Don Hynek
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Superinsulation retrofit is Complete!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dale@EnergyWright on Friday. 2 Replies

Remodeling of…Continue

Anybody know what this is??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bradford E. White Dec 7, 2012. 3 Replies

During an…Continue

How much should I demo -- deep retrofit

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Riversong Sep 27, 2012. 8 Replies

the more I look at the potential of remodeling our 100-year-old house, the more I think about super-insulating the walls. I'm looking for experts and advice. (I know I can find lots of advice here,…Continue

Foam over Batts -- Dry Climate??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick Michaelyan Jun 21, 2012. 7 Replies

So, I'm out of my weight on this one, and could use some advice... Good friend of mine with a lot of construction experience is now in Reno, NV, and is remodeling a house there. His new CPDS for…Continue

 

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Dale@EnergyWright replied to Don Hynek's discussion Superinsulation retrofit is Complete!
"Very nice! I'd like to do the same with my 1885 home. Can you tell us more about foundation insulation and plans for the heating system?"
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Rich Manning replied to Don Hynek's discussion Superinsulation retrofit is Complete!
"Nice job Don!!! What is the R-value of the roof, and basement?"
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Superinsulation retrofit is Complete!

Remodeling of our 100+ year old house (in southern Wisconsin) is proceeding well, including the new superinsulated sidewall assembly. We adapted new construction practices outlined in a VERY useful Building Science Corp. technical report on exterior insulation techniques to this remodel. Our GC, A Better Home, did…See More
Feb 2
Don Hynek replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"This looks something where you borrow from solar heating installers. Most codes require a heat exchanger in the system -- you aren't supposed to run potable water in non-potable plumbing. Nor should you have potable water in a system where it…"
Jan 27
Don Hynek replied to Barbara Smith's discussion Eliminating Standing Pilot Light Furnaces
"1) is correct. 2) is not. We install dozens of condensing boilers a year, and I clock them regularly. A sealed combustion/condensing boiler with a vertical/counterflow heat exchanger (think Triangle Tube "Prestige" or Weil McLain…"
Oct 23, 2015
Don Hynek replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Non-continuous exterior insulation
"This is a matter of far more than R-values. Average exterior temp, heating load vs. cooling load, interior and exterior RH (moisture drive) ALL enter into the picture. At 6,000 HDD, where Luis is, yours would be a VERY high-risk wall assembly - lots…"
Mar 1, 2015
Don Hynek replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Non continuous exterior insulation
"I agree with Sean, as far as he goes... This building wants ALL the exterior wall that sees full exterior temperature to be fully insulated. This looks to me as though the gable walls are fully conditioned all the way to the peak on the inside, and…"
Dec 29, 2014
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Testing "Magic Pak" units??

We are planning an energy audit in southern Wisconsin on a mid-rise building where every apartment has a self-contained Anderson "Magic Pak" HVAC unit. These are a combo NG furnace/package AC ducted forced air system, set into a three foot by four foot grille in an exterior wall for condenser cooling and furnace exhaust.Since these buildings are in a heating-dominant climate, getting good SSE readings on the existing units is important to me. The furnace exhaust ports out a short tube through…See More
Dec 29, 2014
Don Hynek replied to B Eric Bell's discussion Lighting detection in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"If the question is "incandescent vs. compact fluorescent" OR "cfl vs. LED" -- then a diffraction grating will help. Go to a toy store and find the little cardboard glasses with plastic lenses that make every light bulb look like…"
Aug 14, 2014
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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 you have to sell, trade or wish to purchase.Please post the equipment age, serial numbers, condition, warranties and asking price.See More
Aug 14, 2014
Don Hynek replied to Ed Minch's discussion Cold climate wall
"My quick and dirty guess is that you have the proportions backward. For 30 years, cold-climate builders used a little bit of exterior insulation, to reduce thermal bridging. But if you went overboard, the wall couldn't dry to outdoors, and rot…"
Jul 11, 2014
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, 2014
Don Hynek replied to Corbett Lunsford's discussion CAZ Depressurization: NOT a Big Deal?
"Frankly, I believe it's unconscionable that atmospheric appliances are still allowed by Code. When we moved into our current (100-year-old) house the VERY first change I made was to replace the atmospheric water heater with a power-vent…"
Apr 7, 2014

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Multifamily energy efficiency, Blower door testing of large buildings, residential efficiency retrofits, statistical analysis, evaluation

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