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BPI QCI HEP Certification

Started Jan 2, 2015 0 Replies

The Weatherization Assistance Program's (WAP) comprehensive Quality Work Plan requires that quality control assessments be signed off by a QCI professional as of January 1, 2015.  Looking through…Continue

Looking for a cure for a warping hardwood floor not caused by a leak

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Minch Apr 18, 2013. 17 Replies

I have a client who is has a lovely house built in 2010 that has oak hardwood floors throughout. There are apparently no other moisture issues besides the hardwood flooring. This problem is on the…Continue

Tags: warped floor, humidity

NEASI

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Eggleton Sep 28, 2011. 4 Replies

Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about NEASI, the National Energy and Sustainability Institute in Colorado Springs?  They are certifying commercial energy auditors that have taken a…Continue

Tags: Institute, Sustainability, and, Energy, National

T-stats without fan-only control

Started Apr 17, 2011 0 Replies

When the air handler is only used for heating, they often don't have a fan-only control.  That's a problem for setting up the house in worst case conditions for combustion safety because the leaks in…Continue

 

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Radon Protections in New Homes at On line

January 30, 2018 from 1pm to 2pm
Radon-resistant construction is becoming a focal point in the high performance building industry. Keeping radon out of the house is a key component of the EPA’s Indoor airPLUS Program. This webinar will cover the best techniques to do just that as well as cover new radon policy updates and exceptions in the Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications.Learn from seasoned radon expert, Bruce Snead, of the Kansas Radon Program about how to avoid common mistakes in design and installation of a…See More
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Angry Air!

John Tooley said, “Air is like crooked rivers, crooked people, teenagers, and cheap labor.  It always seeks the path of least resistance.”  He didn’t say that Angry air is Noisy air.   Air doesn’t like being forced through corrugated, flexible ducting, pushed around corners, and made to force open dampers.  It resists being made to perform in a way that it doesn’t want to.  It takes more and more force as the resistance increases.  Air is just fine when you just let it move at will.  It can…See More
Jul 11, 2017
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Angry Air!

John Tooley said, “Air is like crooked rivers, crooked people, teenagers, and cheap labor.  It always seeks the path of least resistance.”  He didn’t say that Angry air is Noisy air.   Air doesn’t like being forced through corrugated, flexible ducting, pushed around corners, and made to force open dampers.  It resists being made to perform in a way that it doesn’t want to.  It takes more and more force as the resistance increases.  Air is just fine when you just let it move at will.  It can…See More
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Rich Manning commented on Paul Raymer's blog post Zonal Pressure Puzzle
"Thanks Paul, I look forward to your conclusions. Will you post them?"
Nov 15, 2016
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Healthy Home Evaluator Training

Fall River, MA     October 13, 2016 For two days – November 15th and 16th - Paul Raymer of Heyoka Solutions will be teaching a pilot of the BPI HHE course at the Fall River campus of Bristol Community College (BCC).  The purpose of this course is…See More
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MA Crew Chief/BPI Building Analyst Training at Bristol Community College at Commonwealth Landing

September 12, 2016 at 9am to September 16, 2016 at 4:30pm
Bristol Community College has created a hands-on training cabin in their laboratory.  This class provides the training necessary to become certified as a MA Certified Crew Chief and challenge the BPI Building Analyst Certification exams.  The Crew Chief component is covered in the first 3 days.  BA candidates needs to stay for the full 5 day class.  The class is taught by Paul Raymer, an IREC Certified Master Trainer with 40 years of experience in Building Science.See More
Aug 27, 2016
Paul Raymer commented on Paul Raymer's blog post Zonal Pressure Puzzle
"This is a test cabin inside a building.  The cabin has four outside walls, a floor, and a ceiling.  The room that the fan is in has a ceiling between the room and the laboratory which is serving as 'outside'.  The cabin was…"
Aug 12, 2016
Judy Rachel commented on Paul Raymer's blog post Zonal Pressure Puzzle
"I think you are mixing up what test you are performing.  With zonal pressure testing you would measure across 2 boundaries. One being the area you are depressurizing ( aka the conditioned space ) to an unconditioned or intermediate zone such as…"
Aug 12, 2016
Rich Manning commented on Paul Raymer's blog post Zonal Pressure Puzzle
"It sounds like the damper may have been installed backwards?"
Aug 12, 2016
Dale@EnergyWright commented on Paul Raymer's blog post Zonal Pressure Puzzle
"I'd look for a duct disconnect in the attic. What connections are there between the bathroom and the main body of the house? Door undercut, common ductwork, and plumbing chases are a few possible ways to connect the bathroom to the house and…"
Aug 12, 2016
Ryan Puckett commented on Paul Raymer's blog post Zonal Pressure Puzzle
"If I'm reading this right, a 4.3 pascal pressure difference indicates 8.6% connected to outside and 91.4% connected to the house. Ideally you would see a 0 pascal pressure difference right? Have you done an add a hole test to estimate the…"
Aug 5, 2016

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Angry Air!

Posted on July 7, 2017 at 3:48pm 0 Comments

John Tooley said, “Air is like crooked rivers, crooked people, teenagers, and cheap labor.  It always seeks the path of least resistance.”  He didn’t say that Angry air is Noisy air.   Air doesn’t like being forced through corrugated, flexible ducting, pushed around corners, and made to force open dampers.  It resists being made to perform in a way that it doesn’t want to.  It takes more and more force as the resistance increases.  Air is just fine when you just let it move at will.  It can…

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Healthy Home Evaluator Training

Posted on October 20, 2016 at 1:21pm 0 Comments

Fall River, MA     October 13, 2016

For two days – November 15th and 16th - Paul Raymer of Heyoka Solutions will be teaching a pilot of the BPI HHE course at the Fall River campus of…

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Zonal Pressure Puzzle

Posted on July 28, 2016 at 5:05pm 8 Comments

I have a wonderful little (16 x 14 x 8) test cabin at Bristol Community College in Fall River, MA.  There are 3 'rooms', one of which stands in as the bathroom.  It has a bath fan in the ceiling and a small, hopper window.  When I depressurize the house to 50 Pascals, the pressure between the bathroom and the main body of the cabin is just 4.3 Pascals.  When I stand in the bathroom with the door closed, air is pouring in through the bathroom fan, there is enough flow to make the fan rotate…

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TV Sets, Homes, and QCI

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 8:17am 0 Comments

I have had the pleasure of talking to a lot of wonderful people about the challenges of the BPI QCI Certific ation, and I am getting some unique insight.  I started out working on my book – Residential QCI Handbook on a quest to help candidates who are preparing to take the exam. …

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