If you need to make a custom Window or Door Sill Pan, or flash a Pipe, Wire, or Deck Ledger there is not a better product than Elastoform. This is one of my favorite product finds of the past few years! I found this in Carlisle’s catalog when I was working on details for a house WRB using CCW 705 Peel & Stick. The video shows me using it on a porch install but these photo’s below are from my Perfect Wall house I recently completed. (See these posts here or here to learn more about the Perfect Wall project.) Carlisle makes this product for EPDM roofs and it’s originally intended for pipe penetrations and roof flashing purposes.
It has some similarities to DuPont’s Flexwrap that I’ve used for years to make window sill pans. However, it’s much thicker (it’s a 90 mil thick product) and it feels “bullet proof”. I love how it retains it’s shape when you flex it into a corner. I first used it on my Perfect Wall house for window sill pans but quickly realized it’s use for flashing: awning bracket, deck brackets, pipes, etc.
My first experience with LED bulbs was in 2007 when I talked a manufacturer into letting me “borrow” 10 of them for a Green Building Homes tour in Austin called the cool houses tour. At that time, I was using a mix of Halogen bulbs and CFL’s (including some dedicated pin-based CFL recessed cans, OOPS).Read More »
Tankless water heaters are fantastic units but they do need more care & maintenance than a typical 50 gallon tank heater. Here in the Southern US, I prefer to install my tankless units outdoors. This means you won’t take space in the house and you never have to worry about venting or combustion issues. Here’s a picture of a typical install for me. I like the Rheem RTG-84XLN Exterior Gas units and here’s a picture of one I recently installed on a house in Austin.Read More »