Weatherization Tech Exchange: video series

Recorded Monday, July 18, 2011 · 1pm

Cost: 
Free
Length: 
varies
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Dense-pack sidewall insulation
Now you can watch nationally-recognized experts install dense-pack sidewall insulation without leaving the warmth of your home or office. This one-hour video features practical tips developed over years of hands-on experience in the Wisconsin low income weatherization program.

Furnace diagnostic testing (gas and oil furnaces)
The furnace videos give you a front-row seat to the best practices in furnace diagnostics, including visual inspections, combustion efficiency testing and heat exchanger tests. The diagnostics are conducted on both gas and oil-fired furnaces.

WHO SHOULD WATCH? Employees and contractors of low income weatherization providers, heating contractors, building performance consultants and allies of the Home Performance with Energy Star program.

Dense-pack sidewall insulation | presented by Bob Pfeiffer

Length: 77 minutes

Explore the effective installation of dense-packing sidewalls using the one-hole tubing method.

Chap. 1: Introduction and the evaluation process (18:40)
Chap. 2: The insulating process (27:46)
Chap. 3: Additional siding removal(12:55)
Chap. 4: Interior blowing and filling(6:40)
Chap. 5: Behind the walls (9:29)

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Furnace diagnostic testing (part 1 - gas furnaces)

Length: 36 minutes

Examine the importance of accurately assessing heating system operations and efficiency. View demonstrations of visual inspections, combustion efficiency and heat exchanger tests conducted on a variety of furnace efficiency types.

Chap. 1: Visual pre-inspection of system (1:20)
Chap. 2: Sequence of operation (9:48)
Chap. 3: Draft and spillage testing (11:08)
Chap. 4: Overfire testing (13:14)
Chap. 5: Smoke test (14:50)
Chap. 6: Steady state efficiency testing (16:44)
Chap. 7: Temperature rise testing (19:10)
Chap. 8: Static pressure testing (20:57)
Chap. 9: Air flow testing (23:21)
Chap. 10: Burner removal and inspection of nozzles (26:42)
Chap. 11: Furnace testing tools and recommended equipment (29:42)

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Furnace diagnostic testing (part 2 - oil furnaces)

Length: 31 minutes

Examine the importance of accurately assessing heating system operations and efficiency. View demonstrations of visual inspections, combustion efficiency and heat exchanger tests conducted on a variety of furnace efficiency types.

Chap. 1: Visual pre-inspection of system (1:20)
Chap. 2: Sequence of operation (9:48)
Chap. 3: Draft and spillage testing (11:08)
Chap. 4: Overfire testing (13:14)
Chap. 5: Smoke test (14:50)
Chap. 6: Steady state efficiency testing (16:44)
Chap. 7: Temperature rise testing (19:10)
Chap. 8: Static pressure testing (20:57)
Chap. 9: Air flow testing (23:21)
Chap. 10: Burner removal and inspection of nozzles (26:42)
Chap. 11: Furnace testing tools and recommended equipment (29:42)