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Easy Water Heater Venting

Started by Kari SauderLatest Reply

Thank-less water heater

I was recently conducting an audit on a home when I ran across this perplexing situation, a tank-less water heater that someone installed w…

Started by Andy SimmsLatest Reply

Parts is parts anything to make it vent and gee there is draft; so there for it works.

Started by Andy SimmsLatest Reply

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Got insulation?

Whadya do with the insulation?  Oh I put it where it belongs, up in the attic!   Found this on an inspection yesterday.  House built 1964.…

Started by Debra Little

2 May 25
Reply by Jason Raddenbach

Parts is parts anything to make it vent and gee there is draft; so there for it works.

Started by Andy Simms

5 May 25
Reply by Bryan Gabriel

Return Possum

Performing a visual inspection of a house in Nashville TN and came across this gem. Homeowner complains of inability to regulate house temp…

Started by Stefan Peter-Contesse

1 Oct 26, 2015
Reply by Alice La Pierre

Easy Water Heater Venting

Started by Kari Sauder

22 Oct 23, 2014
Reply by Matthew Lutz

Thank-less water heater

I was recently conducting an audit on a home when I ran across this perplexing situation, a tank-less water heater that someone installed w…

Started by Andy Simms

12 Jun 13, 2013
Reply by Dennis Heidner

Easiest way to convert 2"x10" into 2"x5"!

I know this has nothing to do with energy performance, but at some point we all have to be able to identify things that aren't right! This…

Started by Greg Labbe

4 May 2, 2013
Reply by Bill Smith

It just isn't heating like it used to.

I didn't feel it was necessary to ask this client how often they checked the furnace filter.

Started by Doug Pearl

7 Apr 26, 2013
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

This is what was behind by an inexperienced home performance contractor

This is what appeared on the walls of a homeowner after an inexperienced contractor conducted a retrofit on her home. this is a large HVAC…

Started by Andy Simms

4 Apr 6, 2013
Reply by Kari Sauder

Spillage used as pest control to keep spiders away.

Started by Andy Simms

2 Mar 26, 2013
Reply by Andy Simms

Add a Supply

Started by Tripp Pankey

3 Mar 25, 2013
Reply by John Nicholas

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Got insulation?

Started by Debra Little. Last reply by Jason Raddenbach May 25. 2 Replies

Return Possum

Started by Stefan Peter-Contesse. Last reply by Alice La Pierre Oct 26, 2015. 1 Reply

Easy Water Heater Venting

Started by Kari Sauder. Last reply by Matthew Lutz Oct 23, 2014. 22 Replies

Thank-less water heater

Started by Andy Simms. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Jun 13, 2013. 12 Replies

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