Sean Lintow Sr
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"You may wish to reread - it reduces "concentrations" not radon entering which can still actually increase. As mentioned, one needs to test to be sure. A lot also has to do with where you measure at. Another issue is the ground where you…"
Feb 2
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"I don't think anyone here, much less me has an issue with old texts as much does stay the same. Unfortunately issues pop up with using incomplete information / old studies with trying to guess if the current levels are adequate, do they…"
Feb 1
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Let me just state "use your head" does not mean you are not, you are questioning which is good. The catch is sorting through & using the best info possible As for mitigation doing harm - not even close as it should only be causing…"
Jan 25
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"I noticed that the bulk of the references used are back in the 70's & 80's - just how old is this piece, does it take into account anything new? For example... I find it interesting that while smoking rates continue to decline in this…"
Jan 23
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Vapor Barrier on top of basement concrete floor
"The foam is a barrier & besides in all cases - no plastic sheets above concrete. If you are really worried about water you would use a product like dricore. As for high humidity - you might want to try to find out why - dry basements should…"
Jan 6
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Best Building, Retrofitting, or even Auditing Practices - what are they, what should change, what needs to find it's way to the dust bin of history?See More
Dec 11, 2015
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Quinn Korzeniecki's discussion How Would You Weatherize this Historic Home?
"http://www.nps.gov/tps/standards/rehabilitation.htm In answer to the OP - the answer is simple, I wouldn't without being able to see it & look over everything thoroughly. If you can't verify there is no water intrusion you are just…"
Oct 30, 2015
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Oct 22, 2015
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Airsealing an old basement ceiling
"Foam board on bottom (taped & sealed - if two layers offset all seams) & then blown in??? Depending on climate &/or conditions I might suggest you treat it like an encapsulated crawl instead - i.e. where are all the mechanicals"
Oct 22, 2015
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Sep 25, 2015
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Does calcification affect electric water heater aquastat temperature sensor performance?
"Actually there are generally 2 elements which would both pull 4500 so 9000 (unless you are saying there are 2 - 2250w elements) - the bottom one is the one that gets the most usage with the other one only coming on approx. 1/3 of the…"
Aug 26, 2015
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Does calcification affect electric water heater aquastat temperature sensor performance?
"Do they have a recirculating system running full time or occupancy center type? Calcification of the elements generally results in degraded performance though I guess it could be overheating causing it to trip (wild guess - not sure they are set up…"
Aug 26, 2015
Sean Lintow Sr's discussion was featured

Duct Testing - is a change in order?

David Richardson posted an interesting piece on changing from % based testing based on conditioned floor area versus the duct areahttp://ncidavid.blogspot.com/2013/10/should-duct-surface-area-be-used-for.html Personally I see quite a few problems with this based on the way things are done now, but I am curious what you all think.As for some of my concerns - most installers have no clue what the duct…See More
Aug 24, 2015
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Aug 12, 2015
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Benny hani's discussion Load calculation program (software ) manual J
"I got to agree with Eric on WrightSoft - with that let me also add; get training on it. It is to easy to get the numbers wrong & it will help you make sure you aren't oversizing to much. With that they will also show you that Manual J…"
Aug 12, 2015

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Illinois, the ERI, IECACA & RESNET - The final push

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Monday April 6th (10 AM to noon) will decide whether the ERI aka as the HERS option will be part of Illinois new Energy Code or dropped till the next code cycle. While many local rating companies joined forces to help get it brought back up for discussion after it was…

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So you want / need to pass RESNET’s CAZ Tests?

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 7:48am 0 Comments

As many know, by the end of this year all HERS Raters & Field Inspectors (RFI’s) in good standing must complete a three prong CAZ training & testing requirement (assuming it was not part of their original training). While one can debate should they or shouldn’t they have done this, the die has been cast and the mandate has been made. In case this is news to you,…

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BPI at the Crossroads

Posted on March 25, 2012 at 4:30pm 7 Comments

This is a look at some of the recent changes & challenges facing BPI I originally posted on my site:http://blog.sls-construction.com/2012/bpi-at-the-crossroads-exams-new-certifications-standards

Lately BPI (aka Building Performance Institute, Inc.) has been growing exponentially and making plenty of waves in the certification field. Just this last July they had…

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Becoming a LEED AP: Habitat for Humanity, BOULD, and You?

Posted on January 8, 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments

So you have decided you want to earn or become a LEED AP. There is just one small issue, unless you have or are working on a LEED project, just how are you supposed to gain the experience & show documented involvement on a project registered or certified for LEED? (AKA a letter of attestation) As some well know, finding or being able to gain the needed project experience can be a rare opportunity. Fortunately though, the chances for many looking in have an opportunity through a…

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