Daniel Baur-McGuire
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How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire Jul 29. 13 Replies

A local business has the main duct plenums for return and supply located outside going to an RTU furnace/AC on the ground. Two trunks around 10ft. They are insulated on the inside but does not look…Continue

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Need - Measuring and Tracking system for RH and Temps inside wall of New Home

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire Apr 5. 6 Replies

Looking for some type of system that will track RH and Temps in the walls of a new construction single family home. It will be a double 2x4 wall, highly insulated. We want to be able to monitor any…Continue

Cross-laminated Polyethylene vs non-cross laminated

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Taylor Jan 14. 5 Replies

Does anyone know the benefits or disadvantages of cross laminated polyethylene vs non cross laminated for a crawl space membrane?I'm just not finding any info on what the differences or benefits…Continue

 

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Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Brett Little's discussion Looking for someone to do a webinar on ERVS and HRVS. Any interest?
"I see you are in Grand Rapids MI. I would suggest contacting Chris McTaggart with Building Efficiency Resources. Super knowledgeable and in your area."
Nov 19
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Brett Little's discussion Looking for someone to do a webinar on ERVS and HRVS. Any interest?
"As long as it has a defrost function. The new cores are much improved for cold climates. "
Nov 19
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Brett Little's discussion Looking for someone to do a webinar on ERVS and HRVS. Any interest?
"Construction Instruction, Mark LaLiberte, Justin Wilson, and Gord Cooke do a great job and I believe already have a webinar. "
Nov 19
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Ed Minch's discussion Solar performance anomaly
"I have run into this twice. Both times it was the way the utility calculated and billed for electrical usage. They just made it confusing. Hidden charges built into the payout calculator.  otherwise, I was thinking; line loss,…"
Oct 16
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Ben Stallings's discussion high CO2 in a leaky house
"Yes plants! great suggestion. "
Aug 26
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Ben Stallings's discussion high CO2 in a leaky house
"I think you figured it out. You exhale Co2 all day. The more people the higher it goes. I'm not sure what an unsafe level is? Take it with you in your car with 4 people, go on a short drive with windows up and a/c off. It should skyrocket…"
Aug 26
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Noah Ray Sanders's discussion Foam/Fiberglass Hybrid Insulation
"Does the roof have a vented soffit and ridge vent? Honestly research shows its best to create a sealed conditioned attic buy putting the insulation on the outside of the roof deck. So, continuous on the roof osb, w/ shingles or metal roofing on top…"
Aug 26
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to David Wentling's discussion ERV recommendations
" I second Luke's recommendation for Panasonic, RenewAire, Zehnder, or Venmar (Broan). All good units with humidity recovery. Hook through bathrooms to encourage humidity retention. I personally would choose a Panasonic or Zehnder. The…"
Aug 26
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Robin Henry's discussion Most current can light air sealing best practices?
"With the new LED flush mount can light on a normal electrical rough in box we just caulk the rough in box to the drywall and caulk the wire penetrating into the box and any knockouts closed. Or foam them in. Havent had any issues with…"
Aug 26
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to AJ Afkham's discussion Drywall Gasket
"Is this multi family or single family? Single family you can seal the osb to the framing. Works best. Ecoseal does a great job. Or AeroBarrier works wonders.  Best to seal the exterior cavities so the insulation works to its full…"
Aug 19
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help
"For anyone interested I found an exterior use cc spray foam. Then we decided we would just build a small addition to the business. Putting all hvac in conditioned space and making more storage and expanding the kitchen at the same time."
Jul 29
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help
"Thanks Vicki. I am very familiar with aero seal and am and AeroBarrier installer myself. The system is sealed w mastic. I'm not worried about sealing as much as insulation!"
Jul 29
Minnie Coleman replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help
"No idea mate. Maybe calling the professionals can help."
Jul 29
Vicki Auditore replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help
"Hi Daniel... you may have already acted on one of the proposed solutions... but I l gotta say, I loved Bradford's "Seal the crap out of it" comment! Aeroseal has a GREAT solution for "sealing the crap out of ductwork"…"
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Ed Fritz replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help
"If you are looking for just a couple year fix, take a look at the attached pictures.  I think spray foam and then wrapping with Radiant Barrier Foil For Outdoor Use will work great.  These are pictures a customer sent us.  They were…"
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Energy auditor / assessor / analyst, Energy efficiency / Weatherization program administrator or implementer / evaluator
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At 2:56pm on October 12, 2016, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Daniel,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros. 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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