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Used Blower Doors?

Anyone have any used blower doors for sale? I'm looking!

Started by Isaac Savage

3 Jan 16, 2014
Reply by Cameron Millard

Instant read thermometers

I suppose I'm impatient, but I'm getting tired of waiting 5-10 minutes for my "instant read" thermometer to equalize and give me a reliable…

Started by Ryan Moore

3 Apr 29, 2013
Reply by David Meiland

Good Place to Compare Appliances?

I like the Energy Star calculators.. http://www.sba.gov/content/energy-saving-calculators-energy-star

Started by Donna Sanders

0 Jan 12, 2013

Software should make it easier, not harder.

My new blog post includes a list of great ipad apps that can be leveraged for efficient data collection and reporting. Below is an excerpt.…

Started by Adin Maynard

0 Nov 14, 2012

Smoke puffers

Visualizing air currents is a critical part of building analysis.  If you can see the airflows, you can often determine what's working and…

Started by Paul Raymer

8 Mar 15, 2012
Reply by Jim Gunshinan

CO Testing for BPI

It is very important that as professionals we can agree on what we are testing.  Carbon Monoxide (CO) is one of the most confusing issues.…

Started by Paul Raymer

6 Mar 2, 2012
Reply by Chris Stratton

Affordable Manometers?

I've been trying to find an affordable (<$150) 2-port manometer that measures pascals, down to the tenth of a pascal. Is seems that ther…

Started by Isaac Savage

2 Feb 6, 2012
Reply by Isaac Savage

Refrigerator and Freezer kWh/y Database

Anyone know of a reliable database for finding appliance data?  How about scaling these appliances and their energy consumption based on ag…

Started by Classic Residential, Inc.

5 Oct 28, 2011
Reply by Paul Scheckel

i-Phone and i-Pad users

Wondering how many of you out there are really using these new devices and see them as a vision for work related improvements? I ask becaus…

Started by Bret Monroe

15 Oct 28, 2011
Reply by Bret Monroe

There's an app for that

Here's a list of iPhone apps that I've found useful when visiting houses: bing - the map feature in bing has the bird's eye view of the hou…

Started by Lester Shen

1 Oct 27, 2011
Reply by Classic Residential, Inc.

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Weatherization to Home Performance -- Tools & Tips for Developing For-profit Services

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Tax Time Blues

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