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"Glued joints on PVC pipe would be more "idiot-proof" vs metal/flex than needs to be…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 22, 2012 to Section 403.2.2 of the 2009 IECC

11 Mar 22, 2012
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"How about analyzing energy bills to see how much benefit the homeowner could realize…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 21, 2012 to To test or not to test that is the question.

4 Mar 22, 2012
Reply by Thomas Price

"Many sales jobs "certifications" is a matter of passing a background check and drug…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 12, 2012 to 32,000 active BPI certifications = how many real jobs?

3 Mar 12, 2012
Reply by jerry gentile

"Do you have a direct contact number for Steve?"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 10, 2012 to Local Utility Offering $50 Audits, Worth It?

26 Mar 16, 2012
Reply by Dan Buell

"Why not use PVC pipe for ductwork? It would be water tight, zero air leakage. With t…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 10, 2012 to Section 403.2.2 of the 2009 IECC

11 Mar 22, 2012
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"I suppose if somebody has some really bad issues that could be eyeballed, he would c…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 8, 2012 to Local Utility Offering $50 Audits, Worth It?

26 Mar 16, 2012
Reply by Dan Buell

"Some have claimed insulating the high and low side lines together has helped reduce…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 8, 2012 to Empirical evidence that missing refrigerant suction line insulation decreases efficiency therefore increasing energy costs.

4 Mar 9, 2012
Reply by Michael Matthews

"Just had "audit" done, glad I didn't pay $50 for it. No tempature gun, No blower Doo…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 8, 2012 to Local Utility Offering $50 Audits, Worth It?

26 Mar 16, 2012
Reply by Dan Buell

"Is the test leakage only or is there a requirement that they be sized properly also?…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 7, 2012 to Section 403.2.2 of the 2009 IECC

11 Mar 22, 2012
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"Just heard from the auditor, they don't have thermal imaging cameras or blower doors…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 6, 2012 to Local Utility Offering $50 Audits, Worth It?

26 Mar 16, 2012
Reply by Dan Buell

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