Luis Hernandez
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Water heater ventilation question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Minnie Coleman Aug 3. 24 Replies

Hello everyone,    I encountered a propane water heater with an assistance fan right on top of the unit, vented with Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40. The vent is obviously hot…Continue

Tags: venting, PVC, heater, water

Exterior green cladding

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Apr 19. 3 Replies

Hello everyone,     I am searching for green cladding alternatives for a farm home currently using cedar planks that are too old and coming down.  I am suggesting poli iso as an alternative.Your…Continue

Tags: insulation, exterior, cladding

Solar panel leasing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Green Jun 12, 2017. 23 Replies

Hello everyone,    I am doing some research into Solar panel leasing and I wanted to reach out to all of you for information.  There is a great deal of rumors about some hidden facts regarding this…Continue

Tags: energy, sustainable, panels, leasing, solar

ERV Configuration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Manning Sep 19, 2016. 21 Replies

Greetings everyone,     I did an energy audit on this new home that is too tight and needs mechanical ventilation, so I thought to tell them to get an ERV installation, but then I realized that they…Continue

 

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Rob replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Proper range hood for natural gas 30" stove for an airtight home in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Luis -  Check out this link for some good information on vented range hoods: http://rocis.org/kitchen-range-hoods ; -Rob"
Aug 14
Minnie Coleman replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Water heater ventilation question
"Can't say that surely but you can ask the professionals for that. You can ask your queries, see here for more information. And be sure about the whole situation."
Aug 3
Dennis Heidner replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Proper range hood for natural gas 30" stove for an airtight home in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"For residential homes there are not a lot of sensing options out there that have tested and been certified.    There are several issues with kitchen cooking - and they apply to all stoves not just gas! 1) capture range of the hood. …"
Aug 1
Diane Chojnowski replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Proper range hood for natural gas 30" stove for a air tight home in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Hi Luis, Thanks for posting on Home Energy Pros! You're welcome to post in both this group and the general forum. Cheers! Diane, HEP Moderator"
Aug 1
Luis Hernandez added a discussion to the group Kitchen Ventilation
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Proper range hood for natural gas 30" stove for a air tight home

Hello everyone,    This format is different from that I am used to... I am not familiar with the wall feature, so I first post it there instead of adding a discussion (which is probably why I did not get a reply) sorry about that, me bad! Thank you for accepting me in your group!   My work is about super-insulating and air tightening homes very well. So far all the jobs I have done had electric stoves with a decent range hood. I am working with a couple regarding their project, and they have a…See More
Jul 30
Luis Hernandez commented on Don Fugler's group Kitchen Ventilation
"Thank you for accepting me in your group!    My work is about super-insulating and air tightening homes very well. So far all the jobs I have done had electric stoves with a decent range hood. I am working with a couple regarding their…"
Jul 29
Dennis Heidner replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Water heater ventilation question
"I don't think he needs to worry about the vent.  I think he saw what appeared to be yellowing pipe and a possible burn on the pipe and was concerned. CPVC has a higher temperature rating than ordinary PVC.  Often around 180F under…"
May 8
Walter Ahlgrim replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Water heater ventilation question
"That black spot looks to me like someone was sloppy with their torch while working on the copper pipes and burned the PVC. The first pipe does look like CPVC I do not recall seeing CPVC listed as approved vent in any instructions. The way PVC cement…"
May 7
Glen Gallo replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Water heater ventilation question
"looking at the photo which we most likely could use a pic above that fitting Someone just above suggest that the burn mark looks like from a torch I agree It is in line with where the copper line was sweated Discoloration looks normal to me put a…"
May 7
Michael Cuomo replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Water heater ventilation question
"No idea."
May 4
Franco Oyuela replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Water heater ventilation question
"Something is wrong Hire a professional technician that knows the equipment & get it checked. "
Apr 30
Dennis Heidner replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Water heater ventilation question
"The wording from one of Luis's post on April 20th, seemed to imply that the heater was a boiler not simply a water heater.   If the temp measured was using IR point&shoot measurement - my guess is the 180F reading was either…"
Apr 30
Eric Kjelshus replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Water heater ventilation question
"35 yr ago We used CPVC for the 1st poly fitting on all 3 maker of 90%.   Must look at flue gas meter if not just wasting your time.    Be a pro and use a flue gas meter  as low as $550 tells CO, temp, o2.  In late 80 we…"
Apr 30
Dennis Heidner replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Water heater ventilation question
"This really looks like burn marks when someone replace copper fittings to the right of the vent.  It also looks like they used CPVC for the first six inches before moving to ordinary PVC.  That could also be why you see "yellow"…"
Apr 29
Luis Hernandez replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Water heater ventilation question
"There is a burned mark on the right as well. That pipe was at 180 when I was there"
Apr 29
Luis Hernandez replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Water heater ventilation question
Apr 29

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Gaia Sharbel Energy Contracting
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BPI AP, BPI EP, cSBA, IEEE
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Solar passive, sustainable, renewable energy solutions, Energy Star, Energy Audits
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