"While I see nothing wrong in staged retrofits themselves (assuming they do no harm), I'm increasingly hesitant to call anything less than comprehensive, thoughtful, design-based solutions "home performance". The true danger is in…"
"Yep - and the static pressure port is usually on the side of the fuselage, perpendicular to the airstream.
The reading pointed toward the airstream fluctuated between -0.2 and 0.2 or so. If we interpolate the "true" static pressure as…"
"A pitot tube on an airplane is pointed forward because you want to measure air speed and if it points into the wind it measures, well, the speed of the air.
Draft in a heater is different - we aren't looking for MPH but Delta P. These are…"
"Thanks Dan. Yes, it's the straight tube from the DG bag. Interestingly, Minneapolis sells what they call a "Static Pressure Probe" and distinguish it from a "Pitot Tube", which they don't sell. Both are right-angled…"
"I'm guessing that is the short metal tube that comes with the DG. If that is the case, go with perpendicular to the pipe. Might want to trim some of the pipe insulation off as well before the job is completed. The insulation…"
"It's great to see tools like this becoming more accessible. There's a startup called Mu Optics that has been developing something very similar for a couple of years now. Glad to see FLIR hasn't been idle; it'll be interesting to…"
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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!