Chris Stratton
  • Male
  • Berkeley, CA
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share Twitter

Chris Stratton's Friends

  • Sean Feurtado
  • Home Energy Magazine

Chris Stratton's Groups

Chris Stratton's Discussions

Does adding drill-and-fill insulation to uninsulated exterior walls without re-cladding lead to moisture issues in the wall cavities?
6 Replies

Are you hesitant to add insulation to exterior walls of existing homes without also adding an exterior vapor barrier? -OR-Have you been doing this for years and noticed no ill effects from…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jesse Erbel Oct 4, 2013.

 

Chris Stratton's Page

Latest Activity

Chris Stratton commented on Chris Stratton's blog post We're Not Paying Enough Attention to Kitchen Ventilation
"Graham, great points. I'm a fan of induction. If a full induction range is infeasible, a portable single burner induction cooktop can be an affordable and versatile replacement or complement for a gas or electric resistance range.  "
Apr 7
Graham Irwin commented on Chris Stratton's blog post We're Not Paying Enough Attention to Kitchen Ventilation
"Good idea to stop burning gas inside, induction cooktops eliminate combustion and deliver far more of the heat to the cookware, an additional benefit during cooling season."
Apr 3
Chris Stratton commented on Chris Stratton's blog post We're Not Paying Enough Attention to Kitchen Ventilation
"Bob, I agree. Vented to the outside is a great place to start. Next on the priority list for me would be the noise level."
Apr 2
Bob Blanchette commented on Chris Stratton's blog post We're Not Paying Enough Attention to Kitchen Ventilation
"The first thing that could be done is get rid of those recirculating range hoods that 90% of new homes use. Require all range hoods to be vented to the OUTSIDE."
Mar 30
Chris Stratton's blog post was featured

We're Not Paying Enough Attention to Kitchen Ventilation

Exposure to kitchen pollutants is a significant and overlooked health hazard in homes. The home performance industry pays great attention to protecting against exposures to combustion pollutants from water heaters and furnaces, but very little attention to an unvented combustion device that is used nearly every day: the kitchen range.…See More
Mar 29
Chris Stratton posted a blog post

We're Not Paying Enough Attention to Kitchen Ventilation

Exposure to kitchen pollutants is a significant and overlooked health hazard in homes. The home performance industry pays great attention to protecting against exposures to combustion pollutants from water heaters and furnaces, but very little attention to an unvented combustion device that is used nearly every day: the kitchen range.…See More
Mar 27
Chris Stratton replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Actual Energy Use - 20 Thousand Home Challenge Projects & 20th Project to Meet 1000 Home Challenge in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"The Option B criteria themselves do an excellent (heroic, beautiful, gold-standard -- what other superlatives can I think of?) job at controlling for all the factors you cite, normalizing the difficulty for homes having different occupancies,…"
Nov 11, 2013
Chris Stratton replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Actual Energy Use - 20 Thousand Home Challenge Projects & 20th Project to Meet 1000 Home Challenge in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"You can do it, Chie!  What's your yearly kWh THC threshold?  Unless it's really low, it sounds like you're on track."
Nov 8, 2013
Chris Stratton replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Actual Energy Use - 20 Thousand Home Challenge Projects & 20th Project to Meet 1000 Home Challenge in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"I must say, I'm not a fan of EUI as an energy performance metric (for residential buildings, at least), because it rewards larger houses, and doesn't penalize larger aggregate absolute energy consumption.  Energy consumption per house…"
Nov 8, 2013
David Eggleton left a comment for Chris Stratton
"Welcome to the Considering Permaculture group, Chris.  Maybe I can meet you in CA next spring."
Oct 18, 2013
Chris Stratton joined David Eggleton's group
Thumbnail

