Sean Lintow Sr
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"FYI, he is in Illinois where code is 5 (well up until March as noted when it drops to 4)  Heh one reason I love Retrotec - no need to buy optional rings :) Though I did see they now have a Passive House version now (Duct tester with panel which…"
Oct 11
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"New construction - commercial? If so you can test whole building as one unless inspector for some reason says test each unit  As for adiabatic - that option somewhat goes bye bye come March (thank goodness) but ELA is brought in as an option…"
Oct 7
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Mark Furst's discussion Bath fan weirdness
"I will go back to how did you seal up tight / anything else that could impact the flows (just remember that those nice arrows we draw for flows... well nature has a way of screwing with you - especially with wind)"
Oct 5
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Mark Furst's discussion Bath fan weirdness
"Was it at all windy - just how did you test / equipment? How did you seal tight on the exterior? I have seen interesting results on ERV's intake, exhausts, etc..."
Oct 1
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Mark Furst's discussion Bath fan weirdness
"Just to add on to common problems... Short - as in straight, pulled tight with minor bends (assuming flex)? Just what is short - 10', 20'? Most issues I see besides birds nest is hard bends, full 25' worth of material going only…"
Oct 1
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Randall Olsen's discussion How to measure room pressures
"My initial means of testing was what ever season it was turn the temp up or down & run the test but I was told for ENERGY STAR to do fan only which made some sense as you have variable speeds & even for single speeds I think most units…"
Sep 29
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Randall Olsen's discussion How to measure room pressures
"Main house and one bedroom at a time - HVAC fan only not on heat or cool"
Sep 28
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Julie Saporito's discussion Tankless water heating and existing gas lines
"The answer is it depends - check the manufacturers specs, they will tell you the size of line needed, etc... if it isn't large enough or you ae not receiving enough through said line you won't get the BTU's needed to bring the…"
Sep 6
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Benny Saroukhani's discussion Fresh air vent
"Primer on ventilation options - pros & cons:  As for rem-rate they have a ventilation area where you put in whatever mechanical system you are using for it or are we just talking…"
Aug 30
Sean Lintow Sr replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
"Location, location, location In hot dry climates - not really an issue unless it gets damp (and yes this still can be an issue in places like Phoenix) Places where it freezes - nothing beats trying to pull fiberglass that is frozen to the…"
Aug 20
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans
"As for direction / speed a piece I did on that - which goes from basics to common exceptions The biggest things though to keep in mind: if your not in the room it does no good to…"
Aug 9
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Chris Bellanca's discussion Overheating garage
"There are only two methods - block the heat before it gets in & exhaust what gets in Blocking - numerous methods like David pointed out - you can also shade it, use cool roof coatings, go with a hot roof.... With that, your garage can still get…"
Jun 22
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Bob Reuther's discussion log home roof insulation
"Yep especially if you got water issues as the insulation that was there is now essentially shot / water trapped & there maybe more issues you can't readily see (though infrared can help in that regard)"
Jun 8
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Bob Reuther's discussion log home roof insulation
"Hmmm interesting that infrared can tell you exactly how much insulation... More like you have some thermal anomalies which show some issues which require more looking into. For typical issues like this you need to take existing roofing off & get…"
Jun 8
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Condensation on ceiling and walls of master bedroom
"The problem was probably there before, it just wasn't as apparent - sure rain isn't getting in through said ridge also? Love hot roof systems especially when you have so little room for traditional means - just make sure it is closed cell…"
Jun 1
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Gary Hall's discussion HERS score with HRV
"LOL, it is an energy asset score not a health score :) You want points for health you got to look for other certifications which most use HERS for the energy part"
Jun 1

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Illinois, the ERI, IECACA & RESNET - The final push

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Monday April 6th (10 AM to noon) will decide whether the ERI aka as the HERS option will be part of Illinois new Energy Code or dropped till the next code cycle. While many local rating companies joined forces to help get it brought back up for discussion after it was…


So you want / need to pass RESNET’s CAZ Tests?

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:48am 0 Comments

As many know, by the end of this year all HERS Raters & Field Inspectors (RFI’s) in good standing must complete a three prong CAZ training & testing requirement (assuming it was not part of their original training). While one can debate should they or shouldn’t they have done this, the die has been cast and the mandate has been made. In case this is news to you,…


BPI at the Crossroads

Posted on March 25, 2012 at 7:30pm 7 Comments

This is a look at some of the recent changes & challenges facing BPI I originally posted on my site:

Lately BPI (aka Building Performance Institute, Inc.) has been growing exponentially and making plenty of waves in the certification field. Just this last July they had…


Becoming a LEED AP: Habitat for Humanity, BOULD, and You?

Posted on January 8, 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

So you have decided you want to earn or become a LEED AP. There is just one small issue, unless you have or are working on a LEED project, just how are you supposed to gain the experience & show documented involvement on a project registered or certified for LEED? (AKA a letter of attestation) As some well know, finding or being able to gain the needed project experience can be a rare opportunity. Fortunately though, the chances for many looking in have an opportunity through a…


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