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Vapor Barrier on top of basement concrete floor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Cook Jan 14. 8 Replies

Happy New Year!   Hoping this will be a great year for all of us to help our communities to save even more energy than ever before!   I have a project on a small house built early 30's, two floors…Continue

Airsealing an old basement ceiling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Minch yesterday. 16 Replies

Greetings everyone,    I have a weird question... On a non conditioned basement, many times I find tongue in groove pine strips on ceiling of basements and then a second layer of wood as the finish…Continue

I am searching for study material

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luis Hernandez Oct 19, 2015. 11 Replies

Greetings everyone,    I will be taking the AC /heat pump BPI class in November and I am in search for study material to prepared me for the class. When searching online all you get are class…Continue

Tags: certification, BPI, pump, /heat, AC

Solar hot water exterior pipes insulation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Wierzbicki Aug 15, 2015. 1 Reply

Hello everyone,    I was wondering if anyone has experience with insulating exterior pipes for maximum efficiency. Since there are some small gaps in the installation of the insulation, I was…Continue

 

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tedkidd liked Luis Hernandez's discussion Airsealing an old basement ceiling
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Ed Minch replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Airsealing an old basement ceiling
"Luis Think of it as a part of the house that is not being used, but part of the house none the less.  With proper wall insulation (R-19 is my recommendation for our WZ4) and air sealing, there will not be much heating load from the basement -…"
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Luis Hernandez replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Searching for a multifamily study book in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"Hey Craig!  Well, let's get serious and keep asking all our friends in the Home Performance business! We can make a deal in which whoever gets it first would scan it for the other...  Agreed? :)  I am from NY and I already…"
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Luis Hernandez replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Airsealing an old basement ceiling
"Hey there Ed,      I appreciate you comments... this is an interesting case because this basement is cement floor, stone walls 3/.4 of a way, and the reason I would bring this basement into the envelop is because I want to stop the…"
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tedkidd replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Airsealing an old basement ceiling
"bit.ly/ESHPhabitat1 our habitat project -mostly dirt floor..."
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Bryan Gabriel replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Airsealing an old basement ceiling
"Luis, thanks for being open to sharing your experiences and photos of your project. What is the "floor" material in your basement?  Mine is 10% concrete and 90% dirt, by area. Thanks, --Bryan Gabriel"
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Ed Minch replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Airsealing an old basement ceiling
"I agree that conditioning the basement is by far the best option.  If you are going to insulate the ceiling you have to understand that the basement is now outside and you will also have to: 1) air seal the ceiling 2) insulate all walls and…"
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tedkidd replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Airsealing an old basement ceiling
"While my leanings are towards Brian's camp, there is way too little information to provide any meaningful advice.  Share more about the current conditions, project problems, budget, climate, uncorrected client biases and misinformation,…"
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Craig McManus replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Searching for a multifamily study book in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"I am also looking for this. Craig "
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Luis Hernandez replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Airsealing an old basement ceiling
"Bryan,     I will then make sure to update as the work starts, including some photos... "
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Bryan Gabriel replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Airsealing an old basement ceiling
"Luis, my house seems similar to yours. I'm following and look forward to reading all the responses. --Bryan Gabriel (Charlotte, NC)"
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Wilfred Skillicorn Jr. replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Airsealing an old basement ceiling
"Find the Raccoon first ! "
May 19
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Searching for a multifamily study book

Greetings everyone,     I am searching for the BPI multifamily or the CleanEdison's BPI Multifamily Building Analyst study books to buy, rent, or to borrow! It can be the real book or in PDF format.... Please let me know,Thanks, LuisSee More
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Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Discuss the pros and cons of the equipment you are interested in prior to purchase. Post equipment you have to sell, trade or wish to purchase.Please post the equipment age, serial numbers, condition, warranties and asking price.See More
May 18
Brian Robinson replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Airsealing an old basement ceiling
"Spray foam & intumescent paint the interior of the foundation walls to air seal & insulate.  Seal & insulate the ductwork.  Mother earth is "giving" you 50+/- degrees alreadythru the floor so don't fret about the…"
May 12
Luis Hernandez replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Airsealing an old basement ceiling
"Mary... I read, and I read your post and I am not sure what do you mean... yes, when we air seal a home, and tight up the ducts, the furnace will work less... which is a good thing... not sure why would I need to consult to a technician.. Sorry, you…"
May 7

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