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Another unvented roof question

Started this discussion. Last reply by randy tolowski Mar 28, 2015. 4 Replies

I have a gable roof that is now part of the conditioned space. can I use 8" of polyiso directly under the roof sheathing, foamed around the edges of the board between the rafters to basically create…Continue

NRG-1 polyiso

Started Mar 27, 2015 0 Replies

Hello fellow energy geeks.Does anyone have any information on a polyiso board named NRG-1? Johns- Manville produced NRG-2And now produces Nrg-3. does polyiso degrade over time? anyhelp would be…Continue

Has anyone heard of Greenlet? Me neither until today

Started this discussion. Last reply by randy tolowski Aug 23, 2012. 8 Replies

Good afternoon, I just signed up for a pilot program that monitors and regulates electricity consumption during peak demand loads for A/C window units,  washer,dryer done through ComED, the Citizens…Continue

Spreadsheets for Manual J, etc from ACCA website FREE

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rodney Fox Jul 26, 2012. 1 Reply

I just found these on the ACCA website they are free with no malware. take a lookContinue

 

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Jose Macho replied to randy tolowski's discussion 32,000 active BPI certifications = how many real jobs?
"How many re-certify or renew??? I would argue the number is quite low for a number of reasons... Many were able to obtain BPI certification at no cost through state/federal job training programs. Many hiring companies performing energy audits have…"
May 18, 2015
Christopher Steinhoff replied to randy tolowski's discussion 32,000 active BPI certifications = how many real jobs?
"CSG does not do a 'real' audit."
May 18, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
randy tolowski replied to randy tolowski's discussion Another unvented roof question
"you are correct. we won't know how these new products perform long term. I hope I get the ok to do it so at least we have a baseline in 20 years. good or bad results will tell us what works and what doesn't. we have to start somewhere.…"
Mar 28, 2015
randy tolowski replied to randy tolowski's discussion Another unvented roof question
"good info Sean thanks for the heads-up on calling it a sip. code approved hot roof system sounds better thank you."
Mar 28, 2015
Bud Poll replied to randy tolowski's discussion Another unvented roof question
"I've removed caulking that was over 30 years old and it outlasted the materials to which it was applied.  But the test of time is still out on sealing with can foam.  I don't have an article to reference, but adhesion to wood and…"
Mar 27, 2015
Sean Lintow Sr replied to randy tolowski's discussion Another unvented roof question
"http://www.buildingscience.com/documents/information-sheets/info-502-temperature-dependent-r-value you have seen this one right? Yes you can do it that way - even better is one additional layer under the rafters to help eliminate any potential…"
Mar 27, 2015
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Mar 27, 2015
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"What measures are best bang for the buck in what we've seen over the past 5 yrs, avg homeowner $1000 or less"
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May 8, 2013
Dennis Heidner replied to randy tolowski's discussion Why is this picture important in understanding moisture in buildings?
"I recognize this is an OLD OLD post,  but there are additional reasons for using cisterns -- even in the rainy Seattle area. 1.  Landscape watering - during the dry summer season... seems real crazy but we've had water rationing…"
May 3, 2013
randy tolowski commented on Glen Gallo's blog post Mechanical Ventilation
"Love it Glen, We have an attic. I am a carpenter by trade, neat won't be a problem I'm a cabinetmaker, easy I don't know the meaning of easy.(I would use screws with plugs to match the grain of the sash instead of nails). I'm…"
Sep 1, 2012
randy tolowski commented on Glen Gallo's blog post Mechanical Ventilation
"Hi Glen, what would be your recommendation for a 1950ish cape cod brick with hydronic heat(radiators) with A/C window units. no bath exhaust, no kitchen hood exhaust. It's been sealed tight I'm trying to ventilate it right. Any suggestions…"
Sep 1, 2012
randy tolowski replied to Glen Gallo's discussion “I don’t get it why would we want to make the house so tight that you would need ventilation?”
"Good morning Don, will it have ventilation strategies for homes that are hydronic (radiators) with window A/C units?"
Aug 27, 2012
randy tolowski replied to randy tolowski's discussion Has anyone heard of Greenlet? Me neither until today
"Yes it is a one time thing. As far as dishonesty, I don't know how it would be advantageous to hook the A/C to a different outlet. I feel that by seeing exactly what the A/C is using I can make an informed decision on whether or not I need to…"
Aug 23, 2012
Bob Blanchette replied to randy tolowski's discussion Has anyone heard of Greenlet? Me neither until today
"Is the $20 a 1 time thing or does it repeat every month? Is there a way to prevent dishonesty such as hooking up the A/C to a different outlet?"
Aug 20, 2012

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At 2:23pm on July 23, 2012, Wolfgang Feist said…

Thank's fpor the welcome!

At 5:29am on January 28, 2012, David Eggleton said…

You wrote: "is this another do nothing site like most of these discussons"

Bear in mind that you placed your question under a one word title in view of 8 people!  I suggest a re-post outside the group, with a 4+ word title.

My experience is that this is not a do nothing site.

At 12:06pm on July 25, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Randy,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. (I see you've already started! Great stuff!) If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

Don't forget to upload your profile photo. And add your location on our Member Map!


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At 9:17am on July 25, 2011, Gio Robson said…

Happy to try to answer any questions you have! From "Little Chicago", Winnipeg,

 

Gio

 
 
 

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