Sean Lintow Sr
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Best Practices (Residential)

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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home
"Hal you can get the smoke & fire spread rating from the manufacturer of each product - the only times I have heard of "spontaneous combustion" is when an installer sprays closed cell on to thick & the exothermic…"
Jul 12
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Ed Minch's discussion Cold climate wall
"A few quick thoughts: For #1 - that is the minimum, he would say the optimal is all insulation on the outside (see his perfect wall) --- oh I am sure many will disagree especially when you get to NAHB, but yes that is a good rule of thumb. #3 - as…"
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Concrete floor insulation details
"What is the issues with the "homeowner special" concrete - wavy, falling apart, or... That can easily change some answers depending on the severity  #1 - generally not needed, though sometimes you might need a floor leveler, maybe…"
Jun 22
Sean Lintow Sr replied to John Shillito's discussion Fixing a water heater?
"Wrong orifice for gas type? Bumped the burner knocking it out of alignment? Poor draft due to it cant pull as well due to air-sealing, etc... was a fresh air intake pipe added? Sorry but the only true & correct answer / fix which…"
Jun 8
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Craig Savage's discussion Leveraging other trades to get EE
"I am actually curious by what you mean from the floor to the wall - if they can see that the bottom plate wasn't caulked to the subfloor, then yes as long as they don't impeded the expansion or contraction of the flooring materials (esp.…"
May 17
Dennis Heidner replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Water Saver or Gimmick? in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"On of the obvious problems with the device... is the use on installations in which the owner has previously installed thermostatic valves in the showers.  I use Grohe's thermal controls.  I set the temperature at about 85F and…"
May 15
Joseph Lamy replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Water Saver or Gimmick? in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Thanks for the re-iterations. Early in 2011 a friend, also an energy auditor, slipped a chilipepper into her plumbing. And OH what a relief! Water bills dropped; kids love it. Even the noisy iterations had value -You KNOW when it's done and the…"
May 15
Craig Bird replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Water Saver or Gimmick? in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Maria - I don't think anyone is saying this device fits for all situations, of course you are not going to install it if your water heater is behind your shower - there is no problem to fix. That said, it is not going to cause downstream…"
May 12
Craig Bird replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Water Saver or Gimmick? in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Jim - The last iteration of the chilipepper is what you have heard about. It has been reengineered and is no longer loud and has longer lifespan. I dont know how you can think it is difficult to install. All you do is disconnect the two shut offs…"
May 11
Jim Price replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Water Saver or Gimmick? in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"I can tell you from personal experience every morning  for the last 4 years, the Metlund d’mand pump made by Taco or the Taco d’mand pump is FANTASTIC!  BEST thing we ever installed in the second floor bathroom, located 35 feet…"
May 9

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BPI at the Crossroads

This is a look at some of the recent changes & challenges facing BPI I originally posted on my site:http://blog.sls-construction.com/2012/bpi-at-the-crossroads-exams-new-certifications-standards

Lately BPI (aka Building Performance Institute, Inc.) has been growing exponentially and making plenty of waves in the certification field. Just this last July they had…

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Posted on March 25, 2012 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

Becoming a LEED AP: Habitat for Humanity, BOULD, and You?

So you have decided you want to earn or become a LEED AP. There is just one small issue, unless you have or are working on a LEED project, just how are you supposed to gain the experience & show documented involvement on a project registered or certified for LEED? (AKA a letter of attestation) As some well know, finding or being able to gain the needed project experience can be a rare opportunity. Fortunately though, the chances for many looking in have an opportunity through a…

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Posted on January 8, 2012 at 10:00am

Test Taking Tips: ENERGY STAR V3, RESNET, CEA, & BPI

Whew, as of yesterday (April 22nd) and taking the ENERGY STAR V3 test (long story short – the test was not available when I took the original class), that is it for the test taking (Since posting this, I had to take another 2 tests & classes for another program I am working with - will the madness ever stop?). As I was sitting there taking the test, I was amazed at how many people were flipping…

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Posted on June 12, 2011 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

ENERGY STAR V3 Class - Day 2

So are you curious about what is going to be covered in this class for Raters? This blog post was pulled from my original article done back in February. This class was taught by Allison A Bailes III of Energy Vanguard, and was tweeted live with the hash tag –…

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Posted on March 4, 2011 at 5:53am

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