Ed Minch's Discussions (167)

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"Kent At least in the mid-Atlantic, there is no place in single family detached housi…"

Ed Minch replied Feb 10 to Sealing Flex Duct Passing Through an Air Barrier

7 Feb 10
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"Danny When we find one of these (more and more rare these days) we use single part…"

Ed Minch replied Feb 7 to Sealing Flex Duct Passing Through an Air Barrier

7 Feb 10
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"Dennis I get what you are saying, and that definition makes R-13 batt insulation and…"

Ed Minch replied Dec 28, 2018 to Cooling effect from solar panels

44 Jan 7
Reply by William Turner

"Not sure the drywall being a thermal bridge pertains in this discussion - it is on t…"

Ed Minch replied Dec 28, 2018 to Cooling effect from solar panels

44 Jan 7
Reply by William Turner

"I have used IR equipment in thousands of houses, both new and existing, since 1981,…"

Ed Minch replied Dec 27, 2018 to Cooling effect from solar panels

44 Jan 7
Reply by William Turner

"When it is the high end of a multi-speed/variable speed system just sitting there wa…"

Ed Minch replied Dec 6, 2018 to When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?

19 Mar 6
Reply by David Butler

""They are taken in by the return ducts and circulated around the home by the HVAC sy…"

Ed Minch replied Nov 5, 2018 to Duct Cleaning? Good value or a waste of money?

39 Nov 30, 2018
Reply by Charles Buell

"Todd That doesn't change the math.  If his bill was $28 a month and he paid for 776…"

Ed Minch replied Oct 8, 2018 to Virtual CEU Tour of the Pembroke Passive Solar Zero Energy Ready Home

6 Oct 11, 2018
Reply by Brett Little

"Bret Thanks - I also found the attachment that had more specs on it.  The windows ar…"

Ed Minch replied Oct 8, 2018 to Virtual CEU Tour of the Pembroke Passive Solar Zero Energy Ready Home

6 Oct 11, 2018
Reply by Brett Little

"I sure wanted to know more about the wall and roof construction, type of insulation,…"

Ed Minch replied Oct 8, 2018 to Virtual CEU Tour of the Pembroke Passive Solar Zero Energy Ready Home

6 Oct 11, 2018
Reply by Brett Little

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How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help

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REALLY????

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Where to spend my marketing dollars?

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Easy Tests for HVAC during audit

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Water heater ventilation question

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Polar vortex photos of ice forming INSIDE homes!

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LEED for Homes Green Rater Training

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Dennis Heidner replied to John S. Rodenhizer's discussion Using radiant barriers as duct insulation, Aka "Bubble wrap" What value do you assign for R-value?
"I believe one of the issues is how does one defend themselves against an HVAC contractor that…"
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Gabriel Perez replied to John S. Rodenhizer's discussion Using radiant barriers as duct insulation, Aka "Bubble wrap" What value do you assign for R-value?
"I’ll give you an a for effort but even in the best cases bubble wrap ( unless it comes with a…"
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Paul Herron replied to John S. Rodenhizer's discussion Using radiant barriers as duct insulation, Aka "Bubble wrap" What value do you assign for R-value?
"I think Ed and his video hit on an important point -- these radiant barriers are primarily…"
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John S. Rodenhizer replied to John S. Rodenhizer's discussion Using radiant barriers as duct insulation, Aka "Bubble wrap" What value do you assign for R-value?
"Agreed, But this guy fought me all the way. I have completed the rating and the HVAC contractor…"
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Dennis Heidner replied to John S. Rodenhizer's discussion Using radiant barriers as duct insulation, Aka "Bubble wrap" What value do you assign for R-value?
"Links for Build America and Building Science…"
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Dennis Heidner replied to John S. Rodenhizer's discussion Using radiant barriers as duct insulation, Aka "Bubble wrap" What value do you assign for R-value?
"Correct,   but when testing has been done on sealing ducts with wraps... (See the BTO and…"
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