Hal Skinner
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A funny story about a Radiant Control Coating in a hospital

In the 30 years I have worked with our Radiant Control Coating, I have encountered some cute and funny events.There is a cute story that goes with this picture.…Continue

Started Aug 9

DOE feedback on rooftop units

Our energy efficient coating has been applied to rooftop AC units for around 30 years.  I see those units by the hundreds everywhere as I am sure everyone else has as well.A few weeks ago I asked the…Continue

Started Jun 11

Contractors teaming up with financial lenders

I ran this subject line past a few of the administrators.  They and I could not recall this subject getting discussed here.To start off I want to say I am NOT an expert on lending institutions or…Continue

Started Feb 19

'See through' Radiant Barrier window attachment?
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Liteline companies ‘In’Flector’I was introduced to this product around a month ago, however, it apperently has been around many years.  I had never heard of it and was wondering if anyone on this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Skinner Apr 5, 2012.

 

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Tom Mallard replied to Hal Skinner's discussion How our ceramic based RCC works in the group Radiant Control Coatings
"So it seems that what you're saying is for heat-transfer the stuff has little resistance or R-factor in conduction but "reflects" by wavelength perhaps so makes overall transfer much less than what the tests for R-factor expose. My…"
yesterday
Hal Skinner replied to richard gaughan's discussion Advice for heating a 3-story Vermont home built in 1900?
"Richard, One more quick question that might give a clue if you have insulation in the walls.  From the picture, I am assuming the exterior is the old redwwod 3/4"shiplap or possibly newer siding?    You can drill a 1/2"…"
Sunday
Hal Skinner replied to richard gaughan's discussion Advice for heating a 3-story Vermont home built in 1900?
"Hi Richard. If we are talking a circa 1900 home, is there any insulation in the walls at all?  Being a rental building I assume so to meet code requirements.  I have encountered rental homes here in my area, pre-190-50, that hve zero…"
Saturday
Hal Skinner replied to Andy Gostisha's discussion Disguising Ductless Heat Pump Units
"Hi Andy. The bare metal units on a roof stick out like a sore thumb .  Coating them with our white RCC probably makes them stick out even more, even though more energy efficient. These RCCs CAN be tinted.  In our coating's case, it…"
Friday
Hal Skinner replied to Scott Katznelson's discussion Database of zip code or county by climate zone
"Hi Scott. I dont know of a database that you are referring to.  I was always under the impression that each state had its own list like that, at least for roof coatings.  I believe there was 13 temp zones for roof coatings in CA. …"
Aug 20
Hal Skinner replied to Hal Skinner's discussion The 'Touchy - Feely' sales pitch. in the group Radiant Control Coatings
"The 2nd bestsales tool I ever came up with.  aI will be happy to send anyone a test strip like you will see  in the attached file   send me an email to hal.skinner@yahoo.com  with a name and mailing address."
Aug 19
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Radiant Control Coatings

A group where people who work with radiant control coatings can share their success stories and let others know all of these coatings different energy saving applications. We have made some tremendous energy saving advances with the RCC I have worked with for 30 years.  I am sure others here have done some great things with theirs also. See More
Aug 19
Hal Skinner commented on jose caramelo's blog post Casa Automatica - Aiming for Zero consumption in acclimatization
"Hi again Jose. How does your weather there compare to, lets say, Western Texas where it reaches 118 degrees in the summer and minus 10 degrees in the winter.  We coated the flat roof of a 200,000 sq ft egg production facility there.  Flat…"
Aug 18
Hal Skinner commented on jose caramelo's blog post Casa Automatica - Aiming for Zero consumption in acclimatization
"Hi Jose, We have been applying an RCC (Radiant Control Coating) on, in, under and around mobile homes for 30 years. Check out the discussion on mobile homes at this…"
Aug 18
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Conditioned air in the attic? Not me!

