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Blower Door Testing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Curt Kinder Apr 11, 2013. 5 Replies

I've been asked to perform blower door testing on a house that is to be built.The architects builders estimate specifications state " Perform a blower door test on the house after the wall sheathing,…Continue

 

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Thomas Varney replied to Matthew Damon's discussion Upgrading a vented tongue and groove cathedral ceiling in the group Best Practices (Residential)
" Hi Matt, The code in Maine does require a minimum of R20 impermeable insulation but it is important to note that this is based on a total insulation value of R49. If you can't get a total of R49 into the rafter space this R20 value…"
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"I am amazed that no one understands that the space behind a masonry wall is there to allow moisture the works its way through the bricks/blocks to weep down and out through the installed weep holes at the top of the foundation wall. Filling this…"
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Jun 10, 2013
Curt Kinder replied to Thomas Varney's discussion Blower Door Testing
"I do it routinely for sprayfoam projects 1ACH50 ain't your problem...you are just a scorekeeper. If the subs whose trades involve air sealing haven't built to that level of tightness, they are in for a painful process. Obviously you…"
Apr 11, 2013
David Meiland replied to Thomas Varney's discussion Blower Door Testing
"Well, it has everything to do with how much time and money you're given to set up and perform the test. If they want the ceiling completely masked off, or the roof venting sealed completely on a temporary basis... go for it... and bill them for…"
Apr 10, 2013
Thomas Varney replied to Thomas Varney's discussion Blower Door Testing
"Thanks for the input. I've been searching the internet for the last few days and I found a local company's website called G*O Logic. They have been building homes using the Passivhaus as a reference. One video showed a blower door test…"
Apr 10, 2013
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Blower Door Testing

I've been asked to perform blower door testing on a house that is to be built.The architects builders estimate specifications state " Perform a blower door test on the house after the wall sheathing, rigid foam wall sheathing, roof sheathing, and windows are installed and sealed, prior to installing interior and wall insulation. Maximum 1.00 air changes per hour at 50 pascals. Perform another blower door test after insulation is installed." I foresee at least one big problem in that there will…See More
Apr 10, 2013
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Thomas Varney's discussion Blower Door Testing
"All things are possible though that will be a very tough number to hit as David mentioned. Beyond that give them your rate per test & additional hourly for directed air sealing Doing this test is the same as a regular one with the…"
Apr 8, 2013
David Meiland replied to Thomas Varney's discussion Blower Door Testing
"Definitely a problem. If the house has a flat ceiling, then the best thing is for the drywallers to hang and tape the ceiling out of sequence, so that you're testing the ceiling, the wall sheathing w/ windows and doors, and the floor.…"
Apr 8, 2013
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Blower Door Testing

I've been asked to perform blower door testing on a house that is to be built.The architects builders estimate specifications state " Perform a blower door test on the house after the wall sheathing, rigid foam wall sheathing, roof sheathing, and windows are installed and sealed, prior to installing interior and wall insulation. Maximum 1.00 air changes per hour at 50 pascals. Perform another blower door test after insulation is installed." I foresee at least one big problem in that there will…See More
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