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Combustion Furnace BTU output

Does anyone have an inexpensive method to "clock" a combustion furnace to estimate BTU output similar to Natural gas, but for propane, kero…

Started by Ernest V.F. Hodgson

9 Dec 6, 2013
Reply by Bud Poll

French door air sealing

Good day everyone, While performing an audit and blower door test, we came across a french door (pics attached) that, of course, was hemorr…

Started by Green Iowa AmeriCorps

10 Nov 18, 2013
Reply by Kevin Brauer

Easy Tests for HVAC during audit

I was looking to beef up my offerings for standard energy audit and feel like some quick screening tests for HVAC would be great. The only…

Started by Craig Bird

17 Aug 11, 2013
Reply by R Higgins

Insulating in-wall/in-ceiling speakers

Are there suggestions out there as to the best way to insulate newly installed speakers!  I have been working to improve the  tightness of…

Started by John Harper

26 Aug 9, 2013
Reply by Pat Dundon

installing automatic door sweeps

Can anybody tell me if automatic door sweeps can be cut to size?  I see some that are 36" long but I need  to install one on a 30" basement…

Started by Kari Sauder

5 Mar 1, 2013
Reply by Colin Choney

Roof Air Vents Above Bend Oregon Garage Attic

My home, built in 1990, has two vents (plus a hot water tank exhaust pipe vent and various leaks to the outside) located in the roof over a…

Started by John Harper

11 Jan 13, 2013
Reply by Robert D York Jr

Indoor Air Quality, Mold and the Proper Home Owner Response

Don't panic!   Properly Responding to Mold in the Home

Started by James H. Bushart

0 Jul 2, 2012

Air Sealing Woes

I have been able to reduce the leakage rate of a challenging house built in the 1920s. Still, the homeowners are adamant about wanting to…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan

30 May 31, 2012
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

Treating crawl spaces (with ductwork) when the adjacent basement ceiling is insulated.

I am currently speaking with a homeowner who would like to replace the existing FG batt insulation in the ceiling above his crawl space. Th…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan

4 Feb 17, 2012
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

Insulating a garage in hot dry climate?

I do not believe it makes sense to insulate a garage in a hot climate like the desert southwest. This assumes the homeowner does NOT plan t…

Started by Craig Bird

8 Feb 3, 2012
Reply by Alexander Bell

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