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Duct Testing - is a change in order?

David Richardson posted an interesting piece on changing from % based testing based on conditioned floor area versus the duct area http://n…

Started by Sean Lintow SrLatest Reply

Blower Doors & Methods Used

Just curious - what Blower Door do you use, what tests do you do, and do you use software or not? For example it is a mixed bag here as som…

Started by Sean Lintow SrLatest Reply

Upgrading a vented tongue and groove cathedral ceiling

I'm looking for suggestions about how to upgrade a vented cathedral ceiling covered with very nicely finished (albeit leaky) tongue and gro…

Started by Matthew DamonLatest Reply

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Radon - Passive Systems

Just curious - many locals (per codes) require passive radon systems be installed in new construction and even in certain remodels. There a…

Started by Sean Lintow Sr

4 Feb 18
Reply by Thomas Ailstock

Duct Testing - is a change in order?

David Richardson posted an interesting piece on changing from % based testing based on conditioned floor area versus the duct area http://n…

Started by Sean Lintow Sr

20 Aug 6, 2015
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

Blower Doors & Methods Used

Just curious - what Blower Door do you use, what tests do you do, and do you use software or not? For example it is a mixed bag here as som…

Started by Sean Lintow Sr

10 Aug 3, 2015
Reply by Colin Genge

Upgrading a vented tongue and groove cathedral ceiling

I'm looking for suggestions about how to upgrade a vented cathedral ceiling covered with very nicely finished (albeit leaky) tongue and gro…

Started by Matthew Damon

13 Nov 13, 2014
Reply by Matthew Damon

Subslab ventilation

Does subslab ventilation (Active Soil Depressurization) reduce basement humidity loads and what is the impact on electric loads? These were…

Started by Barbara Smith

1 Aug 12, 2014
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

Water Saver or Gimmick?

ACI was an interesting conference with a lot of great vendors exhibiting, but one had me stumped. The company was called ShowerStart &…

Started by Sean Lintow Sr

15 May 15, 2014
Reply by Dennis Heidner

Thoughts on Employing Polyiso and UF FGB for Vented Cathedral Ceilings

I have been going with a relatively unique (and time-consuming) approach to address two similar situations: vented cathedral ceilings and s…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan

3 Feb 14, 2014
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

Connected home refrigerators - are we excited?

A read-through of the revisions proposed for ENERGY STAR refrigerators (expected to take effect in March 2014) indicate that "connectivity"…

Started by Barbara Smith

18 Jul 30, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

Systematic Study of Retrofit Practices

I have questions about roof cavity insulation, have input from local experts, though welcome hearing from those who are practicing in cold…

Started by John Porterfield

1 Jun 15, 2013
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

Attic ventilation with mixed soffit heights.

Passive venting solution needed. How do you manage the air flow to properly ventilate an attic when one soffit is low and the other somewhe…

Started by Bud Poll

34 Apr 17, 2013
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