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xx   HOUSE

Steps to take before you insulate. How to check for heat loss around doors and windows and through single-glazed windows. How to determine how much insulation is already in place in your home and how to consider costs of improvements vs. payback.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1978 (v.56#10) pg. 90

Tables you can apply to your home to calculate the payback on investing in additional home insulation.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1979 (v.57#5) pg. 11

A BASIC computer program for calculating cost/benefit ratio of expenditures for additional insulation.
BYTE Feb 1981 (v.6#2) pg. 266
Added Info BYTE Jun 1981 (v.6#6) pg. 16

Energy conservation with a microcomputer. The formulas used to calculate heat transfer through walls, windows, roofs, etc. and the potential savings of insulation. Written in BASIC.
BYTE Jul 1981 (v.6#7) pg. 178

Evaluate your home's energy efficiency using the techniques described here and a BASIC program written for the TRS-80 computer.
BYTE Oct 1981 (v.6#10) pg. 250

Insulate and save. How to assess your present insulation situation and decide if you need more. How to choose and install insulation for maximum benefits.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1980 (v.4#1) pg. 9

Urea-formaldehyde foam insulation. The controversy surrounding the use of this insulation. Includes advice on eliminating the dangers.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1981 (v.5#1) pg. 22

Taking the slow, considered approach to installing added insulation.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1982 (v.6#1) pg. 28

Seal your house air tight to keep winter winds out and to keep heating costs down. Some tips.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1983 (v.6#6) pg. 49

Warming up the house. Tips on insulating and recladding a 73-year-old house.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1984 (v.8#2) pg. 12

How to avoid condensation damage from incorrectly installed insulation.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1985 (v.8#5) pg. 33

Tips on solving various problems common to a cinderblock house by insulating outside walls.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1986 (v.9#7) pg. 6

Tips on installing rigid Styrofoam insulation over an existing floor.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1986 (v.10#2) pg. 27

Welcoming warmth. Insulation. What it is, what is available, and installation advice.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1987 (v.11#1) pg. 24

Air leakage control. Some easy, effective and economical measures to reduce heat loss through air leakage.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1987 (v.11#2) pg. 27

Installing insulation and drywall. Some tips.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1988 (v.11#12) pg. 37

Advice on insulating a heating duct in a wall.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1993 (v.16#6) pg. 8

Tip on using flexible vinyl tubing to make sure polyurethane foam spray insulation goes only where wanted.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1995 (v.18#7) pg. 7

Insulation wrap-up. A rundown of the various types of insulation materials.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1996 (v.20#1) pg. 44

Keeping moisture in. How to apply a vapor barrier to avoid damp wall cavities in a home.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1997 (v.21#2) pg. 22

When vapor barriers fail. How to stop moisture from foiling even a perfect installation.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1998 (v.21#6) pg. 24

New priorities in weatherization. A look at the current thinking on the best ways to save energy in home construction and remodeling. Emphasis is on selecting and installing insulation.
COST CUTS Jun-Jul 1989 (v.6#5) pg. 1

Using "space age" materials that block long wave (heat) radiation to increase the efficiency of an ice chest, keep food hot or cold, create an emergency shelter to conserve body heat, etc.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1994 (v.78#1) pg. 46

How to insulate and cut your heating bills.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 18 1980 (v.93#16) pg. 84

Preventing drafts with insulation.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #82 Oct 1964 (v.14#5) pg. 28

Weatherstripping and insulating to stop heat loss.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #87 Aug 1965 (v.15#4) pg. 38

Tips on weatherproofing your home using caulk, weatherstripping and insulation.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #129 Sep 1971 (v.21#7) pg. 51

Suggestions on ways to save energy and keep cool in the summer through the use of insulation, awnings, cupolas and ventilation.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #154 Jun 1974 (v.24#5) pg. 36

How to rate your home on its weatherproofing. A look at the costs of insulating, caulking and weatherstripping and some projections on what it would save.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #183 Sep 1977 (v.27#6) pg. 16

