Hall of Shame

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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Easy Water Heater Venting 22 Replies

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

Thank-less water heater 12 Replies

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

Easiest way to convert 2"x10" into 2"x5"! 4 Replies

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

It just isn't heating like it used to. 7 Replies

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

Return Possum

Started by Stefan Peter-Contesse Apr 25, 2013.

This is what was behind by an inexperienced home performance contractor 4 Replies

Started by Andy Simms. Last reply by Kari Sauder Apr 6, 2013.

Spillage used as pest control to keep spiders away. 2 Replies

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

Add a Supply 3 Replies

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

Where shouldn't thermostats be? 5 Replies

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

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Comment by John Nicholas on January 7, 2011 at 8:58pm

Gas fired DHW.  This is the attic floor, and the pilot assembly is at eye level in a kitchen cabinet. Below is the top, note the flue!


Comment by Ron Jones on December 8, 2010 at 6:22pm
In my client interviews, I used to ask homeowners how often they changed their air filters. Now I ask them if they know where their air filter is. This is the worst I've seen. I should have framed it.

Comment by Mark Richardson on December 7, 2010 at 8:01pm
amazing! In a not good sort of way...
Comment by A. Tamasin Sterner on December 7, 2010 at 3:36pm

Comment by A. Tamasin Sterner on December 7, 2010 at 3:35pm

Comment by A. Tamasin Sterner on December 7, 2010 at 3:35pm
Photos of some creative contractor's work... This is why we need technically skilled QA and QC technicians to check work performed by "weatherization" contractors - and to essentially re-audit for missed opportunities and missed safety and health violations that could be addressed in our programs.

Comment by A. Tamasin Sterner on December 7, 2010 at 3:29pm
Check this out! I'd call that a bypass, wouldn't you? And this is at a QC visit.

Comment by Mark Richardson on November 6, 2010 at 2:43pm
But left this alone...

Comment by Mark Richardson on November 6, 2010 at 2:42pm
They tried to foam this...
Comment by Mark Richardson on November 6, 2010 at 2:42pm
Weatherization Program Working?


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