Troy Spindler
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Troy Spindler replied to Green Iowa AmeriCorps's discussion French door air sealing
"I hate French doors- they are almost always leakers. Over 95% of the time only the active door gets used.  So, I recommend people take them out and put in a good quality door with one or two side-lights. If they need a larger opening I…"
Nov 15, 2013
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"I'm an Energy Upgrade CA contractor working in San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara Counties."
Mar 14, 2013
Troy Spindler replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Doggy Doors...What to do?
"Another trick I've seen is to dedicate the bottom half of a cabinet as a vestibule/mud-room with a second air-lock flapper like Peter suggests.  Obviously you'ed need to design some people access to clean it out occasionally, but…"
Nov 15, 2012
Troy Spindler replied to Curt Kinder's discussion Vampire load suprise - garage door openers
"Thanks Curt for getting this started. I'm embarrassed to say this is the 1st. time I have ever considered checking my GD opener. Two 60w incandescent bulbs which stay on for 3min.and 5w for stand by!  OK RR I've…"
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May 16, 2011
Troy Spindler replied to Eliron Hamburger's discussion Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater System Design Help Needed
"Eliron,  Please keep me in your loop;  I too am looking at using a 50gal. Rheem hybrid heat-pump to do both dhw and space heating with a First Co. air handler.  The Rheem will get it's power from a 9panal 2.12 kW PV system. The…"
Mar 24, 2011
Troy Spindler commented on Dennis Cheslik's blog post Energy Tax Credits for 2011: What's Available
"Again it bugs me that renewables gets the lions share of these credits when we all know that people save more energy and get a bigger 'bang for their buck' by implementing energy efficiency improvements. Energy Efficiency needs better…"
Mar 10, 2011
Troy Spindler replied to Silvie Votrubova's discussion Needed: Tips and tricks for duct testing
"What I've done for ceiling returns is had my sheet metal shop make a 16"x25" hemed cover(the most common return size here) with a 10.25" hole in the center for the duct blaster coller.  I have two 2" pieces of thin…"
Jan 30, 2011
Troy Spindler replied to Silvie Votrubova's discussion Needed: Tips and tricks for duct testing
"Thanks Silvie - Any warranty issues?"
Jan 30, 2011
Troy Spindler replied to Silvie Votrubova's discussion Needed: Tips and tricks for duct testing
"I'd like to find out what folks thing about using theatrical smoke during duct testing.  We've done it once when we were trying to get leakage below 6%.  It turned out that the biggest culprit was the new 95% effic. FAU! …"
Jan 26, 2011
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Ron Jones left a comment for Troy Spindler
"Hey Troy, I think we took that class together.  All his comments are good, but I think he missed the sump pump.  As you know, the deal is to first keep it dry, and then to let it dry when it gets wet.  There's nothing cheap about…"
Dec 10, 2010
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Troy Spindler left a comment for Ron Jones
"What an ugly picture! Hey,  I'm still struggling with my crawl space stemwall efflorescence.  Did you take the guy, Rich Cowperthwaite's  PG&E crawl space class? His suggestions to me:  French Drain, Structural…"
Dec 9, 2010

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GREEN HOUSE
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BPI Certified
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Home Performance Contracting
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At 5:36pm on December 10, 2010, Ron Jones said…

Hey Troy,

I think we took that class together.  All his comments are good, but I think he missed the sump pump.  As you know, the deal is to first keep it dry, and then to let it dry when it gets wet.  There's nothing cheap about crawlspaces if we're treating them as a system.  I've only done two so far and realize I did them too cheap.  I've put together scopes of work for another half a dozen and my numbers are in the $10K - $15K range.  It's tough for people to swallow, but they're a lot of work.  Have you checked those areas with a moisture meter?  If I was closer I'd love to take a look.  keep me posted and if I come up with anything I'll let you know.

 

What do you mean an ugly picture?  Maybe that's why I'm still single.

 
 
 

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