Charles Buell
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Charles Buell replied to Kent Kjellgren's discussion Sealed crawl space for new construction
"I agree, in my experience heating and cooling loads go down---not up. Especially if the floor is uninsulated."
Nov 6
Charles Buell replied to Kent Kjellgren's discussion Sealed crawl space for new construction
"We have lots of older (late 50's) systems in this area that work great.  These have a return air grille into the crawl space in each room with an opening to the return air duct at the furnace plenum.  This conditions the air in the…"
Nov 5
Charles Buell replied to Kent Kjellgren's discussion Sealed crawl space for new construction
"A few thoughts.  The IRC gives guidelines and requirements of sealed crawl spaces.  I like the approach where the vapor barrier is heavy gauge PVC with welded seams.  Be careful wrapping wood posts as this can direct moisture into the…"
Nov 5
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 diameter to get the same CFM reading."
Oct 11
Diane Chojnowski left a comment for Charles Buell
"Hi Charles, 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…"
Oct 24, 2017
Charles Buell is now a member of Home Energy Pros Forum
Oct 23, 2017

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Company
Charles Buell Inspections Inc
Role in Home Performance Marketplace
Home Inspector (real-estate transactions)
Professional Certification
ASHI
Website URL
http://www.buellinspections.com
Blog URL
http://www.buellinspections.com

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At 9:25am on October 24, 2017, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Charles,

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.

Thanks!
Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

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