A description of the various types of insulation, how to understand resistance values, how to compute how much insulation to buy and instructions on how to install it.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #183 Sep 1977 (v.27#6) pg. 20

Eleven options for re-insulating exterior walls.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #192 Sep 1978 (v.28#7) pg. 22

A checklist of common insulation installation errors and how to avoid them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #192 Sep 1978 (v.28#7) pg. 66

Guide to home energy product rip-offs. Tips on how to keep from being taken.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #193 Oct 1978 (v.28#8) pg. 26

How to handle insulation plug scars. Refinishing tips that help you avoid residing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #198 Apr 1979 (v.29#4) pg. 58

How to plug up heat leaks. A 60-minute energy check to help trim your heating bills. How to make a survey and what to do to upgrade.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #201 Sep 1979 (v.29#7) pg. 46

A guide to keeping heat from escaping.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #211 Sep 1980 (v.30#7) pg. 38

How to use an evacuator fan to locate sources of air infiltration into your home.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #222 Oct 1981 (v.31#8) pg. 60

Button up a bungalow. How to use two shop vacuums to blow insulation into the walls of a house. Also includes tips on removing old siding and installing new.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #223 Nov 1981 (v.31#9) pg. 45

9 small heat leaks to plug including garage doors, windows, furnace duct joints, hot water pipes, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #242 Oct 1983 (v.33#8) pg. 96

How to build stronger and neater with modern construction adhesives. How to insulate block walls, install subflooring, build a deck, etc. using adhesives.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 75

How to cure heat leaks all around the house. Add insulation, vapor barrier, storm windows, storm doors, and caulk.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #252 Oct 1984 (v.34#8) pg. 86

An easy way to measure your home's heat loss. Evaluate your home's heating and cooling systems using two thermometers and a ready-to-use chart.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #252 Oct 1984 (v.34#8) pg. 122

The 10 most-asked questions about home insulation.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #272 Oct 1986 (v.36#8) pg. 52

Tip: Cover exposed skin with talcum powder when working with fiberglass insulation.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #276 Feb 1987 (v.37#2) pg. 88

Choosing insulation. A quick shopper's guide.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #292 Oct 1988 (v.38#8) pg. 70

Energy efficiency after insulation. Eight frequently forgotten steps that can make your home more energy-efficient.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #301 Sep 1989 (v.39#8) pg. 62

How insulation works. Deciding whether to upgrade your insulation.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #302 Oct 1989 (v.39#9) pg. 18

Seventeen steps to better insulation when building or remodeling a house.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #359 Jun 1995 (v.45#6) pg. 44

How to install blown-in wall insulation.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #373 Nov 1996 (v.46#10) pg. 6

How to install radiant barrier insulation and what it will accomplish in energy savings.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #378 May 1997 (v.47#5) pg. 102

Tip: Cut a notch in the sole plate of a stud-wall house to provide for running electrical wires and to prevent compression of wall insulation from the wires.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #6 Dec 1981-Jan 1982 pg. 10

Hung walls and a double roof are an effective way to insulate post-and-beam buildings.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #8 Apr-May 1982 pg. 28

The superinsulated house. How to achieve superinsulated walls and airtight construction.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #9 Jun-Jul 1982 pg. 56
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #11 Oct-Nov 1982 pg. 4

Tip: Use sharp hedge shears to cut foil-faced insulation without compressing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #16 Aug-Sep 1983 pg. 12

Tips on using a "super rafter" 16" wide when building superinsulated houses. Other tips on insulation included.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #17 Oct-Nov 1983 pg. 10
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #20 Apr-May 1984 pg. 12

Insulated sliding panels between rooms and over exterior doors control heat loss and gain. Basic design and construction noted.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #17 Oct-Nov 1983 pg. 43

Tip: Cut fiberglass insulation with a machete.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #19 Feb-Mar 1984 pg. 14

More tips on cutting fiberglass insulation.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #20 Apr-May 1984 pg. 6

