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Inconsistant Local Authority
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It becomes frustrating to give people modern advice and then have to backtrack and tell them to do as the local authority requires regardless of right, wrong, or inbetween.  Personally challenging…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard L. Sanderson Oct 24.

Another benefit from air sealing
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From our perspective air sealing should often be the first step, but when explaining its importance to the home owner they often see the cost and hassle as too much and just want to add more…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by tedkidd Sep 4.

I say to-may-toes and you say to-mah-toes
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I like that song but I'm showing my age.We often talk about the general public's need to be educated about energy efficiency to increase their understanding and their interest in making…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bud Poll Mar 15.

Another Window Question
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We all know windows are cold in winter and do a poor job of keeping the heat in.  Unfortunately, the calculations that show the potential savings for new windows are dismal, with an extremely long…Continue

Tags: loss, heat, Window

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bud Poll Jan 9.

 

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Bud Poll replied to Chad Mcaulife's discussion BPI QCI Cert.
"I can't think of any test I've ever taken where I wasn't able to determine what I got wrong and what the correct answer should have been.  By not providing the correct answers, candidates are as likely to change correct thinking…"
Sunday
Bud Poll replied to Chad Mcaulife's discussion BPI QCI Cert.
"Chad, as you said, passing this the first time is very important. Along that line, the link below is from Corbett Lunsford, he is very much on top of energy science and training.  His prep course is listed at $125 and if that made the…"
Nov 18
Bud Poll replied to Chad Mcaulife's discussion BPI QCI Cert.
"Have you found this: http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2014/04/f14/qci_pre_exam_quiz_04042014.pdf Ya, I got my certificate today as well.  It looks official at least :). Bud"
Nov 17
Bud Poll replied to Chad Mcaulife's discussion BPI QCI Cert.
"While we were in class with Ralph there was another energy auditor program next door. Two different sources of funding and two different programs. I stopped over to EMTC and talked with the instructor over there, Les Stackpole and he might be a good…"
Nov 16
Bud Poll replied to Chad Mcaulife's discussion BPI QCI Cert.
"Did you take the quality control course or were you sitting next to me and I don't remember L? I only took the course with Ralph as a review as at the time I was still considering the BPI cert.  But BPI has gone crazy inventing a…"
Nov 16
Bud Poll replied to Chad Mcaulife's discussion BPI QCI Cert.
"Hi Chad, I recently took a course through United Technology Center in Bangor that was supposed to be a preparatory course for BPI.  Since it was just a dry run for getting ready to offer that course it was very basic.  But, they were also…"
Nov 15
Bud Poll replied to Matthew Damon's discussion Upgrading a vented tongue and groove cathedral ceiling in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Hi Matt, thanks for the follow up.  It sure looks like it was a good project and great that they were able to do so much.  Many home owners are forced to do a little now and a little later but that would not have made these improvements…"
Nov 12
Bud Poll replied to Matthew Damon's discussion Upgrading a vented tongue and groove cathedral ceiling in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"The Op hasn't replied since his initial post so no idea as to where this stands.  But as posted, sheetrock was an option, but involved removing and reinstalling a very nice T&G ceiling.  That's no easy task. But converting to…"
Nov 12
Richard L. Sanderson replied to Bud Poll's discussion Inconsistant Local Authority
"Bud: I like the idea of a third party review board. My own experience in local government is that local code officials adopt the state building code or an international code. Some municipalities -- even in the same state -- could be operating with…"
Oct 24
Bud Poll's discussion was featured

Inconsistant Local Authority

It becomes frustrating to give people modern advice and then have to backtrack and tell them to do as the local authority requires regardless of right, wrong, or inbetween.  Personally challenging ones local code official can have repercussions most contractors do not want to face, so how about an industry wide review board that can be contacted for guidance?  Although the source of the initial challenge would be known, the appearance of a third party intervention might absorb some of the…See More
Oct 22
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Bud Poll's discussion Inconsistant Local Authotity
"There are actually plenty of them out there like the manufacturers themselves, SPFA, BSC, etc...Generally just providing them the docs is fine though in some cases some will require an engineer sign off for items like conditioned crawls. Just…"
Oct 20
Bud Poll posted a discussion

Inconsistant Local Authotity

It becomes frustrating to give people modern advice and then have to backtrack and tell them to do as the local authority requires regardless of right, wrong, or inbetween.  Personally challenging ones local code official can have repercussions most contractors do not want to face, so how about an industry wide review board that can be contacted for guidance?  Although the source of the initial challenge would be known, the appearance of a third party intervention might absorb some of the…See More
Oct 18
Bud Poll replied to Bob Reuther's discussion ridge vent orientation
"Hi Eric, @Eric "without wind each night I got cold air come down the ridge vent".  You didn't give a lot of details like, climate zone, outside temp, standard attic, hip roof, or cathedral ceiling?  With a well insulated…"
Oct 17
Bud Poll replied to Bob Reuther's discussion ridge vent orientation
"Ridge vents are also exposed to some strong winds which I would expect might shake some of that dust loose.  That ugly black fiberglass insulation we associate with dust collection most often occurs in fairly confined spaces. Bud"
Oct 11
Bud Poll replied to Bob Reuther's discussion ridge vent orientation
"I'd like to think that there are some things that we can accept without having to run a study to prove the obvious.  Passive attic ventilation pressures are very low, but it works.  Bud"
Oct 9
Bud Poll replied to Bob Reuther's discussion ridge vent orientation
"Hi Ed, I do agree with Dick, the wind can drive snow, especially the very light powdery variety, just about anywhere the air can go.  Fortunately, that light powdery snow doesn't have a lot of water content, but it is unnerving to see it…"
Oct 9

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