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EFAZ and APS Hosting Huge Welcome Party!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brandon Walton Jul 31, 2014. 1 Reply

If your in Arizona on August 20th, stop on by and check it out!APS Home Performance Program Q&A w/new leader Maggie Gibbs!Join Efficiency First Arizona (EFAZ) in welcoming Maggie into her new…Continue

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12 Things Every Home Performance Contractor Should Have on Their Work Truck

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Fitchett Jul 29, 2014. 3 Replies

Every home is unique and differs from the last. It would be a perfect world (from a project planning standpoint) if every home were a cookie cutter from the previous install, however this is not…Continue

When is it too windy to use blower door?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Iain Walker Aug 10. 17 Replies

It has been a windy week out here in Phoenix, AZ this past week.I have a few tricks that I have used that works only sometimes. I use an empty plastic water bottle and put my reference to outside…Continue

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Iain Walker replied to Brandon Walton's discussion When is it too windy to use blower door?
"Hi, Don. I suppose I should give the link directly : resdb.lbl.gov"
Aug 10
Don Hynek replied to Brandon Walton's discussion When is it too windy to use blower door?
"How cool is that -- a database of 175,000 blower door tests!!"
Aug 10
Kent Browning replied to Brandon Walton's discussion When is it too windy to use blower door?
"Thanks everyone for all the info! This has been VERY helpful. I have been reading how multi-point tests are LESS accurate than single point tests in high winds. I would not have expected that. Then it occurred to me that the single point test has no…"
Jul 27
Iain Walker replied to Brandon Walton's discussion When is it too windy to use blower door?
"There have been several studies over the years looking at windspeed effects on blower door tests.  A study by LBNL used a dataset from the University of Alberta where an automated blower door repeatedly performed blower door tests on small test…"
Jul 27
tom atwood replied to Brandon Walton's discussion When is it too windy to use blower door?
"Hi John, A1 is spot on. I have done hundreds of tests here in Maine and have gotten different numbers from morning to afternoon depending on wind speed. My record is -35 pa with the fan not running. (ended up with a .32 ach using tectite later in…"
Jul 27
John Nicholas replied to Brandon Walton's discussion When is it too windy to use blower door?
"Q:  When is the wind too much that you can't do a Blower Door test? A:  When it keeps blowing your door set up out of the doorway. A2:  When it is below 0° F. and the homeowner has  an issue with cooling the house off…"
Jul 27
Don Hynek replied to Brandon Walton's discussion When is it too windy to use blower door?
"You did a pretty good job -- there are a few tricks of the trade that might have improved precision AND accuracy a little. The most common is to run outdoor reference hoses to either windward and leeward sides, or even to all four sides of the …"
Jul 25
Kent Browning replied to Brandon Walton's discussion When is it too windy to use blower door?
"I found this post thru a Google search. I was already a member and have posted a few times. I am a mechanical engineer who has been doing blower door tests for decades. I only do 10 to 15 BD test per year (I am not doing energy audits or such).I am…"
Jul 21
Brandon Walton commented on Brandon Walton's blog post 12 Things Every Home Performance Contractor Should Have on Their Work Truck
"Totally off topic William, but yeah could use a bit more I suppose"
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William H Nickerson commented on Brandon Walton's blog post 12 Things Every Home Performance Contractor Should Have on Their Work Truck
"One more thing...you need a little more bend in that cap"
Aug 1, 2014
Brice Fawley commented on Brandon Walton's event Efficiency First AZ is Hosting Huge Meeting August 20th!
"This is a must attend. The future of the Home Performance industry in Arizona is a hot topic and we as a group want to make sure our voice is heard. And FREE FOOD!!!!"
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EFAZ and APS Hosting Huge Welcome Party!!

If your in Arizona on August 20th, stop on by and check it out!APS Home Performance Program Q&A w/new leader Maggie Gibbs!Join Efficiency First Arizona (EFAZ) in welcoming Maggie into her new role at APS, taking over for Gavin Hastings.  All interested in the energy efficiency industry in Arizona are welcomed at no cost, though there is a Mandatory RSVP to 480.966.1988 so we have enough food for all.  There will be a nice selection of hot appetizers & non-alcoholic beverages. Alcohol…See More
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Efficiency First AZ is Hosting Huge Meeting August 20th! at Rennick's Restaurant in the Hilton Phoenix Airport Hotel

August 20, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7pm
APS Home Performance Program Q&A w/new leader Maggie Gibbs!Join Efficiency First Arizona (EFAZ) in welcoming Maggie into her new role at APS, taking over for Gavin Hastings.  All interested in the energy efficiency industry in Arizona are welcomed at no cost, though there is a Mandatory RSVP to 480.966.1988 so we have enough food for all.  There will be a nice selection of hot appetizers & non-alcoholic beverages. Alcohol can be purchased.  Rennick's is easy to get to off of 143 near…See More
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12 Things Every Home Performance Contractor Should Have on Their Work Truck

Every home is unique and differs from the last. It would be a perfect world (from a project planning standpoint) if every home were a cookie cutter from the previous install, however this is not always the case. I have been in the construction industry doing remodeling and even building new residential homes for over 25 years. Along the way I have run into some interesting situations in which I was not prepared and wished I was. Although this has been sometimes fun and challenging at times,…See More
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12 Things Every Home Performance Contractor Should Have on Their Work Truck

Posted on July 27, 2014 at 12:19pm 2 Comments

Every home is unique and differs from the last. It would be a perfect world (from a project planning standpoint) if every home were a cookie cutter from the previous install, however this is not always the case. I have been in the construction industry doing remodeling and even building new residential homes for over 25 years. Along the way I have run into some interesting situations in which I was not prepared and wished I was. Although this has been sometimes fun and challenging at times,…

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