Tip: How to construct the most thermally efficient, low-cost roof system for exposed rafters.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #20 Apr-May 1984 pg. 10
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #24 Dec 1984-Jan 1985 pg. 4

Retrofit superinsulation. How to fabricate straight trusses and attach them vertically to a house's existing exterior siding. The resulting 8" to 12" deep cavity will be filled with insulation and new siding installed.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #20 Apr-May 1984 pg. 35
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #22 Aug-Sep 1984 pg. 6
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #23 Oct-Nov 1984 pg. 10

Tips on the correct way to construct and insulate a double wall of 2x6s and 2x4s.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #21 Jun-Jul 1984 pg. 8

Tips on using Tyvek paper instead of caulking to seal up the exterior of a house during construction.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #25 Feb-Mar 1985 pg. 82

Chart shows the change in R-values when fiberglass insulation is compressed.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #29 Oct-Nov 1985 pg. 4
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #30 Dec 1985-Jan 1986 pg. 4

Energy detailing. Reliable strategies for insulation and vapor barriers in new construction.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #29 Oct-Nov 1985 pg. 68
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #30 Dec 1985-Jan 1986 pg. 4

Tips on insulating an old house from the inside after the rock lath has been removed from the walls.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #30 Dec 1985-Jan 1986 pg. 8

The airtight drywall approach. A cost-effective system for improving energy efficiency by minimizing transmission of air and moisture through the building envelope.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #37 Feb-Mar 1987 pg. 62
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #40 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 4
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #42 Oct-Nov 1987 pg. 8

Tips on reducing humidity and heat loss in an existing bi-level or "raised ranch" style house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #41 Aug-Sep 1987 pg. 10
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #44 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 4

Letter explains the use of both kraft-faced insulation and a separate poly vapor barrier in the same wall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #44 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 6

Wrist gaiters made from old socks protects your forearms when installing fiberglass insulation.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #51 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 26

Tip: Use a mastic trowel with serrated edges to clean off excess foam insulation from around windows, doors, etc.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #56 Oct-Nov 1989 pg. 26

Thermal insulation. A look at what's available, some tips on how to install it and a peek into the future.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #56 Oct-Nov 1989 pg. 36
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #58 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 4
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #64 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 4

Airtight in Massachusetts. Energy-efficient envelope construction method is viewed.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #63 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 81

The three most effective steps to prevent heat loss in a typical 1950's brick veneer house are noted.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #65 Feb-Mar 1991 pg. 18

Testing homes for air leaks. A blower-door test is a simple, economical method of learning how tight a house is and where the leaks are located.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #86 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 51

Tips on installing a vapor barrier and new insulation from the outside of a balloon-frame house after the exterior siding is removed.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #88 Apr-May 1994 pg. 14

Tip on opening a bundle of fiberglass insulation batts so that you can extract them one at a time.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #90 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 32

Sizing up housewraps. What is available in plastic fabric housewrap and tips on installation.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #91 Oct-Nov 1994 pg. 42

Tip on using a chef's knife (French knife) to cut fiberglass insulation.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #97 Aug-Sep 1995 pg. 28

Insulation comes of age. Thermal insulation is changing for the better, becoming more user-friendly and safer for the environment. What is available, typical applications, installation advice, etc.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #100 Feb-Mar 1996 pg. 46

Caution against using plastic shipping peanuts as wall insulation material.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #102 Apr-May 1996 pg. 20

Tips on choosing whether to use faced or unfaced fiberglass insulation.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #106 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 130

Installing high-tech housewrap (such as Tyvek) which can reduce the flow of air into outside walls while still allowing moisture to escape.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #107 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 44

Tip on modifying a coffee can to cut neat circles in foam-board insulation.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #115 Apr-May 1998 pg. 30

Putting fiberglass insulation in it place. An installer's tips on careful installation of fiberglass batts.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #119 Oct-Nov 1998 pg. 64

Roll holder simplifies the task of one person applying housewrap.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #124 Jun-Jul 1999 pg. 36

