Eric Kjelshus
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Low Gas Pressure
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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 commented on Jeremy Begley's blog post The Home Envelope : Does it Really Matter in a Heat Loss Caculation
"IT all matters,  I lot of sealing,  A lot of air barrier.  A lot of "R" A lot of thickness and where does the water vapor go?    little windows or Little % of glass to wall area.   What about Mass? the last…"
Sunday
Eric Kjelshus commented on Adam Swain's blog post Top Worst Crawl Space Insulation Ideas
"6) Radiant barrier- under the gravel is just a barrier but with holes each square inch its not a barrier.  7) Rolls of 4 foot x 300 foot fiberglass skraps used on metal building then used on floor or walls of foundation walls 8) scrap foam from…"
Oct 30
Eric Kjelshus replied to Bob Reuther's discussion ridge vent orientation
"Years ago I used a wind tunnel and smoke to plan vent systems.  I used doll house with an attic vent system and scale down passive solar home with knee walls. After the real building was built  Then I took HOBO's and put in attic…"
Oct 17
Eric Kjelshus replied to Aaren Stewart's discussion When replacing outdoor unit, is it necessary to also replace the indoor unit?????
"I have taken  a 5 ton coil Air handler and 3 tons of duct work and sealed the home and added R and went back with a 2.5 ton AC system keep the old but in good shape coil and air handler end up with a 15.3 EER with a 15.5 SEER unit.  I used…"
Oct 16
Eric Kjelshus replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Placement of 5/8" firewall, over or under foam board insulation?
"Last job I did was 5 foot from each building one res one comm and the building inspector put a stop work work order with lack of sheet rock on both side of sides.  This is after stamped by city and others.  NOW after 15 or so meeting I…"
Sep 25
Eric Kjelshus commented on Chris Laumer-Giddens's blog post Mini-Split Heat Pumps are Quirky, Especially their Capacity
"Its a cold coil that takes water out of air.   I have found with very long run times the coil gets colder on inside coils.  so with no set back more water vapor is taken out.  I would like to see the discussion? "
Sep 23
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Eric Kjelshus replied to Christopher Talarico's discussion Heating with Tankless Water Heater & Hydronic Air Handler vs. Gas Furnace
"I find the tank less hot water lime up.   I have a condensate pump that I pump white vinegar or such(delimeing) into the one quart heat exchange.  its 1.5 hr once a yr just to keep the tankless from over heating.  I do put a magnet on…"
Sep 1
Eric Kjelshus commented on Christopher Morin's blog post Top 5 Changes to ACCA Manual S
"I run loads each day.  BUT my completion does not,    I see so much over sizing  last job was needing 34,000 and he put in 120,000 BTU's ( the box fit)  I took out 1/2 the burners so the BTU fit the duct work and closer…"
Aug 28
Eric Kjelshus replied to Howard Katzman's discussion UV lights on filters
"Air advice .com on there reports marks what in bad and red mark and higher is bad or above the EPA limit.  I found the CO is lower than other ways  and dirt to be higher than TSI and gray wolf.  but over all a good start point of how…"
Aug 10
Eric Kjelshus replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Sprinkler Mandate Debated.. What do you think should be done?
"one bottle rocket got stuck on the top ridge vent.  The 3 tap with 3/8" chip board just took off in fire with maybe more than one hit. He was shooting 10 at a time,  I do not see a sprinkler in the building would have helped this…"
Aug 9
Eric Kjelshus replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Sprinkler Mandate Debated.. What do you think should be done?
"Last week I went to burn job 2 yr old home, they shot bottle rockets at each other,  Just how quickly it burned with most of wood is pre composted.  The only thing that stopped the fire was 16" of fiber in attic and they sealed the…"
Aug 9
Eric Kjelshus commented on Hal Skinner's photo
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VISTA AC

"what do you clean it with?  Most RTU are just nasty - grease from Kitchen to concrete  dust to road tar to bird dropping "
Aug 7
Eric Kjelshus replied to Howard Katzman's discussion UV lights on filters
"I put a watt meter on my unit at home with UV and ECM motor Ele air cleaner  last yr was $210 ( with out tax and other charges) for both on 24/7/365.   The ECM motor is on CIR so its some 450 FPM or 300 CFM or low low speed. til AC or heat…"
Aug 7
Eric Kjelshus commented on Hal Skinner's photo
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VISTA AC

"I have seen roof top units leak 45% on both supply and return.   I have see the slitter between supply and return just rot with leaking air- conditioned air hits hot air than rains.   Yours is more just color than sealing, black is 93% and…"
Aug 7
Eric Kjelshus replied to Stephen Standley's discussion Which reading is more reliable on a Minneapolis Duct Blaster?
"It may not be the Blaster but the water vapor presser inside, air speed outside.  I have also found duct leaks change with attic temp.  I have found return air leaks if in a stud of wall change with Relativity Humidity in wood and sheet…"
Aug 7

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BPI, RSES, MO HEAT PUMP, NCI, QHCA, AEE, OSHA 10, NATE
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At 6:02am on December 16, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Eric,

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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