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"YES, YES, & YES!!! Bat droppings, mouse droppings, dead mice, nuts, seeds, acorn…"

Brian Robinson replied Aug 15 to Adding blown insulation to poorly installed batts?

10 Aug 17
Reply by Peter Krych

"Was it in your scope of work to A) install the ridge vent or B) to install the ridge…"

Brian Robinson replied Mar 6 to Condensation on an interior wall of a detached garage.

15 Mar 17
Reply by Walter Ahlgrim

"We have seen many similar instances this winter in Maine when we had about 1 week of…"

Brian Robinson replied Mar 1 to Condensation on an interior wall of a detached garage.

15 Mar 17
Reply by Walter Ahlgrim

"You also may also want to account for the distribution losses as you move the heat f…"

Brian Robinson replied Feb 15 to Efficiency of furnace

18 May 31
Reply by Liam Smith

"Spray foam & intumescent paint the interior of the foundation walls to air seal…"

Brian Robinson replied May 12, 2016 to Airsealing an old basement ceiling

16 May 26, 2016
Reply by Ed Minch

"I'd consider keeping the thermal & pressure/air boundary at the roof deck (take…"

Brian Robinson replied Apr 1, 2016 to Insulating and air sealing a finished attic

6 Apr 7, 2016
Reply by Anthony Hyde

"All that really matters is to assume it's an ACM until "proven" otherwise or profess…"

Brian Robinson replied Feb 29, 2016 to Vermiculite in the fireplace

13 Feb 29, 2016
Reply by Brian Robinson

"Curious as to why "trapping moisture" against concrete is likely to be problematic.…"

Brian Robinson replied Jan 7, 2016 to Vapor Barrier on top of basement concrete floor

8 Jan 14, 2016
Reply by Brad Cook

"Precisely Ted, Demand reduction trumps production efficiency every time because its…"

Brian Robinson replied May 23, 2014 to Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?

36 Oct 20, 2017
Reply by tedkidd

"Keep in mind the additional delay induced by not having a ready supply of hot water…"

Brian Robinson replied May 2, 2014 to Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?

36 Oct 20, 2017
Reply by tedkidd

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Blower door test for small apartment building

Started by Jerry Needham in General Forum. Last reply by John White on Friday. 9 Replies

ENERGY STAR Version 3

Started by Allison A. Bailes III in General Forum. Last reply by Franco Oyuela on Thursday. 9 Replies

Radiant Barrier Southeast

Started by Gary Wright in Best Practices. Last reply by yassin chahdi on Thursday. 6 Replies

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John White replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"Well, I think it completely depends on the purpose and requirement of the test. Testing one unit in…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"I can use my Duct Blaster on any house that I expect to be less than 1300 CFM through the…"
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"FYI, he is in Illinois where code is 5 (well up until March as noted when it drops to 4)  Heh…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"Here are two pictures of the duct blaster fan as a blower door.  1 in a door and 1 in a…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"What standard are you testing to? Energy Star requires 5 ACH @ 50.   Code is 3.0 etc…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"What standard are you testing to? Energy Star requires 5 ACH @ 50.   Code is 3.0 etc…"
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Franco Oyuela replied to Allison A. Bailes III's discussion ENERGY STAR Version 3
"The ENERGY STARnew homes program has been around since the mid-1990s and is currently undergoing…"
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Blake Reid commented on Blake Reid's blog post Managing Mold & Humidity (in Hawaii)
"Thank you very much! They're actually the same, though - the one with the dehu cover photo has…"
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John Proctor commented on Blake Reid's blog post Managing Mold & Humidity (in Hawaii)
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Brett Little replied to Brett Little's discussion Virtual CEU Tour of the Pembroke Passive Solar Zero Energy Ready Home
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yassin chahdi replied to Gary Wright's discussion Radiant Barrier Southeast
"It’s hard to choose on of these as most of the time the reviews and buying guides found on…"
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Bruce Fillmore replied to Mark Furst's discussion Bath fan weirdness
"In my opinion venting into any soffit is a bad idea, it usually requires a sharp bend to get into…"
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Tray Biasiolli replied to Mark Furst's discussion Bath fan weirdness
"I'd agree with Sean - we get wind effects regularly when measuring ventilation fan intake at…"
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Charles Buell replied to Mark Furst's discussion Bath fan weirdness
"You would have to test the vent at the inside at a location the same diameter as the outside…"
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John White replied to Cameron Home Insulation's discussion Why is Air Sealing Important?
"Most attics have insulation which helps reduce heat loss. But it won't stop the air flow.…"
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