Ben Stallings
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Ben Stallings replied to Bud Poll's discussion I say to-may-toes and you say to-mah-toes
"*ahem* sounds a lot like the argument for universal health care *ahem* But staying on topic... it's my understanding that most of the state efficiency programs came out of the stimulus package, where Obama was under a lot of political pressure…"
Mar 4
Ben Stallings replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade
"Hi, Bob.  I have a spreadsheet and a rather lengthy explanation on how it works here: http://www.greendoorkansas.com/content/utility-bill-change-analyzer I like to use Wolfram Alpha for HDD and CDD data, because it can handle any arbitrary…"
Feb 15
Ben Stallings replied to Dennis McCarthy's discussion The growing need for lighting auditors
"Bob, I assume you're talking about LED replacements for incandescent bulbs, which makes sense to compare apples to apples, but I've seen some very dramatic energy reductions for fixtures that are designed for LEDs.  A reading lamp…"
Feb 9
Ben Stallings replied to Tom Delconte's discussion Summer's Finally Here!
"I'm curious about your rationale for suggesting a dehumidifier for the first floor.  Is that climate-specific advice? Here in Kansas, some friends of mine thought they would save energy by using a room-size dehumidifier instead of their…"
May 28, 2013
Ben Stallings replied to Dennis McCarthy's discussion LEDs Magazine's comparision of some A- 19 LED choices
"The article appears to be here: http://ledsmagazine.com/features/10/2/7"
Feb 25, 2013
Ben Stallings replied to Tom Strumolo's discussion Midwest energy professionals wanted
"You can reach me at ben@centralenergysavers.com."
Jul 12, 2012
Ben Stallings replied to Tom Strumolo's discussion Midwest energy professionals wanted
"Hi, Tom.  I'm in Emporia, Kansas.  I'm curious what "well-financed movement" you're referring to."
Jul 12, 2012
Ben Stallings replied to Dennis McCarthy's discussion The growing need for lighting auditors..
"Hi, Dennis.  As usual, you whet my appetite, but I want more concrete details!  Where can I learn about how to get trained as a lighting auditor?  We had one here in my town, but he moved away, leaving an opportunity.  Thanks in…"
May 25, 2012
Ben Stallings replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Controlling heat gain/loss Through Windows
"I've been very satisfied with the "thermal" curtains my wife and I bought when we bought the house... they are not high quality, just off-the-shelf from Target, but they are white on the outside side and opaque, with the result that…"
Jan 20, 2012
Ben Stallings replied to John Kelly's discussion Portable Drawing method
"John Nicholas demoed a number of iPad apps for me the other day that he uses in the field.  He uses DaVinci for floorplans, and the main thing it has going for it is that it's not really a drawing app... you enter a dimension…"
Oct 6, 2011
Ben Stallings replied to Meni's discussion How About an Energy Efficient Garage?
"Hm, "ways to make a garage more useful in decreasing one's energy footprint"... well, at risk of being really snarky, put the family car(s) inside and wall up the garage door.  Maybe drain the gas tanks just to be on the safe…"
Sep 27, 2011
Ben Stallings replied to Jon LaMonte's discussion Any Experience with Radiant Barrier Bubble Wrap
"Installed in that location -- over the fiberglass batts -- I would be concerned about condensation on the bottom surface wicking into the fiberglass and creating mold habitat.  I'd also be concerned that dust would accumulate on the top…"
Feb 11, 2011
Ben Stallings replied to Jon LaMonte's discussion Any Experience with Radiant Barrier Bubble Wrap
"Remember, a radiant barrier only reflects radiant heat.  The fire test your brother in law did was the ideal test for that material, since essentially all the heat was radiant, but in an attic situation that's not the case.  For the…"
Feb 8, 2011
Ben Stallings is now friends with John Nicholas and David Eggleton
Feb 2, 2011
Ben Stallings replied to Ross Jackson's discussion Radiant Barrier in the North?
"I'm in eastern Kansas, and I hung a radiant barrier from the attic rafters above part of my south-facing roof.  The entire south-facing part of the roof gets equal sun exposure, and the whole attic has equal insulation.  The part with…"
Feb 1, 2011
Ben Stallings replied to John Pitek's discussion Stopping Air Infiltration at Cable / Phone Line Entry
"Gosh, that's a lot of wires.  If there weren't quite so many, I'd suggest making a foam gasket so that each wire passed through its own hole.   How about if you attached a zip tie to the bundle of wires on one side of the…"
Jan 29, 2011

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home energy audits
permaculture design
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At 11:50am on January 22, 2011, David Eggleton said…
Hi.  I have a suspicion you'll find this group on this site interesting.
At 2:23pm on December 17, 2010, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Ben,

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