Tips on insulating a balloon-frame house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #125 Aug-Sep 1999 pg. 24

Tip on cutting rigid foam insulation using a sharpened putty knife.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #125 Aug-Sep 1999 pg. 30

Keeping warm and staying cool economically and efficiently. Low-tech strategies for conserving energy in the average house.
GARBAGE Spring 1994 (v.6#1) pg. 52

Is your house leaking heat? A guide to finding and fixing all those hidden cracks and holes that let heated air seep out.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Oct 1981 (v.193#4) pg. 246

How to determine how much insulation your house should have.
HANDY ANDY Oct 1978 (v.3#1) pg. 21

How to select a reputable insulation contractor.
HANDY ANDY Oct 1978 (v.3#1) pg. 24

How the eleven types of home insulation compare.
HANDY ANDY Oct 1978 (v.3#1) pg. 28

How to insulate with fiberglass.
HANDY ANDY May 1979 (v.3#8) pg. 28

Thirty-one ways to make a cold room comfortable. Tips on keeping cold air out, on improving heat supply and how to bring in new heat.
HANDY ANDY Nov 1979 (v.4#2) pg. 60

All you need to know about rigid insulation.
HANDY ANDY Mar 1980 (v.4#6) pg. 10

A guide to solar-control window treatments.
HANDY ANDY Jul 1980 (v.4#9) pg. 56

Tighten up your house for winter.
HANDY ANDY Oct 1980 (v.5#1) pg. 18

The magic box. Information on the design and construction of airtight, superinsulated, solar-heated houses for use in the far north.
HARROWSMITH #41 Feb-Mar 1982 (v.6#5) pg. 60

Method for insulating a brick-on-block wall without taking away too much room space.
HOME MECHANIX #718 Feb 1988 (v.84) pg. 86

Two ways to insulate a projecting cantilevered first floor.
HOME MECHANIX #726 Oct 1988 (v.84) pg. 94

Insulation upgrades. Professional advice on the pros and cons of upgrading a home's insulation.
HOME MECHANIX #748 Sep 1990 (v.86) pg. 10

Best ways to weatherize your home. Tips on insulating, weatherstripping, caulking, etc.
HOMEOWNER Sep-Oct 1983 (v.8#5) pg. 60

Insulation. How to determine how much insulation to install.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1984 (v.9#8) pg. 64

Tip on cutting fiberglass batts neatly.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1986 (v.11#1) pg. 14

SPECIAL SECTION: HOME ENERGY. Raising comfort and lowering costs. (1) Chart of 20 ways to a more energy-efficient home. (2) Wood heating. (3) Insulation. (4) Houses designed for energy efficiency.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1987 (v.12#8) pg. 31

Tip: Use bungee cords to hold insulation between ceiling joists and rafters until stapled in place.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1988 (v.13#7) pg. 66

Be your own house contractor. SPECIAL GUIDE to the PBS television series "Hometime". (1) How to work with designers, choose contractors and coordinate schedules. (2) Foundation options. (3) Framing fundamentals. (4) Mechanical systems (plumbing, heating, electrical). (5) Finishing the shell (roofing, siding, windows). (6) Energy efficiency. (7) Interior finishing. (8) Choosing & installing cabinets.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1989 (v.14#1) pg. 19
Correction HOMEOWNER Mar 1989 (v.14#2) pg. 4
Added Info HOMEOWNER Apr 1989 (v.14#3) pg. 7

Winter comfort guide. Guide to adding insulation tells you what kind, where and how much to add.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1990 (v.15#9) pg. 56

A summary of the various types of home insulation, guidelines on how to determine how much insulation your home should have, information on vapor barriers and photos that show installation.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #7 Fall 1977 (v.2#3) pg. 59

How to build a simple blower to fill the outside walls of your house with loose insulation.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1978 (v.3#5) pg. 62

How to insulate and weatherstrip to reduce your fuel bill.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1979 (v.4#6) pg. 88

