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What is the value of using a pressure pan to test outlets?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Genge Sep 5, 2012. 18 Replies

I had this question recently and my response was:If the blower door takes the home up to 50 Pa, and the pressure pan reading across the outlet is 49 Pa for example, that says that total of the rest…Continue


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Calibration & Field Checks Webinar at Online

July 19, 2016 from 11am to 12pm
Every tester needs to be sure their gauges and fans are in calibration for every test. And they need to document it. This webinar will give them the knowledge and resources to do it quickly and easily.Register now while space is available.  How to field check a fan and gauge with Retrotec’s Gauge Field Calibration CheckerHow to diagnose problems with a gauge, fan or tubing while in the field When it’s necessary to have a fan or gauge calibrated by the manufacturerHow to document and confirm…See More
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Exhaust Fan Installation and Verification webinar at Online

June 23, 2016 from 11am to 12pm
If you install, service or test exhaust ventilation, you’ll want be there for this special webinar.We’ll show you more than the latest and greatest equipment -  We’ll show you how they should be installed and how to test the flow with the equipment you have.Join us for-Installation requirements for bathroom & kitchen exhaust fansHow to test the new “variable speed” fansHow to use your DucTester as powered flow hoodWhy the new FlowFinder mk2 is the Gold Standard in testing.How to use…See More
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Retrotec is exhibiting at the Building Safety & Design Exp in conjunction with the ICC Annual Conference at Kansas City Convention Center

October 16, 2016 at 8am to October 17, 2016 at 7pm
The Building Safety & Design Expo provides a platform for exhibitors to demonstrate and educate building safety and design professions about the latest products and services needed to keep buildings safe and meet and maintain compliance with accepted codes and standards.This event brings exhibitors face-to-face with professionals from the built environment including local tradesmen, architects, engineers, and plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, building and fire safety professionals from around…See More
Jun 21
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Retrotec is exhibiting at the EEBA Excellence in Building Conference & Expo - Booth 17 at Dallas Frisco Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa

September 27, 2016 at 7am to September 29, 2016 at 7pm
The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) provides an invaluable platform for insight, collaboration and education. EEBA delivers unique and relevant, multi-platform educational resources with the intention to manifest sustainable and responsible building principles in the design, marketing and execution of the building process.See More
Jun 21
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Announcing our Duct Tester Setup Challenge Winner!

Congratulations to Tyler Tarvin of Community in Action for winning two $2500 Retrotec Gift Certificates!Tyler set the record for fastest Energy Conservatory Duct Blaster™ test and for the fastest Retrotec test.The purpose of this Challenge is to…
Jun 14
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Join the rCloud - The Future of Testing is here webinar at online

June 21, 2016 from 11am to 12:30pm
Learn more about the future of testing? Get ready to put your head into the rCloud.This webinar is more than just an overview- we'll show you the best practices for WiFi connections and field testing. Sign up now.  • Automated testing  • Share results immediately  • Multiple testing protocols  • Secure cloud storage  • Individual accounts  • See your test from anywhere See More
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Colin Genge replied to Craig McManus's discussion Inventions that save energy, licensing to a US manufacturer?
"If these blinds are on the inside, a fair bit of the heat winds up indoors anyway. I used to have highly polished metal blinds inside my apartment in Vancouver (cool climate) and my apartment would still go over 110 degrees from one sliding door…"
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Retrotec is attending the NEBB Testing and Balancing (Tab) Certified Professional Review Seminar in Chicago, IL at Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport

June 6, 2016 at 8am to June 8, 2016 at 5pm
Building owners and tenants are concerned that the environmental performance of buildings must be optimal while the operating cost should be minimal. These goals can only be accomplished when a building’s HVAC and hydronic systems are properly balanced. Three major steps used to achieve the proper operation of the HVAC and hydronic systems and a desirable climate are testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB).See More
May 23
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Retrotec is exhibiting at the NFPA Conference & Expo-Booth 1355 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center

June 13, 2016 at 8am to June 16, 2016 at 5pm
NFPA's Conference & Expo is widely regarded as the most comprehensive industry event for countless professionals -- from architects, engineers, contractors, and building managers to public and private fire service, enforcement agencies, insurers, and utilities. More
May 23
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Retrotec is attending the NEHA 2016 AEC and HUD Healthy Homes Conference at San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

June 13, 2016 at 8am to June 16, 2016 at 5pm
The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) are excited to announce the NEHA 2016 AEC and HUD Healthy Homes Conference, presented by Green & Healthy Homes Initiative. It will be held jointly in San Antonio, Texas from June 13-16, 2016. We welcome strengthening the Healthy Homes dimension of our conference and think this will bring great opportunities for additional…See More
May 9
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Retrotec is exhibiting at the Energy Out West Conference-Booths 16 and 18 at The Grand Hotel

May 9, 2016 at 8am to May 13, 2016 at 5pm
Every other year Energy OutWest organizes and delivers a regional weatherization (wx) conference. Our conferences receive wide attendance by weatherization professionals from community assistance agencies in Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, the Navajo Nation, and the Intertribal Council of Arizona. Commercial weatherization professionals also participate significantly both in learning sessions and with displays of their products…See More
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What needs to be done to get builders to follow Code for duct and envelope leakage?

Posted on July 29, 2015 at 4:30pm 11 Comments

“If your new home was not built properly to Code, you might pay $50,000 over the life of your home in extra energy bills. You may have health and structural problems caused by hidden hidden problems and improper inspections by Code officials.  At no cost to you, let us have your home checked to see if you are one of 1000s in Texas (name your State) where Codes are ignored.”

In Australia, homeowners are starting class actions against their builders for the same type of poor workmanship…


Smart Vent Scam: How can we stop this?

Posted on June 3, 2015 at 8:21am 2 Comments

Smart Vent Scam: How can we stop this?

Look at this link. we all know that few systems can tolerate any more resistance created by smart vents or even partial closing of registers. LBL's paper on closing off vents to save energy, roundly…


Smart gauges will change how we use Blower Doors, DucTesters and other diagnostic tools

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 8:53pm 2 Comments

The world’s first touchscreen WiFi gauge          

Webinar Sept 12/2013 11AM PDT, 2PM EDT

The DM32 controls all blower doors, duct testers, and some flow grids. We’ve even introduced advanced features that will not only modernize just the gauge but the older devices attached to them as well. For example, automatic corrections can be made in the gauge for system backpressure correction when using flow grids.  Control your gauge using any mobile…


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At 7:09pm on July 15, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Colin,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros.

Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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