Warriors respond to injuries and defections with a zone defense

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Saddled with the league’s worst defense, Warriors coach Steve Kerr has been experimenting as he searches for solutions.Without long, savvy defenders like Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston, the Warriors have responded to a relative shortage of length and experience by scrapping their aggressive switching scheme and implementing more basic defensive principles. That includes a zone defense.“We’ve played more zone this year than we’ve played in the past,” Kerr said. “Some of …last_img read more

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How I Fixed My Leaky, Underinsulated Exterior Wall

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESAir Flow Pathways in a Leaky Exterior WallCut-and-Cobble InsulationVapor Retarders and Vapor BarriersDo I Need a Vapor Retarder?Installing Fiberglass RightQuestions and Answers About Air Barriers The fixImage #3 (below) shows the approach I took. I couldn’t do anything from the outside because of the brick veneer, so my first objective was to eliminate the air leakage pathways in the sheathing. I chose to use the cut-and-cobble method and put extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam board in the back of each cavity. I sealed the pieces of rigid foam into place with one-part spray foam and a professional foam gun. I had to tack most of them into place to hold them there while the foam cured.The reason I chose XPS instead of polyisocyanurate is its better drying capability. A half inch of XPS has a vapor permeance of about 2 perms, making it a Class 3 vapor retarder. Polyiso, with its foil facing, has a permeance less than 0.2, making it a Class 1 vapor retarder.On top of the XPS, I installed unfaced fiberglass batts. I chose unfaced batts because the kraft paper facing is unnecessary in an above-grade wall in our location (IECC Climate Zone 3). The paper facing also makes it harder to install the batts well.I installed the batts with minimal compression and so they completely filled the cavities. Yes, because of the 1/2″ of XPS in the cavity, they’re all compressed a little bit in depth. Because they’re friction fit against the studs, there’s a little bit of lateral compression as well. I still give myself a Grade 1 on the install, though. What do you think?In the band joist, I used salvaged blocks of XPS held in place with a 2-part spray foam kit. That should cut the air leakage significantly — as well as the spider infiltration. Yes, I found spider webs in those joist bays over our master bath. Who knows how many generations of spiders have lived and died up there?Some of the products I used here aren’t available from the big box stores. I bought both kinds of spray foam and the unfaced batts from my friend Rod MacKenzie at Green Building Resources in the Atlanta area.The R-value improvementI ran the numbers in my series and parallel heat flow spreadsheet. The original wall, with its R-7.4, Grade 3 batts, wasn’t very good. But it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. The Celotex sheathing has an R-value of 1.5. Plywood and OSB come in at about R-0.5, so that extra R-1 of continuous insulation does help.Here are the numbers for the whole-wall R-value:Before   R-9.2After      R-13.9That’s a 50% improvement in the R-value. Not bad.As I described above, my fix also should cut the air leakage significantly for that section of wall. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to quantify that with before-and-after blower door tests. Our owners’ association had the floor of our building air-sealed and insulated with spray foam at the same time I was doing this work so any decrease I measure will be due to both changes in the air barrier.The bathroom is close to being finished now, and I look forward to having it be much more comfortable and energy-efficient than it was before. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, building science consultant, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. Check out his in-depth course, Mastering Building Science at Heatspring Learning Institute, and follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. When I began remodeling my master bathroom last month, I found the exterior wall ripe for some serious improvement. It had a number of problems, and I was excited to find them.It was worse than I imagined in some ways. The photo at right shows the wall partially opened up.The problemsYes, there was insulation behind the bathtub, but as usual, there was no interior sheathing on that section. Here’s a list of the problems I found:Termite damage. The studs on both sides of the window were eaten up and had to be replaced.Inadequate insulation. The wall had fiberglass batts labeled as R-7.4.Poorly installed insulation. I’d put a Grade 3 on the installation quality of those batts.Sheathing with a lot of air leakage. The asphalt-impregnated fiberboard sheathing wasn’t tight against the framing (see Image #2, below). As you can see, there was a lot of air movement in the cavities. (See my previous article on this air leakage.)Uninsulated band joist. No insulation or air-sealing at all here.last_img read more

Facebook Login Update Eliminates Auto Posts To Your Timeline—Finally

first_imgreadwrite A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook Login now requires apps to ask permission before posting to your timeline.A new update to Facebook Login today does something the social network should have done long ago. It now requires mobile applications that use Facebook Login to ask for your permission before they post to your Timeline. (Facebook Login is the feature that lets you use applications and other Web services just by logging in with your Facebook credentials.)Now users who prefer not to share the details of their workout or game achievements with friends can skip sharing. This update lets you to use Facebook Login to quickly register for apps, but eliminates the auto-sharing many users found really, really annoying. Tags:#Facebook#now#Posts#sharing#timeline The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts last_img read more