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Speed Tips For Duct Airtightness Testing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Butler Nov 25, 2017. 3 Replies

Anyone like to share their favorite ways to speed up duct airtightness ("Ductblaster") tests?I'm especially interested in best practices for existing homes - retrofit pre-seal testing, registers and…Continue

 

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David Butler replied to Brendan Reid's discussion Speed Tips For Duct Airtightness Testing?
"The Home Performance archives site (re: HP Forum Archives tab on main menu) has a two-tier search engine. There's a quick search box at the top of the archive forum frame. There's also an Advanced Search page (linked just below quick…"
Nov 25, 2017
Brendan Reid replied to Brendan Reid's discussion Speed Tips For Duct Airtightness Testing?
"Thanks David, great that you can pull up past archived posts ... is there a search system or do you just have an awesome memory!? I'm currently playing around with supermagnets, will let all know what i learn. "
Nov 25, 2017
Brendan Reid replied to Don Fugler's discussion joining ducts in the group HVAC
"Hi Don, Summary: DRYER VENT: screws bad idea, possibly prohibited by code. METAL DUCT: must be screwed together or other mechanical connection S/Drive etc FLEX for conditioned air or ventilation: Panduit strap is preferred mechanical connection. I…"
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David Butler replied to Brendan Reid's discussion Speed Tips For Duct Airtightness Testing?
"The Home Performance Forum archives include a number of discussions on various methods for sealing registers, although I don't recall drywaller stilts ever…"
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Speed Tips For Duct Airtightness Testing?

Anyone like to share their favorite ways to speed up duct airtightness ("Ductblaster") tests?I'm especially interested in best practices for existing homes - retrofit pre-seal testing, registers and grilles are in place and so on.  Time is money!  But if you have new home test tricks to offer, please do for the benefit of all members.What is your opinion/experience with:grill mask/duct mask tapes?Ventcaps? (durability?)Duc-Blocs?Magnetic sign material?Foam blocks (eg. used to hold high pressure…See More
Nov 18, 2017

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At 10:42am on September 24, 2014, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Brendan,

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