Jonathan Bluey
  • Christiansburg, VA
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share

Jonathan Bluey's Friends

  • Perry Ning
  • Tim Marlett
  • Scott Katznelson
  • Jon Arnold
  • Les Lester
  • Chase Counts
  • Thomas Price
  • Gary Baggett
  • Kevin Scott
  • Anthony Cox

Jonathan Bluey's Discussions

 

Jonathan Bluey's Page

Latest Activity

Mick Lane replied to Jonathan Bluey's discussion HELP - AIR SEALING a Continuous Stone Interior/ Exterior Wall
"Lots of interesting ideas.  Typically in the North East we would have just skinned stone on a masonry wall. You could mortar the joints. Obviously you could seal it an close it.  I would seal it with open cell spray foam, Keep the…"
Mar 17, 2016
James Weingardt replied to Jonathan Bluey's discussion HELP - AIR SEALING a Continuous Stone Interior/ Exterior Wall
"Maybe Zone Pressure Diagnostics could of been done to determine where the significant air leak spots are.  If dry stacked, air leakage could be more significant in walls than in attic.   During the audit, I wonder if the walls felt very…"
Feb 24, 2016
Jonathan Bluey's discussion was featured
Apr 25, 2013
Robert D York Jr replied to Jonathan Bluey's discussion HELP - AIR SEALING a Continuous Stone Interior/ Exterior Wall
"Try log cabin chinking."
Apr 18, 2013
Jim Baerg replied to Jonathan Bluey's discussion HELP - AIR SEALING a Continuous Stone Interior/ Exterior Wall
"I've drilled wood window and door jambs on double wythe brick walls and then dense packed.  Helped a lot.  Dunno if that applies to your job."
Apr 12, 2013
Bill Bradbury replied to Jonathan Bluey's discussion HELP - AIR SEALING a Continuous Stone Interior/ Exterior Wall
"Air sealing a wall like this must be done with a vapor diffusive material or you will get spalled stone faces from sealing materials holding water. I recommend mixing hydrated lime with local clay soils, this is the way they have been sealed for…"
Mar 18, 2013
Jonathan Bluey replied to Jonathan Bluey's discussion HELP - AIR SEALING a Continuous Stone Interior/ Exterior Wall
"Finished Floor Area: 5,460 sf / 59,340 cf / 4 Stories / Half Slab - Half Crawlspace"
Mar 14, 2013
Bogomil Stefanov replied to Jonathan Bluey's discussion HELP - AIR SEALING a Continuous Stone Interior/ Exterior Wall
"Hi Jonathan, I have the same problem after the catastrophic result from Blower door test 30-35 ACH@50Pa of two stone built houses in mountain. I and my team developed air sealing technology for stone walls without mortar. After the air sealing we…"
Mar 14, 2013
Chris Dwyer replied to Jonathan Bluey's discussion HELP - AIR SEALING a Continuous Stone Interior/ Exterior Wall
"I had a similar issue with an exposed historic brick wall in a condo I was testing. We couldn't find the leak with our eyes or thermal imaging becuase the leak was EVERYWHERE. We confirmed this when we taped a sheet of poly over the wall and…"
Mar 14, 2013
Pat Dundon replied to Jonathan Bluey's discussion HELP - AIR SEALING a Continuous Stone Interior/ Exterior Wall
"It looks to me like the main leakage is from the intersection of stone and conventional framing,  not necessarily directly through the wall.    In the second picture, is the stone i see that appears to be interior…"
Mar 12, 2013
Jonathan Bluey replied to Jonathan Bluey's discussion HELP - AIR SEALING a Continuous Stone Interior/ Exterior Wall
"Thanks everyone for your input. The test was a two blower door test (that only got up to -43 Pa) - we had to add up both manometer readings and use the Can't Reach Fifty factor. The wall is a facade about 3" thick that is made to look like…"
Mar 11, 2013
David Meiland replied to Jonathan Bluey's discussion HELP - AIR SEALING a Continuous Stone Interior/ Exterior Wall
"Are you saying that there's not a block or poured concrete wall in the middle of all that stone? That's almost inconceivable to me on modern construction, but I suppose it's possible... in which case you would have to grout the entire…"
Mar 7, 2013
Walter Money replied to Jonathan Bluey's discussion HELP - AIR SEALING a Continuous Stone Interior/ Exterior Wall
"Jonathan, Is it possible to cover the wall adequately enough to isolate that air leakage? Even if you covered the wall exterior and interior with plastic sheeting, or covered the exterior, and built a plastic wall on the interior, you might be able…"
Mar 7, 2013
John Harper replied to Jonathan Bluey's discussion HELP - AIR SEALING a Continuous Stone Interior/ Exterior Wall
"Hello.  I have a large basalt stone floor to vaulted ceiling tall fireplace that also leaks. I have reduced my ACH to 8 from 12 and am now working on the fireplace. My plan is to caulk/foam (may be more economical)  the whole dang thing…"
Mar 7, 2013
Robert Cameron replied to Jonathan Bluey's discussion HELP - AIR SEALING a Continuous Stone Interior/ Exterior Wall
"While that is a lot of leakage, is it all coming from that wall surface alone?  Wall leakage is a big issue, but what if you concentrated on all the other leaks could you bring the exchanges down enough to warrant not having to do this…"
Mar 7, 2013
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jonathan Bluey's discussion HELP - AIR SEALING a Continuous Stone Interior/ Exterior Wall
"Dry stacked or is there mortar holding it together? If there are actual mortar joints you can see about getting a mason in there to fix all the B-holes - if it is dry stack then they will not like the fix (and no it does not involve mortar or…"
Mar 6, 2013

