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Brian Robinson replied to Samuel's discussion Standard Operating Procedures for Weatherization Technicians
"WeatherBook1%20%20-%20best.pdf These materials have already been produced by several states, please focus your energy & skills of TRAINING & COACHING the technicians to actually achieve great results using existing guides rather than trying…"
Jul 12
Brian Robinson replied to Jason's discussion Encapsulated CS cold floors without batt insulation
"You'll probably want to eliminate the radiant link between the ceiling/subfloor and the floor of crawlspace. They are likely fairly close and the cool earth cools the floor above it in both winter and summer. Far less expensive than…"
Dec 20, 2018
Brian Robinson replied to Dav Camras's discussion Adding blown insulation to poorly installed batts?
"YES, YES, & YES!!! Bat droppings, mouse droppings, dead mice, nuts, seeds, acorns, lack of access to properly air seal, these are a few of my least favorite things . . . "A 1994 report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer…"
Aug 15, 2018
Brian Robinson replied to Pamela Brown's discussion Condensation on an interior wall of a detached garage.
"Was it in your scope of work to A) install the ridge vent or B) to install the ridge vent and also cut back the existing insulation Whether you should have noticed, identified and raised to the customer's attention the problem with the existing…"
Mar 6, 2018
Brian Robinson replied to Pamela Brown's discussion Condensation on an interior wall of a detached garage.
"We have seen many similar instances this winter in Maine when we had about 1 week of extreme cold (nights well below 0F and daily highs 0 to 10F in Jan) following rather warmer than average late fall early winter . Even subtle differences in…"
Mar 1, 2018
Brian Robinson commented on Barbara Smith's video
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How to get top performance from your furnace, air conditioner or heat pump

"So glad you highlighted the importance of air sealing & insulating the home form the bottom to the top!  In high heating climates insulating the foundation walls and sealing / insulating the duct work in the basement often delivers a 25%…"
Feb 15, 2018
Brian Robinson replied to Jignesh's discussion Efficiency of furnace
"You also may also want to account for the distribution losses as you move the heat from the exchange to the living space.   It's not uncommon to lose 10-20% through leaks and lack of insulation on the ducts / plenum."
Feb 15, 2018

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Evergreen Home Performance
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BPI Building Analyst , ME Certified Auditor & Wx Technician
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http://www.evergreenyourhome.com

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