Eric Kjelshus
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Low Gas Pressure

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom DelConte Jan 15, 2014. 8 Replies

I have been running no heat calls all day - today I have found  lots of very low gas pressure you can run the Nat Gas hot water heater or 95% furnace.   Most days I find 5" to 5.5" and higher water…Continue

 

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Eric Kjelshus replied to Bachi Brunato's discussion Baseboard Hydronic Heater with Thermostat & Pump?
"Look into a very little strip heat in the floor and put it under tile.  Google "under tile radiant heat"  IF just to bump up a little heat short time, not so bad.  But I see that's a hole house heated this way, is way…"
Jan 29
Eric Kjelshus replied to Rob Buchanan's discussion High-use headscratcher
"Most calls I go on are like this - this is a very common.   No one tests out just "geter done"  - how little can be done till will not get paid.  "
Jan 25
Eric Kjelshus replied to Rob Buchanan's discussion High-use headscratcher
"sound like STRIP heat is on that's a 1-1 rate  the GSHP can be 5-1  most are 4-1.   Today I was at a new install with W1 was strip heat  and W2 was 1st stage HP and W3 was 2nd stage HP.   Mis wired HP is very very…"
Jan 24
Eric Kjelshus replied to Bill Bolton's discussion AC exhaust up chimney
"just not much air flow.  5" pipe at .1 in water  is just 40 CFM  If bring it up to a inch water still just 1/3 ton at most.   Most AC unit in free air 2 ton system are in the 8,000 CFM range at very little SP .01 or less and…"
Jan 24
Eric Kjelshus replied to Rob Buchanan's discussion High-use headscratcher
"I found a strip heater used in new work all hard wired up set at 55' in the attic on ply wood - when the attic got below 55' the 26 amp heater would turn on.   This made ice dams and the roof got replaced 6 times in 5 years.  …"
Jan 21
Eric Kjelshus replied to Benny hani's discussion Load calculation program (software ) manual J
"do you find the gas gas meter to be off as much as 30% - more when old? Just  Change out the meter then gas cost go up?  I find the inside cups fill full  of "tar" like a carburetor, and bearing get coated.     "
Dec 28, 2015
Eric Kjelshus replied to Benny hani's discussion Load calculation program (software ) manual J
"how did you prove the load is right?  This winter I am putting a hour meters on heating systems on a very tight buildings. I find 80% of systems are very over sized 3-4 times is very common   "
Dec 28, 2015
Eric Kjelshus commented on David Byrnes's blog post Top 6 things to watch out for when building a new home and how builders are still cutting corners with energy efficiency
"Most new work I see - take bare bones what is needed then take off 50% of duct work needed then add the highest static pressure filter made.  then largest heat that can be put in.  and give a one yr happiness test. "
Dec 20, 2015
Eric Kjelshus commented on SmithWatson's blog post Top 6 Energy Efficient Brands for Gas Furnace and Boiler
"Most "BOXes" are the same  Most motors are the same maker, 98% of TXV's come from the same maker.  I look at sound, AFUE, how long it lasts, ease of maintaining the "box", training, support.   there is 21…"
Dec 13, 2015
Eric Kjelshus commented on Steven Lefler's blog post No Solar Panels only a Solar Roof
"Dow started this roof  4-5 yr ago just did not take off.   building and zoning inspecter got in way and lack of training.  One I looked at faced north.     "
Dec 5, 2015
Eric Kjelshus commented on David Byrnes's blog post Top 6 things to watch out for when building a new home and how builders are still cutting corners with energy efficiency
"7. AC to big and does not get RH water vabor out of building,    8.  heating system to big and runs on high limit  9. fan in bath and kitchen does not work- bad air stays in building.  10.  Duct work so small - filter…"
Dec 3, 2015
Eric Kjelshus commented on Chris Laumer-Giddens's blog post Sparky Doubled the Air Leakage in this Home!
"What if after the building is sealed and tested.   The trades man would have to reseal all holes (s)he made.  If not sealing the cost to reseal  hole  would end up on the hole maker?  "
Nov 30, 2015
Eric Kjelshus commented on J-F Morin's video
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Garage doors: type of insulation is important.

"your total R may not be up to R-30.   If we wrap the basement with R-12 or higher it feels "warm".   If we wrap the house with R-15 foam and reside inside feels "warm".   If we super attic R-20 or high all the…"
Nov 17, 2015
Eric Kjelshus commented on J-F Morin's video
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Garage doors: type of insulation is important.

"are you heating the garage? Why?   What Zone are you in?  North slope I can see it.   "
Nov 12, 2015
Eric Kjelshus replied to John Nicholas's discussion ZERH to Begin Construction in the group News & Announcements
"IN Kansas City there is maybe 260 super sealed - Solar - net "0" I have worked on in, seen in 20 yr.   This summer I saw proto type R-20  U of .05 openable type window.   I put a ERV system in 4000' sf home that's…"
Oct 30, 2015
Eric Kjelshus replied to Chris Dorsi's discussion Question: What Are The Most Common Energy Code "Fails"?
"92%-98% heat exchanges in nat gas or LP gas has a condensating heat exchange - is before the main   Its a better filter than most fiber glass filters.  Old gravity air did not use filters with just 3 Square feet of flat non-stick once a…"
Oct 29, 2015

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not a Video - not a true photo

Posted on August 6, 2015 at 6:16pm 2 Comments

http://ericsenergy.com/kjelshus/

This is using still and moving camera,   Then gets stitched with software.     Tell me what you think?   On the photo that move you slow it or speed it up or go all the way around.   
Google give big points with using it.   Some say more than video.  

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At 6:02am on December 16, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Eric,

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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