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Paul Morin replied to Griffin Hagle's discussion Which is the valid draft test?
"I agree that checking for combustion spillage is more important that checking for draft.  It is possible to have high draft pressures and spillage at the same time.  For example, if a 75,000 BTU water heater is vented with a 3"…"
Mar 15
Paul Morin replied to Evan Mills's discussion What kind of experience have folks had using blower doors in multifamily buildings?
"Hi Evan, there is a research project in the works that is being headed up by Ecotope and Center for Energy and Environment with some technical support from The Energy Conservatory.  They are looking at methods for code compliance air-tightness…"
Mar 13
Paul Morin replied to Griffin Hagle's discussion Which is the valid draft test?
"When testing draft, using the straight probe will be a close approximation of static pressure because the velocity is so low.  You should have the end of the probe close to the center of the vent and at a 90 degree angle to the pipe. "
Mar 13
Paul Morin replied to Pamela Brown's discussion Condensation on an interior wall of a detached garage.
"I agree with previous comments that the primary sources of moisture are the un-vented space heater and the slab.  But there could be additional sources.  It is not clear if this space is primarily a wood shop or a garage.  A wood shop…"
Mar 13
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Paul Morin commented on Sean Maxwell's blog post The Better Blower Door Test for Multifamily Energy Code
"Hi Sean, Wow, 20 ACH50 is normal!  I have gotten calls for parts of Flordia where they have to use Ring A for the first time and are confused.  I thought that was bad.   We have had a distributer, Pro Clima, in New Zealand for a while…"
Sep 23, 2015
Paul Morin commented on Sean Maxwell's blog post The Better Blower Door Test for Multifamily Energy Code
"Thanks Sean for a very will stated article.  I agree with your assessment of the importance of compartmentalizing apartment units.  If the only focus is on tightening the exterior enclosure and leakage to adjacent spaces is not addressed,…"
Sep 1, 2015
Paul Morin commented on GEORGE LEVOSINSKI's blog post Blower Door DG-700 Meter drift
"Opps! Recommended calibration is every 2 years not every 3 years."
Jan 14, 2015
Paul Morin commented on GEORGE LEVOSINSKI's blog post Blower Door DG-700 Meter drift
"Hi George, It sounds like you have a few things going on here.  If the DG-700 is not going to be used for extended periods of time, it is good practice to take the batteries out.   We recommend that the DG-700 be recalibrated every 3…"
Jan 14, 2015
Paul Morin replied to Stephen Standley's discussion Which reading is more reliable on a Minneapolis Duct Blaster?
"Sorry for chiming in so late.  Sean’s comment early on in the discussion was the closest to the point.  160 CFM is off the calibration charts on the high end.  Your Duct Blaster® Ring 3 may be able to top out at 160 CFM with…"
Aug 22, 2014
Paul Morin replied to George J. Nesbitt's discussion Duct Testing High Velocity Systems
"if the duct leakage is relatively low, 200 cfm or less, the pressure in the duct system will be quite uniform and either location will give consistent results.  If the duct leakage is high, over 500 cfm, we recommend that you do two…"
Jan 10, 2013
Paul Morin replied to Darrel Tenter's discussion Questioning W.C.C.
"Darrell, I am confused by your last paragraph:  ‘I’m not suggesting that we discontinue combustion safety testing. I question whether the risk reduction (or lack of) merits the complexity and time…"
Oct 25, 2012
Paul Morin replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Exhaust Fan Venting - Bathroom, ERV, & HRV in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"I would like to share some of the lessons learned by the Minneapolis Sound Insulation Program when it weatherized over 8000 homes near the MSP airport and installed continuously operating exhaust only ventilation in almost all of them.  We are…"
Oct 4, 2012
Paul Morin replied to Tim Marlett's discussion Blower Door Depressurization and the Human Ear
"This article (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17587417) shows that the measured cabin pressure in an airplane changes by 5000 Pa during flight.  This will certainly cause discomfort but is unlikely to cause damage.  I wouldn't be…"
Aug 30, 2012

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At 6:26pm on December 21, 2010, Carol A. Markell said…

Welcome Paul

At 1:43pm on December 20, 2010, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Paul,

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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