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For what it is worth, my Illinois SE license is quite large but it is
signed by Governor Otto Kerner, who ended up in Federal prison.
I have since let it expire.

Stan Scholl, P.E.
Laguna Beach, CA

On Sat, 1 Jan 2005 21:47:39 -0500 (EST) Scott Maxwell
<smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu> writes:
> 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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