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

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

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Duct Testing 101 Webinar at Online

July 2, 2015 from 1pm to 2pm
Our next webinar will cover Duct Testing 101•Testing for Energy Code or envelope performance •Measure a known hole to prove to yourself you and your DucTester are doing the right thing. •Tips on performing your first duct test in only twenty minutes. Using the Quick Guide. •Set up your gauge to make testing easier. •Overcoming common testing problems. See More
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Colin Genge commented on Colin Genge's blog post Smart Vent Scam: How can we stop this?
"There were no comments on this Blog but a lively conversation ensued at the link below with several industry experts chiming in that these guys have no clue about the dangers their vents can create in a home to say nothing about a unanimous…"
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Blower Door Training 101 at Online

June 23, 2015 from 1pm to 2pm
Reminder that our next webinar is tomorrow, Tuesday, June 23rd at 1pm CThttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6856658231928819202See More
Jun 22
Morgan M Audetat commented on Colin Genge's event Blower Door Training 101
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Blower Door Training 101 at Online

June 23, 2015 from 1pm to 2pm
Retrotec's next webinar is on Tuesday, June 23rd, 1pm CTThis Webinar will give guidance perfecting your use of your Blower Door. You’ll also see how easy it is to do your first test. • Learn tips to perform your first test in only twenty minutes. • Set up your gauge to make testing easier. • Overcome common testing problems  See More
Jun 19
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Testing to IECC for Kentucky (Webinar) at Online

June 18, 2015 from 1pm to 2pm
Retrotec's Webinar today is at 1:00pm CTWe will be covering the following concerning the code change for July 1st in Kentucky• 2009 IECC Code Testing Overview • KY Duct Testing Requirements • Learn how Simple it is to Setup & Perform a Test • Discuss How to Complete Compliance Reports • Question and AnswerTo Join follow this link.  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2799304194784190722See More
Jun 18
Colin Genge commented on Colin Genge's blog post Smart Vent Scam: How can we stop this?
Jun 3
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Smart Vent Scam: How can we stop this?

Smart Vent Scam: How can we stop this?http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2015/01/heating-vents-that-direct-warmth-where-you-want-it/index.htmLook 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 criticizes this process as not…See More
Jun 3
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Blower Door Test in XXXL size - Amazon in Poland

The biggest blower door test in Poland and in central / east Europe too. This is one of the biggest blower door tests with high precision of measurement in E...
Mar 23
Colin Genge replied to billy g pinnick jr's discussion Blower Door Question
"I didn't take your comment as a challenge. I agree that his impression of what was occuring is exactly what you stated. I tried to dig below that to discover what was really going on. That is all. I don't know how the "friend…"
Dec 17, 2014
Colin Genge replied to billy g pinnick jr's discussion Blower Door Question
"Sales said, barring use for writing an article, you can buy one and have 30 days to try it out with refund upon return. Alternatively, we are at all the major shows, so you could see one there. We have two trainers in the US who circulate among…"
Dec 17, 2014
Colin Genge replied to billy g pinnick jr's discussion Blower Door Question
"I assume from Billy's text that he is maintaining -50 Pa as he is sealing. I have done tech support to blower door users since 1980 and this IS a common question/situation.  We have been selling our Digital Sensor Touch Screen Gauge with…"
Dec 17, 2014
Colin Genge commented on Tom White's video
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The Future of Housing - And How Airtightness Can Help

"We have the same problems in the US where builders are still making poorly performing houses because codes are not enforced.  Even though Codes in the US are weak, houses coming on the market are typically performing well below code mostly…"
Dec 13, 2014
Colin Genge replied to billy g pinnick jr's discussion Blower Door Question
"Billy asks a good question but I believe the point was missed by all of you so far.  What he describes would occur in the following example.  He is talking about leaks that are in series where holes the air flows through first will get…"
Dec 13, 2014
Colin Genge commented on Christopher Morin's blog post UPDATED: Big Changes for Duct Testing in MA
"I recommend your guidance be universal instead of providing specific instructions on how to operate one brand of equipment without showing others. Such as Retrotec's that has about half the current duct tester market share. We have amazing…"
Aug 25, 2014
Colin Genge replied to Stephen Standley's discussion Which reading is more reliable on a Minneapolis Duct Blaster?
"Michael, how do you know the tester would not start out with Ring 3, take a reading and assume it was ok? What this repeated test is pointing to is that there is a problem here, so what is it? Is Ring 3 out of calibration for some reason, was the…"
Aug 14, 2014

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Smart Vent Scam: How can we stop this?

Smart Vent Scam: How can we stop this?

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2015/01/heating-vents-that-direct-warmth-where-you-want-it/index.htm

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…

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

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

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

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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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