"hey Patrick ...
I think the 1st thing I would do is to completely/ temporarily seal both the mail slot & whole house fan and do a blower door ... then do without sealing to see the implication ... if it is not all that significant, why worry ?"
"Paul ... the Wizard Stick is produced by folks that seem really concerned about the performance of their products ... I have been in touch with them a few times ... but I'll be damned if I can get that thing to work ... I have a couple &…"
A hammer and a saw used to be the key tools for home contractors. Today, the best-in-breed also use high-tech equipment while performing a professional energy audit or verifying that construction has been done correctly.
"hey ed ... the diy was directed toward making your own boot/vent stops ... easy enough to do ... for rough in, ventless and with vent ... I only had one but experienced leakage from that ... the pole mounted had no leakage as you are able to snug…"
"ordered one freebie to try - used only under negative pressure - smoke stick showed enough leakage to cause concern (couldn't snug tight enough due to friction hold ... believe the best are pole mounted devices .. DIY
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"I'm sure a case can be made for the fact that people who live in healthy homes are less likely to get sick ...how can we get the Health Insurance companies on board to help subsidize remediation after a comprehensive energy audit? Just as HO…"
A presentation by Greg Labbé in April 2014 on retrofitting vintage home for energy efficiency. He talked about basic building science, brick houses, movement of heat energy and moisture in and out of the house, air barrier and water barrier, house…