Matthew P
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How to tell if home is balloon framed with IR Camera?
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Is there a way to tell if a home if ballooned framed using the IR Camera or any other method? I normally look in the attic to determine but  attic is floored and I cannot get close enough to the edge…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph J. Ilacqua Feb 16, 2011.

Needed: Home Energy Savings Presentation
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Hi AllI don't want to re-invent the wheel so I was wondering if someone had a link or PPT to a decent presentation on Home Energy Savings and what hte home owner can/should do.  My goal is to educate…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew P Jan 20, 2011.

How do you recommend improving knee wall insulation???
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Hi AllLove this website . I am learning from everyone.  We have all come across poorly insulated knee walls with poorly fit batts falling from the joists.  I was wondering how you like to recommend…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by A. Tamasin Sterner Feb 10, 2011.

Needed: Gas Detector and CO Detector. What do you recommend?
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Hi All I never planned or wanted to do the BPI Combustion testing but now have too.  What products do you recommend? I obviously want to do this as economically as possible?  Thanks for any advice.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Zielinski Dec 6, 2010.

 

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What conditions were present when a customer had an Aha moment?  What made the communication successful?  Please share your successes here so we can all learn.  'Cause we know that houses don't use energy.  People Do! See More
Nov 15, 2011
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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
Sep 27, 2011
Ed Minch replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"This is not thermal bridging and it has nothing to do with the blower door.  This is the ceiling plane meeting the wall plane, and this is thin insulation combined with possibley a slight breeze blowing or convection causing cold air to ride up…"
Jun 30, 2011
Bill Bradbury replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"Matthew, this is not thermal bridging or else it would look like the wall studs and the window header. This is a result of running the blower door in a tight house where air coming in at the soffitt vents is pulled into the building through…"
Jun 17, 2011
John Nicholas replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"Master shows! John, Thanks for the review in Home Energy 101.  Sometimes, as auditors, we get so enamored with the technology, we forget the basics.  Comments like this, keep my feet firmly on the ground, and improved my audit…"
Apr 2, 2011
John Snell replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"Thanks for the "master" plug! I hope I can meet expectations. Jeezopeets! Anyway, it certainly appears to be a header. There may be an air space associated with it. Did you depressurize with a blower door? That would show you if it is just…"
Apr 1, 2011
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Mar 27, 2011
t hardy replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"It's hard to tell from just the one pic - do you have a shot before the BD was run?? Since the BD was running, if it's the top floor or equivalent, I could make a case for no baffling and poor or no  alignment of the thermal…"
Mar 24, 2011
David Meiland replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"Same image in the Ironbow palette...."
Mar 24, 2011
David Meiland replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"Matthew, I never received the file... david at meiland dot com   Thanks"
Mar 24, 2011
t hardy replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"Could you send me a copy of file with this pic as well? Thanks."
Mar 24, 2011
Matthew P replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"Sure will. I requested you as a friend so I can send. Would  not let me upload a is2 file."
Mar 18, 2011
David Meiland replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"Matthew, any chance you can upload the .is2 file, or email it to me?"
Mar 18, 2011
Rod Hoff replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"Matthew.  Forgive me if you already know this.  Wood generally has an R factor of 1 per 1 inch of thickness.  So, the headers probably have an R value of something like 3 1/2 or 4.  And there is a lot of wood showing in your…"
Mar 18, 2011
Henry Borysewicz replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"Hi Matthew, Can you post the visible only image?  Can't tell if I'm looking at some sort of window treatment like curtains, or not.  Sure looks like a header to me. Re: condensation on the windows - what kind of windows are they…"
Mar 18, 2011
John Nicholas replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"If you were 11 AM on a south wall, and there was no external shading (another building) then you had solar loading.    I hate it when my images come out like this.  The focus point appears to be Finial on the Lamp.  That puts the…"
Mar 18, 2011

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