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Giving credit when disagreeing

It seems simple, if you quote someone you should give them credit and note the source.  But should you provide credit when you are assigning blame?  If you are pointing out something that is wrong,…Continue

Tags: credit, giving

Started Feb 19

CO poisoning in Yarmouth Maine
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A news headline caught my attention, "Man hospitalized for signs of carbon monoxide poisoning at Yarmouth home".  Not all of the details, but if we take the liberty of reading between the lines, it…Continue

Tags: Monoxide, Carbon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stan Kuhn Feb 19.

Our Changing Business Model
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How should we adjust our businesses in the face of these falling energy prices?Payback, SIR, and overall financial justifications for our work are losing ground.Should we now be pushing that old…Continue

Tags: prices, energy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Theodore Redler Jan 2.

Basing air exchange on house volume??
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I have long objected to including a basement volume when calculating air exchange as it just doesn't leak like the rest of the house.  In fact using the house volume is an extremely poor substitute…Continue

Tags: exchange, air

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Jan 8.

 

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Giving credit when disagreeing

It seems simple, if you quote someone you should give them credit and note the source.  But should you provide credit when you are assigning blame?  If you are pointing out something that is wrong, my concern is that the original source might not appreciate being singled out.  And worse, many sources we read are subject to being changed.  I once quoted a blog as a poor example of what was being discussed only to return and find the author substituted a different topic.  Other than published…See More
Feb 23
Bud Poll replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Vented cathedral ceiling construction advice...
"Hi Tony, I agree with Sean that the foam strips on the bottom of the I-joists may not be worth the effort, although it does also add 2 more inches of insulation.  I-joists don't suffer as much from bridging heat loss as 2x material. The…"
Feb 22
Bud Poll replied to Kent Mitchell's discussion smoky neighbor
"Hi Kent, I think the positive pressure option will need to be the choice as air sealing can get only so good and even if it was outstanding, extremely tight, you would then have to include fresh air.  The only advantage to sealing before…"
Feb 19
Stan Kuhn replied to Bud Poll's discussion CO poisoning in Yarmouth Maine
"Those of us who know the story about CO detectors need to work to get low-level ones required, or have the UL listing require one that really protects human life.  The home store things will hopefully prevent death, depending upon the person,…"
Feb 19
Bud Poll posted a discussion

Giving credit when disagreeing

It seems simple, if you quote someone you should give them credit and note the source.  But should you provide credit when you are assigning blame?  If you are pointing out something that is wrong, my concern is that the original source might not appreciate being singled out.  And worse, many sources we read are subject to being changed.  I once quoted a blog as a poor example of what was being discussed only to return and find the author substituted a different topic.  Other than published…See More
Feb 19
Bud Poll replied to Kent Mitchell's discussion smoky neighbor
"Half the house (guestimate) is already under a positive pressure and at the worst, for a ranch, she is dealing with just a couple of pascals of pressure. The vented crawlspace, as Sean mentioned, would be the place I would start since much of the…"
Feb 18
Bud Poll replied to Bud Poll's discussion CO poisoning in Yarmouth Maine
"Dale, thanks for the follow up article.  Energy auditors are certainly on the front line when it comes to identifying these potential problems before they become tragic and our new more frequent approach to direct venting needs more…"
Feb 13
Dale Sherman replied to Bud Poll's discussion CO poisoning in Yarmouth Maine
"Here is a more detailed article about the incident.  Rescuers measured 1,000 ppm in the bedroom! A picture of the concentric vent is shown and it looks like the intake is partially blocked with snow.   "
Feb 13
Bud Poll commented on Sean Lintow Sr's group Best Practices (Residential)
"Hi Robert, I have long advocated volunteer work as a great place to gain real field experience as an Energy Auditor.  Seniors, unemployed, and military families will keep you very busy.  All of the class work we go through is barely enough…"
Feb 12
Kurt Albershardt replied to Bud Poll's discussion CO poisoning in Yarmouth Maine
"Code and manufacturers' approvals may be there, but we work hard to separate exhaust and intake whenever possible.  It's just good housekeeping."
Feb 8
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CO poisoning in Yarmouth Maine

A news headline caught my attention, "Man hospitalized for signs of carbon monoxide poisoning at Yarmouth home".  Not all of the details, but if we take the liberty of reading between the lines, it looks like our recent snow was deep enough to block the vents on this home's heating system.  My guess would be a direct vent high efficiency condensing furnace.  I'm not sure what Yarmouth got for total snow, guessing about 20", but light and fluffy with very strong winds it could have drifted 8 to…See More
Feb 5
Bud Poll replied to Bud Poll's discussion CO poisoning in Yarmouth Maine
"Hi Chad, I sure would like to hear the follow-up on what caused the CO issue down there.  As your call indicated, a direct vent unit should shut down if the vent is obstructed and if the unit is sealed, how would the CO get back into the house…"
Jan 29
Chad Mcaulife replied to Bud Poll's discussion CO poisoning in Yarmouth Maine
"I got a call yesterday from a homeowner who had a direct vent furnace installed a year ago and she said it quit working in the middle of the night the night prior.  Sent a tech. over and the termination being buried in snow was the cause!!!"
Jan 29
Bud Poll replied to Bud Poll's discussion CO poisoning in Yarmouth Maine
"Don't I hate links that vaporize over night.  I did a search and found another: https://bangordailynews.com/2015/01/28/news/portland/firefighters-investigate-possible-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-in-yarmouth/ But just in case it dries up,…"
Jan 28
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Bud Poll's discussion CO poisoning in Yarmouth Maine
"Link doesn't work Bud? I doubt Direct Vent as the lack of oxygen should trip the safeties - could easily be a power vented, naturally vented unit that got clogged, pipe got knocked loose or they used their oven or something else for…"
Jan 28
Bud Poll posted a discussion

CO poisoning in Yarmouth Maine

A news headline caught my attention, "Man hospitalized for signs of carbon monoxide poisoning at Yarmouth home".  Not all of the details, but if we take the liberty of reading between the lines, it looks like our recent snow was deep enough to block the vents on this home's heating system.  My guess would be a direct vent high efficiency condensing furnace.  I'm not sure what Yarmouth got for total snow, guessing about 20", but light and fluffy with very strong winds it could have drifted 8 to…See More
Jan 28

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At 1:08pm on June 28, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

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