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What is the value of using a pressure pan to test outlets?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Genge Sep 5, 2012. 18 Replies

I had this question recently and my response was:If the blower door takes the home up to 50 Pa, and the pressure pan reading across the outlet is 49 Pa for example, that says that total of the rest…Continue

 

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Measuring HVAC Performance webinar at Online

February 23, 2016 from 11am to 12pm
If you install, service or test HVAC systems you will want be there for this special webinar. Jeremy Begley joins us from from his consulting practice “HVAC 2 Home Performance” where he offers design, testing, verification and home performance implementation and integration consulting services to HVAC contracting firms.How to measure HVAC total flow.Use your gauge for static pressure and remote CAZ tests.Learn the impact of the envelope on the HVAC systemMeasure HVAC systems with Blower Door…See More
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Testing for IECC Code Compliance for duct and house leakage webinar at Online

February 16, 2016 from 11am to 12pm
The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is in use or adopted in 47 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, NYC and Puerto Rico (according to the ICC). If you work in the building industry, this webinar is for you.Learn the testing options for code compliance.Set up your gauge to get the results you need.Discover how the NEW rCloud app creates compliance reportsOvercome common testing problems.Use QuickGuides to perform tests with easeGet your questions answered by…See More
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Tools and Tips for Home Performance Contractors - Learn from the Pros webinar at Online

February 11, 2016 from 11am to 12pm
This webinar is an absolute must if you are or want to be a Home Performance contractor.Learn what equipment you’ll need and what you can do with it.See what it takes to identify what homeowners need and communicate the solutions.Find out what it takes to measure pressure imbalances that can cause safety concerns.Get your questions answered by the top experts in the Home Performance profession.We offer BPI and InterNACHI CEUs for all Retrotec webinarsSee More
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Measuring HVAC Performance webinar at Online

February 23, 2016 from 11am to 12pm
If you install, service or test HVAC systems you will want be there for this special webinar. Jeremy Begley joins us from from his consulting practice “HVAC 2 Home Performance” where he offers design, testing, verification and home performance implementation and integration consulting services to HVAC contracting firms.How to measure HVAC total flow.Use your gauge for static pressure and remote CAZ tests.Learn the impact of the envelope on the HVAC systemMeasure HVAC systems with Blower Door…See More
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Retrotec's equipment being used to conduct a Large Building test in France
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Retrotec is presenting and exhibiting at the 2016 Midwest Residential Energy Conference at Hyatt Regency Lexington

April 5, 2016 at 8am to April 6, 2016 at 12pm
The Midwest Residential Energy Conference promotes energy efficient home performance through the education of Building Science principals. The conference objective is to provide continuing education and updates on Building Codes, tax credits and financial incentives, energy efficiency programs and new technologies that benefit or affect the professions of Builders, Remodelers, Realtors, HVAC Contractors, HERS Raters, Building Analysts, Utility program managers and Utility Energy Advisors. To…See More
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Multiple Blower Door Tests of Large Buildings from 4 Pros who’ve performed over 1000 tests webinar at Online

January 28, 2016 from 11am to 1pm
We will cover:1st hour:A Panel of experts will divulge what it takes to get into large building testing.What skills are needed and where are the opportunities.Plan reviewMaterials analysisMockup constructionCrew trainingOngoing testing during constructionFinal testingThere will be a Question and Answer period between the 1st and 2nd hours2nd hour:Blower door testing equipment and software that gets the job done.Leakage location.Live demo of 6 fan test you can do at your desk.Common testing…See More
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Chris Dorsi commented on Colin Genge's event Retrotec is presenting at RESNET 2016
"This looks very, very good. I'll try to attend. Does Retrotec have any videos or webinars on multi-fan testing that potential attendees can view before the event?"
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Multiple Blower Door Tests of Large Buildings from 4 Pros who’ve performed over 1000 tests webinar at Online

January 28, 2016 from 11am to 1pm
We will cover:1st hour:A Panel of experts will divulge what it takes to get into large building testing.What skills are needed and where are the opportunities.Plan reviewMaterials analysisMockup constructionCrew trainingOngoing testing during constructionFinal testingThere will be a Question and Answer period between the 1st and 2nd hours2nd hour:Blower door testing equipment and software that gets the job done.Leakage location.Live demo of 6 fan test you can do at your desk.Common testing…See More
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Retrotec is exhibiting at the Energy Out West Conference-Booth 16 at The Grand Hotel

May 9, 2016 at 8am to May 13, 2016 at 5pm
Every other year Energy OutWest organizes and delivers a regional weatherization (wx) conference. Our conferences receive wide attendance by weatherization professionals from community assistance agencies in Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, the Navajo Nation, and the Intertribal Council of Arizona. Commercial weatherization professionals also participate significantly both in learning sessions and with displays of their products…See More
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Retrotec is exhibitioning at the CABEC Conference-Booth 11 at Resort @ Squaw Creek

April 28, 2016 at 8am to April 30, 2016 at 7pm
The best buildings result from continual, organized collaboration of a team of professionals that may include architects, designers, a variety of engineers, contractors and sub-contractors, Energy Consultants, Building Inspectors, HERS Raters, and many others. As 2020’s Zero Net Energy goals approach, the need for early and regular collaboration of these professionals is essential.See More
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Retrotec is exhibitioning at the CABEC Conference at Resort @ Squaw Creek

April 28, 2016 at 8am to April 30, 2016 at 7pm
The best buildings result from continual, organized collaboration of a team of professionals that may include architects, designers, a variety of engineers, contractors and sub-contractors, Energy Consultants, Building Inspectors, HERS Raters, and many others. As 2020’s Zero Net Energy goals approach, the need for early and regular collaboration of these professionals is essential.See More
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What needs to be done to get builders to follow Code for duct and envelope leakage?

Posted on July 29, 2015 at 4:30pm 11 Comments

“If your new home was not built properly to Code, you might pay $50,000 over the life of your home in extra energy bills. You may have health and structural problems caused by hidden hidden problems and improper inspections by Code officials.  At no cost to you, let us have your home checked to see if you are one of 1000s in Texas (name your State) where Codes are ignored.”

In Australia, homeowners are starting class actions against their builders for the same type of poor workmanship…

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Smart Vent Scam: How can we stop this?

Posted on June 3, 2015 at 8:21am 2 Comments

Smart Vent Scam: How can we stop this?

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2015/01/heating-vents-that-direct-warmth-where-you-want-it/index.htm

Look at this link. we all know that few systems can tolerate any more resistance created by smart vents or even partial closing of registers. LBL's paper on closing off vents to save energy, roundly…

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Smart gauges will change how we use Blower Doors, DucTesters and other diagnostic tools

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 8:53pm 2 Comments

The world’s first touchscreen WiFi gauge          

Webinar Sept 12/2013 11AM PDT, 2PM EDT

The DM32 controls all blower doors, duct testers, and some flow grids. We’ve even introduced advanced features that will not only modernize just the gauge but the older devices attached to them as well. For example, automatic corrections can be made in the gauge for system backpressure correction when using flow grids.  Control your gauge using any mobile…

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At 7:09pm on July 15, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Colin,

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!

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