Dan Phillips
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Dan Phillips replied to Jonathan Ballew's discussion lifespan of air sealing materials
"I don't think I'd go any further out than 10 years for major air sealing (done at the high pressure boundary).  That's assuming the foam is getting pretty good contact with the surrounding wood or other mechanically fastened A/S…"
Aug 25, 2015
Dan Phillips replied to Jonathan Ballew's discussion lifespan of air sealing materials
"I would agree about the technique comment.  The air sealing done in my attic was a combination of single part foam for chaseways, wiring and plumbing penetrations, and a little mesh & densepack cellulose on two small kneewalls.  The…"
Aug 20, 2015
Dan Phillips replied to Jonathan Ballew's discussion lifespan of air sealing materials
"Are you doing research for retrofit or new construction air sealing applications?"
Aug 19, 2015
Dan Phillips replied to Jonathan Ballew's discussion lifespan of air sealing materials
"If you look at the default economic lifetimes for duct and air sealing in DOE's Weatherization Assistant software, they assume a 10 year lifespan for retrofit applications."
Aug 16, 2015
Dan Phillips replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype
"There was something there to make it look like there was a correlation between cooling degree days and increased kwh usage.   Or, there was no correlation, but it is too hard to interpret reliability statistics, and no one wants to pay for…"
Jun 18, 2015
Dan Phillips replied to Jennifer Weiss's discussion Looking for Residential Energy Usage Data Tracking Alternatives
"It's pretty old school, but I've used this: http://www.marean.mycpanel.princeton.edu/~marean/default.html in the past for looking at energy impacts for several hundred homes at a time.  It's a bit labor intensive, but less…"
Mar 23, 2014
Dan Phillips replied to Jennifer Weiss's discussion Looking for Residential Energy Usage Data Tracking Alternatives
"+1 It's a little tough to argue with the utility meter (after weather normalizing). "
Mar 20, 2014
Dan Phillips replied to Griffin Hagle's discussion Which is the valid draft test?
"I'm guessing that is the short metal tube that comes with the DG.  If that is the case, go with perpendicular to the pipe.  Might want to trim some of the pipe insulation off as well before the job is completed.  The insulation…"
Feb 28, 2014
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