Robert Bean
  • Calgary, Ab
  • Canada
Share on Facebook Share

Robert Bean's Groups

 

Robert Bean's Page

Latest Activity

Diane Chojnowski left a comment for Robert Bean
"Hi Robert, Welcome to Home Energy Pros Forum. 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…"
Jun 18
Robert Bean replied to Robert Bean's discussion Low velocity consequences in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Hi Chris, Today there is no research that I can find to support less than 500 fpm. As I noted above we have much high velocity systems without noise issue due to locating the fan away from the hood, minimizing fittings and using silencers. What I am…"
Jun 14
Robert Bean replied to Robert Bean's discussion Low velocity consequences in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Hi Tom, All good comments and questions that need to be explored for residential systems. We have large residential system (1200 cfm) designed for 800 to 1000 fpm with single inline fan located 30 to 40 feet away from the range hood...two silencers…"
Jun 14
Chris Stratton replied to Robert Bean's discussion Low velocity consequences in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Seems like high velocity and low noise are at odds with each other. And one of the biggest impediments to people using range hoods in their homes is noise. Wouldn't requiring higher velocity exacerbate this problem? Sorry forgive my ignorance…"
Jun 14
Tom Phillips replied to Robert Bean's discussion Low velocity consequences in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Bob: Good questions. I will defer to HVAC & grease experts on this. Is the main safety issue grease fires in the exhaust duct & hood? If so, do residential hoods & stoves get hot enough to be a problem, or is it just for…"
Jun 14
Robert Bean replied to Robert Bean's discussion Low velocity consequences in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Below is a copy/paste from a side bar with Rick Karg...joining as soon as he gets approved... Rick KargRobert, regarding your low velocity consequences posting: I don't think the velocity is an issue. Velocity is primarily limited because of…"
Jun 7
Robert Bean replied to Robert Bean's discussion Low velocity consequences in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Interestingly the 500 fpm was a drastic reduction from a previous requirement of 1500 fpm established by NFPA following an ASHRAE research project which looked at the impact of velocity on grease deposits ...100 cfm in an 8" duct is less than…"
Jun 7
John C. Semmelhack replied to Robert Bean's discussion Low velocity consequences in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"I'm not familiar with any recommended minimum velocity for residential range hood exhaust ductwork. I suspect that long-term grease deposition in the ducts is minimal for most residential applications, given the intermittent use of the cooktop…"
Jun 7
Robert Bean added a discussion to the group Kitchen Ventilation
Thumbnail

Low velocity consequences

Has anyone looked at the low velocity consequences as a result of marrying these statements pulled from the resource documents…“Use 8-inch round smooth metal ducts” and “ASHRAE and other groups recommend a minimum of 100 cfm.” and “HVI recommends 100-250 cfm airflow rate”?Just saying if authoritative voices are offering up resources there is a need to address minimum recommended velocities and cross check recommended duct sizes with recommended air flow rates.Not sure if the residential…See More
Jun 5
Robert Bean is now a member of Home Energy Pros Forum
Jun 1

Profile Information

Company
Indoor Climate Consultants Inc
Role in Home Performance Marketplace
Educator / Trainer, Engineer
Website URL
http://www.healthyheating.com

Comment Wall (1 comment)

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

Join Home Energy Pros Forum

At 11:42am on June 18, 2018, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Robert,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros Forum. 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!

Don't forget to upload your profile photo.

Thanks!

Diane, HEP Forum Moderator

 
 
 

Forum Discussions

VERY TIGHT HOME WITH OVER SIZED AC

Started by Jerry Needham in BPI. Last reply by Dave Taylor 23 hours ago. 6 Replies

Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans

Started by Beverly Lerch in General Forum. Last reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire on Monday. 4 Replies

DIY Filter Solution for an Evaporative Cooler, anyone?

Started by Leslie Jackson in HVAC. Last reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire on Monday. 6 Replies

Apply now for the Jon Siemen Memorial Scholarship!

Started by Diane Chojnowski in General Forum. Last reply by Quinn Korzeniecki Aug 9. 1 Reply

Latest Activity

Seventhwave posted an event

HVAC technology enhancements for energy conservation at The Marq

October 4, 2018 from 8:30am to 4pm
Join us to learn how to get the largest energy savings in your commercial buildings. HVAC as a…See More
3 hours ago
Peter Krych replied to Dav Camras's discussion Adding blown insulation to poorly installed batts?
"I agree, it is wasteful to remove and dump old insulation. I still does its job. Air sealing is…"
6 hours ago
Michael Schettine commented on Michael Schettine's video
Thumbnail

AccuFrame Water Test

"With the conversion rate that- air is 800 time LESS dense than water at sea-level…"
7 hours ago
Michael Schettine posted a video

AccuFrame Water Test

In this short video, water is used to visualize air leakage sites that are present in the majority of framed walls in the US. New regulations require better ...
13 hours ago
Sam Feder liked Dav Camras's discussion Adding blown insulation to poorly installed batts?
21 hours ago
Chris Stratton liked Don Fugler's discussion Choosing a range hood
22 hours ago
Dave Taylor replied to Jerry Needham's discussion VERY TIGHT HOME WITH OVER SIZED AC
"Jerry, you should look at Buildingscience.com" High Mass Walls" 105 paper for more…"
23 hours ago
Jill Lindman's 3 events were featured
23 hours ago
Jill Lindman posted events
yesterday
Diane Chojnowski posted videos
yesterday
Don Fugler replied to Don Fugler's discussion Choosing a range hood in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Has anyone installed a range hood in an older home with the ducting down to the basement and out…"
yesterday
Profile IconEileen Kraus-Dobratz, VENI MITTAL and Mark A McCrumb joined Home Energy Pros Forum
yesterday
Brian Robinson replied to Dav Camras's discussion Adding blown insulation to poorly installed batts?
"YES, YES, & YES!!! Bat droppings, mouse droppings, dead mice, nuts, seeds, acorns, lack of…"
yesterday
Matt Peterson posted a blog post

The Importance of keeping Professionally Trained Gas Line Installation Technicians happy and loving their jobs!

Our company is very much a family to us, we strive to bring in and develop great people into great…See More
yesterday
Profile Iconyanky fogel, Kathleen Krebs, Nicholas Rubenstein and 3 more joined Home Energy Pros Forum
Wednesday
yanky fogel liked Home Energy Magazine's video
Tuesday
Franco Oyuela commented on Shawn Weeks's blog post How Homeowners Can Keep Electricity Costs Down in Summer Months
"Cutting back on air conditioning is also good for the environment because it reduces carbon…"
Tuesday
Seventhwave posted events
Tuesday
Franco Oyuela commented on John White's blog post Top Reasons to Consider Seasonal HVAC Maintenance
"They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and when it comes to HVAC units, this…"
Tuesday
Diane Chojnowski's video was featured

1950s Home Retrofit to Super Efficient Passive House - Urban Green Building

This 1950s Montreal house was retrofitted to become a super efficient passive house by adding a 16 inch thick layer of cellulose insulation to the exterior. Maison Ozalée's builder, Richard Price from Construction Le Tournesol, also used triple…
Tuesday

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

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

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service