Eric Sperline
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Third party testing rqmt
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I'm interested to know if the State you live in requires Blower door testing of the residential building envelope on new construction?Here in Washington State the Code official in the jurisdiction…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Sperline Dec 13, 2013.

Floor insulation attachment
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I'm wondering if anyone out there has come across specific language for the attachment of fiberglass insulation over an unconditioned crawl space.  I realize there are various ways to accomplish…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Riversong Oct 18, 2012.

Hot water re-circ systems
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For those of you who are conducting residential energy assessments; are you recommending "on demand"  hot water re-circ. systems?  I'm finding that many of my customers waste a ton of water while…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by tedkidd Apr 28, 2012.

Commercial Energy Auditing Software
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I'm wondering if any of you Energy Pro's out there have experience with commercial energy auditing software that would include multi-family buildings?  Are you using software that you would feel…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barry Kroeker Jan 27, 2012.

 

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Eric Sperline replied to Eric Sperline's discussion Third party testing rqmt
"Thanks for your reply.  As for duct testing I reluctantly admit that the better scenario from a cost perspective is to have the installer provide testing results.  I don't like that but with regard to practicality it probably…"
Dec 13, 2013
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Eric Sperline's discussion Third party testing rqmt
"Most of the states I know that require testing allow HERS Raters, those with BPI certifications (though they never teach duct testing except for 1 class) and those that go through a DET certifier course (HVAC / Builders / Insulation companies /…"
Dec 13, 2013
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Third party testing rqmt

I'm interested to know if the State you live in requires Blower door testing of the residential building envelope on new construction?Here in Washington State the Code official in the jurisdiction has the right to require third party testing but none do so.As a consequence of that situation the insulation contractors are usually chosen to perform the blower door testing at Final inspection and there is no system of verification in place. It is not my intent to imply wrong doing with this…See More
Dec 12, 2013
Eric Sperline added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
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Looking for a used Air Handler Flow Meter

Anyone out there have a used Air Handler Flow Meter for sale?  Please let me know if you do.See More
Oct 16, 2013
Dennis Heidner replied to Eric Sperline's discussion Variable Frequency Drive controllers in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Eric,  I have been looking also.  From what I've seen I think the savings for me will be significant. The things you need to do a comparison: 1. The system head and flows, pipe diameters, etc... 2.  The current motor…"
Mar 30, 2013
Eric Sperline replied to Todd Ewald's discussion Slightly used Energy Auditing equipment for sale in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"How much do want for a complete blower door set up?"
Mar 11, 2013
Eric Sperline replied to Bud Poll's discussion Ridge Vent NFA in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Good point. It depends on the product."
Jan 3, 2013
Eric Sperline replied to Bud Poll's discussion Ridge Vent NFA in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"You bring up a good subject. I think the manufacturers recommendations are best.  As a building inspector for many years I saw many of these installations where the ridge opening was 3/4" or less.  The manufacturers state that the…"
Jan 3, 2013
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Eric Sperline's discussion Variabe Frequency Drive controllers in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Forgive me as it has been awhile as I hardly see any pools around here, but one must remember that not all VFD's work with all motors so this is one major consideration. Retrofitting is dependent on location & type - a variable speed pump…"
Dec 27, 2012
Bill Smith replied to Eric Sperline's discussion Variabe Frequency Drive controllers in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Eric, I'm not familiar with pool pumps in particular but in general VFDs provide savings for situations where there are variable loads. I thought pool pumps were just on/off applications. A typical scenario is a hydronic system with multiple…"
Dec 27, 2012
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Variabe Frequency Drive controllers

Would anyone out there happen to have experience with a retro-fit VFD controller for a pool pump system?  I'm interested in the complexity of the the retro-fit as well as the measured savings.See More
Dec 27, 2012
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Best Practices (Residential)

Best Building, Retrofitting, or even Auditing Practices - what are they, what should change, what needs to find it's way to the dust bin of history?See More
Dec 27, 2012
Eric Sperline added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
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Solar Gain/Low E detector wanted

If you happen to have a Solar Gain/ Low E meter for glazing and wish to sell it, please let me know through this forum.See More
Dec 13, 2012
Robert Riversong replied to Eric Sperline's discussion Floor insulation attachment
"I like some headroom, too. "
Oct 18, 2012
David Meiland replied to Eric Sperline's discussion Floor insulation attachment
"Robert, you can save time by simply jacking one edge of the house. Lift it enough to slip all of the foam board into the crawl space, then lower it. I like the idea of jacking several feet, though. When I retrofit a foundation to my old house, I…"
Oct 18, 2012
James Canter replied to Eric Sperline's discussion Floor insulation attachment
"That all makes sense. Having spent the last 20 years building and remodeling homes and only the last 4 concentrating on building science and weatherization, I am still trying to figure out what many of you veterans have already learned. I…"
Oct 18, 2012

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Residential/commercial energy audits, Blower door testing, Duct testing
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At 7:13pm on April 13, 2012, Tyson Pischel said…

Looking forward to heading back your way soon.  I am really curious to know your take on the ventilation strategy that Kleiman used in the homes for Pioneer Pacific.  Do you know where they came up with that system?

At 10:26am on March 27, 2012, Bob Freer said…

Hi, Eric.  I have a Testo 327 that has only been used 5 or 6 times.  I'm willing to sel it for $700.  I know it is not exactly what you are looking for, but if you are interested, call me.  I'm in Tukwila.  You can reach me at 253-508-3542.

Bob

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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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