30 Nov '11, 1am

Green Building Q&A: plywood on walls and ceiling in bathroom

If there's mold in one area, there will definitely be mold elsewhere ... if not everywhere. It sounds like a ventilation problem. Mold is toxic, remember, so if there is a lot of it, you got to get rid of it ALL. There most likely isn't anything wrong with the wood if it's treated properly. (i.e. primer and paint or some other type of sealer.) The only reason water is condensing is because there is not enough draw from the fan to pull out the humidity from the hot showers. If there was no mold, I'd just suggest replacing the fan with a stronger one, but since mold already exists, I suggest inspecting behind every wall or just ripping it all out to be on the safe side. If it's just a little bit of mold, you can clean it with regular household cleaners. Hope this helps.

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/community/forum/energ...

Tweets

Vaulted Ceiling Insulation #green

greenbuildingadvisor.com 23 Nov '11, 10pm

I am building a ranch house in RI. The house is 2400sqft, has SIP walls and is a slab on grade with radiant. My question c...

insulating a cathedral ceiling #green

greenbuildingadvisor.com 26 Nov '11, 12am

I am trying to find an effective way to insulate a cathedral ceiling (with collar ties) in zone 5 south of Chicago. I have...

Green Building Q&A: Formaldehyde free plywood i...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 22 Nov '11, 9pm

Rian, I am not a materials expert but this is how I understand the issues concerning plywood and offgassing issues. There ...

When Smells Signal Building Science Problems: A victim of a hepatitis E infection she picked up unknowingly in B...

When Smells Signal Building Science Problems: A...

buildinggreen.com 30 Nov '11, 7am

A victim of a hepatitis E infection she picked up unknowingly in Brazil, Genevive Bjorn's liver rebelled against her one n...

Smart Grid Will Raise Ceiling for Use of Renewa...

renewableenergyworld.com 28 Nov '11, 5pm

The tools at hand are a smart power grid and a range of financial “carrots.” With the aid of these tools, 2,000 electricit...

Smart Grid Will Raise Ceiling for Use of Renewa...

renewableenergyworld.com 28 Nov '11, 5pm

The tools at hand are a smart power grid and a range of financial “carrots.” With the aid of these tools, 2,000 electricit...