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French door air sealing
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Good day everyone,While performing an audit and blower door test, we came across a french door (pics attached) that, of course, was hemorrhaging air. The homeowner also complained about insects…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Brauer Nov 18, 2013.

ASHRAE 55 Tool

Sorry if we're late to the game on this, but UC Berkeley has a tool to calculate compliance with ASHRAE Standard 55-2010 Thermal Environment Conditions for Human Occupancy. As informative as it is,…Continue

Tags: Comfort, 55, ASHRAE

Started Jan 17, 2013

 

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Kevin Brauer replied to Green Iowa AmeriCorps's discussion French door air sealing
"Brush weatherstrip, have used Sealeze brand on such doors, as noted, may need astragal. Brush w/s good for irregular / un-aligned openings; choice of plastic or aluminum extrusion, color & brush length."
Nov 18, 2013
Brad Cook replied to Green Iowa AmeriCorps's discussion French door air sealing
"Learn to take better pictures. Use the flash more often and focus! Without being there and with a couple of out of focus and poorly lit photos, everyone would be taking a guess at a solution. I need to "read" the entire door before making…"
Nov 16, 2013
Bruce Dichter replied to Green Iowa AmeriCorps's discussion French door air sealing
"Another option to consider is adding an astragal.  This is a molding fastened to the outside edge of the passive door, lapping over the active door.  Run weather stripping on the inside face that contacts the active door.  This will…"
Nov 15, 2013
Troy Spindler replied to Green Iowa AmeriCorps's discussion French door air sealing
"I hate French doors- they are almost always leakers. Over 95% of the time only the active door gets used.  So, I recommend people take them out and put in a good quality door with one or two side-lights. If they need a larger opening I…"
Nov 15, 2013
Tony Ramirez replied to Green Iowa AmeriCorps's discussion French door air sealing
"In Colorado that door would last 2 years.  It has no way to prevent the UV from damaging the weather seal at the meeting stile of the active/passive door. Agreed budget is big factor for most homeowners.  The particular door in the pic can…"
Nov 15, 2013
Glen Gallo replied to Green Iowa AmeriCorps's discussion French door air sealing
"quality of the door does not matter with poor installation. First I would test the hinges to make sure the are all screwed in and not loose I would make sure the stop on the non operable side is aligned correctly  and determine if any gains…"
Nov 15, 2013
Tony Ramirez replied to Green Iowa AmeriCorps's discussion French door air sealing
"Looks like a low end french door from a big box store.  Upgrade to a better door, Anderse, Marvin, etc"
Nov 15, 2013
Dennis Cheslik replied to Green Iowa AmeriCorps's discussion French door air sealing
"It looks like the door frame was not properly aligned during installation. I just replaced my old slider doors with french doors a couple months ago. I had the opposite problem. My doors would not shut. Fortunately, I had a construction guru…"
Nov 14, 2013
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Green Iowa AmeriCorps's discussion French door air sealing
"I got to agree with Gallo, fix the fit first & then make sure the secondary door locks work properly / not to much slop & then fix the weather stripping with the type that is meant for that door"
Nov 12, 2013
Glen Gallo replied to Green Iowa AmeriCorps's discussion French door air sealing
"It looks like the dor is a bit cammed. Close at he top and spread at the bottom. The door itself looks as if it needs to be realigned from the photo. It is always hard to tell the exactly from a photo."
Nov 11, 2013
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French door air sealing

Good day everyone,While performing an audit and blower door test, we came across a french door (pics attached) that, of course, was hemorrhaging air. The homeowner also complained about insects getting in around the door (surprising, of course).We think we can air seal the perimeter with good weatherstripping, but are at a total loss for what to do where the doors come together. Both sides are operational and used. The doors are fiberglass, so adding weatherstripping between them is not…See More
Nov 11, 2013
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French door air sealing

Good day everyone,While performing an audit and blower door test, we came across a french door (pics attached) that, of course, was hemorrhaging air. The homeowner also complained about insects getting in around the door (surprising, of course).We think we can air seal the perimeter with good weatherstripping, but are at a total loss for what to do where the doors come together. Both sides are operational and used. The doors are fiberglass, so adding weatherstripping between them is not…See More
Nov 8, 2013
Green Iowa AmeriCorps's discussion was featured

ASHRAE 55 Tool

Sorry if we're late to the game on this, but UC Berkeley has a tool to calculate compliance with ASHRAE Standard 55-2010 Thermal Environment Conditions for Human Occupancy. As informative as it is, it's also really fun to play with. http://cbe.berkeley.edu/comforttool/See More
Jan 17, 2013
Green Iowa AmeriCorps posted a discussion

ASHRAE 55 Tool

Sorry if we're late to the game on this, but UC Berkeley has a tool to calculate compliance with ASHRAE Standard 55-2010 Thermal Environment Conditions for Human Occupancy. As informative as it is, it's also really fun to play with. http://cbe.berkeley.edu/comforttool/See More
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