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In this group, members share an array of images from the field, showing the kinds of issues encountered by home performance professionals in real homes. Each tells a story of how hidden (but fixable) problems in homes can cause high energy bills.

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Latest Activity: Dec 11, 2015

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Return Possum

Started by Stefan Peter-Contesse. Last reply by Alice La Pierre Oct 26, 2015. 1 Reply

Easy Water Heater Venting

Started by Kari Sauder. Last reply by Matthew Lutz Oct 23, 2014. 22 Replies

Thank-less water heater

Started by Andy Simms. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Jun 13, 2013. 12 Replies

Easiest way to convert 2"x10" into 2"x5"!

Started by Greg Labbe. Last reply by Bill Smith May 2, 2013. 4 Replies

It just isn't heating like it used to.

Started by Doug Pearl. Last reply by Eric Kjelshus Apr 25, 2013. 7 Replies

Spillage used as pest control to keep spiders away.

Started by Andy Simms. Last reply by Andy Simms Mar 26, 2013. 2 Replies

Add a Supply

Started by Tripp Pankey. Last reply by John Nicholas Mar 25, 2013. 3 Replies

Where shouldn't thermostats be?

Started by Guy DuBois. Last reply by Ed Minch Mar 25, 2013. 5 Replies

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Comment by Doug Krahl on March 31, 2013 at 9:36pm

Oops they must have run out of disposable foam can from the big box stores. Let along blower door for conformation of air seal or CAZ test.

Comment by Doug Krahl on March 31, 2013 at 9:28pm

Client had a window/weatherization company do a FREE energy audit with only a laser thermometer in their toolbox. They promised a 50% reduction in energy savings with this type of air sealing in rim joist. Did nothing with the attic or address the whole house box fan. I’ll be adding more Pixs soon.

Comment by Kent Mitchell on March 25, 2013 at 6:34pm

Wood is good!  More wood is even better!!! :D

Comment by tedkidd on March 14, 2013 at 12:25pm

Ty, that's AWESOME!!  Guess they got the pitch wrong....

Once that 800 lb condensate iceberg topples into the building it might be a problem.  lol.

Comment by Tyler Golberg on March 14, 2013 at 12:17pm

Altough this isn't yet a problem, it is kind of funny how high this ice mound has grown from this exhaust vent.

Exhaust vent ice mountain.jpg

Comment by Doug Pearl on August 10, 2012 at 10:19am

BTW, that is the hot water tank vent.

Comment by Doug Pearl on August 10, 2012 at 10:18am

I see things like this and just shake my head.

Comment by Doug Pearl on August 10, 2012 at 10:17am

Comment by Evan Mills on December 1, 2011 at 9:26pm
Comment by Evan Mills on February 1, 2011 at 4:05pm
Post your horror stories from multifamily buildings---> here
 

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