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Fix this leakage?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bud Poll Feb 16, 2012. 2 Replies

What sort of leakage reduction could I expect if I try to plug all these tiny gaps? This is a typical cathedral ceiling around these parts, 2x6 tongue and groove over 4x beams. In this image we're…Continue

New digital meters... were the old ones S L O W ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Meiland Jan 19, 2012. 2 Replies

The local electric co-op has now installed new digital meters for 100% of members, and some folks are being surprised by higher-than-normal bills. The co-op has stated that old meters may have…Continue

 

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David Meiland replied to Eric Sperline's discussion Blower Door Testing for Code Compliance
"Eric, you never know, the building inspectors may not be dinging builders for failing blower door tests. Building inspectors have to go head to head with builders on many items during construction, and they may not choose to make a sticking point…"
Jul 10, 2015
David Meiland replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Vented cathedral ceiling construction advice...
"If there's not roofing installed yet, I would add rigid foam to the top of the roof deck, add tall fascia boards to match, install the roofing, and then dense-pack the rafter bays with no venting. "
Feb 22, 2015
David Meiland replied to richard gaughan's discussion Advice for heating a 3-story Vermont home built in 1900?
"Bud, you got cutt off mid-sentence.... can you hear me now??"
Aug 23, 2014
David Meiland replied to richard gaughan's discussion Advice for heating a 3-story Vermont home built in 1900?
"Bud is right on. Get a professional auditor to assess the building. Finding the right person may take some research. My question: what are the unit costs for natural gas and electricity?"
Aug 23, 2014
David Meiland replied to Stephen Standley's discussion Which reading is more reliable on a Minneapolis Duct Blaster?
"Stephen, curious if you changed back and forth between #2 and #3 and got the same reading with each ring repeatedly, or just made the switch once?"
Aug 6, 2014
David Meiland replied to Kevin's discussion Underground ductwork
"Duct blaster test?"
Sep 9, 2013
David Meiland replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Need Help Decoding a Couple of Nameplates
"I think the place to get your answer is inspectorsjournal.com . The guys there are extremely proficient at equipment dates and other particulars. You will need to register to post, and perhaps introduce yourself, but it's a great site."
Aug 25, 2013
David Meiland replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Extraordinarily High CO Reading on a Furnace Vent: 3950 PPM
"Did you observe the flame as the air handler started up? Did it remain stable, or change pattern?"
Aug 20, 2013
David Meiland replied to Craig Bird's discussion Easy Tests for HVAC during audit
"We have a lot of heat pumps here, but there are often control issues so that the heat is coming from heat strips, even in mild weather, and the heat pump is not running. I have also seen the fan running but not the compressor. So, quick checks with…"
Jul 26, 2013
David Meiland replied to Craig Bird's discussion Easy Tests for HVAC during audit
"Craig, do you typically see heat pumps, gas furnaces, or what?"
Jul 25, 2013
David Meiland replied to Bruce Dichter's discussion Measuring moisture intrusion
"I think you could do a passable job with a box fan, an anemometer, and a manometer."
Jul 20, 2013
David Meiland replied to Bruce Dichter's discussion Measuring moisture intrusion
"Someone smarter than me could calculate the rate of vapor diffusion through the various materials you mention (such as the slab floor), given a few facts. I do think it would be worth exploring how much the slab might be contributing to interior…"
Jul 20, 2013
David Meiland replied to Mike Kandel's discussion June's Stump the Chump: What's Wrong with this Picture?
"Take a look at the exterior shot. The plywood is covering what is probably a wide door opening that's being altered, possibly a garage door, possibly a slider. The opening is offset to the right of the ridge. In the IR, it looks to me like…"
Jun 15, 2013
David Meiland replied to Mike Kandel's discussion June's Stump the Chump: What's Wrong with this Picture?
"Isn't the IR image the same exterior wall as in the visible image? Looks like someone framed in a garage doorway, insulated the new framing, did not insulate the upper section of the wall to the same degree, and probably didn't insulate…"
Jun 14, 2013
David Meiland replied to peter chang's discussion Electrical system data loggers
"You need circuit level monitoring for most of what you're talking about. You can monitor multiple loads over weeks or months and give them a web portal to look at cumulative usage for each load in their house. A lot of people want to know…"
Jun 10, 2013
David Meiland replied to peter chang's discussion Electrical system data loggers
"You can monitor 120v plug loads with a Kill-A-Watt, 240v loads with a TED, or do circuit level monitoring of entire electrical panels with systems from Powerhouse Dynamics, Brultech, and others. A good side to check out is Energy…"
Jun 8, 2013

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At 1:11pm on March 9, 2011, Andrew McDowell said…

David,

 

Thanks for the comment.  I was intending to use pressurization, but still am concerned about the liability.  Even a pressurized house can disturb the material; then, with a leaky duct system, there is no assurance the material won't be drawn back in the house.

At 6:04pm on February 11, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi David,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! 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!

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