Brandon Walton
  • Male
  • Tempe, AZ
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share Twitter

Brandon Walton's Friends

  • Lisa Locascio
  • Jason Owsley
  • Heather Szymanski
  • Chris Baker
  • Brice Fawley

Brandon Walton's Groups

Brandon Walton's Discussions

When is it too windy to use blower door?
9 Replies

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.

 

Brandon Walton's Page

Latest Activity

Brandon Walton added a discussion to the group Efficiency First Arizona Chapter
Jun 13
Brandon Walton commented on Brandon Walton's group Efficiency First Arizona Chapter
Jun 13
Diane Chojnowski joined Brandon Walton's group
Thumbnail

Efficiency First Arizona Chapter

Efficiency First of Arizona is the Official State Chapter of that unites the Home Performance industry, building product manufacturers and related Trades.See More
Jun 9
Brandon Walton added a page to the group Efficiency First Arizona Chapter
Jun 9
Brandon Walton shared their group on Facebook
Jun 9
Brandon Walton posted a group
Thumbnail

Efficiency First Arizona Chapter

Efficiency First of Arizona is the Official State Chapter of that unites the Home Performance industry, building product manufacturers and related Trades.See More
Jun 9
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…"
May 20
Brandon Walton replied to Brandon Walton's discussion When is it too windy to use blower door?
"Thanks Ed"
May 15
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,…"
May 15
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…"
May 8
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…"
May 8
Brandon Walton's discussion was featured

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
May 6
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…"
May 2
Brandon Walton replied to Brandon Walton's discussion When is it too windy to use blower door?
"Thanks Bud. "
May 2
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…"
May 2

Profile Information

Company
Custom Energy Design
Professional Certification
BPI B/A
Website URL
http://ced.us

Comment Wall (1 comment)

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

Join Home Energy Pros

At 8:26pm on February 17, 2014, Diane Chojnowski said…

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!

Don't forget to add your profile photo and be sure to put your location on our Member Map!


Thanks!
Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy,) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.

Latest Activity

Ben Jacobs replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"I agree that in many homes the indoor air sucks.  However, a lot of this problem is caused…"
16 minutes ago
Kurt Shafer commented on Kurt Shafer's blog post What is your opinion about members promoting products here?
"Tom, thank you for your odd reference to a leaky duck. It is a bit off topic since I was not asking…"
1 hour ago
Tom Delconte commented on Kurt Shafer's blog post What is your opinion about members promoting products here?
"Shameless self promotion here sucks like a leaky duck!"
2 hours ago
Profile IconJohn A Deuth, Lisa M. Harr and Ramon Aguirre joined Home Energy Pros
2 hours ago
Don Fitchett posted a blog post

Small Businesses: Diversify with Infrared Thermography Services, Save Your Business, Save the Country...

HERS should all offer Infrared Thermography Services.It is all ways great advice for small…See More
13 hours ago
Richard Beyer replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
""There are thousands of potential harmful products that can contribute to existing homes poor…"
14 hours ago
Richard Beyer replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Barbara, We both know a fan switch will only conserve on energy. What is Berkeley devising to clean…"
14 hours ago
Richard Beyer replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Ted no one can help anyone with their head stuck in the sand. All you said is MONEY is your God.…"
14 hours ago
Richard Beyer replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Spontaneous Combustion and Flash Fire regarding Spray Foam Insulation
"Hal, Thank you for laying out those facts. Fire safety is just as important of an issue as energy…"
15 hours ago
Don Fitchett commented on Diane Chojnowski's group Facebook Pages
"I just went through the 1st 2 pages of member's facebook pages liking them. While our training…"
16 hours ago
Don Fitchett joined Diane Chojnowski's group
Thumbnail

Facebook Pages

Does your company or organization have a Facebook Page?This group is for pros who have facebook…See More
16 hours ago
Mike Kandel added 3 discussions to the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
17 hours ago

© 2014   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service