Jason Raddenbach
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New PV system. What is your experience with different panel manufacturers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Raddenbach Apr 25, 2013. 12 Replies

I am about to pull the trigger on having a 5.9kW system put on our home/office, but honestly PV systems are kind of outside of my realm of expertise (I mostly work within air sealing and insulation…Continue

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Jason Raddenbach replied to Brent Shapiro's discussion Investigating 3257KWH monthly usage issue.
"Brent, The fridge would be easy to isolate. You can borrow a Kill A Watt Meter from your local library and put it on anything with a plug. Most libraries have those to lend."
Jun 22
Jason Raddenbach replied to Brent Shapiro's discussion Investigating 3257KWH monthly usage issue.
"Did you try unplugging everything in both floors and then looking at the meter to see if it spins when there is no load on the outlets at all?"
Jun 22
Jason Raddenbach replied to Debra Little's discussion Got insulation? in the group Hall of Shame
"Well, at least the air sealing job in the attic will be much easier. Did they really go 50 years like that?"
May 25
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May 25
Jason Raddenbach replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"This article is a year old, but I thought it covered the topic fairly: http://www.consumerreports.org/energy-saving/shedding-light-on-solar-power/ The biggest problem in SC with the lease is the home owners dont realize the lease must be…"
May 25
Jason Raddenbach replied to Larry Nissman's discussion Strange IR Image
"I think Sean is onto the answer. The blotchyness makes me think they may have used a spray can primer like "Killz" in a can to cover water damage or mold. If they shot it on there thick enough it could create a thermal difference. How did…"
Feb 16
Jason Raddenbach replied to John Proctor's discussion Unvented Gas Space Heaters – Continued Delays
"Dennis, This is anecdotal, but the people I talk to on the tech support line that are using unvented heaters and gas logs are using it, or installing it, because they were sold on the "100% efficient heating" pitch. Starting a bonfire in…"
Feb 3
Jason Raddenbach replied to John Proctor's discussion Unvented Gas Space Heaters – Continued Delays
"In 2009 I sat in on a ACI conference session in Kansas City with Paul Franscisco who had just finished a study on un-vented gas heaters. It was a 3 year study conducted by Univ of IL Urbana/Champaign about the indoor air quality effects of unvented…"
Feb 2
Jason Raddenbach replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Fireplace drafts
"Steve, Chimney dampness is a much bigger problem in the UK than it is in the US. It is because of the weather difference and the chimney structural differences combined. But you are correct that you do not want to trap moisture inside of a chimney…"
Jan 2
Jason Raddenbach replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Fireplace drafts
"In existing homes I have not seen the outside air intakes executed very well. Most times they are without dampers. Worse yet, in prefab fireplace configurations they terminate inside chimney chases instead of outside. So they just end up being…"
Dec 15, 2016
Jason Raddenbach replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Fireplace drafts
"I think the number of chimney draft excluding products is a testimony to what a problem the fireplace can be with the efforts to make a home more efficient and also meet the demands of the homeowner. Here is a list of the products out there right…"
Dec 15, 2016
Jason Raddenbach liked Rob Madden's discussion Blower Door Testing With James Brown...
Dec 15, 2016
Jason Raddenbach replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Fireplace drafts
"Marco, The trouble with the Lock top and Lymance or any top seal damper, is that when you bottle a chimney at the top and leave it open at the bottom, you still leave room for cold air to enter the home through the firebox. Basically the chimney is…"
Nov 28, 2016
Jason Raddenbach replied to Mark Rogers's discussion Foam Plugs for Duct Leakage Testing
"I am sorry I didn't see this earlier Mark. I am sure by now you have found a solution since you posted this question back on Nov 11. However, I was going to mention to you that I have seen a 9x15 Chimney Balloon as a boot plug in a pinch. It is…"
Nov 17, 2016
Jason Raddenbach replied to Dale Hoffmeyer's discussion Friends and Family Referral Marketing
"I know a PV Solar installer that gives a $1K kickback to any customer of his that refers a new customer to him that results in a signed install contract. That is a pretty generous kickback, but it incentivizes the heck out of his current clients. If…"
May 26, 2016
Jason Raddenbach replied to Craig McManus's discussion Inventions that save energy, licensing to a US manufacturer?
"Hi Craig, Are you looking for someone to buy out your idea, or to manufacture and market it and give you a royalty kickback as they build the brand? I might know a guy that can show you the way to the latter. If you don't mind me asking...why…"
May 26, 2016

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