Dara Bowser
  • Brantford, Ontario
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Dara Bowser liked Don Fugler's discussion Choosing a range hood
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Dara Bowser replied to Don Fugler's discussion joining ducts in the group HVAC
"That would be in the SMACNA installation standards, but I will not be in the office until Monday & I do not have an E-copy that I can access."
Nov 28, 2017
Dara Bowser replied to Don Fugler's discussion joining ducts in the group HVAC
"The best connector would be what is called generically a "Draw-Band". The Hart & Cooley Catalogue call theirs the "QC" and it is shown on page 12 of their accessory catalogue (attached). Fantech also has these. These are…"
Nov 26, 2017
Dara Bowser replied to Don Fugler's discussion joining ducts in the group HVAC
"See my reply to Don Fugler earlier. Dryer ducts can usually be cleaned effectivly with a shop-vac and the right connector. The difficulty is getting access to the duct. This is why we recommend this product…"
Nov 26, 2017
Dara Bowser replied to Don Fugler's discussion joining ducts in the group HVAC
"Good to hear you have clean dryer ducts Don. The dryer duct issues that we run into are predominantly upper story dryers that are vented out through the roof. Installers use a roof-cap with a screen and the lint packs up inside the screen. This can…"
Nov 19, 2017
Dara Bowser replied to Don Fugler's discussion joining ducts in the group HVAC
"Hi Don. We have never considered screws as impeding airflow, but I can see how in some ducts (e.g. dryer exhaust) they would catch lint etc. We always look for am minimum of two screws per joint in round duct. In cases where there are high solids…"
Nov 18, 2017
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"Hi Dara, 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 3, 2017
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Best Practices (Residential)

Best Building, Retrofitting, or even Auditing Practices - what are they, what should change, what needs to find it's way to the dust bin of history?See More
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HVAC

HVAC design, Manuals J, S, T, & D, Duct leakage, Air flow, ENERGY STAR new home requirements, and more. Since heating & cooling are such a big part of home energy use, understanding HVAC is critical.See More
Oct 1, 2017
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Oct 1, 2017

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Bowser Technical Inc
Role in Home Performance Marketplace
Architect / designer, Building energy modeler, Educator / Trainer, Energy auditor / assessor / analyst, Engineer, Researcher (Lab. academia. etc.)
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Professional Interests
HVAC, Ductwork, ventilation, hydronics, heat pumps, net zero, Solar PV, Energy Storage, Indenpendent Power, Co-Generation, Quality Assurance, Commissioning, Testing
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http://www.bowsertech.com
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At 8:15am on October 3, 2017, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Dara,

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!

Thanks!
Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

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Tom Phillips replied to Don Fugler's discussion Choosing a range hood in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"thx Don! re: Capture Efficiency, the ROÇIS Kitchen Range Hood document addresses what hood…"
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