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What made this chimney fall down?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Kjelshus Jun 15. 5 Replies

what made this chimney fall down?  2 years after a 80% furnace was put in.  Over sized heating system after building sealedContinue

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Low Gas Pressure

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 Eric Kjelshus's discussion what made this chimney fall down?
"the house was build in Kansas City MO in 1903.   4710 Degrees days with about 65 days gets under 32'.  All stone with a 18"X18" clay liner  that had a 850,000 BTU boiler now just a 120,000 up flow 80% with that main…"
Jun 15
Alice La Pierre replied to Eric Kjelshus's discussion what made this chimney fall down?
"Eric, if you provide a little more information, we can sleuth the answer for you. -- Age of house? -- what kind of chimney materials (Brick, stone, CMU, etc.) -- Climate where this house is? Chances are if it's an older house (70-100 +…"
Jun 15
Steven Lewis replied to Eric Kjelshus's discussion what made this chimney fall down?
"It is oversized only if you have performed a load calc.  Otherwise who knows if it is right or wrong sized.  Even if it is the correct size, an 80 % furnace vented into a an unlined chimney will condence.  That will happen at a…"
Jun 15
David Berg replied to Eric Kjelshus's discussion what made this chimney fall down?
"With so little information, this is like a stump the chump from BPI.  A picture would be nice... I would think it is likely that the furnace was over sized for the demand and short cycled.  The short cycling will not heat up the chimney…"
Jun 15
Glen Gallo replied to Eric Kjelshus's discussion what made this chimney fall down?
"Gravity?"
Jun 13
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what made this chimney fall down? 2 years after a 80% furnace was put in. Over sized heating system after building sealed

what made this chimney fall down?  2 years after a 80% furnace was put in.  Over sized heating system after building sealedSee More
Jun 11
Eric Kjelshus replied to Energy Wise Solutions's discussion What causes a temperature plane in a home
"Cheapest way is 1/50 HP ceiling fans put on low this will give up to 10,000 CFM movement. If the HVAC system has a ECM motor and on low low about 200 FPM will cost just $200 yr in power with high end UV light and electronic air cleaner."
Jun 8
Eric Kjelshus replied to Julie Saporito's discussion Studies on Home Energy Audit Energy Savings Potential?
"This is a slippery slope.   When 3nd floor is sealed and  temperature is close to 72-76' all year.  More sqare foot is used and costs can go up.   I have seen one person go to 8 body's after building is sealed and new…"
Jun 8
Eric Kjelshus replied to Energy Wise Solutions's discussion What causes a temperature plane in a home
"Hot air goes up and cool air goes down.   I put in returns high and low.  In summer use the high return and winter use the low return.   Leave fan(S) on 24/7 when windows are closed,  Higher or lower temps are worse spread in…"
May 25
Eric Kjelshus replied to Steven Lefler's discussion Factory built Net Zero
"buildsmartna.com   is making Passive type  or could be net "O".    We just did a 7.5" sip panel with 2x4 stud wall inside for wires and pipes then dry pack fiber in stud wall.    blower door number before…"
May 18
Eric Kjelshus replied to Brad Cook's discussion BDT with vermiculite in hollow CMU walls?
"In Kansas City about 22% of poured in vermiculite has a trace of asbestos .1%.   Lots of block was made here in past 90 yrs and lots of vermiculite was baked to expand to make insulation.    If you see vermiculite you will also so may…"
Apr 3
Eric Kjelshus replied to Steve's discussion Too many BTU's. Too much horsepower?
"Its more about run time with high RH removing, than to large over sized AC unit, in houses.    The job I am working on now is started with 9 tons and will bring it down to 5 ton need.  Now the duct size is  right with just a…"
Mar 24
Eric Kjelshus replied to Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr.'s discussion Hero Pace Program?
"Hero is in Kansas City part of Missouri and most of California.  heroprogram.com   support is very big. google  (Property Assessed Clean Energy)  it takes a lot of support to make this financing work "
Feb 6
Eric Kjelshus replied to John Proctor's discussion Unvented Gas Space Heaters – Continued Delays
"I like the up word push of air in most warehouse stores, with infrared heating.  Most gases push up with heat and go out the holes in roofs & big doors.   I have tested box stores for CO CO2 dust VOC RH% temp selling HVAC - there air…"
Feb 3
Eric Kjelshus replied to John Proctor's discussion Unvented Gas Space Heaters – Continued Delays
" a study of improved cognitive function in green buildings the…"
Feb 2
Eric Kjelshus replied to John Proctor's discussion Unvented Gas Space Heaters – Continued Delays
"Both were LP gas.  The more you test the more you find.   This after noon I saw a large office with a open flame of Nat Gas for looks - after it sooted up in flue was 2560 PPM CO but in office was 44 PPM CO with doors open plus dirt -…"
Jan 30

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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…

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not a Video - not a true photo

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

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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 7:46am on October 23, 2016, Robert Zockoff said…

Eric,

My client has 2 very different ManJ reports from 2 HVAC distributors. What would you charge for a full design with including ducts? It will be about 8 zones with air source heat pump and 50% radiant.

Thanks,

BobZockoff

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!

Don't forget to upload your profile photo. And add your location on our Member Map!


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