Tip: How to make an insulation spreader that will stuff insulation in shallow places.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1980 (v.5#5) pg. 24

How to locate and seal air leaks around doors, windows, outlets, lights, etc. Uses smoke and a powerful window fan to locate the leaks.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1981 (v.6#5) pg. 82

Trim your fuel bills by adding more insulation. Some suggestions.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1981 (v.6#5) pg. 87

Weatherize your home. Insulation and weatherstripping are still the best energy savers. Where and how much insulation to install.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1982 (v.7#5) pg. 61

Home insulation efficiency program is written in BASIC. Use on most computer systems. Plots graphs of energy use, degree days used, etc.
KILOBAUD MICROCOMPUTING #60 Dec 1981 (v.5#12) pg. 62

Tips on selecting and installing insulation for your house.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #533 Oct 1972 (v.68) pg. 110

Last-minute insulation tips. Includes some unusual places to insulate, like kitchen cupboards and behind medicine cabinet.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #570 Nov 1975 (v.71) pg. 70

Save fuel with insulation and other ideas, like windbreaks, vestibules, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #571 Dec 1975 (v.71) pg. 72

New ways to save heating dollars. More insulation, windbreaks of trees, vestibules and other ideas.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #582 Nov 1976 (v.72) pg. 38

A description of how a cold room was warmed up by removing paneling from the outside walls and installing fiberglass insulation.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #595 Dec 1977 (v.73) pg. 108

A primer on insulation. A look at the meaning of R-value and a general comparison of different insulations and their R-value.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #605 Oct 1978 (v.74) pg. 88

Ten insulation jobs to do in the fall to keep your house from losing heat.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #616 Sep 1979 (v.75) pg. 65

Insulation. Getting those places you missed the last time.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #628 Sep 1980 (v.76) pg. 24

How I made my development house energy-efficient. Steps to be taken during the construction of a house, and afterwards, to improve energy use. May involve doing some of the work yourself, even during construction.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #635 Apr 1981 (v.77) pg. 78

Insulating the old house.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #640 Sep 1981 (v.77) pg. 71

New ways to save energy. Diagrams illustrate several openings created during the construction of a house which may have been overlooked when insulating and caulking.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #641 Oct 1981 (v.77) pg. 64

Weatherizing from the inside. A look at many techniques for saving heat and energy.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #644 Jan 1982 (v.78) pg. 62

Understanding insulation. Looks at batts, blankets, planks, boards, foam, fill, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #653 Oct 1982 (v.78) pg. 43

How to insulate your garage for comfort and economy.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #678 Oct 1984 (v.80) pg. 158
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #682 Feb 1985 (v.81) pg. 9

Tips on how to make a living from a home insulation business.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #59 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 107

Know your insulation. How much and what type of insulation is needed in various parts of the country.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #78 Nov-Dec 1982 pg. 54

Tips on winterizing your home with a "blanket of snow".
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #78 Nov-Dec 1982 pg. 79

Build a pair of block knives to facilitate making straight cuts in foil-faced rigid foam insulation board.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #78 Nov-Dec 1982 pg. 122

How to find the sources of air leaks in an insulated house and plug them.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #91 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 58

Superinsulation. Guidelines for insulating traditional and earth-sheltered houses. Summarizes building techniques.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #101 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 54

How to upgrade home insulation. Advice on how to get the best return for dollars spent.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #153 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 34

An organized way to cut heat loss.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1980 (v.1#2) pg. 33

How to insulate an old brick house by adding a greenhouse/sunwall on the outside south wall and by full exterior insulation on the other three outside walls.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1980 (v.1#3) pg. 41

A no-frills, no-furnace 1100 sq.ft. house built in Massachusetts that costs only $50 a year to heat. Includes double walls, super insulation, and heat exchanger.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1980 (v.1#4) pg. 47

Insulating your walls and floors.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1980 (v.1#6) pg. 90

A checklist of common places where a home can leak heat and how to insulate them.
NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1980 (v.1#8) pg. 82

