Blake Reid
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Airsealing & Termites

Started this discussion. Last reply by Blake Reid Nov 5, 2018. 2 Replies

 I'm having crazy thoughts. Help me out here.I live in a termite area. A friend of mine just got a quote for about $3K to tent their house for termites.A lot of the cost of a termite tenting is for…Continue

Moisture Management in Hawaii

Started this discussion. Last reply by Blake Reid Oct 26, 2017. 5 Replies

This one has all the goodies: high stakes, datalogging, graphs...…Continue

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Blake Reid commented on Blake Reid's blog post Global Climate Strike
Nov 27
Blake Reid posted a blog post

Global Climate Strike

Posted on my website here:https://terrawatthome.com/blog/global-climate-strikeAt the end are a couple of files, downloadable.  They're the same except for file sizes/quality.  They're the collected writings of my #climatestrike thoughts, and are shareable.aloha,Blake---------------------------------------------------------------------------If you don't know who Greta Thunberg is, let me help.Ms.…See More
Nov 27
Blake Reid replied to John Lile's discussion Air Sealing Manufactured Home
"ah, the Bounce House Effect"
Sep 17
Blake Reid commented on Blake Reid's blog post Blower Door Testing in Hawaii
"thank you Jeff & Ed!"
Aug 22
Jeff Luoma commented on Blake Reid's blog post Blower Door Testing in Hawaii
"I love how Blake describes complex concepts."
Aug 22
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Ed Minch commented on Blake Reid's blog post Blower Door Testing in Hawaii
"Glad to see they went with 5 ACH50.  This is very easy to achieve in even small houses and with your minimal DD in both heating and cooling seasons, the need for very low numbers is not there.  "
Aug 15
Blake Reid's blog post was featured

Blower Door Testing in Hawaii

When I was a Peace Corps Volunteer, I watched as a line of telephone poles inched its way over the 60 kilometers to my site.  They didn't get all the way there, because they were so slow that during the project, these newfangled "cell phones" showed up.  Everyone decided to get cell phones instead of landlines, so they quit putting in poles.This kind of leapfrogging can be an advantage - slow down, learn what other people are doing, and then do…See More
Aug 15
Blake Reid posted a blog post

Blower Door Testing in Hawaii

When I was a Peace Corps Volunteer, I watched as a line of telephone poles inched its way over the 60 kilometers to my site.  They didn't get all the way there, because they were so slow that during the project, these newfangled "cell phones" showed up.  Everyone decided to get cell phones instead of landlines, so they quit putting in poles.This kind of leapfrogging can be an advantage - slow down, learn what other people are doing, and then do…See More
Aug 14

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Blake Reid's Blog

Global Climate Strike

Posted on November 27, 2019 at 2:56pm 1 Comment

Posted on my website here:

https://terrawatthome.com/blog/global-climate-strike

At the end are a couple of files, downloadable.  They're the same except for file sizes/quality.  They're the collected writings of my #climatestrike thoughts, and are…

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Blower Door Testing in Hawaii

Posted on August 14, 2019 at 10:00pm 3 Comments

When I was a Peace Corps Volunteer, I watched as a line of telephone poles inched its way over the 60 kilometers to my site.  They didn't get all the way there, because they were so slow that during the project, these newfangled "cell phones" showed up.  Everyone…

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The AC Doesn't Work and Here's Why

Posted on November 5, 2018 at 8:30pm 1 Comment

All the solar in the world won't keep you comfortable.

Written because "insulation" and "airtightness" won't officially be mandated by code until the 2015 IECC is adopted here in Hawaii in March 2019, so we have a good…

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Managing Mold & Humidity (in Hawaii)

Posted on October 9, 2018 at 3:30pm 2 Comments

blower door hawaii

A blower door measures how tight a house is

Air sealing done as part of the install, and after hacking holes into the house (and sealing others), total leakage only increased by 65 CFM50. …

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At 9:48am on October 20, 2017, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Blake,

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!

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