Sean Lintow Sr
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Latest Activity

Sean Lintow Sr replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help
"Spray closed cell & then paint over / check with manufacturer for recommend products"
May 12
Sean Lintow Sr replied to John S. Rodenhizer's discussion Using radiant barriers as duct insulation, Aka "Bubble wrap" What value do you assign for R-value?
"No listing on the wrap it is a 0 in my book - but if the r-value is called out / shown on wrap, it is as John states, you list it as such"
May 9
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Water heater ventilation question
"Something is wrong - bring in a technician that knows the equipment & get it serviced"
Apr 20
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Robert Logston's discussion Mini-Crawl Spaces between City Row-Home's Conditioned Stories
"First off it is called an interstitial space - a crawl space is located in only one area of a building & it isn't between floors. For insulation: single family style, treat it like any other rim joist. Between units, you would also treat…"
Apr 19
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Rob Madden's discussion Determining Duct Leakage based solely on blower door and pressure pan testing
"You can get an approximate number but nothing legitimate / allowed by code Easiest method is run blower door with ducts & unit sealed off & then open them up - difference is your supposed leakage"
Mar 10
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Steve Nations's discussion high rise humidity
"Real short - to much air leakage with outside conditions being very dry = low humidity inside Add on to this the stack effect (plus the wind up here) & you can throw out those NA change numbers that most normally use Only time you would notice a…"
Feb 22
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Best Building, Retrofitting, or even Auditing Practices - what are they, what should change, what needs to find it's way to the dust bin of history?See More
Feb 20
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jerry Needham's discussion 70 unit building rehab
"He is in the Chicago market & here single pane aluminum windows are not something you would like to have when the temps drop into the negatives... There are numerous was to look into this but I would start with the easiest - poll the existing…"
Feb 16
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Danny Gough's discussion Sealing Flex Duct Passing Through an Air Barrier
"metal sleeve is only way IMHO but they do give a way to "comply" with ES https://basc.pnnl.gov/resource-guides/air-sealing-duct-and-flue-shafts under description tab air barrier is rarely a "fire stop" though a fire barrier…"
Feb 5
Sean Lintow Sr liked Chris Davis's blog post Adios and Fare-thee-well to Mike Rogers by Peter Troast
Dec 21, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jason's discussion Encapsulated CS cold floors without batt insulation
"Just as an FYI, tile floors will always "feel" cool no matter what time of year especially if barefoot or just wearing socks unless exposed to some sort of heat - be it the sun or whatever Adding in insulation won't really help much…"
Dec 21, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to David Meiland's discussion Air gap above floor insulation--how big is the impact?
"BTW David, if you would like to mention anything to the builder it might be to consider using radiant sheathing in that area - shiny side down of course :) That should help keep the heat up where they want it & hopefully help with any worries…"
Dec 19, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to David Meiland's discussion Air gap above floor insulation--how big is the impact?
"2018 IECC --- just think, you do have 6 sided encapsulation unlike an attic which see's more of a Delta T then you will see here. Also, in most cases most builders never put anything underneath (crawls especially, some basements) so you still…"
Dec 17, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to David Meiland's discussion Air gap above floor insulation--how big is the impact?
"Yes & no - newer codes added in "Exception: As an alternative, the floor framing-cavity insulation shall be in contact with the topside of sheathing or continuous insulation installed on the bottom side of floor framing where combined with…"
Dec 15, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"FYI - APS / SRP basically means Phoenix, AZ with no humidity except for after a monsoon blows through"
Dec 8, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to David Byrnes's discussion When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?
"Well you are in an interesting market as humidity levels there are almost non-existent thus you don't need the long run time to help pull that "heat" from the air. With that set the temp lower just before on-peak & pre-cool the…"
Dec 3, 2018

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Sean Lintow Sr's Blog

Illinois, the ERI, IECACA & RESNET - The final push

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Monday April 6th (10 AM to noon) will decide whether the ERI aka as the HERS option will be part of Illinois new Energy Code or dropped till the next code cycle. While many local rating companies joined forces to help get it brought back up for discussion after it was…

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So you want / need to pass RESNET’s CAZ Tests?

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:48am 0 Comments

As many know, by the end of this year all HERS Raters & Field Inspectors (RFI’s) in good standing must complete a three prong CAZ training & testing requirement (assuming it was not part of their original training). While one can debate should they or shouldn’t they have done this, the die has been cast and the mandate has been made. In case this is news to you,…

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BPI at the Crossroads

Posted on March 25, 2012 at 7:30pm 7 Comments

This is a look at some of the recent changes & challenges facing BPI I originally posted on my site:http://blog.sls-construction.com/2012/bpi-at-the-crossroads-exams-new-certifications-standards

Lately BPI (aka Building Performance Institute, Inc.) has been growing exponentially and making plenty of waves in the certification field. Just this last July they had…

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Becoming a LEED AP: Habitat for Humanity, BOULD, and You?

Posted on January 8, 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

So you have decided you want to earn or become a LEED AP. There is just one small issue, unless you have or are working on a LEED project, just how are you supposed to gain the experience & show documented involvement on a project registered or certified for LEED? (AKA a letter of attestation) As some well know, finding or being able to gain the needed project experience can be a rare opportunity. Fortunately though, the chances for many looking in have an opportunity through a…

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Forum Discussions

How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help

Started by Daniel Baur-McGuire in General Forum. Last reply by Franco Oyuela 12 hours ago. 8 Replies

REALLY????

Started by Danny Gough in HVAC. Last reply by Danny Gough on Saturday. 12 Replies

Where to spend my marketing dollars?

Started by Trip Smith in Marketing. Last reply by Building Performance Institute May 14. 10 Replies

Easy Tests for HVAC during audit

Started by Craig Bird in Weatherization. Last reply by John White May 9. 19 Replies

Water heater ventilation question

Started by Luis Hernandez in General Forum. Last reply by Dennis Heidner May 8. 23 Replies

Polar vortex photos of ice forming INSIDE homes!

Started by Diane Chojnowski in General Forum. Last reply by Michael Cuomo May 4. 1 Reply

LEED for Homes Green Rater Training

Started by Ryan Moore in Training. Last reply by Michael Cuomo May 3. 1 Reply

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Dennis Heidner replied to John S. Rodenhizer's discussion Using radiant barriers as duct insulation, Aka "Bubble wrap" What value do you assign for R-value?
"I believe one of the issues is how does one defend themselves against an HVAC contractor that…"
7 hours ago
Gabriel Perez replied to John S. Rodenhizer's discussion Using radiant barriers as duct insulation, Aka "Bubble wrap" What value do you assign for R-value?
"I’ll give you an a for effort but even in the best cases bubble wrap ( unless it comes with a…"
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Paul Herron replied to John S. Rodenhizer's discussion Using radiant barriers as duct insulation, Aka "Bubble wrap" What value do you assign for R-value?
"I think Ed and his video hit on an important point -- these radiant barriers are primarily…"
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John S. Rodenhizer replied to John S. Rodenhizer's discussion Using radiant barriers as duct insulation, Aka "Bubble wrap" What value do you assign for R-value?
"Agreed, But this guy fought me all the way. I have completed the rating and the HVAC contractor…"
11 hours ago
Dennis Heidner replied to John S. Rodenhizer's discussion Using radiant barriers as duct insulation, Aka "Bubble wrap" What value do you assign for R-value?
"Links for Build America and Building Science…"
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Dennis Heidner replied to John S. Rodenhizer's discussion Using radiant barriers as duct insulation, Aka "Bubble wrap" What value do you assign for R-value?
"Correct,   but when testing has been done on sealing ducts with wraps... (See the BTO and…"
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