Charts help select between conservation and solar to lower heating costs.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1981 (v.2#3) pg. 41

The tighter house. Part 9. What to do first when undertaking to use less energy in heating or cooling your home.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1981 (v.2#3) pg. 61

Home energy diagnosis. Part 1. Making a good house better. How to find the places in your home where you have to insulate, caulk, or use other strategies to bring down your energy costs.
NEW SHELTER Oct 1981 (v.2#8) pg. 44

Home energy diagnosis. Part 2. Insulating the older house.
NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1981 (v.2#9) pg. 36

Tip: How to add rigid foam insulation to the outside of a brick building and then cover it with stucco.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1982 (v.3#7) pg. 20

The cold-air cops. Advice from two professionals tell you how to stop heat loss by careful attention to caulking and insulation.
NEW SHELTER Oct 1982 (v.3#8) pg. 52

Improve your insulation. 4 articles tell when and how to install added insulation.
NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1982 (v.3#9) pg. 20

How to reduce the amount of radiant heat from the sun which gets into your house during the summer.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1983 (v.4#5) pg. 64

Superinsulation indoor retrofit uses 4x9-ft. panels which fit together with 2x4 splines.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1983 (v.4#6) pg. 48

The zero heat concept. Design ideas from a superinsulated house that is heated entirely by the occupants and waste heat from appliances and light bulbs.
NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1983 (v.4#9) pg. 68

Cost-effective home design. Money-saving advice on heating systems and insulation for energy-efficient residences.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1984 (v.5#5) pg. 72

One-step superinsulation. Stress-skin panels make a perfect insulation wrap for post-and-beam frame houses.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1984 (v.5#7) pg. 96
Added Info NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1984 (v.5#9) pg. 4

Airtight strategies. New ideas and techniques for finding and plugging air leaks.
NEW SHELTER Oct 1984 (v.5#8) pg. 56

How to select insulation. Thermal resistance, fire resistance and ease of installation are emphasized.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1985 (v.6#2) pg. 34

How to locate and seal hard-to-find heat leaks that are especially common in older homes.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1985 (v.6#2) pg. 36

A buyer's guide to superinsulation. Construction methods that incorporate high levels of insulation into a tightly sealed thermal envelope.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1985 (v.6#3) pg. 34
Added Info NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1985 (v.6#5) pg. 19

Warmer walls. Adding insulation to exterior walls.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1986 (v.7#2) pg. 38

Suggestions on where to locate "hidden" heat leaks in a home.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1986 (v.7#2) pg. 50

Insulation and the old house. Part 1. Basic principles.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1976 (v.4#8) pg. 7

Insulation and the old house. Part 2. Need for vapor barriers.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1976 (v.4#9) pg. 8

How to achieve an energy-efficient old house. Some tips.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1977 (v.5#9) pg. 97

How to retrofit an old house with insulation and then ventilate to avoid condensation problems.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1980 (v.8#9) pg. 108

Tip: Liquid fabric softener applied to your skin serves to keep fiberglass insulation from itching.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1981 (v.9#7) pg. 154

Weatherizing an old house. Suggestions for limiting infiltration, sealing doors and windows, insulating the attic, cellar and walls, and observations on the heating plant. Insert looks at interior storm windows.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1986 (v.14#7) pg. 338

Comments on installing insulation in the vicinity of knob-and-tube wiring.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1988 (v.16#4) pg. 16

Tip on installing roll insulation and a vapor barrier in a balloon-framed wall without removing the interior wall surface.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1991 (v.19#6) pg. 14

Insulation for old houses. What you might encounter and retrofit recommendations.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1992 (v.20#1) pg. 26

The dos and don'ts of insulating. How adding insulation improperly can cause peeling paint and rotting sills. Includes advice on preventing condensation.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1996 (v.24#3) pg. 36

Insulation in an old house. A look at common concerns about insulating materials and moisture barriers in old houses.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1998 (v.26#5) pg. 83

