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 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…"
May 23
Franco Oyuela replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help
"https://www.airconditionersductless.com/ Insulating any kind of ducting in your home is important to prevent heat loss, which can result in higher than normal heating bills. Ducting that runs outside your home requires even more insulation because…"
May 20
Bradford E. White replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help
"One system we specify was a contractor suggestion. The "old way" was board insulation and so-forth, pretty common but with a covering of roof membrane to match the roof material. That worked great except it was not a sanctioned application…"
May 17
Eric Kjelshus replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help
"You have to think about the skills of worker.  cost of the Job.  There is maybe 8000 ways to seal and add "R" to duct work. "
May 14
Michael Johnson replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help
"Due to just needing a temporary fix, I'd seal the ducts, wrap them in vinyl coated R-19 and build a weather resistant cover over everything. This would be the easiest to de-construct in the next couple of years and also give your clients…"
May 13

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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,

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