Sean Lintow Sr
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John Nicholas replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Blower Doors & Methods Used in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Different houses, different problems, different approaches. A multipoint gives you a slope. The slope tells you about the holes and sizes.  Knowing about the size of the holes tells you something about where they might be. The slope helps with…"
10 hours ago
John Nicholas replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Blower Doors & Methods Used in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Bud,  I pretty much agree with Sean's points.  Given the time it takes to set up the BD,  running a multi-point is nothing.  The IR work and using the standards emphasizing the points he made are important.  Also they…"
10 hours ago
Bud Poll replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Blower Doors & Methods Used in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"A multi-point will take longer, but what will it do for the home owner?  Will it change the work scope?  Will it improve the final results? IMO, some zone pressure testing would be far more valuable.  Probe a wall and it can tell you…"
12 hours ago
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Blower Doors & Methods Used in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Hmmm good question - personally for air-leakage I would go with multi-point, preferably run from software, it will get you the most repeatable number. With that I think almost any standard or test version is good assuming you take outside…"
14 hours ago
Bud Poll replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Blower Doors & Methods Used in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Hi Sean, I have a question for you.  If you were only interested in providing the best audit you could for a reasonable time on the job, what BD tests would you run.  If your testing would be less without all of the requirements, then what…"
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Blower Doors & Methods Used in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Thanks - learn something new everyday (the slope) "
Friday
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Blower Doors & Methods Used in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Thanks & LOL I can only imagine why you have to use both. I actually have not used Retrotec's Fantestic as I don't think it was out when I got my unit & some of the programs around here require the TecTite reports. I am going…"
Friday
Davide Lanzoni replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Blower Doors & Methods Used in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Sean, for reasons too long to explain I own both Minneapolis blower door (with Tecnite) that Retrotec Q1000 (with FanTestic). With FanTesting it'spossibile to choose for a standard (for example EN 13829, I'm italian so i muest us this…"
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Best Practices (Residential)

Best Building, Retrofitting, or even Auditing Practices - what are they, what should change, what needs to find it's way to the dust bin of history?See More
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John Nicholas replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Blower Doors & Methods Used in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"I use Energy Conservatory Equipment.  I do manual Multi-point tests (95%) Then I manually input them into Tectitle.  I usually do a RESNET standard test.   On existing, I get some Can't Reach Fifty homes.  So I hope to get 2…"
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Blower Doors & Methods Used

Just curious - what Blower Door do you use, what tests do you do, and do you use software or not?For example it is a mixed bag here as some jurisdictions want a multi-point test while others accept a single point. Some may require just a picture or signed document, while others want a full TECTITE report (real fun for us using Retrotec...)So mine is Retrotec with the plastic panel system - RESNET unadjusted single & multi using TECTITE (how I do it -…See More
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Jan 13
Sean Lintow Sr replied to George Kopf's discussion Utility death spiral = higher taxes? Perhaps...
"Bob nailed it - utilities are overseen by Corporation Commissions which look at all the numbers & allow the changing of rates. These folks see all the numbers and adjust accordingly - shoot you will hear it all the time, we managed to hold…"
Jan 11
Sean Lintow Sr replied to John Knox's discussion OK. Costs.
"Just a few quick thoughts - rehab compared to new will always cost more, sometimes by a factor of 10. Love the higher energy penalty argument - would you rather turn oil into insulation or use it for combustion - aka the oil is out, do you…"
Jan 3
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Bud Poll's discussion Basing air exchange on house volume??
"No problem - tied into the exhaust then it becomes a "balanced" solution & while I can think of better ways (and more efficient), I have no major issues. Most however only use it as a supply only system which is only a…"
Jan 2

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So you want / need to pass RESNET’s CAZ Tests?

As many know, by the end of this year all HERS Raters & Field Inspectors (RFI’s) in good standing must complete a three prong CAZ training & testing requirement (assuming it was not part of their original training). While one can debate should they or shouldn’t they have done this, the die has been cast and the mandate has been made. In case this is news to you,…

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Posted on November 19, 2014 at 7:48am

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

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"Different houses, different problems, different approaches. A multipoint gives you a slope. The…"
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John Nicholas replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Blower Doors & Methods Used in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Bud,  I pretty much agree with Sean's points.  Given the time it takes to set up the…"
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Bud Poll replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Blower Doors & Methods Used in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"A multi-point will take longer, but what will it do for the home owner?  Will it change the…"
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Blower Doors & Methods Used in the group Best Practices (Residential)
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