“You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You’re the same decaying organic matter as everything else.”*

I’ve attended dozens of building science training sessions. For the most part these are excellent. Usually hosted by folks with a lot of experience. However, one of the most irksome aspects to these sessions is the tendency of otherwise intelligent individuals to fall back on the position that ‘every house is different”, and thus there are ‘many different ways’ to solve building problems.

I tend to think the opposite. Your house is not special. Most of the problems with houses across the country (and probably the world) are fixed with strikingly similar solutions.

*Tyler Durden, Fight Club


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