John Nicholas's Discussions (141)

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"The minimum standard proposed was scrapped due to a skipped step in the rule making…"

John Nicholas replied Aug 14, 2014 to ENERGY STAR Furnaces & Failure of DOE Standard

7 Aug 15, 2014
Reply by Bob Blanchette

"If you have these types of issues, perhaps you should consider having the load done…"

John Nicholas replied May 1, 2014 to How to Read Load Calculation Reports

37 May 5, 2014
Reply by Bob Blanchette

"Kari, Lots of good info here.  Keep in mind, much of the load calculation details a…"

John Nicholas replied May 1, 2014 to How to Read Load Calculation Reports

37 May 5, 2014
Reply by Bob Blanchette

"Check for Contractors certified by ACCA to do Energy Star V 3.  That program require…"

John Nicholas replied Nov 8, 2013 to raised ranch heating, can't balance it

17 Nov 8, 2013
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

"Kari,  Your air sealing has brought the home down from 7.6 ACH @ 50 to 5.5 ACH @ 50.…"

John Nicholas replied Nov 8, 2013 to raised ranch heating, can't balance it

17 Nov 8, 2013
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

"You've spent time air sealing and doing good work.  You seem to have the equipment i…"

John Nicholas replied Nov 7, 2013 to raised ranch heating, can't balance it

17 Nov 8, 2013
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

"I consider that in 6.  Combustion Pollution Control. It means low level CO monitorin…"

John Nicholas replied Dec 15, 2012 to Furnace Blower Fan on 100% of the time - Good or Bad or it depends?

71 Dec 23, 2012
Reply by dale conner

"Steps to Indoor Air Quality by Priority: 1.  Test for and Mitigate Radon as found. 2…"

John Nicholas replied Dec 15, 2012 to Furnace Blower Fan on 100% of the time - Good or Bad or it depends?

71 Dec 23, 2012
Reply by dale conner

"Bruce, If you smell a slight gas smell like this and it persists, call the gas comp…"

John Nicholas replied Dec 5, 2010 to Furnace Blower Fan on 100% of the time - Good or Bad or it depends?

71 Dec 23, 2012
Reply by dale conner

"Bruce, I would have a different company send a technician. From your description, t…"

John Nicholas replied Dec 4, 2010 to Furnace Blower Fan on 100% of the time - Good or Bad or it depends?

71 Dec 23, 2012
Reply by dale conner

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John Nicholas replied to William Fisher's discussion Can tankless water heaters provide hot water even when the groundwater is fairly cold?
"No,  I don't heat my toilet water, but I don't like being in the shower when someone…"
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R Higgins replied to William Fisher's discussion Can tankless water heaters provide hot water even when the groundwater is fairly cold?
"Hi John Love your attention to detail, too many base decisions on 'what they've…"
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Al Heath replied to Bryan Pringle's discussion Dense packed cellulose in basement?
"My favorite was 2x4 directly on cement basement wall, with fiberglass, then plastic inside of…"
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John Nicholas replied to William Fisher's discussion Can tankless water heaters provide hot water even when the groundwater is fairly cold?
"Simple math will tell you.   Figure the GPM requirements for each fixture you think will run…"
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R Higgins replied to William Fisher's discussion Can tankless water heaters provide hot water even when the groundwater is fairly cold?
"I have that problem, 45 to 50 degree ground water, in summer, not that we have much of a…"
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R Higgins replied to Larry Schaffert's discussion How to correctly insulate exterior wall in a 1900 house?
"I'd suggest trying to replicate the existing conditions as much as possible in your rebuild,…"
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"I am getting a lot of "bad idea" push back on this.  I fully understand that…"
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"Spray Foam should be used in crawlspaces.   To learn about closed cell foam in crawlspaces…"
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