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Fix this leakage?
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What sort of leakage reduction could I expect if I try to plug all these tiny gaps? This is a typical cathedral ceiling around these parts, 2x6 tongue and groove over 4x beams. In this image we're…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bud Poll Feb 16, 2012.

New digital meters... were the old ones S L O W ?
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The local electric co-op has now installed new digital meters for 100% of members, and some folks are being surprised by higher-than-normal bills. The co-op has stated that old meters may have…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Meiland Jan 19, 2012.

 

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David Meiland replied to Kevin's discussion Underground ductwork
"Duct blaster test?"
Sep 9, 2013
David Meiland replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Need Help Decoding a Couple of Nameplates
"I think the place to get your answer is inspectorsjournal.com . The guys there are extremely proficient at equipment dates and other particulars. You will need to register to post, and perhaps introduce yourself, but it's a great site."
Aug 25, 2013
David Meiland replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Extraordinarily High CO Reading on a Furnace Vent: 3950 PPM
"Did you observe the flame as the air handler started up? Did it remain stable, or change pattern?"
Aug 20, 2013
David Meiland replied to Craig Bird's discussion Easy Tests for HVAC during audit
"We have a lot of heat pumps here, but there are often control issues so that the heat is coming from heat strips, even in mild weather, and the heat pump is not running. I have also seen the fan running but not the compressor. So, quick checks with…"
Jul 26, 2013
David Meiland replied to Craig Bird's discussion Easy Tests for HVAC during audit
"Craig, do you typically see heat pumps, gas furnaces, or what?"
Jul 24, 2013
David Meiland replied to Bruce Dichter's discussion Measuring moisture intrusion
"I think you could do a passable job with a box fan, an anemometer, and a manometer."
Jul 20, 2013
David Meiland replied to Bruce Dichter's discussion Measuring moisture intrusion
"Someone smarter than me could calculate the rate of vapor diffusion through the various materials you mention (such as the slab floor), given a few facts. I do think it would be worth exploring how much the slab might be contributing to interior…"
Jul 20, 2013
David Meiland replied to Mike Kandel's discussion June's Stump the Chump: What's Wrong with this Picture?
"Take a look at the exterior shot. The plywood is covering what is probably a wide door opening that's being altered, possibly a garage door, possibly a slider. The opening is offset to the right of the ridge. In the IR, it looks to me like…"
Jun 15, 2013
David Meiland replied to Mike Kandel's discussion June's Stump the Chump: What's Wrong with this Picture?
"Isn't the IR image the same exterior wall as in the visible image? Looks like someone framed in a garage doorway, insulated the new framing, did not insulate the upper section of the wall to the same degree, and probably didn't insulate…"
Jun 14, 2013
David Meiland replied to peter chang's discussion Electrical system data loggers
"You need circuit level monitoring for most of what you're talking about. You can monitor multiple loads over weeks or months and give them a web portal to look at cumulative usage for each load in their house. A lot of people want to know…"
Jun 10, 2013
David Meiland replied to peter chang's discussion Electrical system data loggers
"You can monitor 120v plug loads with a Kill-A-Watt, 240v loads with a TED, or do circuit level monitoring of entire electrical panels with systems from Powerhouse Dynamics, Brultech, and others. A good side to check out is Energy…"
Jun 7, 2013
David Meiland replied to Johnny Ritzo's discussion Selecting a Water Heater
"What are the prices for gas and electricity?"
May 30, 2013
David Meiland replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Hot Upper Stories
"In addition to what has been mentioned... What is the roofing, and how old? A radiant barrier installation under the rafters might make some improvement. I would not bank on additional attic venting.  Presumably all the glass is clear, no…"
May 10, 2013
David Meiland replied to Dale Sherman's discussion ASHRAE 62.2-2013 released
"Excellent calculator, Rick, very much appreciated."
May 5, 2013
David Meiland replied to Ryan Moore's discussion Instant read thermometers in the group Tools of the Trade
"Most of the temp/RH meters come to a reading more quickly if you wave them around in the air a bit.  I don't think the Testo is intended for liquids, but I could be wrong..."
Apr 29, 2013
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At 10:11am on March 9, 2011, Andrew McDowell said…

David,

 

Thanks for the comment.  I was intending to use pressurization, but still am concerned about the liability.  Even a pressurized house can disturb the material; then, with a leaky duct system, there is no assurance the material won't be drawn back in the house.

At 3:04pm on February 11, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

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