Sean Lintow Sr
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Shawna Henderson's discussion High Density Foam -- Any Incidents of Cracking in Frame Walls as Studs Dry/Twist?
"Well if budget dictates one uses wet / green wood, said budget had better dictate drying time as no product should be installed until everything is dried out The issue isn't the product, it is improper application"
Apr 11
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Rob Buchanan's discussion 'Shielding insulation'
"A bunch of marketing terms is all that it sounds like - without specs or anything else to discuss we are only guessing. As for dispelling myths & bad marketing terms, I do it all the time while trying not to give any link or seo love to the…"
Mar 29
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Open cell foam and cellulose... Can they work together?
"Sorry Richard, but that has nothing to do with the HVAC, that had to do with to thin of a layer of foam not meeting the dew point depth required. To top that off I would also state that they probably were not maintaining moisture levels in their…"
Mar 29
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Open cell foam and cellulose... Can they work together?
"Ahh but we are talking the attic floor & not the roof sheathing, no? As for hot roofs aka encapsulated attics, the issue is dew point considerations & as Richard points out, Lynene spread so much dis-information it made it nearly impossible…"
Mar 29
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Open cell foam and cellulose... Can they work together?
"I am right there with you Ed but with that many use the open cell to do the air sealing for them & then top it off with cellulose - the system does work great (though it should be 3-4" based on specs / test results & not 2"…"
Mar 28
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion HERS Index tracking 5 years or more after construction
"Well I will call BS - you do not need electrical bills et al (which Blasnik actually did below) as that only clouds the issue (though it can help in certain circumstances) - an appraisers job is to come up with a fair appraisal given all the facts…"
Mar 24
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion HERS Index tracking 5 years or more after construction
"If there are no changes (mechanicals, leakage, etc...) a house rated a 75 5 years ago is still a 75 today (in theory). The only reason I say in theory is because they have tweaked a few algorithms so it might have moved a point or so - shoot…"
Mar 22
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Open cell foam and cellulose... Can they work together?
"Vapor issue is the only one I can think of though if you use a vapor retarder paint you should be fine & is accepted by many codes (do not use plastic & if it is there remove it) I can't think of any other issues with using it &…"
Mar 21
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Best Insulation For Older Building With Potential Moisture
"Mineral wool is good at doing that but as described in the article this install was done on the outside with the "board" product & they used a rain screed detail. That is very different than using a batt system where any bulk…"
Mar 19
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Kent Mitchell's discussion Fire sprinklers & air infiltration?
"There are two easy solutions - move the air barrier location or placement of the head & line as shown in this piece... http://blog.sls-construction.com/2013/bs4d-the-fire-sprinklers-air-barrier-conundrum"
Mar 18
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Dan Antonioli's discussion Best Insulation For Older Building With Potential Moisture
"constitute an air-barrierFirst off felt paper is a great moisture barrier & while me & many others generally use a more modern one, felt is still fine & in fact some might argue a superior one. With that being said if there is any doubts…"
Mar 18
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Closed-Cell Foam & Brick Walls
"Check out http://www.buildingscience.com/documents/insights/bsi-011-capillarity-small-sacrifices & they did have one other on spalling for spraying above grade walls. If worried maybe consider using Delta Dry on walls & then…"
Mar 12
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Craig McManus's discussion How to keep mice, critters from getting into duct insulation that is under a house that is on piers.
"You have to keep it out of their reach thus a Sealed crawl is the best option For a vented crawl, make sure all your insect & rodent proofing is in place also; Using flex duct is not recommended, nor fiberboard, just metal ducts sealed with…"
Mar 10
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Rigid Foam (Polyiso) as a Weather-Resistive Barrier
"First off - way to go, a rain screed detail is one of the best things you can do If going with foam, a double layer is best if you offset the seams as Joe Lstiburek has found out - foam expands & contracts. If you don't go that route,…"
Mar 3
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Tim Reynolds's discussion Hot roof in a cold climate?
"I got to say Bud has nailed most of it BUT... in a cold climate a hot roof is still a great option especially for those with cut up roofs, or ones where you cant get full depth out to the edge of the wall sheathing, or you want a higher…"
Feb 26
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Tim Reynolds's discussion Hot roof in a cold climate?
"#1 - it is not a properly done hot roof, the sheathing should have all been sprayed / covered & even the joists #2 - truthfully you can get less than code minimums when done right, but you should have at least 6" total or at least a 36…"
Feb 25

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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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