Rich Manning
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Rich Manning commented on Tom White's video
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"Thanks Tom, Great webinar!!!"
Apr 21
Rich Manning replied to Dave Hahn's discussion Airflow "through" a building or "beneath" the exterior cladding
"Interesting observation. It sounds like your a good Home inspector. It seems to me like the air movement is the  from the latter. The air is moving through the wall assembly caused by the Delta-P, and it is showing up where the…"
Apr 1
Rich Manning replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Its amazing that when confronted with facts how one's objectivity seems to wane. Human nature is an unpredictable consequence of reality."
Mar 19
Rich Manning replied to Diane Chojnowski's discussion Tour of home performance training center
"I've been there. If there is any tool or device that relates to home performance its in this place! If not, its not worth mentioning. "
Mar 15
Rich Manning replied to Jack Baikoff's discussion Vermiculite in the fireplace
"If its vermiculite treat it as having asbestos, unless you want to pay someone to test it, and I would not do a blower door until it has been proven."
Feb 29
Rich Manning commented on Anthony Adams's blog post Bonus room attic walls heat load
"If the attic is vented to treat it as an exterior wall, if not vented then its adjacent to an unconditioned space. Just determine the sf and U-valve. As far as infiltration, if you can't do a blower door that's fine, if not try to…"
Feb 29
Rich Manning replied to Charles Ryan Weitzel's discussion Oil Fired Boiler Being Used as the Heating Source in Two Air Handlers of a Historic Home
"Charles, The mini-split systems now have options for the on-wall units. Its the major issue with clients. They have several options, including ducted ones, and even one that looks like a steam radiator. Check them out. As for the duct leakage, you…"
Feb 18
Rich Manning replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Tell them the truth as you know it, and back it up with the facts!!"
Feb 13
Rich Manning replied to Charles Ryan Weitzel's discussion Oil Fired Boiler Being Used as the Heating Source in Two Air Handlers of a Historic Home
"Yes, its a Hydro-air system. It uses one boiler to supply hot water to the coil in the supply side like you mentioned. The reason for this system is to allow multiple A/C zoned systems without adding a whole Heating/cooling system. One boiler can…"
Feb 13
Rich Manning replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Ted, you did it again! I would say that there's nothing like explaining the facts, but that would only count for the people who are interested in them!!! "
Feb 13
Rich Manning replied to Don Hynek's discussion Superinsulation retrofit is Complete!
"Nice job Don!!! What is the R-value of the roof, and basement?"
Feb 2
Rich Manning replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"Are you going to use this for a 150sf bathroom? If so 5MBTU seems quit high. Wouldn't it be much simpler to just install a small electric wall heater. that can be controlled easier and only when needed? Why go to that much trouble? The…"
Feb 1
Rich Manning replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"I would just like to say, don't believe everything you hear or read without evaluating the counter arguments. I am not disagreeing with the hypothesis, I would just need other conclusions before I can make any decision."
Feb 1
Rich Manning replied to Benny hani's discussion Load calculation program (software ) manual J
"Elite software is what I use. The company also has tech support."
Sep 17, 2015
Rich Manning replied to Quinn Korzeniecki's discussion September Newsletter & Let's Play Stump the Chump! in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"You remove either the inside shiplap, or the exterior siding, then add rigid foam insulation (polyiso), then reinstall"
Sep 17, 2015
Rich Manning joined Leslie McDowell, BPI's group
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At 6:17am on October 24, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Rich,

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!

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