Sean Lintow Sr
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  • United States
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to David Meiland's discussion Air gap above floor insulation--how big is the impact?
"Yes & no - newer codes added in "Exception: As an alternative, the floor framing-cavity insulation shall be in contact with the topside of sheathing or continuous insulation installed on the bottom side of floor framing where combined with…"
16 hours ago
Sean Lintow Sr replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"FYI - APS / SRP basically means Phoenix, AZ with no humidity except for after a monsoon blows through"
Dec 8
Sean Lintow Sr replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"Well you are in an interesting market as humidity levels there are almost non-existent thus you don't need the long run time to help pull that "heat" from the air. With that set the temp lower just before on-peak & pre-cool the…"
Dec 3
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"Assuming same efficiency - apples to apples - off the top of my head the only way a ducted system gets penalized is in the leakage to outside & where are the ducts / insulation. You have your ducts all inside the envelope there should be no…"
Nov 15
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Cathedral ceiling with tongue and groove ceiling. Looking for solutions.
"Outside is best as it still maintains the look inside & as mentioned below - no thermal transfer through the beams. With that you do have some issues to consider like soffits, eaves, etc... For more on hot roof options -…"
Nov 9
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Blake Reid's discussion Airsealing & Termites
"Nice thought but Nope - you need the gas to get to the termites which it won't do if you seal up areas they have already gotten past / are in"
Nov 4
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Kent Kjellgren's discussion Sealed crawl space for new construction
"No Yes - Closed Cell only (sprayed on is generally best as long as done properly) Supply only but check with AHJ - some require both Depends - it might be needed to dry out area / keep dry due to issues with install or... Back to above description -…"
Oct 26
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"Sorry but LMAO - one blower door for that small of a space gives you an accurate number for the building because it is no bigger than a small home. Now if the inspector for some reason wants each unit tested, well... As for marriage wall leakage…"
Oct 18
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

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Sean Lintow Sr's Blog

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…

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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,…

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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:http://blog.sls-construction.com/2012/bpi-at-the-crossroads-exams-new-certifications-standards

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…

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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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Latest Activity

Sean Lintow Sr replied to David Meiland's discussion Air gap above floor insulation--how big is the impact?
"Yes & no - newer codes added in "Exception: As an alternative, the floor framing-cavity…"
16 hours ago
Dan Phillips replied to tedkidd's discussion It is time for government programs to end. They become monopolies that block market solutions.
"Not all states used deemed savings or modeled savings.  Don't throw the baby out with the…"
18 hours ago
Dan Phillips replied to David Meiland's discussion Air gap above floor insulation--how big is the impact?
"I wonder if you could do an experiment.  Leave a section of the floor insulation as is. …"
18 hours ago
Dennis Heidner replied to Tim Kendzia's discussion Cooling effect from solar panels
"I had missed your query originally made a couple of years ago.   Yes it does make a…"
yesterday
Dannie Jackson replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"If you look at the R factor of the window and compare it to old school single pain glass windows…"
yesterday
Dannie Jackson replied to tedkidd's discussion It is time for government programs to end. They become monopolies that block market solutions.
"Something that bothers me which is very similar to the concerns about agencies and programs…"
yesterday
Dannie Jackson replied to Tim Kendzia's discussion Cooling effect from solar panels
"I would assume two things about this idea, first of all you would definitely shade the roof and…"
yesterday
Charles Buell replied to David Meiland's discussion Air gap above floor insulation--how big is the impact?
"You want to install enough insulation that the room temp line is within the insulation---not…"
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