Eric Kjelshus
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom DelConte Jan 15, 2014. 8 Replies

I have been running no heat calls all day - today I have found  lots of very low gas pressure you can run the Nat Gas hot water heater or 95% furnace.   Most days I find 5" to 5.5" and higher water…Continue


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Eric Kjelshus replied to John Nicholas's discussion Slab Edge Insulation - A Side Thread to Melissa's Question
"I have seen more than one job with all the slab/edge insulation eaten out by bugs, carpenter ants and termites.   I have seen all the wood that was left in pit become food for termites and came to eat the rim plate that was wet from dew point.…"
Jul 14
Eric Kjelshus commented on Rick Causo's blog post What is DWHR?
"Tell us about the code listing with waste heat?   My city says it not to code?"
Jul 5
Eric Kjelshus replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Real World Ceiling Fan CFM
"Take a little smoke and see the throw.    Try to make air visible,  with RPM  and throw,   can tell CFM.     "
Jul 3
Eric Kjelshus commented on Igor Zhadanovsky's blog post Steam heating system retrofit in multifamily houses into “vacuum boost” steam heating.
"Most old steam systems I see are rotted and to get 100 year old systems going take repiping basement, main risers and pots.    Vacuum heating systems have been around for 150 years.   It takes a very little pipe to send steam to heat…"
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Clearance to combustibles ?

"This show's back drafting of hot water heater.    Seal the return 1st  keep the room positive "
Jun 29
Eric Kjelshus commented on John Nicholas's blog post Indoor Air - How do you measure if it is Healthy?
"   has a quick snap shot test or leave it there for week.   Good looking reports that can be emailed or printed, on a very base report.    hand held  …"
Jun 29
Eric Kjelshus replied to Shaun 's discussion Commercial duct testing
"When the insulation gets larger on supply when the blower is on that's duct leakage.    If the insulation vapor barrier is draw in on return with blower on that's duct leakage.    "
Jun 12
Eric Kjelshus replied to Shaun 's discussion Commercial duct testing
"Most sealing done on duct work is the insulation.   That's why the vapor barrier  is the air seal in most new duct work.   Most new work gets awarded on low price,  no standard - no test out - no low energy goals - no watts…"
Jun 9
Eric Kjelshus replied to Shaun 's discussion Commercial duct testing
"I test Commercial just like home - I turn on the blower and turn on AC with out compresses running in winter but above 60' turn on compresses to get a wet coil.   I test presser and size on pipe/trunk that is with out bends or holes.…"
May 6
Eric Kjelshus replied to Anna's discussion What was your first action when you home is full of water ?
"Turn off power!  I have seen a 1000 amp panel light up a whole street, after the water line filled up the basement, If the main switch gear could be under water.   If sewer water is filling up the basement - plug the line or fill full of…"
Apr 18
Eric Kjelshus replied to Steve White's discussion Scheduling Software Recommendations?
"I have  use "TOM" Total Office Management by for 12 yr.  This program does payroll -  billing - management  - calendar - profit / loss per job /day /week / mo / yr.   Keep track of addresses and who…"
Apr 15
Eric Kjelshus replied to Michael Robinson's discussion insualting amd air sealing a finished attic
"Where do you want the air barrier to be?   I try TRY T R Y to keep the all the ducts in the building.   Think about putting 4" sheet foam under the roof line - some time its quicker/cheaper.  "
Mar 17
Eric Kjelshus commented on Eric Kjelshus's blog post Who among us tracks the accuracy of Manual J?
"Most of the Thermostat controls I use Look at RH - humidity also  but still its just longer run time.   I am mixed very humid to dry and cold.   I have been using outside air with a damper to outside to make the building positive.…"
Mar 7
John Proctor commented on Eric Kjelshus's blog post Who among us tracks the accuracy of Manual J?
"Eric  It is doubtful that the fan motor is using more energy, the electrical use of PSC motors is nearly constant regardless of speed. What climate are you referring to? If it is a wet climate, then you need the latent removal and should…"
Mar 7
Eric Kjelshus commented on Eric Kjelshus's blog post Who among us tracks the accuracy of Manual J?
"Do you see the new AC with low sensible and very large coils needing more run time?  That last 2 ton this year was just 91% Sensible and 9% Latent.   the one I took out a AC built in 1990 was 70%/30% with very small very cold coil but 350…"
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Who among us tracks the accuracy of Manual J?

Posted on February 27, 2016 at 8:06pm 4 Comments

Who among us tracks the accuracy of Manual J?

I have hour meters on maybe 20 systems now.    I like to see the run time when it's "4" degrees in Kansas City.  99% rate in KC is +4' degrees.  My goal at 4' is 100% run time.   I have a super sealed home 2,100 square feet  with a 2 ton ground type heat pump R-30 walls, R-60 attic, R-8 windows & doors with 98% run time @ "+ 4' ".  When the strip heat turned on, it smelled up the home with the dirt  off the 5 KW strip, heat…


not a Video - not a true photo

Posted on August 6, 2015 at 6:16pm 2 Comments

This is using still and moving camera,   Then gets stitched with software.     Tell me what you think?   On the photo that move you slow it or speed it up or go all the way around.   
Google give big points with using it.   Some say more than video.  

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At 6:02am on December 16, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

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