Robert D York Jr
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Robert D York Jr replied to Everblue's discussion Building Analyst Certification Upgrade
"I have been involved in insulation and weatherization for 28 years. I do it every day. I work with homeowners, contractors, HERS Raters, Auditors, ect. Got BPI Certified 3 years ago. My real problem with BPI is that they don't seem to have…"
Jan 1
Robert D York Jr replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Insulating the "walls" of a mansard-style roof.
"You could then drill a 1 inch hole thru the soffit and fill the open end of the floor joists. If the soffit is large enough, drill your normal sized hole and fill it, plug, and patch. You can expect to go thru alot of material as the lower portion…"
Dec 21, 2013
Robert D York Jr replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Insulating the "walls" of a mansard-style roof.
"Have done a few of these in my time. Not easy, but can be done. I have taken 2 rows of shingles off, difficult because you have to get nails from not only the course you want to remove, but also, the row above that. Once the row is removed, I cut a…"
Dec 21, 2013
Robert D York Jr commented on Robert (Bob) Bacon's blog post Window Improvement vs. Window Replacement
"When I first started weatherization, back in the early 90's, window repair and weatherstripping was top priority. Auditors would have me rework the entire sash. Schlagel weatherstripping was used, glass replaced, new sash locks installed. Old…"
Jul 7, 2013
R Higgins commented on Robert D York Jr's blog post Not getting it
"Your story is very much the norm.  Few care to spend any money upfront, and many can't, despite end savings.  As another poster noted, start your own company, but first check into governmental programs that you could tap into as your…"
Jul 6, 2013
Robert D York Jr's blog post was featured

Not getting it

I live in New England, New Hampshire, to be specific, and I just don't get the lack of seriousness about weatherization and credentials here. I'm BPI Certified Building Analyst and Envelope Specialist, have taken the Resnet Energy Smart Contractor test, have OSHA 10, lead certified renovator, the list goes on and on. Means nothing here. Area contractors insulate to be just good enough and nothing more. I can't tell you how many times that I have gone to a new construction job and have been told…See More
Jul 6, 2013
Perry Ning commented on Robert D York Jr's blog post Not getting it
"I still own an old house in Connecticut.  I understand exactly what you are talking.  One good way to show people heat is an infrared thermometer with a good display if you do not already have one. Scan inside of a house in summer and…"
Jul 6, 2013
Sean Lintow Sr commented on Robert D York Jr's blog post Not getting it
"Considered starting your own company? In many ways that is the only way to make the changes you see being needed & forcing others to raise their bar (well that & code changes). With that I will say it can be very tough starting out but when…"
Jul 4, 2013
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Not getting it

I live in New England, New Hampshire, to be specific, and I just don't get the lack of seriousness about weatherization and credentials here. I'm BPI Certified Building Analyst and Envelope Specialist, have taken the Resnet Energy Smart Contractor test, have OSHA 10, lead certified renovator, the list goes on and on. Means nothing here. Area contractors insulate to be just good enough and nothing more. I can't tell you how many times that I have gone to a new construction job and have been told…See More
Jul 4, 2013
Robert D York Jr replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Hot Upper Stories
"You didn't mention what color the roof shingles are. Going with a light colored roofing material could be the solution for them."
May 11, 2013
Robert D York Jr commented on Bijou Lulla's blog post What is the Consumer Attitude towards Energy Efficiency Products & Services
"What I see is that people are grateful about the financial help that they get in paying for the measures done, but, they kinda glaze over if you try to get technical. I try very hard to get the customer involved in the projects I'm doing on…"
Apr 21, 2013
Robert D York Jr replied to Jonathan Bluey's discussion HELP - AIR SEALING a Continuous Stone Interior/ Exterior Wall
"Try log cabin chinking."
Apr 18, 2013
Robert D York Jr replied to Jeff Stuart's discussion Blow machines in the group Weatherization
"Accu 1 makes pretty good machines, 9300 and 9400 can blow cell or fiberglass. Biggest problem that I've had with them is getting voltage drop through cords. Eliminated it by setting up a breaker box inside the truck and running a 10 guage cord…"
Feb 24, 2013
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Feb 24, 2013
Robert D York Jr replied to Kari Sauder's discussion installing automatic door sweeps
"I have used different models throughout the years. Love 'em. They can be cut to any size you want with a hack saw. "
Feb 24, 2013
Robert D York Jr commented on Green Training USA's blog post FREE RESNET EnergySmart Contractor Course with Green Training USA
"Signed up for this course today. Already BPI Analyst/Envelope Certified, but every little bit helps."
Feb 10, 2013

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Not getting it

I live in New England, New Hampshire, to be specific, and I just don't get the lack of seriousness about weatherization and credentials here. I'm BPI Certified Building Analyst and Envelope Specialist, have taken the Resnet Energy Smart Contractor test, have OSHA 10, lead certified renovator, the list goes on and on. Means nothing here. Area contractors insulate to be just good enough and nothing more. I can't tell you how many times that I have gone to a new construction job and have been…

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At 5:57am on January 4, 2013, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Robert,

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!

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