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When is it too windy to use blower door?
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It has been a windy week out here in Phoenix, AZ this past week.I have a few tricks that I have used that works only sometimes. I use an empty plastic water bottle and put my reference to outside…Continue

Tags: Basline, Testing, Door, Blower, Wind

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Baerg May 20.

 

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David Baerg replied to Brandon Walton's discussion When is it too windy to use blower door?
"I use a T on my outside hose and run hoses from each side of the T around either side of the house.  I did a bunch of row houses recently where I couldn't use this trick and found that just extending my outside hose well away from the…"
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Brandon Walton replied to Brandon Walton's discussion When is it too windy to use blower door?
"Thanks Ed"
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Ed Minch replied to Brandon Walton's discussion When is it too windy to use blower door?
"Colin at Retrotec has told me that you can't get any more accurate than a 120 second baseline and a 120 second time average blower door test, multi-point included. However, bear in mind that the ASTM standard states 20 MPH as the upper limit,…"
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Brandon Walton replied to Brandon Walton's discussion When is it too windy to use blower door?
"That was extremely helpful, thank you. I would do this method if time would allow, however I am usually performing three to four audits a day on average a 2000 sq ft home, I have rescheduled as needed but not without a valiant effort. I have tried…"
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Don Hynek replied to Brandon Walton's discussion When is it too windy to use blower door?
"Multipoint testing will help some, mostly because (after you get experience with doing dozens of them) you can throw out data that doesn't fit the curve. It is probably not worth all the grief if you are testing a SF house, and a number…"
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When is it too windy to use blower door?

It has been a windy week out here in Phoenix, AZ this past week.I have a few tricks that I have used that works only sometimes. I use an empty plastic water bottle and put my reference to outside hose inside and try to shield it as much as possible. This has not worked so well the past few days where we have had gusty winds over 20+ mph.I am open for some input on this, as my calendar is now chaos from all of the rescheduling.See More
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Brandon Walton replied to Brandon Walton's discussion When is it too windy to use blower door?
"I like that grasshopper analogy, thanks for the feedback."
May 2
Glen Gallo replied to Brandon Walton's discussion When is it too windy to use blower door?
"When you see your baseline jump around like a grasshopper on a hotplate it might not be a good idea to test. I listened to an online seminar once where it was suggested during windy conditions to multipoint test in both directions with no time…"
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Brandon Walton replied to Brandon Walton's discussion When is it too windy to use blower door?
"Thanks Bud. "
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Bud Poll replied to Brandon Walton's discussion When is it too windy to use blower door?
"I don't have any magic to cancel out the wind, however, to help your schedule you can consider going ahead with the audit and return on a calm day to do the BD testing.  Distance and other factors will determine when this is an option, but…"
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