Eric Kjelshus
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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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom DelConte Jan 15, 2014.

 

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Eric Kjelshus commented on Shawna Henderson's blog post Drainwater Heat Recovery Units & Water Efficiency
"The real big energy saving with waste heat DWHR are from dishwasher  and shower.   If you take a bath no big saving.   Take a restaurant with a high end dishwasher - 160' water going into the waste drain - 394 gals a hour and…"
Mar 19
Eric Kjelshus replied to Howard Katzman's discussion UV lights on filters
"I use a high end UV light in my own home,  If I cook BBQ inside the house it will stink for 30 min and the UV/air cleaner will clean it  up, I do not sick as most and I shake all hands.   if UV dose is large will change the DNA.…"
Jan 20
Eric Kjelshus replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
"I still have LED/CFL boards burn out in hot spots Where old type 1" edison  worked well. Time took out the bulb not heat.  In cooler the LED have never burned out but in a hot hot oven or attic all the time.  There a place for…"
Jan 3
Eric Kjelshus replied to Damien Greenfield's discussion Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?
"To me its all all about total system BTU's to what is needed to wash your self to what is used pumping water then the wasted water getting cold to hot down the drain,  Then getting 160' water mixed with 70' to get 120'…"
Dec 11, 2014
Eric Kjelshus replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Dual Fuel Systems, at what point do they make sense?
"What is the brake even for a Heat pump vs nat gas 96%   its like 58'.    It's cost about $2000 more for heat pump than AC.  "
Dec 4, 2014
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…"
Nov 22, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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Sep 1, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014

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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…

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