TJ Ewing
  • Male
  • Maple City, MI
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share
  • Featured Blogs
  • Discussions
  • Events
  • Groups (11)
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos

TJ Ewing's Friends

  • Elizabeth Russell
  • allen p tanner
  • Steven Lewis
  • Fluke Thermal Imaging
  • Michael Stuart
  • Judi Lyall
  • Chris Laumer-Giddens
  • John Nicholas
  • Allison A. Bailes III

TJ Ewing's Groups

 

TJ Ewing's Page

Profile Information

Company
Empowerment Energy Analysts
Professional Certification
CEA (AEE), LEED GA, RESNET HERS Rater, Level 1 Thermographer, BPI Building Analyst, BPI Envelope Professional
Professional Interests
Building Science, energy conservation, efficiency, thermography, Passive House construction, measurement & verification, education.
Website URL
http://empowermentenergy.com
Twitter ID
EmpowermentEng

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

At 9:43am on November 21, 2010, allen p tanner said…
TJ I took my 'block wall IR' training from unitedinfrared.com. If you want to go this route; as for Peter and tell him I said to give you the BPI courtesy discount.
Any way; the theory is that the sun needs to heat the wall, (solar loasding), sufficiently to allow the cooler cores to show the Delta T needed. Similar to flat roof scanning where we can locate moisture under a roof membrane and prior to interior ceiling damage.
You will need to take scans at different intervals and camera settings through out the day. This way you can compare images and capture the best anomalie. The color setting usuallly works best in IRON Bow or similar. You will also have to adjust the camera range at 20 degrees from high to low.
That is why interior IR doesn't work as well. The masonry wall will be more uniform through out unless there is a major moisture leak or perhaps heating duct break in the wall. I would suggest going out side and scanning some block walls at different times to get a feel for it. The sun hits different wallls at different levels so more than 1 wall cn be tested.
At 7:05am on November 21, 2010, allen p tanner said…
How are you progressing on your 'wall scan"?
One comment on the continuous running furnace fan; did the customer put the fan on 'run' instead of auto? Is the furnice an older moel that has a blower control thermostat in the hot air plenum that controls the fan and is defective?
It will cost energy to continuously run the blower and could cause excessive wear and tear and failure.
 
 
 

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Twitter

Latest Activity

Eric Kjelshus replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Fireplace drafts
"A brick chimney will take some 70,000 BTU's to heat up to draft on a fireplace.   A…"
3 hours ago
Ed Voytovich replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Fireplace drafts
"Our solution was to install a Lopi Answer wood burning insert that vents directly through a metal…"
10 hours ago
kevin mack is now a member of Home Energy Pros
14 hours ago
Jim Gunshinan's blog post was featured

A Healthy Home and a Healthy Bottom Line

There has been a lot of interest of late in the weatherization and broader home performance…See More
yesterday
Jonathan Beers commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Natural Gas is Becoming Less Attractive
"The carbon intensity of electricity use (lbs. of CO2/MWh) varies a lot from region to region. For…"
yesterday
Diane Chojnowski posted events
yesterday
Home Energy Magazine posted a blog post

Natural Gas is Becoming Less Attractive

The United States and Canada have been fortunate to have access to natural gas for space heating,…See More
yesterday
Jim Gunshinan posted a blog post

A Healthy Home and a Healthy Bottom Line

There has been a lot of interest of late in the weatherization and broader home performance…See More
yesterday

© 2016   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service