Pimp My Blower Door Kit: Blower Door Makeover

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Pimp My Blower Door Kit: Blower Door Makeover

In these tough economic times, it's appropriate to invest time in repairing and maintaining things, to make manufactured goods last longer and to save money. Besides, it feels good to repair something yourself, and working ...

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Infiltration: Just ACH50 Divided by 20?

Author: Alan Meier
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January 01, 1994

Many researchers have sought to develop a correlation between a one-time pressurization test and an annual infiltration rate. [continue reading]

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Leak Detectors: Experts Explain the Techniques

Author: Various Authors
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September 01, 1993

This article is an effort to bring together the ideas of several innovators who have invented methods of diagnosing duct leakage. [continue reading]

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Two Favorite Test Methods, By the Book

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September 01, 1993

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has decided to improve protocols for two popular test methods for testing duct leakage in residences--the "blower door subtraction" technique and the "flow hood" technique. [continue reading]

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In Search of the Missing Leak

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November 01, 1992

With the use of blower doors, weatherization programs have improved cost-effectiveness by prioritizing air sealing work, developing effective inspection procedures for determining if work was done properly, and assessing the impact of air sealing on indoor air quality and moisture problems. [continue reading]

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Introduction to Blower Doors

Author: David Keefe
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November 30, 1999

Air flow through a building can have a powerful impact on comfort, expense, and air quality. Blower doors provide a way to quantify air flow and the resulting heat loss, along with a way to pinpoint specific leaks. [continue reading]

Confessions of an Insulation Installer: What I Love About Wool

Travis Weeks

Confessions of an Insulation Installer: What I Love About Wool

Last month, we (the crew at Performance Insulation) completed a project on Bainbridge Island, about a 30-minute ferry ride from ...

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Shawna Henderson

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

The setting is stunning, 8,000 feet up in the Rockies. Colorado in September, aspen, screaming blue skies, bright clear nights. Who ...

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