Rick Hall
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Rick Hall replied to Corbett Lunsford's discussion NEW BOOK! Home Performance Diagnostics: the Guide to Advanced Testing
"Corbett, I am expecting delivery today. I have 12 years in the home performance business so I will give it a thorough review and send a pm with my input."
Feb 9, 2012
A. Tamasin Sterner replied to Rick Hall's discussion What would you suggest? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"This is what we do:  The Standards are clear:  No air sealing, dense packing more than 15% of the shell area, duct sealing outside the thermal envelope, if you cannot complete the or combustion testing protocol.  So, if we cannot test…"
Mar 1, 2011
Paul Morin replied to Rick Hall's discussion What would you suggest? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"If the tankless water heater is not sealed combustion, then it could be either power vented (one PVC pipe), induced draft (inducer motor and metal pipe), or natural draft (with draft hood).  I am not comfortable drilling a PVC pipe to measure…"
Feb 22, 2011
Rick Hall replied to Rick Hall's discussion What would you suggest? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Thanks folks. The culprit here is an older tankless that is not sealed combustion."
Feb 18, 2011
Kevin Hanlon replied to Rick Hall's discussion What would you suggest? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"I'd agree w/ the previous post. When going for a worst case test, you only need to measure presssure difference in the CAZ WRT outside. I'm figuring you can get into the CAZ. If required, Measuring exhaust gas for CO and efficiency on a…"
Feb 18, 2011
Rick Hall replied to Graeme Nix's discussion Training Materials and Resources in the group Trainers and Mentors
"I developed ours for the college. If you look at the BPI  knowledge task list you can get an idea of what to teach."
Feb 7, 2011
Adam Zielinski replied to Rick Hall's discussion What would you suggest? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"  You should be able to access the room where the water heater itself is located.  Otherwise if it is in some kind of sealed off space, then it probably doesn't meet code requirements.  So you should be able to do a worst case…"
Feb 7, 2011
Rick Hall added a discussion to the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
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What would you suggest?

I got this email from a QA program manager. Looking for feedback. Thanks  I have a question for you I'm hoping you can shed some light on.How are we supposed to proceed with getting combustion and worst case depressurization numbers from an area that is inaccessible?I just ran into this situation over at customer's home with a tankless water heater on his second floor.The only option to get a flue gas sample is to set up an extension ladder in an alley which doesn't have clearances that are…See More
Feb 7, 2011
Rick Hall and Bill Spohn are now friends
Jan 14, 2011
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Nov 18, 2010
Rick Hall joined Sean Lintow Sr's group
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Best Practices (Residential)

Best Building, Retrofitting, or even Auditing Practices - what are they, what should change, what needs to find it's way to the dust bin of history?See More
Nov 18, 2010
Rick Hall joined Allison A. Bailes III's group
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HVAC

HVAC design, Manuals J, S, T, & D, Duct leakage, Air flow, ENERGY STAR new home requirements, and more. Since heating & cooling are such a big part of home energy use, understanding HVAC is critical.See More
Nov 18, 2010
Rick Hall joined Leslie McDowell, BPI's group
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Building Performance Institute (BPI)

BPI is the nation's premier standards development, quality assurance and credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit work.See More
Nov 18, 2010
Rick Hall joined Michael Stuart's group
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INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS

This group is dedicated to knowledge sharing and discussion of infrared thermography for building sciences and energy applications.See More
Nov 18, 2010
Rick Hall joined Tom White's group
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Trainers and Mentors

Share your experience with different training and mentoring methods. Learn about new training tools, certifications and training programs.See More
Nov 18, 2010
Rick Hall and Harrison Grubbs are now friends
Nov 15, 2010

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Dale Pickard replied to Rod Fox's discussion Does altitude affect AFUE? or just the input/output BTUs?
"Morgan, I got this below from the Knight installation manual. I note a few things, -These…"
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Dale Pickard replied to Rod Fox's discussion Does altitude affect AFUE? or just the input/output BTUs?
"Hans, The car manufacturer's are doing it with mass flow sensors and oxygen sensors…"
16 hours ago
Dale Pickard replied to Rod Fox's discussion Does altitude affect AFUE? or just the input/output BTUs?
"I was trying to avoid naming manufacturers, but I was going by the published information for the…"
16 hours ago
Eric Kjelshus replied to Rod Fox's discussion Does altitude affect AFUE? or just the input/output BTUs?
"I look at this not about AFUE,  but flue gas dewpoint.  If your burn rate is rotting the…"
19 hours ago
Bob Blanchette replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Crawl spaces and attics: OSHA to implement new rule on confined spaces
"Keeping HVAC equipment out of attics should be part of the new code. "
20 hours ago
Linda Wigington replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Weigh in - Honorable Mention? 2nd Base? Half-Way There? 50% Better? On the Path? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Nickie -  Good points. I think it is easy enough to flag or designate projects that achieve…"
21 hours ago
Morgan M Audetat replied to Rod Fox's discussion Does altitude affect AFUE? or just the input/output BTUs?
"Though Viessmann is relatively unique in the application of Lambda technology to condensing…"
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