Judy Rachel
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Judy Rachel replied to Dean Kirkland 's discussion Im looking for a blower door / duct blaster / manometer rental in So Cal
"You can borrow the equipment from the Tool Lending Library maintained by SoCalEdison.  This is the link to the AGTAC Energy Center.  They maintain the Tool Lending Library.  Mid-page you will find the links to the lending library…"
Sunday
Judy Rachel replied to Blake Shurtz's discussion Testing spillage on induced draft furnace?
"I hope the attached picture is clear enough for you to see.  As the caption on the picture states - There are a surprising number of potential spillage sites on an induced draft furnace.  Basically anywhere there is a connection, joint or…"
Sep 22
Judy Rachel replied to Blake Shurtz's discussion Testing spillage in mechanical closet?
"You open the closet and test the appliance with the door open.  State in your notes that worst case was reached with the appliance door closed (make sure that is the case, often the greatest depressurization is with the door to the CAZ open)"
Sep 22
Judy Rachel commented on Jan Green's blog post Attic sealing versus effective system balances
"What does the smell, smell like?  Dead animal?  Rotten eggs?  Fishy?  . . .  When the A part & B part of Icynene are not mixed in the correct proportions the Icynene can smell bad pretty much forever after…"
Sep 15
Judy Rachel replied to Amanda Hatherly's discussion Please beta-test this game for me
"There are typos in the master bedroom  i.e. "joining" check the text for the ones about the thermal boundary.  There was a missing Hint in the master bedroom as well.  I thought the question regarding the attic hatch in the…"
Apr 4
Judy Rachel commented on Tom White's video
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Backdrafting natural draft gas water heater

"Seriously, you are saying that configuring a home into worst case depressurization is not "legit".  That people will not be using their bath fans, kitchen fan and have the dryer running simultaneously.  It isn't relevant…"
Oct 17, 2015
Judy Rachel replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion I am searching for study material
"I love that you want to study up before your class.  That is a great attitude. I doubt there are any study materials out there.  Go to the BPI website and get the Testing / Knowledge List.  Research and study up on the various…"
Oct 10, 2015
Judy Rachel replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Modeling a Gas Fireplace in Wrightsoft
"A.  The point is that ACCA Manual J does not model for the Btu gain from fireplaces. B.  Fireplaces are a part of the infiltration load in ACCA Manual J.  You have a choice as to construction quality - Tight, Semi-Tight, Average,…"
Aug 26, 2015
Judy Rachel replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Modeling a Gas Fireplace in Wrightsoft
"ACCA Manual J does not consider any heating (BTU gain to a room) from a fireplace.  Manual J only allocates infiltration to the home caused by the fireplace's construction quality."
Aug 25, 2015
Judy Rachel replied to Judy Rachel's discussion Equipment for Sale in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"The duct blaster and the combustion analyzer are still available. The combustion analyzer is the Fryrite InSight from Bacharach"
Aug 19, 2015
robert jones replied to Judy Rachel's discussion Equipment for Sale in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"Hello, is this equipment still available?"
Aug 4, 2015
Judy Rachel replied to Judy Rachel's discussion Equipment for Sale in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"Equipment is new, still in original boxes.  The equipment has been in storage.  The boxes may have been opened only to check contents upon receiving the equipment but then it was never used.  Ideally he would like to sell everything…"
Jul 24, 2015
Judy Rachel added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
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Equipment for Sale

The following equipment is for sale.  It is lightly used if used at all.Energy Conservatory Minneapolis Blower Door with DG-700 manometerPadded Cordura Blower Door Fan CaseEnergy Conservatory Minneapolis Duct Blaster with DG-700 manometerLarge Pressure Pan (22 x 22 x 2)Bacharach Fryrite Combustion AnalyzerContact Martin Espinozauadeltat@yahoo.com(626 549 8893)See More
Jul 22, 2015
Judy Rachel joined allen p tanner's group
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Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Discuss the pros and cons of the equipment you are interested in prior to purchase. Post equipment you have to sell, trade or wish to purchase.Please post the equipment age, serial numbers, condition, warranties and asking price.See More
Jul 22, 2015
Judy Rachel replied to Corbett Lunsford's discussion CAZ Depressurization: NOT a Big Deal?
"I'd like to make 2 quick points. First, we need to stop talking as if only 'tight' houses might have issues with CO and other by-products of incomplete combustion.  We need to remember that 'leaky' houses are not safe…"
Dec 27, 2013
Judy Rachel joined Tom White's group
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Energy Upgrade California

This is a group for contractors and other pros participating in the Energy Upgrade California energy efficiency program launched 3/1/11.See More
Aug 26, 2012

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Home Performance, whole house approach
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Kelly replied to Colin Genge's discussion What is the value of using a pressure pan to test outlets?
"Hi Colin, I like using the pressure pans at outlets to guide my inspections once I'm in the…"
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