
> And you are quite correct...passive venting will not cut it typically in a
> panel home.  At a minimum an air exhange unit is usually required.
> Otherwise people end up with headaches from stale air or worse.  It also
> can help with the moist/humid air in the house (assuming that the
> exterior air being brought in is drier).
>
> Regards,
>
> Scott
> Adrian, MI
>
> On Fri, 10 Dec 2004, Jared Keyser wrote:
>
> > Scott,
> >
> > The vapor retarder is always on the inside.  I believe the key is to
> > have a good vapor retarder on the inside and a proper ventilation system
> > to remove moisture from the building.  On our foam panel housing, we
> > always use an HRV Ventilation unit which helps control interior moisture
> > levels.  SIP homes are much tighter than standard construction and
> > require ventilation for the occupants. Passive ventilation does not
> > work.
> >
> > We are on the same page here.  The key is to have enough construction
> > supervision to ensure that the panel joints have sealant installed as
> > recommended by the manufacturer and a proper vapor retarder.  In the
> > case of very wet climates like Juneau, tyvek, furring strips, then
> > siding is the best approach to allow the exterior wall to breath.  We
> > have used similar systems on conventional construction along the
> > Aleutian chain where exposed to an extremely wet and windy climate.
> >
> > Jared F. Keyser, P.E.
> > LCMF LLC
> > 139 E. 51st Avenue
> > Anchorage, AK 99503
> > ph (907)273-1830
> > fx (907)273-1831
> >
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