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Mechanical Ventilation per ASHRAE 62.2

Started this discussion. Last reply by George W. Reynolds Mar 6, 2012. 5 Replies

Hello All,We are working on a project with Habitat and our trying to provide recommendations for ventilation. We would like to see them install a Spot ERV like Panasonic's Whisper Comfort, but the…Continue

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Vent Cap Systems for Duct Testing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Corey Breed Feb 23, 2012. 13 Replies

Has anyone had any experience using the Vent Cap Systems product for duct pressure testing vs. conventional perforated register tape? Thanks for any insight on this product,Stefan Peter-ContesseHERS…Continue

 

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Alice La Pierre replied to Stefan Peter-Contesse's discussion Return Possum in the group Hall of Shame
"Wow.  I am just stumbling upon this now in 2015.  "Return Possum" caught my attention.  Please tell us you fixed this. Great photo -- beats most of the animal-related issues I've seen."
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Return Possum

Performing a visual inspection of a house in Nashville TN and came across this gem.Homeowner complains of inability to regulate house temperature, odors, discomfort, and some sinus / health issues.See photo below - the standard non existent vapor barrier, completely disconnected return plenum...within 8" of end of return plenum is a dead, decaying possum.…See More
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George W. Reynolds replied to Stefan Peter-Contesse's discussion Mechanical Ventilation per ASHRAE 62.2
"I also work with Habitat and like yours, our houses have oversized units because of the extreme tightness, high UA numbers and limitations on ASHP systems.  We use a cycle timer and motorized damper for supply air ventilation. We…"
Mar 6, 2012
Paul Raymer replied to Stefan Peter-Contesse's discussion Mechanical Ventilation per ASHRAE 62.2
"There are a couple of pretty nifty choices from Venmar.  The Kubix unit comes in either an HRV or ERV version.  It uses 60 watts, 77% Apparent Sensible Effectiveness (ASE).  It's like a 16" cube using 4" ducting. …"
Mar 1, 2012
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Stefan Peter-Contesse's discussion Mechanical Ventilation per ASHRAE 62.2
"The humidity inside rises to much & in small houses where the AC unit is oversized because we cant buy a small enough unit..."
Feb 29, 2012
David Meiland replied to Stefan Peter-Contesse's discussion Mechanical Ventilation per ASHRAE 62.2
"Sean, help a cold-climate guy out here... what's the issue with humidity and 24/7 run-time?"
Feb 29, 2012
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Stefan Peter-Contesse's discussion Mechanical Ventilation per ASHRAE 62.2
"Buy a larger one & use a timer - trust me when I say you do not want them running 24x7, especially in a humid enviroment"
Feb 29, 2012
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Mechanical Ventilation per ASHRAE 62.2

Hello All,We are working on a project with Habitat and our trying to provide recommendations for ventilation. We would like to see them install a Spot ERV like Panasonic's Whisper Comfort, but the small (<1,500sf) home (4 bdr) requires just over 50cfm fresh air. The Panasonic can only provide 40cfm continuous and installing two brings the incremental cost over an air cycler strategy or supply ventilation strategy too far off budget.Does anyone have any experience / recommendations for how to…See More
Feb 29, 2012
Corey Breed replied to Stefan Peter-Contesse's discussion Vent Cap Systems for Duct Testing
"Did your sample have a black button or a silver button?  As you can see from the video above the strength of the "friction hold" is now in excess of what's necessary."
Feb 23, 2012
Glen Gallo replied to Stefan Peter-Contesse's discussion Vent Cap Systems for Duct Testing
"Got the upgrade works much better"
Feb 20, 2012
Paul D McGovern replied to Stefan Peter-Contesse's discussion Vent Cap Systems for Duct Testing
"hey ed ... the diy was directed toward making your own boot/vent stops ... easy enough to do ... for rough in, ventless and with vent ... I only had one but experienced leakage from that ... the pole mounted had no leakage as you are able to snug…"
Feb 17, 2012
Stefan Peter-Contesse replied to Stefan Peter-Contesse's discussion Vent Cap Systems for Duct Testing
"Thanks for the info everyone. I appreciate it."
Feb 16, 2012
Corey Breed replied to Stefan Peter-Contesse's discussion Vent Cap Systems for Duct Testing
"For the record, it's a white shirt with a burnt orange polo.  Hook 'Em!! CB"
Feb 16, 2012
Ed Minch replied to Stefan Peter-Contesse's discussion Vent Cap Systems for Duct Testing
"Paul What do you mean by DIY?  Can you put a flow hood over the vent cap during a test to put a number to the leakage?  Is it the type of wx strip used?  Was it at the corners?  All around?  Something like this sounds like…"
Feb 16, 2012
Paul D McGovern replied to Stefan Peter-Contesse's discussion Vent Cap Systems for Duct Testing
"ordered one freebie to try - used only under negative pressure -  smoke stick showed enough leakage to cause concern (couldn't snug tight enough due to friction hold ... believe the best are pole mounted devices .. DIY  "
Feb 16, 2012

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