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How to tell if home is balloon framed with IR Camera?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph J. Ilacqua Feb 16, 2011. 4 Replies

Is there a way to tell if a home if ballooned framed using the IR Camera or any other method? I normally look in the attic to determine but  attic is floored and I cannot get close enough to the edge…Continue

Needed: Home Energy Savings Presentation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew P Jan 20, 2011. 11 Replies

Hi AllI don't want to re-invent the wheel so I was wondering if someone had a link or PPT to a decent presentation on Home Energy Savings and what hte home owner can/should do.  My goal is to educate…Continue

How do you recommend improving knee wall insulation???

Started this discussion. Last reply by A. Tamasin Sterner Feb 10, 2011. 21 Replies

Hi AllLove this website . I am learning from everyone.  We have all come across poorly insulated knee walls with poorly fit batts falling from the joists.  I was wondering how you like to recommend…Continue

Needed: Gas Detector and CO Detector. What do you recommend?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Windzer Pierre-Louis Jan 29, 2015. 5 Replies

Hi All I never planned or wanted to do the BPI Combustion testing but now have too.  What products do you recommend? I obviously want to do this as economically as possible?  Thanks for any advice.Continue

 

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Windzer Pierre-Louis replied to Matthew P's discussion Needed: Gas Detector and CO Detector. What do you recommend?
"Matt, I am new to the industry, less than 6 months. I love the mission of the industry; to bring comfort, saving, reducing the carbon footprint and most importantly, in my view, health and safety from Combustion appliances. The comfort in knowing…"
Jan 29, 2015
Chad Mcaulife replied to Matthew P's discussion Needed: Gas Detector and CO Detector. What do you recommend?
"The new BPI standards require a Gas Sniffer which has a read out of the LEL.  The cheapest I have seen was $450.00"
Jan 26, 2015
Ed Minch replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"Chad As I said: "The blower door would have caused the cold air to come down the wall/ceiling joint into the wall - but this is not the case, and thermal bridging would have made all the studs show as much as the top plates." There is no…"
Nov 15, 2014
Chad Mcaulife replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"Slight Breeze?  He said the bower door was running. "
Nov 15, 2014
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Dear Occupant:

What conditions were present when a customer had an Aha moment?  What made the communication successful?  Please share your successes here so we can all learn.  'Cause we know that houses don't use energy.  People Do! See More
Nov 15, 2011
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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
Sep 27, 2011
Ed Minch replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"This is not thermal bridging and it has nothing to do with the blower door.  This is the ceiling plane meeting the wall plane, and this is thin insulation combined with possibley a slight breeze blowing or convection causing cold air to ride up…"
Jun 30, 2011
Bill Bradbury replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"Matthew, this is not thermal bridging or else it would look like the wall studs and the window header. This is a result of running the blower door in a tight house where air coming in at the soffitt vents is pulled into the building through…"
Jun 17, 2011
John Nicholas replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"Master shows! John, Thanks for the review in Home Energy 101.  Sometimes, as auditors, we get so enamored with the technology, we forget the basics.  Comments like this, keep my feet firmly on the ground, and improved my audit…"
Apr 2, 2011
John Snell replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"Thanks for the "master" plug! I hope I can meet expectations. Jeezopeets! Anyway, it certainly appears to be a header. There may be an air space associated with it. Did you depressurize with a blower door? That would show you if it is just…"
Apr 1, 2011
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Mar 27, 2011
t hardy replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"It's hard to tell from just the one pic - do you have a shot before the BD was run?? Since the BD was running, if it's the top floor or equivalent, I could make a case for no baffling and poor or no  alignment of the thermal…"
Mar 24, 2011
David Meiland replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"Same image in the Ironbow palette...."
Mar 24, 2011
David Meiland replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"Matthew, I never received the file... david at meiland dot com   Thanks"
Mar 24, 2011
t hardy replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"Could you send me a copy of file with this pic as well? Thanks."
Mar 24, 2011
Matthew P replied to Matthew P's discussion Expert Eye Needed in the group INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS
"Sure will. I requested you as a friend so I can send. Would  not let me upload a is2 file."
Mar 18, 2011

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