Profile Information

Company
NRCERT
Professional Certification
BPI, HERS, LEED
Professional Interests
Multifamily
Website URL
http://www.nrcert.org

Jonathan Bluey's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros Forum to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros Forum

At 1:20pm on December 22, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Jonathan,

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!


Thanks!
Diane, HEP Moderator

At 3:58pm on December 21, 2011, Les Lester said…

Congrats on passing the HERS

 
 
 

Forum Discussions

Condensation on ceiling and walls of master bedroom

Started by Jerry Needham in General Forum. Last reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire 2 hours ago. 7 Replies

Overheating garage

Started by Chris Bellanca in Best Practices. Last reply by John Nicholas Jul 5. 7 Replies

GSHP for domestic hot water

Started by David Holtzclaw in General Forum. Last reply by Eric Kjelshus Jun 28. 4 Replies

Latest Activity

Franco Oyuela commented on John White's blog post Top 5 Ways to Conserve Energy and Save on Your Air Conditioner Bill
"Summertime, and your air conditioning unit at home will be asked to work super hard in this peak…"
31 minutes ago
Diane Chojnowski's video was featured

The Business of Deep Energy Retrofits

Paul Eldrenkamp has more than 30 years experience in construction and specializes in energy efficiency. In this interview Paul discusses ways to standardize deep energy retrofits. He offers tips for executing projects and managing homeowner…
1 hour ago
Diane Chojnowski posted a video

The Business of Deep Energy Retrofits

Paul Eldrenkamp has more than 30 years experience in construction and specializes in energy efficiency. In this interview Paul discusses ways to standardize ...
1 hour ago
Julie Rosati is now a member of Home Energy Pros Forum
2 hours ago
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Condensation on ceiling and walls of master bedroom
"Sounds like u opened the hornets nest! I would say a 2600 sq ft home shouldn't need more than…"
2 hours ago
Terry Hill posted an event

Passive House Institute US 2018 Conference at Boston

September 19, 2018 at 6pm to September 23, 2018 at 7pm
Annual conferenceSee More
3 hours ago
John White posted a blog post

Top 5 Ways to Conserve Energy and Save on Your Air Conditioner Bill

Air conditioners are the essential bastions of cool breezes when the mercury skyrockets and the hot…See More
10 hours ago
Jerry Needham replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Condensation on ceiling and walls of master bedroom
yesterday
Gabriel Rojas joined Don Fugler's group
Thumbnail

Kitchen Ventilation

In many homes, cooking is the largest indoor source of air pollutants. Exposures can be higher in…See More
Saturday
Gabriel Rojas joined Bob Krell's group
Thumbnail

Healthy Indoors (IAQ)

The Healthy Indoors group is focused on indoor air quality (IAQ), mold, moisture control, radon,…See More
Saturday
Leslie Jackson commented on David Byrnes's blog post What air conditioner filters work best?
"Hello, Leslie here, with Home Energy magazine. We just got an inquiry from a reader about a DIY air…"
Friday
Profile IconJoe Baumgardner and Steven Grevelis joined Home Energy Pros Forum
Friday
Eric Kjelshus replied to David Butler's discussion another house explodes, killing 2 in apparent natural gas accident
"I have seen dry clay soil let gas though 2-4 blocks away - when wet clay seals the pipe then water…"
Thursday
Kim Krause joined Diane Chojnowski's group
Thumbnail

Job Board

This group is for posting jobs related to all aspects of the home performance industry including…See More
Thursday
Kim Krause liked Diane Chojnowski's group Job Board
Thursday
Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr. joined Bob Krell's group
Thumbnail

Healthy Indoors (IAQ)

The Healthy Indoors group is focused on indoor air quality (IAQ), mold, moisture control, radon,…See More
Thursday
Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr. liked Bob Krell's discussion Join our group discussions on indoor environments
Thursday
Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr. replied to David Butler's discussion another house explodes, killing 2 in apparent natural gas accident
"Prayers for their family. I sure hope it wasnt new appliance. If so, was the installer qualified to…"
Thursday
Elise Brown added a discussion to the group Job Board
Thumbnail

Home Performance Field Technician needed in Midcoast Maine

Join Maine's leading home performance company! Respected, family-friendly company seeks skilled…See More
Thursday
Brett Little's event was featured
Thumbnail

Using the PVwatts Tool for Easy Solar Assessments - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

August 22, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
This presentation will include a demonstration of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL)…See More
Thursday

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2018   Created by Home Performance Coalition (HPC)   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service