Stan Kuhn
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Stan Kuhn added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
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Solar Pathfinder For Sale - As New

Selling this like new Solar Pathfinder with tripod that was used two times.  Cost $299, selling for $ 250.See More
Mar 16
Stan Kuhn replied to Kari Sauder's discussion Needed: High Efficiency NG HVAC for a 2,100 sf single story building in the group HVAC
"Keri, my thoughts are that you do NOT want a wall heater at each end, unless uneven heating isn't a concern.  What about cooling?  Is it needed/wanted?  If you go with a high efficiency furnace it will be direct vent.  I…"
Mar 12
Stan Kuhn replied to Mike Kandel's discussion BPI Launches Home Rating Program Using DOE's Home Energy Score
"If there is a comprehensive energy audit, the HES will very likely be proven as just a guess based upon the averages.  And I seriously doubt it will be marketed for what it is.  But the taxpayers have already paid out millions and there…"
Feb 28
Stan Kuhn replied to Matthew Damon's discussion Upgrading a vented tongue and groove cathedral ceiling in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"The topic has been discussed ad infinitum at the linkedin group Bud shared.  I see this a lot; "High end home, but low budget."  Ironic to me.  If they want it fixed they need to pay the freight.  Do it right, or…"
Feb 12
Stan Kuhn replied to James Murray's discussion Water Water Everywhere
"I can't understand the situation very well, but you noted "propane wall units and fireplace".  I will bet that they are all unvented; burning propane produces a GREAT amount of water vapor into the living space, as well as…"
Dec 12, 2013
Stan Kuhn replied to scottscontracting's discussion Is my HVAC Guy correct? 2 systems instead of 1 system with Dampers
"Ted, stop "beating around the bush" and tell him like it is :))"
Nov 8, 2013
Stan Kuhn replied to Kari Sauder's discussion raised ranch heating, can't balance it in the group HVAC
"My experience with the ESV3 credentialed contractors is that they only go through the process (kicking and screaming) when they're required to.  So you need to ask for their experience level, and choose one with good experience.  As…"
Nov 8, 2013
Stan Kuhn replied to Kari Sauder's discussion raised ranch heating, can't balance it in the group HVAC
"Kari, unless you have mechanical ventilation your home is tight enough.  7 ACH@50 equates to about the .35 ACH natural rate.  If you do have it then make it as tight as possible."
Nov 8, 2013
Stan Kuhn replied to Kari Sauder's discussion raised ranch heating, can't balance it in the group HVAC
"Kari,  You didn't note that you did a duct leakage test.  If not, I would suggest that first (total and leakage to outside), then airflow at each supply & return to be sure the air is getting to/from where it should.  If you…"
Nov 7, 2013
Stan Kuhn commented on Allison A. Bailes III's video
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Lumpy Spray Foam Insulation in an Attic

"That looks better than 99% of the foam I've seen.  I did see ONE flash coat on walls that looked good.  The worst (so far) was a two-section, connected, roof where one section was foamed on the deck underside (much more lumpy…"
Sep 19, 2013
Stan Kuhn replied to John Kuiper's discussion HERS rating & heat losing features in the group Home Energy Ratings
"I don't have any good advice, but my opinion is that the owners of homes with obvious energy waste "just because I want it" need to include the usage in the rating, and compensate otherwise if they want a reasonable rating. …"
Sep 14, 2013
Stan Kuhn's discussion was featured

How To Deal With Sprinkler Piping Installation

I have my first Energy Star home that has sprinkler piping installed in the attic.  The pipes run about 6 inches above the drywall.  The sprinkler company says there must be an insulation void between the ceiling top and the piping to avoid freezing, so the insulator placed fiberglass batts over the piping to keep the blown fiberglass away from the pipes, which will leave (roughly) a 6-inch by 24-inch air gap directly above the drywall at each pipe run.  This, of course, violates the Energy…See More
Jun 13, 2013
Ed Minch replied to Stan Kuhn's discussion How To Deal With Sprinkler Piping Installation in the group Home Energy Ratings
"We air seled some condos a few years back and their sprinklers were in a cathedral ceiling with scissors trusses.  One of techs was smart enough to take a picture and tell the job super there there was on pipe that was especially vulnerable -…"
Jun 7, 2013
Stan Kuhn replied to Stan Kuhn's discussion How To Deal With Sprinkler Piping Installation in the group Home Energy Ratings
"Tried it; I might as well have asked for sacrifice of his first born.  The builder has the final say, and they were OK with it.  I disclaimed any responsibliity for when the pipes freeze, and they signed the ceiling insulation item of the…"
Jun 6, 2013
Ed Minch replied to Stan Kuhn's discussion How To Deal With Sprinkler Piping Installation in the group Home Energy Ratings
"The real solution is to say to the sprinkler guy - "I will not force the insulator to take responsibility for your pipes freezing - install them in the walls so all pipes are inside the heated shell" Ed Minch"
Jun 6, 2013
Stan Kuhn replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Hot Upper Stories
"You note overheating on the south side (naturally.)  Assuming the typical roof overhang of maybe 12 inches I would add some type of shading device, properly dimensioned to work effectively to keep the solar gain down.  And I'm a big…"
May 23, 2013

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ENERGY AUDITORS
Professional Certification
RESNET, BPI BA/MFA, CGP
Professional Interests
Energy Auditing
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http://energyauditors.biz
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stan@energyauditors.biz

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At 6:58am on January 14, 2011, Armand C Magnelli said…
Glad to hear from you Stan!  This is a good site.
 
 
 

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