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I was perusing the Home Energy Pros posts as I often do and ran across a post regarding a radiant barrier insulation product Costco was offering.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Riversong Oct 4, 2012.

“I don’t get it why would we want to make the house so tight that you would need ventilation?”
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“I don’t get it why would we want to make the house so tight that you would need ventilation?” I was asked this question by a potential customer. I think that this is certainly valid question. I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Shankle Sep 8, 2012.

To test or not to test that is the question.
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To test, or not to test, that is the question: Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Protocols, Or to take Arms against a Sea of Air Infiltration, And by…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Price Mar 22, 2012.

Is LEED Lip Stick on a Pig?
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http://bit.ly/yA52MUIs LEED lip stick on a pig? I like the concept of LEED however the acronym is probably in need of adjustment that would be more…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by William H Nickerson Feb 10, 2012.

 

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Glen Gallo replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Kurt, Radiant barrier certainly works well when installed as you are doing. you should meter attic temperature before and after for a delta. Make sure the outside temperature is also included.  Kudos to your association for allowing you to…"
Aug 7
Glen Gallo replied to Stephen Standley's discussion Which reading is more reliable on a Minneapolis Duct Blaster?
"Number 3 ring should be more accurate. This is according to my HERS training which I was taught if you can achieve the flow the smallest ring is the most accurate or the fan speed as high as possible. This is true also of the Blower Door. I use…"
Aug 6
Glen Gallo replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Ted While I agree with fix the house anywhere in the country before adding measures. AC is not installed in many homes here in Southern California which includes mine and Kurt Shafers area. Moisture is normally not a problem we are a warm dry…"
Aug 6
Glen Gallo replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Title 24 requires whole house fans in zones 8-14 in the prescriptive path only. With many restrictions including glazing limits being the most pertinent it is thought that most builders will opt for the performance path. In the performance path no…"
Jul 31
Glen Gallo replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Kurt, I think cost of operation is always a factor but I am not sure I would leave it just cfm. What about watts to operate? What about the heat/cold transfer from the attic? What about the perfect connection of conditioned to unconditioned space I…"
Jul 30
Glen Gallo replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Tamarack has lower CFM than typical fans and has a insulated lid that automatically closes when fan is not in operation. Providing a thermal and air barrier when not in…"
Jul 29
Glen Gallo replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"I no longer have my subscription to the Home Power Magazine but these figures were pulled from the article that was once linked including that a screen requires increasing size for flow. The resistance of the screen reduces flow.  It is in the…"
Jul 29
Glen Gallo replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"I do not like them and I am in Southern California. I think the whole house fan in prescriptive measures for title 24 3013 is a colossal mistake.  My blog regarding whole house fans here http://www.rede3.com/Whole_House_fans.html "
Jul 29
Glen Gallo commented on Christopher Morin's blog post Top 5 A/C Code Requirements not Enforced
"what about 12 inches clear for the condenser which I almost never see especially in production homes"
Jun 6
Glen Gallo replied to Tom Delconte's discussion What would be your preference?
"While I dabble a bit on the HVAC side and understand much of it I do not claim expertise. I would call my got HVAC man and meet him onsite. From the call I would be leaning toward three and would want to check there airflow to find out if this is…"
Jun 6
Glen Gallo commented on Christopher Morin's blog post DIY Minisplits: Which side are you on?
"Nice Job Chris excellent breakdown. Regarding the snap refrigerant lines the might be ok. I can remember when faucets came out with the snap fittings. I thought really how long is this going last before it leaks. I have had a problem with a few but…"
May 21
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Glen Gallo replied to Dmitri A Martin's discussion Square Recessed Lights
"always hard to solve what you cannot see. I use a method which for lack of a better term I call a Popsicle in tight areas such as this. I cut a piece plywood or drywall wide enough to cover most of the hole but slim enough to get between rafters.…"
May 6
Glen Gallo replied to Dmitri A Martin's discussion Square Recessed Lights
"This makes allot of sense access in those areas is always tight but if it could be done it makes everything easy. As I mentioned with sealing the light and you point out lack of the ability to insulate is an issue. I would not insulate around it,…"
May 5
Glen Gallo replied to Dmitri A Martin's discussion Square Recessed Lights
"agreed"
May 4
Glen Gallo replied to Dmitri A Martin's discussion Square Recessed Lights
"I don't think there is an easy answer for this. It might be cheaper to cut it out and replace with a can IC AT can and do the repair. The other idea which I do not even know if I would recommend it is to remove the trim cover remove the glass…"
May 4

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Will California AB 327 work?

So I met a man from SDG&E the other day. It was a chance meeting as he was explaining to a customer how he was being charged for electricity. He was very informed and I picked his brain with a few question trying not to be to intrusive.  He explained some of the new changes in charges that will be forth coming. Flat rates for electricity in California

A little background.

 The great Enron Crisis of 2000 caused sweeping changes in rates and how we as consumers we are charged…

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Posted on November 11, 2013 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Why I refuse to participate in Energy Upgrade California

When I first heard of Energy Upgrade California I was excited. Energy upgrade packages for existing homes with rebates sounded awesome. I attended the ACI conference in LA which was the kick off. The event was interesting as we heard from program developers of how the program would be initiated. I also attended some orientation sessions at the CCSE. I liked what I heard. As my business is primarily residential repairs and upgrades I thought this would be a perfect fit.

What I have…

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Posted on October 10, 2013 at 11:59pm — 4 Comments

Home Performance Contractor Dreams

The Three Laws of Home Performance Contractor

First Law 

A performance contractor must do no harm through action or in action.

Second Law 

A performance contractor must follow the principles of building science unless they are in conflict with the first law

Third Law 

A performance contractor must protect…

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Posted on November 13, 2012 at 10:33pm — 6 Comments

Building Science is not really science

Building Science is not really science; it is more of a concept. While the concepts were developed by scientists the system itself is not really hard science. The concepts are generally employed by building analysts and construction professionals. While I consider myself a student of building science I do not consider myself a building scientist. I am simply a tradesman with special training. While some in the field might have different opinions about their role in this industry I am…

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Posted on October 29, 2012 at 11:26pm — 7 Comments

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At 3:59pm on September 17, 2013, Barry NewDelman said…

THANKS FOR YOUR AMBIT COMMENTS and I wanted to get back to you

I have been a senior Consultant with Ambit for well over 7 years. I am sure some compliants are justified and others are not. Ambit for example does not contorl Distribution & Transmission costs, ONLY the Energy side. But thanks and I am forwarding them to Ambit for thier review. Still a great company in my mind. Most companies that grow  from a start up to $1 billion in revenue in six years are bound to have some issues

At 9:21am on September 22, 2012, Paul Raymer said…

Glen -

I look forward to seeing you there.  Subject is near and dear to me!

Paul

 
 
 

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