i have read in this group where someone suggested conditioned air in the attic.  This being done to make the cooling and heating equipment and duct more effective.  Please excuse me if that is NOT why you would condition the air in an attic.Dont you have to pay for the energy used to condition those attics?  Maybe I am mistaken there too but that sounds like we are killing Cain to save Abel.  Kind of goes against my grain.I have worked with a radiant control coating (RCC) for 30 years.   One of…See More
Aug 14
Hal Skinner replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Sprinkler Mandate Debated.. What do you think should be done?
"I was responsible for training sales people on our RCC and all it's abilities and benefits.  One of thos was that it added a higher level of fire safdety to the home.  I would get feedback from the sales people.  I would ask if…"
Aug 14
Hal Skinner added a discussion to the group Radiant Control Coatings
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I will put something in perspetive here Inre Fire Safety and some RCCs

From Wikipedia;  "The maximum adiabatic flame temperature a propane torch can achieve with air is 1,995 °C (3,623 °F)."  I was told they burn at 2,800 to 3,200 °F. " I will use 2,800°F for this discussion.If you watched the fire test video where the firemen tested our RCC, you saw them take a propane torch to patches of paint and our RCC.  The vast majority of residential fires start on the living…See More
Aug 13
Hal Skinner replied to Hal Skinner's discussion Combining energy efficiency with fire safety in the group Radiant Control Coatings
"Nevada Fire Marshall"
Aug 12
Hal Skinner added a discussion to the group Radiant Control Coatings
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PORTABLE CLASSROOMS, RCC vs standard paint

Two identical classrooms.  One coated with our RCC, the other with standard paint.  Statement, photo and meter readings.  Comparison made in November and December.  It can reach 10 degrees below zero there.  …See More
Aug 12
Hal Skinner replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Spontaneous Combustion and Flash Fire regarding Spray Foam Insulation
"Hi Richard. I read the first report and some of the second.  Glad it's not all about the money, or anything like that.  LOL  Yup, alot of what they are saying sure sounds familiar  :)   If I understand correctly, he is…"
Aug 11
Hal Skinner replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Sprinkler Mandate Debated.. What do you think should be done?
"ZERO surface flame spread means flames are not permitted to spread across a materials surface. PLEASE NOTE; the n arrator says they poured gasoline on the test patches. It was actually a mixture of 1/2 gasoline and 1/2 diesel fuel. The oil in the…"
Aug 11

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Energy Conservation - residential, commercial, industrial
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Very versatile coating

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE


EXTERIOR WALLS
SOUND WALLS
INTERIOR WALLS
METAL ROOFS
INTERIOR CEILINGS
INDUSTRIAL METAL ROOFS
MOBILE HOME ROOFS
FLAT ROOFS
MOBILE HOME EXTERIOR WALLS
SHINGLE PLY ROOFS
MOBILE HOME INTERIOR WALLS
CEILINGS BUILT UP ROOFS
ROOFTOP AC UNITS AND DUCTS
ASPHALT ROOFS
HEATER DUCTS EPDM ROOFS
BOILERS & STEAM PIPES
RES. WATER HEATERS & PIPES
COMMERCIAL CHILLER PIPES
ATTIC METAL DUCTS
REFRIGERATED TRUCK TRAILERS
ATTIC FLEX DUCTS
WATER HEATERS
ATTIC WATER HEATERS
SCHOOL MODULAR UNITS
ATTIC AC UNITS
SCHOOL BUS ROOFS
BOAT BOTTOMS
MOTOR HOME ROOFS
ATTIC ROOF DECKS
PROPANE TANKS
POULTRY HOUSES
WALK IN FREEZERS
WALK IN REFRIGERATORS
PATIO DECKS
METAL AWNINGS
ICE STORAGE BOXES
ICE CHESTS
GRAIN SILOS
ETC, ETC, ETC.

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New Energy Star requirements for Cool Roof coatings

I was forwarded an email that originated from the Energy Star Heat Island group.  This was something I was not aware of.  I have changed the font to red for the main point of my own comments below the quoted part of the email.

 

"This call will provide an overview of the revised requirements for ENERGY STAR labeling of roofing products. The focus will be on the certification and verification processes. Beginning January 2011, labeling requires third- party…

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Posted on April 6, 2011 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

New applications for an Energy Star 'Cool Roof' coating.





I work with two contractors; one is in Denison Texas and the other in Sacramento, CA. …

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Posted on November 5, 2010 at 4:45pm

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