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Duct Testing - is a change in order?

David Richardson posted an interesting piece on changing from % based testing based on conditioned floor area versus the duct area http://n…

Started by Sean Lintow SrLatest Reply

Blower Doors & Methods Used

Just curious - what Blower Door do you use, what tests do you do, and do you use software or not? For example it is a mixed bag here as som…

Started by Sean Lintow SrLatest Reply

Upgrading a vented tongue and groove cathedral ceiling

I'm looking for suggestions about how to upgrade a vented cathedral ceiling covered with very nicely finished (albeit leaky) tongue and gro…

Started by Matthew DamonLatest Reply

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Water Saver or Gimmick?

ACI was an interesting conference with a lot of great vendors exhibiting, but one had me stumped. The company was called ShowerStart &…

Started by Sean Lintow Sr

23 Oct 20, 2017
Reply by Keith Tripp

Moisture/Mold on rim joist

In the cold Wisconsin winter we often see condensation behind fiberglass batt insulation on the rim joist. This is due to basement or crawl…

Started by John Shillito

11 Oct 12, 2017
Reply by Bob Krell

Radon - Passive Systems

Just curious - many locals (per codes) require passive radon systems be installed in new construction and even in certain remodels. There a…

Started by Sean Lintow Sr

5 Jan 5, 2017
Reply by Bryan Gabriel

Vented Soffit! DO or DON'T?

I am looking for any studies or research on vented soffits.  And, what is your opinion on the age old practice of venting a soffit? I pers…

Started by Daniel Baur-McGuire

13 Nov 15, 2016
Reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire

Duct Testing - is a change in order?

David Richardson posted an interesting piece on changing from % based testing based on conditioned floor area versus the duct area http://n…

Started by Sean Lintow Sr

20 Aug 6, 2015
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

Blower Doors & Methods Used

Just curious - what Blower Door do you use, what tests do you do, and do you use software or not? For example it is a mixed bag here as som…

Started by Sean Lintow Sr

10 Aug 3, 2015
Reply by Colin Genge

Upgrading a vented tongue and groove cathedral ceiling

I'm looking for suggestions about how to upgrade a vented cathedral ceiling covered with very nicely finished (albeit leaky) tongue and gro…

Started by Matthew Damon

13 Nov 13, 2014
Reply by Matthew Damon

Subslab ventilation

Does subslab ventilation (Active Soil Depressurization) reduce basement humidity loads and what is the impact on electric loads? These were…

Started by Barbara Smith

1 Aug 12, 2014
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

Thoughts on Employing Polyiso and UF FGB for Vented Cathedral Ceilings

I have been going with a relatively unique (and time-consuming) approach to address two similar situations: vented cathedral ceilings and s…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan

3 Feb 14, 2014
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

Connected home refrigerators - are we excited?

A read-through of the revisions proposed for ENERGY STAR refrigerators (expected to take effect in March 2014) indicate that "connectivity"…

Started by Barbara Smith

18 Jul 30, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

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Water Saver or Gimmick?

Started by Sean Lintow Sr. Last reply by Keith Tripp Oct 20, 2017. 23 Replies

Moisture/Mold on rim joist

Started by John Shillito. Last reply by Bob Krell Oct 12, 2017. 11 Replies

Radon - Passive Systems

Started by Sean Lintow Sr. Last reply by Bryan Gabriel Jan 5, 2017. 5 Replies

Vented Soffit! DO or DON'T?

Started by Daniel Baur-McGuire. Last reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire Nov 15, 2016. 13 Replies

Duct Testing - is a change in order?

Started by Sean Lintow Sr. Last reply by Sean Lintow Sr Aug 6, 2015. 20 Replies

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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
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Colin Genge replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"The way we'd normally do this is to mount one blower door in the hallway, then a duct tester…"
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"Most of the work I do is retrofit of older buildings. Marriage wall leakage is often significant,…"
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"Sorry but LMAO - one blower door for that small of a space gives you an accurate number for the…"
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Scott Katznelson replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
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