Sean Lintow Sr
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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
May 28
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Elizabeth Guinn's discussion ERV in need of backflow preventer.
"Bud pretty much nailed it - only a powered damper would really help do what you are envisioning - I take it this unit only runs for part of the time? If it runs 24x7 then it is completely unnecessary & one could even argue probably unnecessary…"
May 21
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Cory Chovanec's discussion Entry level IR cameras
"Lets be honest - the newer cameras are heads & tails better than what was used 10+ years ago for infrared scans by professionals. Prices continue to drop which is normal for items like this as technology changes (just like TV's, VCR's,…"
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Apr 27
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Bryan Pringle's discussion Dense packed cellulose in basement?
"You can use whatever insulation material you want in the basement BUT you have to deal with all the moisture issues first or you have created a playground for mold, mildew, etc... As a reminder - plastic is not dealing with the moisture, just…"
Apr 20
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Bryan Pringle's discussion Dense packed cellulose in basement?
"I love BSC but my one word of caution is to always be careful of when an article was written - both the ones I see you point out are 2010 (above & below) and there have been many advancements & new understandings made since them. Plastic is…"
Apr 12
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Bryan Pringle's discussion Dense packed cellulose in basement?
"Sorry but Fail - look at using a product like Delta Dry and letting it run into a French drain system with sump pump backups for slab (yes you can do this inside). Just remember, most vapor barriers (esp. plastic) have no place inside…"
Apr 10
Sean Lintow Sr replied to William Fisher's discussion Can tankless water heaters provide hot water even when the groundwater is fairly cold?
"Yes you just have to make sure the unit is rated for the temperature rise you need based on gallons required at one time. You may wish to look into the tankless with an integrated small buffer tank, that will help prevent numerous issues you…"
Apr 9
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Tom Barrett's discussion How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California
"LOL, can't we all just get along :) I think you nailed it - both are pushing the boundaries but good look back in this piece at some of the other drivers / factors"
Apr 8
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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
Mar 31
Sean Lintow Sr's blog post was featured

Illinois, the ERI, IECACA & RESNET - The final push

Monday April 6th (10 AM to noon) will decide whether the ERI aka as the HERS option will be part of Illinois new Energy Code or dropped till the next code cycle. While many local rating companies joined forces to help get it brought back up for discussion after it was…See More
Mar 31
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Illinois, the ERI, IECACA & RESNET - The final push

Monday April 6th (10 AM to noon) will decide whether the ERI aka as the HERS option will be part of Illinois new Energy Code or dropped till the next code cycle. While many local rating companies joined forces to help get it brought back up for discussion after it was…See More
Mar 30
Sean Lintow Sr replied to randy tolowski's discussion Another unvented roof question
"http://www.buildingscience.com/documents/information-sheets/info-502-temperature-dependent-r-value you have seen this one right? Yes you can do it that way - even better is one additional layer under the rafters to help eliminate any potential…"
Mar 27
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Mar 17
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Vented cathedral ceiling construction advice...
"That would work but may I suggest one tweak - add at least another 1" piece under the first (offsetting seams from above) going from 1 web to the next also foaming all edges / seams. That should help eliminate any chances of any air leakage…"
Mar 11

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Illinois, the ERI, IECACA & RESNET - The final push

Monday April 6th (10 AM to noon) will decide whether the ERI aka as the HERS option will be part of Illinois new Energy Code or dropped till the next code cycle. While many local rating companies joined forces to help get it brought back up for discussion after it was…

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Posted on March 30, 2015 at 9:00am

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

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