Test results on ready-made window insulators.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1980 (v.27#1) pg. 128

Basic home energy-conserving techniques.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1980 (v.27#12) pg. 74

Tip: Fill the outside entrance to a cellar with plastic bags full of leaves during the winter. Serves as insulation and provides fresh leaves for spring compost or mulch.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1981 (v.28#11) pg. 14

The 11 worst home-energy mistakes.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1982 (v.29#11) pg. 76

Common misconceptions about insulation R-values, installation, etc.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1983 (v.30#9) pg. 88

How to choose the correct type of insulation and tips on installation.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1969 (v.132#4) pg. 170

How to install insulation in a house.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1973 (v.139#4) pg. 178

The ten worst heat thieves in your home and how to halt their waste.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1976 (v.146#4) pg. 112

Home energy guide. 101 ways to beat high home energy costs. Tips on selecting & installing insulation.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1977 (v.148#3) pg. 115

How to calculate whether or not it makes economic sense to add more insulation to your house.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1978 (v.150#3) pg. 132

Tip: Build a handy bench for cutting fiberglass insulation.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1979 (v.152#3) pg. 145

Build this blower to install your own blown-in insulation. Est. cost: $50.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1981 (v.155#4) pg. 147

How to spot home energy wasters. Tips from a pro on conducting your own home energy audit.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1984 (v.161#9) pg. 84

Guide to retrofit home insulation.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1984 (v.161#9) pg. 86

Insulation buyer's guide and installation tips.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1993 (v.170#1) pg. 67

Inside insulation. Tips on choosing the right insulation for your house.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1999 (v.176#9) pg. 92

How to calculate if your house needs more insulation. Tips on installing more.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1972 (v.201#5) pg. 122

Add more insulation to an existing house by mastic-bonding rigid foam insulating panels to existing ceilings and walls. Then cover with paneling or wallboard.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1973 (v.203#4) pg. 131

Help cut cost of a U-F foam insulation job by doing some of the preparation and clean up. A $1,200 job could cost only $750 if you drilled all the holes and did all the clean up.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1974 (v.205#4) pg. 105

How to figure the best places to cut heat loss in your house. Figures, formulas and a case history shows how to save the most heat for the least investment of time and money. A look a some of the less obvious places to install insulation in order to save heat.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1975 (v.207#3) pg. 97

More information about using foam-in-place insulation, especially in older homes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1975 (v.207#3) pg. 104

Use the output (blower) side of a shop vacuum to blow vermiculite insulation into the walls of your home.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1975 (v.207#4) pg. 135

Home insulation. A review of the new insulation standards, insulating material, and installation techniques.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1976 (v.209#3) pg. 130

How to upgrade your home's insulation. A look at the places where your home can probably use more insulation and how to install it.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1977 (v.211#3) pg. 144

How to build a warm room, a superinsulated area that can be warmed with self-sufficient heating for family living during severe cold snaps.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1977 (v.211#5) pg. 110

Take a look at your home's thermal efficiency. A step-by-step method for analyzing the way in which your home consumes energy.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1978 (v.213#4) pg. 62

Upgrading your insulation. Which type to choose, how much to buy and guidelines on whether to install it yourself.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1979 (v.214#2) pg. 126

Listening for air leaks. How to locate air infiltration using simple acoustical tools.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1981 (v.218#2) pg. 38

How to slash fuel bills. Tips from a Canadian show how to plug heat leaks in your home with a double-wall retrofit.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1981 (v.219#4) pg. 106

Build a castered unit which rolls on attic joists. It makes it easier to install insulation in the attic without having to crawl on your hands and knees along the joists.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1982 (v.221#3) pg. 146

25 heat leaks and how to plug them.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1984 (v.224#2) pg. 97

Simple jig lets you make straight, clean cuts in roll fiberglass insulation.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1984 (v.225#3) pg. 126

Practical way to insulate a concrete slab floor. Add furring strips, two layers of rigid foam insulation, subfloor, and floor covering.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1985 (v.227#3) pg. 101
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1986 (v.228#1) pg. 12

