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Fire Rated High Performance Doors

Started this discussion. Last reply by John C. Semmelhack May 2. 3 Replies

I have a client looking for an air tight thigh R-Value Fire Rated door to go between their house and garage.They are using the Zola ~R7 windows in the rest of the house.Any recommendations?Continue

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"Should you ventilate a sealed conditioned attic specifically? No. How much you should ventilate will depend on a variety of factors. A few being square footage, number of occupants, lifestyle, indoor air quality, tightness of home... If you live in…"
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Venting a conditioned attic

Should we ventilate?How much should we ventilate?Should we use and HRV/ERV?Should the ventilation be balanced, negative or positive?Are there any research projects on venting a conditioned attic?Thanks is advance for opinions and dataSee More
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John C. Semmelhack replied to Andy Wahl's discussion Fire Rated High Performance Doors
"I agree with David. All of the tightest houses I've tested have used Therma-tru doors (including a fire-rated door to garage in a couple of houses) and we've seen near-zero noticeable leakage around the doors when properly installed,…"
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David Butler replied to Andy Wahl's discussion Fire Rated High Performance Doors
"ThermaTru makes attractive fire rated doors that have a decent u-value (0.15 IIRC). Keep in mind that the delta-T will be relatively small so there's no reason to pay for something crazy efficient in that location."
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Fire Rated High Performance Doors

I have a client looking for an air tight thigh R-Value Fire Rated door to go between their house and garage.They are using the Zola ~R7 windows in the rest of the house.Any recommendations?See More
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Venting a conditioned attic

Posted on August 2, 2018 at 12:40am 1 Comment

Should we ventilate?

How much should we ventilate?

Should we use and HRV/ERV?

Should the ventilation be balanced, negative or positive?

Are there any research projects on venting a conditioned attic?

Thanks is advance for opinions and data

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At 7:11am on April 30, 2018, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Andy,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros Forum. Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos, and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

Don't forget to upload your profile photo.

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