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Bob Mariani replied to Bud Poll's discussion The science of hot air rising
"John, good questions.... where are your answer?  Location of fresh air intakes?   we are usually restricted by the feasibility of access."
May 5, 2012
Bob Mariani replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Wooden Plugs For 2" Insulation Holes
"Any work done poorly will produce unhappy clients.  Drill a hole with a hole saw in reverse and use a dust shield.  If you do not have one, spray shaving cream over the hole to be and drill away.  The dust is all collected in the…"
Apr 16, 2012
Bob Mariani commented on Diane Chojnowski's group Facebook Pages
"Great idea.  All likes are welcome.  mine is http://www.facebook.com/HomeDoctorofAmerica?sk=wall"
Apr 12, 2012
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Apr 12, 2012
Bob Mariani replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Wooden Plugs For 2" Insulation Holes
"I also get mine form J&R products online.  They have them for pine, foam and cedar"
Apr 12, 2012
Bob Mariani replied to randy tolowski's discussion New Certifications from BPI in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"That was my point. They want us to maintain credits and pay fees but do absolutely nothing about the third party inspections they talk about.   We need standards... this is good thing.  But the general public needs to understand the…"
Mar 22, 2012
Bob Mariani replied to randy tolowski's discussion New Certifications from BPI in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"The expense is something that I agree with.  BPI keeps adding certifications that seem meaningless at best.  Rarely does I client care.  And paying certification as a company is nothing more than an added expense.  I managed…"
Mar 22, 2012
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Mar 22, 2012
Bob Mariani replied to Evan Riter's discussion Making crawlspaces conditioned space
"I read that some are using foam or foam board on crawlspace walls or to close off the vents.  Code requires an ignition barrier on many of these products and where storage is used a thermal barrier also.  What are  you all doing to…"
Jan 20, 2012
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Dec 29, 2011
Bob Mariani replied to Bud Poll's discussion The science of hot air rising
"I also found this reply. It is, of course, just Archimedes Principle that the less dense hot air "floats" on the denser cold air. Both the hot air and the cold air are pulled down by gravity. However, the pressure at any depth is greater…"
Dec 29, 2011
Bob Mariani replied to Bud Poll's discussion The science of hot air rising
"According to statistical mechanics, where air has greater kinetic energy it has a greater probability to occupy a higher gravitational potential than less energenic air. That is, the system tends toward maximal entropy."
Dec 29, 2011
Bob Mariani commented on Ed Voytovich's blog post Ridge Vent . . . and Nothing But the Ridge
"Still more natural air flow should persist.  I believe the soffit venting is insufficient.  The air movement should be equal between the ridge and the soffit vents."
Dec 29, 2011
Bob Mariani commented on Ed Voytovich's blog post Ridge Vent . . . and Nothing But the Ridge
"Ed, is that mold on the discolored section of the sheathing?  The vent opening should have been larger.  Only a small air flow is occurring.  Also be sure no gable vents are still opened that will short circuit the soffit to ridge…"
Dec 29, 2011
Bob Mariani commented on Christopher Cadwell's blog post Part 2 of: The "1-2 Punch" to HVAC "Not Understoods"
"I work with inspectors in an attempt to educate. Works sometimes. Changing fan helps. Mostly I try to sell them on heat pumps"
Dec 28, 2011
Bob Mariani commented on Christopher Cadwell's blog post Part 2 of: The "1-2 Punch" to HVAC "Not Understoods"
"I have tried getting HVAC contractors to spec smaller units after deep energy retro fits.   But they claim the code still requires a certain heat load to be used.  Another response is the house can use a smaller Ton unit but the…"
Dec 28, 2011

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At 10:21am on December 22, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Bob,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!


Thanks,
Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

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