Tripp Pankey
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John Nicholas replied to Tripp Pankey's discussion Add a Supply in the group Hall of Shame
"Yes!  He sealed the connected connection with Furnace Tape and not 'Duct Tape'!  Very seldom do we see this!"
Mar 25, 2013
Stan Kuhn replied to Tripp Pankey's discussion Add a Supply in the group Hall of Shame
"Drain to take the water out of the duct system?  New toilet drain through the plenum?  Rain leader from front to rear of house?  Turbulated air accessory?  :^)"
Mar 25, 2013
tedkidd replied to Tripp Pankey's discussion Add a Supply in the group Hall of Shame
"Lol, Hey, if 45 cfm is all it takes!!!  (Think it solved the comfort problem?)  Nice pic... "
Mar 25, 2013
Tripp Pankey added a discussion to the group Hall of Shame
Mar 25, 2013
Tripp Pankey replied to Tim Marlett's discussion Sealing Vapor Barriers to Concrete Foundations
"Tim, I have used a recommend a product from crawlspacerepair.com called "Foundation Seal Tape". It is a very strong and tacky double sided tape that is also waterproof.  I apply it continuously around the crawlspace about…"
Jun 6, 2012
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Home Energy Ratings

Calculating them; visualizing them; explaining them; selling them .... there is a lot to discuss and debate hereSee More
Aug 21, 2011
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Tools of the Trade

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.
Dec 31, 2010
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Dec 31, 2010
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Upgraded water heater disaster

Here a Home Warranty company was replacing a water heater.  At the home owner's request and extra money, they upgraded from a 40 Gallon to a 75 gallon, 75,000 btu water heater. But then what to do with the different flue sizes.  Reduce to fit!  Notice the 4"x3" reducer.  You could feel the spillage as soon as you walk into the room.  Look how big that draft diverter is.See More
Nov 12, 2010
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Hall of Shame

In this group, members share an array of images from the field, showing the kinds of issues encountered by home performance professionals in real homes. Each tells a story of how hidden (but fixable) problems in homes can cause high energy bills.
Nov 12, 2010
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Building Performance Institute (BPI)

BPI is the nation's premier standards development, quality assurance and credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit work.See More
Nov 12, 2010
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Weatherization

Share your concerns and successes as a weatherization professional, or information for this community.
Nov 7, 2010
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Nov 6, 2010
Tripp Pankey is now a member of Home Energy Pros
Nov 6, 2010

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Company
Smart Living Home and Energy LLC
Professional Certification
BPI Building Analyst, RESNET HERS Rater
Professional Interests
Increasing Comfort and IAQ for my customers as well as reducing their utility bills.
Website URL
http://www.smartlivingenergy.com
Twitter ID
Trippank

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