Bill Smith
  • Male
  • Concord, NH
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share

Bill Smith's Friends

  • Elizabeth Russell
  • Stan Kuhn
  • Fluke Thermal Imaging
  • Michael Stuart
  • John Nicholas

Bill Smith's Groups


Bill Smith's Page

Latest Activity

Bill Smith added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Conservation Technologies WS98 corner grooving machine

This tool for adding weatherstripping to doors can be viewed here: more info here: Weatherseal HandbookIf you're looking for an effective way to weatherstrip tough to handle existing doors or if you're building custom doors this machine is the way…See More
Jul 21, 2015
Bill Smith joined allen p tanner's group

Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Discuss the pros and cons of the equipment you are interested in prior to purchase. Post equipment you have to sell, trade or wish to purchase.Please post the equipment age, serial numbers, condition, warranties and asking price.See More
Jul 21, 2015
Bill Smith replied to Greg Labbe's discussion Easiest way to convert 2"x10" into 2"x5"! in the group Hall of Shame
"When I was building/remodeling full time I came to the conclusion that to get a plumbers license you should be required to surrender your sawzalls. I now rest my case."
May 2, 2013
Bill Smith replied to Andy Simms's discussion water heater installation in San Francisco Ca. O yes and an outside stacked washer and dryer on the 2nd story back porch! in the group Hall of Shame
"But it's OK 'cause they put that roof over it. Actually I'm also fascinated by that drain system. You should make this a contest; find the most dumb, dangerous or just plain illegal items in this picture."
Mar 25, 2013
Bill Smith replied to Noah Glatfelter's discussion If you had 30 seconds to tell a homeowner what your company does, how would it go?
"I have been thinking a lot about this lately. So far I have come up with "I make road maps to help you plan your houses future" The problem is that it is a little to generalized. I would love to hear other opinions."
Feb 21, 2013
Bill Smith replied to Barbara Smith's discussion Connected home refrigerators - are we excited? in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Wow, I'd forgotten about that. Combine that with this: and you have really improved my life! If automatic beer deliveries could be included we are approaching perfection."
Jan 25, 2013
Bill Smith replied to Barbara Smith's discussion Connected home refrigerators - are we excited? in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Count me as a bit skeptical at this point. Will it be useful or just intrusive? For demand response I doubt that refrigerators are enough of a target to be worthwhile for most utilities. Perhaps if combined with AC or DHW there might be enough load…"
Jan 25, 2013
Bill Smith replied to George Kopf's discussion ASHRAE 62.2.2010 and the $20 app
"I know there are a lot of words in the standard, but most is reasoning or justification. Check Iain Walker's reply, this stuff is easy. By the way, I don't know Rick Karg well but every time I have every time met him he has been generous…"
Jan 24, 2013
Bill Smith replied to Brad Cook's discussion Venting a clothes dryer through an unheated garage
"Brad, If the pipe joints are dripping and you have a decent slope your joints may be reversed lapped. As for the ice on the siding, those vents direct the exhaust down along the siding. With a long run the exhaust may be cooling enough that it…"
Jan 10, 2013
Bill Smith replied to Eric Sperline's discussion Variabe Frequency Drive controllers in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Eric, I'm not familiar with pool pumps in particular but in general VFDs provide savings for situations where there are variable loads. I thought pool pumps were just on/off applications. A typical scenario is a hydronic system with multiple…"
Dec 27, 2012
Bill Smith replied to Craig Bird's discussion What is COSTCO doing?
"This is getting to be an epidemic. BJ's wholesale club is pushing this also. A few weeks ago I got a postcard offering a free dinner from a company from, I think, N Carolina. The companies website referenced research by ORNL as part of their…"
Nov 21, 2012
Bill Smith replied to Don Hynek's discussion Distribution from wall furnace for small apartments in the group Multifamily Buildings
"Don, I was curious if you had come up with a solution yet. I like to see how other people solve thorny issues, it can broaden the mind:-)"
Nov 13, 2012
Bill Smith replied to Don Hynek's discussion Distribution from wall furnace for small apartments in the group Multifamily Buildings
"Wow, with R-6 walls comfort will be a challenge no matter what. Without knowing construction details and what you can cut into ducting possibilities may or may not exist. You'd need to get the air intake as close to the heat source as possible…"
Nov 2, 2012
Bill Smith replied to Laura Reedy Stukel's discussion How would you makeover Downton Abbey?
"As a practical matter probably the only major efficiency measure would be air sealing. I bet there would be some good opportunities. How many truck mounted blower-doors would it take to test that place? Think of the effort just to check the doors…"
Oct 17, 2012
Bill Smith replied to Laura Reedy Stukel's discussion How would you makeover Downton Abbey?
"I would propose that a few of us undertake a detailed assessment of the property. Obviously the owners could save a few dollars on our fees by providing room and board during our (extended) stay. I'm sure that it would only take a couple of…"
Oct 15, 2012
Bill Smith joined David Eggleton's group

