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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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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 Evan Mills on February 1, 2011 at 4:05pm
Post your horror stories from multifamily buildings---> here
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...
 

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