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A hammer and a saw used to be the key tools for home contractors. Today, the best-in-breed also use high-tech equipment while performing a professional energy audit or verifying that construction has been done correctly.

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Affordable Manometers?

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Looking For A Retrotech Duct Tester ?

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Buying Used Equipment

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Used Blower Doors?

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Instant read thermometers

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Good Place to Compare Appliances?

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Smoke puffers

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CO Testing for BPI

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Refrigerator and Freezer kWh/y Database

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Comment by Ron Jones on December 7, 2010 at 6:23pm
I'm not sure I'd want to depressurize the ducts. Wouldn't you be pulling contaminated air, through any leakage areas, from attics and crawlspaces into the conditioned space?
Comment by Paul Raymer on December 7, 2010 at 6:00pm
Duct testing
Do you find it better to do positive pressure duct testing (pressurizing the ducts) or negative pressure duct testing (depressurizing the ducts)? And if you use the Retrotec DU200 duct tester, how do you attach the configuration rings if you are doing depressurization testing?
 

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