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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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
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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
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Building energy modeler, Contractor: insulation, Contractor: HVAC, Educator / Trainer, Energy auditor / assessor / analyst
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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 2 Comments

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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The Trouble with Holes

Posted on August 23, 2018 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

spoiler alert: Hawaiian attic holes look just like mainland attic holes.

published on my website recently at https://terrawatthome.com/blog/trouble-holes…

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

Hi Blake,

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