1000 Home Challenge

Linda Wigington distinguished between deep retrofits & deep energy reductions, thus expanding the range of strategies & tactics from which we might propose when engaging with people, the ones who choose.See More
Sep 28, 2012

Profile Information

Building Diagnostics
Professional Certification
BPI building analyst, BPI envelope profesional
Professional Interests
Building science, IAQ, common sense
Website URL
Twitter ID
LinkedIn Profile

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

At 7:00am on March 21, 2011, John Poole said…
Thanks for joining the Historic Home group, Bill! And like your website, btw...
At 7:42pm on March 10, 2011, Stan Kuhn said…

Hi Bill,


I do like the TC pretty well, except for performance in snow.  The original tires don't give very good traction.  And, unfortunately, I learned after a short time having it, and picking up a screw on the road that the original tires don't have any road hazard warranty.  So, had to buy a tire.  One pleasant surprise was that the spare is a fullsize one the same as the others, so I put that on, and bought a used one for the spare.  I also need better organization.  I did put a shelving unit on one side, and I found a ladder rack for inside on the ceiling.  Best regards.


Welcome to Home Energy Pros

Welcome to Home Energy Pros – the unique digital community by and for those who work in the home energy performance arena.

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (supported by the U.S. Department of Energy) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.  Home Energy Pros is sponsored by the Better Buildings Residential Network. Please honor our Guidelines

Featured Blogs

Seeking Innovation in Roofing Systems

Posted by Sarah OConnell on May 12, 2017 at 9:47am 0 Comments

Oak Ridge National Lab has partnered with GAF to host a technology challenge on roofing systems.  The challenge is part of the online crowdsourcing site, JUMP, and aims to identify innovation solutions for ensuring energy efficient and durable…


Top tips for maintaining an evaporative cooler

Posted by Kobus Niemand on May 4, 2017 at 3:30am 0 Comments

Evaporative coolers, also known as swamp coolers have become a top choice for anyone looking for an alternative cooling solution from their home or office. In the past, evap cooler technology was limited for use in large operations that have easy…


Congratulations to the 2017 Race to Zero Winners!

Posted by Home Energy Magazine on May 9, 2017 at 6:56am 0 Comments

The Ryerson University and University of Toronto team topped the …


Connecting the Dots: Real Estate and Home Performance

Posted by Home Energy Magazine on May 9, 2017 at 6:50am 5 Comments

A new type of conversation between REALTORS® and their clients is changing the real estate industry before our eyes. As homebuyers browse Zillow listings and spend…


Latest Activity

Andrew Etue added a discussion to the group Job Board

Washington State Seeks Weatherization Field Monitor

Washington State Department of Commerce in Olympia, Washington is recruiting for a Weatherization…See More
21 minutes ago
Andrew Etue joined Diane Chojnowski's group

Job Board

This group is for posting jobs related to all aspects of the home performance industry including…See More
45 minutes ago
Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr. posted a status
"Still looking to purchase a used RetroTec blower door - complete system. Anyone have something available?"
8 hours ago
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Sorry but no, not that big of a thing up here Biggest issue I see for most is everyone grid ties…"

© 2017   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service