Don Fugler
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Don Fugler replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Weigh in - Honorable Mention? 2nd Base? Half-Way There? 50% Better? On the Path? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Linda, I am tempted to say "Don't make other categories". I think that people who try for THC status and fail to make the criteria should still be in the case studies. Their efforts can help in the learning. Did they not meet their…"
Jul 9
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Jul 9
Don Fugler replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
"That works in Hawaii. Today my rooftop PV modules are under snow. Last week they were under snow. Sometimes they stay covered for 4 months. If they were my hot water system, that would be a long time between showers ... Don"
Dec 12, 2014
Don Fugler replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
"Damien, Here is a report on energy consumption and usage patterns on some Canadian homeowners who switched from storage to tankless. You can see the range of results. There were usually operating savings but those savings might have trouble…"
Dec 11, 2014
Eric Kjelshus replied to Don Fugler's discussion Looking for advice on garage-to-house air sealing in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"I have gotten 6700 PPM CO off a hybrid that had a bad valve.  I have seen a 66' mustang 940 HP got 62,000 PPM CO. Flue gas meter go up to 8000 PPM CO, so to get the big number must use very high end testing meter.   With Garage door…"
Apr 4, 2013
Andrew McDowell replied to Don Fugler's discussion Looking for advice on garage-to-house air sealing in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"There have been several cases of CO posoning fatalities relating to hybrid vehicles parked in attached garages. …"
Apr 4, 2013
Don Fugler replied to Don Fugler's discussion Looking for advice on garage-to-house air sealing in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Dennis, Thanks for those ideas. The garage door hardware on the ceiling could be a problem, and would be a big impediment if the ceiling were to be dropped to access the floor above. Junction boxes would have to be checked. I was part of the team…"
Apr 1, 2013
Dennis Heidner replied to Don Fugler's discussion Looking for advice on garage-to-house air sealing in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Ttwo blower doors?    If so does the garage have a separate door to the outside, or only one door into the house?    Measure house with garage door closed (normal conditions),  measure house with garage doors open(living…"
Mar 31, 2013
Dennis Heidner replied to Don Fugler's discussion Looking for advice on garage-to-house air sealing in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"The reason I dislike foam in the garage -- even under a layer of sheetrock,  is that owners have the tendencies to puncture the and hang things from the ceiling.  I'm not sure the stats, but after the kitchen, I believe garages are…"
Mar 31, 2013
Dennis Heidner replied to Don Fugler's discussion Looking for advice on garage-to-house air sealing in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Don,  Building Sciences Corp may have paired up with the BuildAmerica program to test.  Your work at CMHC,  the northern state/province universities.   In Washington State -  the people at the WSU building/energy efficiency…"
Mar 31, 2013
Eric Kjelshus replied to Don Fugler's discussion Looking for advice on garage-to-house air sealing in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"the very big thing is sealing the return air.  When the fan is on and not sealed will suck the car gases in to the building.  I seal the return first.   To prove the return is sealed I use fog like used in the 70' disco…"
Mar 31, 2013
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Don Fugler's discussion Looking for advice on garage-to-house air sealing in the group Best Practices (Residential)
""Avoid the foam"??? VOC's - one should be ventilating that area & they should be gone before anyone regains access CO - remember the "P" in the GWP piece stands for potential & with the fuzzy math they used... well…"
Mar 31, 2013
Don Fugler replied to Don Fugler's discussion Looking for advice on garage-to-house air sealing in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Dennis, Thanks for the leads. I was the manager of the CMHC research. I recognize that we have established that garage-to-house air movement exists, and that it often brings in polluted air. What I am looking for now is the practical side of air…"
Mar 31, 2013
Dennis Heidner replied to Don Fugler's discussion Looking for advice on garage-to-house air sealing in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Don,  I would also do an internet search or ask for queries about indoor air quality, Alaska (or province) and garage.  I know this has been studied and researched by a lot of the universities and building science groups.  The number…"
Mar 30, 2013
Don Fugler replied to John Brooks's discussion Locating the Neutral Pressure Plane
"Bud, CMHC tested the flow vs. pressure performance of a Saskatchewan loop back in 1987. The report is likely still around but essentially the looping just reduced the flow rate compared to a straight inlet, by introducing a 180 degree turn. The test…"
Sep 18, 2012
Don Fugler replied to John Brooks's discussion Locating the Neutral Pressure Plane
"The NPP testing that I did was in the early eighties. We simply measured the cross-wall pressures through any wall orifice or opening we could find, and then graphed the pressure differences against height to find the P=0 intersection. On a calm…"
Sep 6, 2012

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At 7:01am on May 27, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Don,

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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