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2009 IECC Certificate Labels
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I'm looking to find a Good template to make up some labels to comply with this: 401.3 Certificate. A permanent certificate shall be posted on orin the electrical distribution panel. The certificate…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Peck Mar 31, 2011.

 

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Jim Peck replied to Corbett Lunsford's discussion CAZ Depressurization: NOT a Big Deal?
"Decades of experience in the Culinary realm give me a slightly different perspective.  It is the capture area of the hood that is of significance.  Installing sides will never go over, but if the hood were required to extend some…"
Apr 12
Jim Peck replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion HERS Index tracking 5 years or more after construction
"Ratings and software combine to make estimates True analysis comes from Consumption: Utility data, past bills, etc Occupant behavior can skew the results 50% or more Structural modifications can induce further changes I've done one year studies…"
Mar 21
Jim Peck replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Best Insulation For Older Building With Potential Moisture
"I would think you would want to use fiberglass.  Calculate and use a good controlled ventilation strategy."
Mar 21
Jim Peck replied to Mike Rogers's discussion Where do you fall in the "staged" versus "gotta be all at once" discussion?
"It all comes down to money, does it not? "
Mar 8
Jim Peck replied to Craig McManus's discussion How to keep mice, critters from getting into duct insulation that is under a house that is on piers.
"mothballs have worked for decades"
Mar 8
Jim Peck commented on Christopher Morin's blog post Can you trust your Load Calc Software?
"Agreeing with Ted here, "Models are tools for modelers like hammers are tools for carpenters" Just cause you own a hammer doesn't mean you can set a nail without a dimple :)"
Mar 1
Jim Peck replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Calculating BTU lost per cfm leaks
"Yes, and when I cannot sleep I do my own version counting the length of time my FAN runs to reset my internal temp then take into account the current Delta T of the night and then, finally when does the furnace come back on! I obviously need help"
Jan 28
Jim Peck replied to Tom Delconte's discussion Energy Savings that Are Hot Air!
"Mass Save has a pretty agressive program addressing both those issues Bob"
Jan 22
Jim Peck commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post December 9, 2013...Will It Go Down In Weatherization History As The Day That Changed The Future?
"Well said, Meg"
Dec 17, 2013
Tom Delconte commented on Jim Peck's blog post Efficiency in Action, Does it Get Any Better Than This?
"JIm: Great post! A five year payback period of 5 years is reasonable: Emp St. . Not to be fatalistic, but such a project would have been unthinkable until the federal government learned how to keep us safe. I've worked in buildings…"
Jan 31, 2013
Jim Peck's blog post was featured

Natural Draft Orphaned Hot Water Heater

We keep running into these.Natural Draft Orphaned Hot Water Heaters that will not pass Draft.Any thoughts on economical solutions?These are typically in a pre-Weatherized house.See More
Jan 31, 2013
Tom Delconte commented on Jim Peck's blog post Natural Draft Orphaned Hot Water Heater
"Home Power Magazine reports that a solar powered hot water heating system which costs $8,000 will not pay back for 27 years, so it's probably best to put in the cheap electric or gas hot water heater. Such is life, when an appliance must pass…"
Jan 31, 2013
j. west commented on Jim Peck's blog post Natural Draft Orphaned Hot Water Heater
"I also see them frequently. Almost every time they simply are not vented properly. Check the NFPA guidelines. "
Jan 30, 2013
j. west commented on Jim Peck's blog post Natural Draft Orphaned Hot Water Heater
"I see them also see them frequently as well. The majority of the time they are simply not vented properly. Check the NFPA guidelines. If you run into CAZ depressurization problems that cause draft failure the solution depends entirely on the house…"
Jan 30, 2013
Tom Delconte commented on Jim Peck's blog post Natural Draft Orphaned Hot Water Heater
"Agree with Mr. Lintow. Avoid complexity by avoiding solar, heat pump, hybrid, etc. It Must supply hot water first, not expense!"
Jan 30, 2013
Sean Lintow Sr commented on Jim Peck's blog post Natural Draft Orphaned Hot Water Heater
"Replace with an electric one is the cheapest solution If they still want gas, LP or oil - replace with a direct vent Nothing else is as economical or as safe"
Jan 30, 2013

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Natural Draft Orphaned Hot Water Heater

We keep running into these.

Natural Draft Orphaned Hot Water Heaters that will not pass Draft.

Any thoughts on economical solutions?

These are typically in a pre-Weatherized house.

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 6:44am — 12 Comments

Efficiency in Action, Does it Get Any Better Than This?

Owner Tony Malkin worked with experts from organizations ranging from Johnson Controls to Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) to develop a retrofit that would save 38 percent of the building's energy and $4.4 million each year. Oh -- and add about 250 jobs as well.

The building's retrofit was a grand experiment, really. RMI describes Malkin as saying, "We knew that by retrofitting the Empire State Building, we would catch the world's attention. Through this project, we set out to prove or…

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Posted on July 11, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

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At 6:56am on December 7, 2013, Bud Poll said…

Hi Jim,

I'm just outside Bangor.  Before Energy Auditing I used to service computers for Peoples Heritage bank so traveled Kittery to Fort Kent, plus some Vermont and NH so I'm familiar with some of that area.  I've been trying to get down to some of the events in Portland, but health and old age have kept me sidelined for the past two years.  Doing extremely well now so hoping to get more active.  Look forward to meeting you at some point.

Bud

At 4:50pm on April 14, 2011, David Meiland said…

Jim, sorry I did not see your message regarding the WSU code document until today. My suggestion is to contact Gary Nordeen at WSU directly and see if he can help you. He's a good guy and I'm sure he will do whatever he can. 360-956-2000.

 

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