Suggestions on insulating an old brick house.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1986 (v.1#1) pg. 65

Guidelines and techniques for insulating a house to save costs while getting the greatest insulation protection.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1986 (v.1#2) pg. 32
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1987 (v.2#2) pg. 11
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1987 (v.2#3) pg. 12

New ways to cut energy costs. Covers weatherstripping, insulation, energy-efficient glazing, heating system modifications and ways to cut water-heating costs.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1986 (v.1#3) pg. 60

Energy-efficient remodeling. Combining energy improvements with home improvements. Some tips.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1987 (v.2#2) pg. 79
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1988 (v.3#9) pg. 6

Combining foam boards and batts to insulate a wall framed with 2x4s.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1988 (v.3#2) pg. 48

The foam-filled wall. What is available in pre-formed wall-construction systems that use panels filled with expanded polystyrene.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1988 (v.3#3) pg. 70
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1989 (v.4#2) pg. 16

Insulation goes outside. What is available in exterior insulation systems for brick, stone, and other hard-to-insulate walls.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1988 (v.3#6) pg. 56

Tips on an insulation retrofit for an 1810 farmhouse that can be installed without disturbing the exterior siding.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1989 (v.4#2) pg. 6

An explanation of why the airspace between sheathing and brick in brick veneer construction must not be filled with insulation.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1989 (v.4#2) pg. 12

Energy barriers. What is available in insulation products. Selecting the appropriate R-value for your area. Basic insulation techniques for various walls and ceilings, crawl space, and basement.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jan 1991 (v.6#1) pg. 42
Correction PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1991 (v.6#2) pg. 15

How to draft-proof your house.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Dec 1965 (v.36#12) pg. 51

Vertical pull-down door shuts off the upstairs of this house to save heat.
SUNSET May 1982 (v.168#5) pg. 130

Tip on installing fiberglass roll or batt insulation so that it maintains a good insulation value around wires and pipes.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #839 Oct 1999 (v.95) pg. 20

Tips on insulation improvements for a big old house.
WOMAN'S DAY Mar 1 1978 (v.41#7) pg. 54

How to avoid insulation gyps.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 23 1978 (v.42#2) pg. 58

How to insulate or add additional insulation to your house. Includes information on how to compute how much insulation you need and how to install insulation in various areas.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1974 (v.30#6) pg. 22

Your home and the energy crisis. Part 1. First steps in a home energy-saving program.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1976 (v.32#3) pg. 43

How to compute the heat loss through uninsulated walls of a house and then recompute the resistance of various thicknesses of insulation.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1977 (v.33#2) pg. 26

Basic information on vapor barriers and insulation. What a vapor barrier is, how it works and how it is rated.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1978 (v.34#1) pg. 32

Make a blower for loose insulation from a shop vacuum and a 20 or 30 gallon metal trash container.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1978 (v.34#3) pg. 92

Room addition. Part 7. Interior framing and insulation.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1978 (v.34#4) pg. 56

Tips on selecting between glass fiber blankets and Styrofoam insulation in new construction.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1979 (v.35#4) pg. 10

Tune up your house for winter. Tips on adding insulation, caulking, glazing, weatherstripping, roof repairs, cleaning furnace, etc.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1980 (v.36#1) pg. 4

Tips on upgrading the insulation in a mobile home.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1991 (v.47#3) pg. 10

A review of what's available in housewraps.
WORKBENCH Oct 1997 (v.53#5) pg. 28

Tip on cutting fiberglass insulation cleanly using a wire.
WORKBENCH #254 Jul-Aug 1999 (v.55#4) pg. 16

Insulation that works. An overview of the various material options for insulating a house.
WORKBENCH #255 Sep-Oct 1999 (v.55#5) pg. 40

Tip on using window screening to keep expanding foam insulation from dripping.
WORKBENCH #256 Nov-Dec 1999 (v.55#6) pg. 22