Jerry Huelsenbeck
  • Male
  • Bridgeville, PA
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share Twitter
  • Featured Blogs
  • Discussions (3)
  • Events
  • Groups
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos

Jerry Huelsenbeck's Discussions

CAZ make-up air options
5 Replies

I've encountered an install of 6" duct directly connected to the outside through the rim joist and covered by a simple mess screen on the end.  The other end has been placed next to the gas…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Blanchette Jan 27, 2012.

 

Jerry Huelsenbeck's Page

Latest Activity

Bob Blanchette replied to Jerry Huelsenbeck's discussion CAZ make-up air options
"Glad they used insulated duct for the fresh air intake ;) Have you considered sectioning off the water heater and furnace from the rest of the laundry area? Make the that unconditioned space. How about a vent between the laundry area and the rest of…"
Jan 27, 2012
Jerry Huelsenbeck replied to Jerry Huelsenbeck's discussion CAZ make-up air options
"Picture of uncontrolled make-up air duct next to furnace.  "
Jan 27, 2012
Jerry Huelsenbeck replied to Jerry Huelsenbeck's discussion CAZ make-up air options
"The units are in a conditioned laundry area, 16'X11'X7.5'  The DHW is 36K btu & furnace 45K btu. (Dryer is electric.)"
Jan 27, 2012
Bud Poll replied to Jerry Huelsenbeck's discussion CAZ make-up air options
"Hi Jerry, your classic can of worms. Each of us must decide where we will draw the line, that line where we can be blamed for making conditions worse and this is one.  Any improvements on air sealing could affect that CAZ, therefore, IMO, I…"
Jan 27, 2012
Bob Blanchette replied to Jerry Huelsenbeck's discussion CAZ make-up air options
"Let it be known common venting of power draft and natural draft appliances is against code in many jurisdictions. Are the DWH and Furnace in conditioned or unconditioned space?"
Jan 26, 2012
Jerry Huelsenbeck posted a discussion

CAZ make-up air options

I've encountered an install of 6" duct directly connected to the outside through the rim joist and covered by a simple mess screen on the end.  The other end has been placed next to the gas furnace as make-up air.  The cold air just pours in whether the furnace is active or not.  There is a clear need for make-up air as the CAZ is very small and the DHW and furnace are next within a couple of feet of each other.  Any advice on a simple mechanical option to better regulate this situation.  (The…See More
Jan 26, 2012
Jerry Huelsenbeck is now a member of Home Energy Pros
Dec 6, 2011

Profile Information

Company
Energy Eagles
Professional Certification
BPI Building Analyst, Building Envelope, RESNET Rater
Professional Interests
Audits, Duct efficiency, HVAC hybrids
Website URL
http://energyeagles.com
Facebook Page
Energy Eagles
LinkedIn Profile
Jerry Huelsenbeck

Comment Wall (1 comment)

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

At 8:13am on December 7, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Jerry,

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!


Thanks!
Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy,) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.

Latest Activity

Michael Dunseith posted a photo

http://www.prattcenter.net/energy-champions-launch-party

Senator Kevin Parker poses with Pratt Center's Green Jobs Green New York Project Coordinator Elana…
4 hours ago
Michael Dunseith posted a status
4 hours ago
Rob Madden, Solar Home Broker posted a blog post

Phoenix 3rd Quarter Solar Resale Statistics Continue to Impress

Phoenix solar home sales were up during the third quarter of 2014, including the resale of homes…See More
20 hours ago
Everblue posted a status
"Green job alert! Energy Auditor in Baltimore, MD with Advanced Green Home Solutions. Check it out: http://bit.ly/1xhQuXO"
22 hours ago
Chris Clay replied to Isaiah Borel's discussion Blown Cellulose VS Blown Fiberglass in the Attic
"The Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks, AK has alot of information about this…"
22 hours ago
Richard L. Sanderson replied to Bud Poll's discussion Inconsistant Local Authority
"Bud: I like the idea of a third party review board. My own experience in local government is that…"
yesterday
Matthew Lutz commented on Kaplan Clean Tech's blog post The Difference Between Home Inspection and Energy Auditing [Infographic]
"I would have to agree with Steve on this.  I am a Certified Energy Manager and have performed…"
yesterday
Matthew Lutz joined Diane Chojnowski's group
Thumbnail

Hall of Shame

In this group, members share an array of images from the field, showing the kinds of issues…See More
yesterday

© 2014   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service