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CO poisoning in Yarmouth Maine
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A news headline caught my attention, "Man hospitalized for signs of carbon monoxide poisoning at Yarmouth home".  Not all of the details, but if we take the liberty of reading between the lines, it…Continue

Tags: Monoxide, Carbon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bud Poll on Friday.

Our Changing Business Model
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How should we adjust our businesses in the face of these falling energy prices?Payback, SIR, and overall financial justifications for our work are losing ground.Should we now be pushing that old…Continue

Tags: prices, energy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Theodore Redler Jan 2.

Basing air exchange on house volume??
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I have long objected to including a basement volume when calculating air exchange as it just doesn't leak like the rest of the house.  In fact using the house volume is an extremely poor substitute…Continue

Tags: exchange, air

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Jan 8.

Cellulose As An Air Seal
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I often hear people proclaim that a thick layer of cellulose will seal all of those air leaks below, thus eliminating the need to dig through, or remove, the old insulation before adding the new. …Continue

Tags: sealing, air, cellulose

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bpb Farmer Dec 7, 2014.

 

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Bud Poll replied to Bud Poll's discussion CO poisoning in Yarmouth Maine
"Hi Chad, I sure would like to hear the follow-up on what caused the CO issue down there.  As your call indicated, a direct vent unit should shut down if the vent is obstructed and if the unit is sealed, how would the CO get back into the house…"
Friday
Chad Mcaulife replied to Bud Poll's discussion CO poisoning in Yarmouth Maine
"I got a call yesterday from a homeowner who had a direct vent furnace installed a year ago and she said it quit working in the middle of the night the night prior.  Sent a tech. over and the termination being buried in snow was the cause!!!"
Friday
Bud Poll replied to Bud Poll's discussion CO poisoning in Yarmouth Maine
"Don't I hate links that vaporize over night.  I did a search and found another: https://bangordailynews.com/2015/01/28/news/portland/firefighters-investigate-possible-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-in-yarmouth/ But just in case it dries up,…"
Thursday
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Bud Poll's discussion CO poisoning in Yarmouth Maine
"Link doesn't work Bud? I doubt Direct Vent as the lack of oxygen should trip the safeties - could easily be a power vented, naturally vented unit that got clogged, pipe got knocked loose or they used their oven or something else for…"
Thursday
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CO poisoning in Yarmouth Maine

A news headline caught my attention, "Man hospitalized for signs of carbon monoxide poisoning at Yarmouth home".  Not all of the details, but if we take the liberty of reading between the lines, it looks like our recent snow was deep enough to block the vents on this home's heating system.  My guess would be a direct vent high efficiency condensing furnace.  I'm not sure what Yarmouth got for total snow, guessing about 20", but light and fluffy with very strong winds it could have drifted 8 to…See More
Wednesday
Bud Poll replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Blower Doors & Methods Used in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"A multi-point will take longer, but what will it do for the home owner?  Will it change the work scope?  Will it improve the final results? IMO, some zone pressure testing would be far more valuable.  Probe a wall and it can tell you…"
Jan 25
Bud Poll replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Blower Doors & Methods Used in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Hi Sean, I have a question for you.  If you were only interested in providing the best audit you could for a reasonable time on the job, what BD tests would you run.  If your testing would be less without all of the requirements, then what…"
Jan 24
Dennis Heidner replied to Bud Poll's discussion Basing air exchange on house volume??
"When we breath,  we exhale VOC's... sorry.   The process of cooking,  even if electric and using extra virgin olive oil, will result in VOC's.   It isn't just "VOC's"  but the type,  the…"
Jan 8
Chad Mcaulife replied to Bud Poll's discussion Basing air exchange on house volume??
"We use ASHRAE 62.2 2013 in the WAP.  I tend to agree Bud.  Some of these big homes in Maine are being over ventilated to the point that the home owner disables the systems.  Go ahead and jump on me with the home owner ed. bit as…"
Jan 7
Hans Joachim Preiss replied to Bud Poll's discussion Basing air exchange on house volume??
"The type and concentration of pollutants very much depends on the people living in the home. One family may use only zero VOC paints and cleaners, another family doesn't pay attention to what they buy. One family may be only two adults, another…"
Jan 7
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Our Changing Business Model

How should we adjust our businesses in the face of these falling energy prices?Payback, SIR, and overall financial justifications for our work are losing ground.Should we now be pushing that old "carbon footprint" argument, after all, we are still using a lot of dirty energy?  Or maybe we should emphasize IAQ and comfort.Can we trust these falling prices?  It isn't much of a stretch to think that the current instability around the world could change our energy costs in a heartbeat.  And don't…See More
Jan 6
Dennis Heidner replied to Bud Poll's discussion Basing air exchange on house volume??
"The ASHRAE 62.2 standards are really an educated guess.  The problem is unless you spend a lot of dollars testing and re-testing on a house,  you really will not know what the IAQ problems are for that house around the clock,…"
Jan 2
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Bud Poll's discussion Basing air exchange on house volume??
"No problem - tied into the exhaust then it becomes a "balanced" solution & while I can think of better ways (and more efficient), I have no major issues. Most however only use it as a supply only system which is only a…"
Jan 2
Theodore Redler replied to Bud Poll's discussion Our Changing Business Model
"I believe in a mixed approach. Payback is still a major part of it but not in a SIR way. SIR has lost much credibility in my opinion and that’s not only about gas prices. Even when everything is right, there are countless factors that can mess…"
Jan 2
Kent Mitchell replied to Bud Poll's discussion Basing air exchange on house volume??
"Sean - I'm curious why you think the Air Cycler is the worst choice.  In the NW we are seeing a big increase in them. Used in conjunction with the air handler and a centrally located exhaust fan it determines run times and adjusts…"
Jan 2
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Bud Poll's discussion Our Changing Business Model
"Heh, you know I had to as I have long said that SIR & other similar tactics are a bad model and shortsighted... The reality is those using it narrow their available market in more ways than one"
Jan 1

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At 1:08pm on June 28, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

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"Hi Chad, I sure would like to hear the follow-up on what caused the CO issue down there.  As…"
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