Considering Permaculture &/or Transition

Some who work to increase energy efficiency and intelligent/wise use of energy are, and some will be, permaculturists.  Some are involved in Transition initiatives.  Here's a home base for any/all interested in the relationships and prospects.See More
Oct 18, 2013
Chris Stratton replied to Roman's discussion Range Hood Draft
"I second Paul's suggestion to use a duct tester and a cardboard box to measure the range hood flow.   It sounds like there are multiple inlets on this model, though.  So you have to be sure that the box captures all of them.…"
Oct 18, 2013
Jesse Erbel replied to Chris Stratton's discussion Does adding drill-and-fill insulation to uninsulated exterior walls without re-cladding lead to moisture issues in the wall cavities?
"I work in a building that is 120 years old in Charleston, SC. The "Charleston Single" has no sheathing, just wood siding on balloon framing. It was retrofitted in early 2000. Because of historic preservation laws here we were not able to…"
Oct 4, 2013
Mark Attard replied to Chris Stratton's discussion Does adding drill-and-fill insulation to uninsulated exterior walls without re-cladding lead to moisture issues in the wall cavities?
"I am currently working through this issue with my own home. The more complicated answer is that it depends. It depends upon your climate zone and more specifically your micro-climate. My conclusion is that insulating just the cavities is always…"
Oct 4, 2013
John Leeke replied to Chris Stratton's discussion Does adding drill-and-fill insulation to uninsulated exterior walls without re-cladding lead to moisture issues in the wall cavities?
"Please consider this publication: Title Insulating the old house: a handbook for the owner Author Greater Portland Landmarks, Inc. Publisher Landmarks, 1977 Length 47 pages which describes our experience with sidewall insulation in the 1970s…"
Oct 4, 2013
Ed Minch replied to Chris Stratton's discussion Does adding drill-and-fill insulation to uninsulated exterior walls without re-cladding lead to moisture issues in the wall cavities?
"I agree completely with Sean Further, it can depend on what type of sheathing the house has. In the mid-Atlantic we see mostly: Balloon framing, no sheathing, siding on studs - insulation against the back of the siding Balloon framing, 1X8 sheathing…"
Oct 4, 2013

Profile Information

Company
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Chris Stratton's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Chris Stratton's Blog

We're Not Paying Enough Attention to Kitchen Ventilation

Exposure to kitchen pollutants is a significant and overlooked health hazard in homes. The home performance industry pays great attention to protecting against exposures to combustion pollutants from water heaters and furnaces, but very little attention to an unvented combustion device that is used nearly every day: the…

Continue

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Comment Wall (2 comments)

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

Join Home Energy Pros

At 3:53pm on October 18, 2013, David Eggleton said…

Welcome to the Considering Permaculture group, Chris.  Maybe I can meet you in CA next spring.

At 5:39am on January 12, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Chris,

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

Don't forget to upload your profile photo. 


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

Mst. Fatema Aktar is now a member of Home Energy Pros
5 hours ago
Robert Leone added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
Thumbnail

Blower Door Package for Sale

Hi,I am selling my blower door with extras as a package or individually. These items are used but…See More
12 hours ago
Profile IconRobert Leone and Richard Vito joined allen p tanner's group
Thumbnail

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…See More
12 hours ago
Richard Vito joined Sean Lintow Sr's group
Thumbnail

Best Practices (Residential)

Best Building, Retrofitting, or even Auditing Practices - what are they, what should change, what…See More
20 hours ago
Richard Vito joined James Sayers's group
Thumbnail

Marketing Energy Efficiency

Sharing ideas, tools and examples of promoting energy efficiency to consumersSee More
20 hours ago
Richard Vito joined Allison A. Bailes III's group
Thumbnail

HVAC

HVAC design, Manuals J, S, T, & D, Duct leakage, Air flow, ENERGY STAR new home requirements,…See More
20 hours ago
Richard Vito joined Kyle Brown's group
Thumbnail

Wrightsoft - Manual J / Manual D

If you use Wrightsoft to calculate loads or design ducts, you likely have questions.  Get answers…See More
20 hours ago
Jim Gunshinan commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post Energy Upgrade California—Up Close and Personal
"I had a revelation while attending Bruce Manclark's session of duct leak testing at the Energy…"
yesterday
George J. Nesbitt commented on Jim Gunshinan's blog post Energy Upgrade California—Up Close and Personal
"Blower Door; the 2007 test was a depressurization test, and the 2014 a pressurization test, which…"
yesterday
George J. Nesbitt replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"Plan, plan, plan, plan. The 1st step to is to understand the house, how it's built, the…"
yesterday
George J. Nesbitt posted an event

High Performance Windows - A Panel of Experts at Pyramid Alehouse`

April 26, 2014 from 3pm to 5pm
Join a lively panel discussion on high performance windows. We'll cover some basics, as well as…See More
yesterday
Kaushal Bharath Raju replied to Kaushal Bharath Raju's discussion Affordability & Deep Energy Upgrade/Passive House Retrofit in Berkeley, California.
"Hi David, Thanks for pointing out Martin Holiday's article. I do not wish to engage in the…"
yesterday

© 2014   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service