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How to Add a Passively Cooled Wine Cellar?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Jun 9, 2013. 11 Replies

I am working with a client on a home addition, and one element of the design is a wine cellar. Here are some basic facts about the existing home:Built in 1920'sLocated in Detroit metro area on an…Continue

Tags: earth, tube, cooling, passive, addition

Backdraft Detectors - Are they reliable?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Peck May 10, 2013. 2 Replies

On a recent Quality Assurance…Continue

Tags: gas-fired, spillage, backdraft, heater, water

Backup Power for Pump on Radiant Heat System

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Apr 11, 2013. 6 Replies

A friend of mine in Traverse City asked about options for powering a pump on his home's radiant heat system. During an extended power outage last winter, their gas-fired boiler was able to provide…Continue

Tags: renewable, energy, pump, distribution, heat

New furnace causing interference with AM radio?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nick Helmholdt Mar 25, 2013. 9 Replies

I just wrapped up a quality assurance site inspection where I heard something unusual. The homeowner had a new furnace & central air conditioning system installed in November.  Since then he's…Continue

Tags: weird, radio, conditioning, air, furnace

 

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CO in Attached Garages

Posted on April 15, 2013 at 3:14pm 2 Comments

On two separate Quality Assurance site visits in the past two weeks I've detected elevated levels of Carbon Monoxide (CO) coming from attached garages. I was a bit surprised at this since neither garage contained a car - let alone any active source of combustion. So I did some digging and came up with this great resource from Iowa State on the topic. From my reading of…

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