Corbett runs a full enclosure diagnostic on a one-story ranch for his family before planning and performing the improvements on vented crawlspace and attic.
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Corbett performs a blower door test on LG Squared Architecture's #OffGridHomestead. Will Chris's toolshed beat the record set by the #DryVault? Will Passive House standards be outperformed? Will Corbett remember to plug in all his hoses?
Corbett traveled from Atlanta to Orlando to help Matt Moreman of Obsessed Garage get all the spec's on his 4000 sq. ft. house. See the blower door setup, 3D modeling, kitchen exhaust hood pressure testing, and inspection of the home's exterior and attic in preparation for the Vitals Checkup package:
Next, we run the blower door depressurization and pressurization tests, and the beginnings of infrared thermography and zonal pressure testing across the house:
We continue going beyond the traditional 'energy audit' performance testing to create a prioritized map of home improvements to control comfort, moisture, air quality, energy efficiency and durability:
Time for home improvement conclusions and recommendations for Matt's family, including air sealing, duct sealing, and equalization of heat flow in rooms of the house:
As Matt plans for his future headquarters for Obsessed Garage, Corbett starts the energy consulting process for controlling all the invisible dynamics of the building: heat bleed, airflow and pressure, moisture, and air quality:
More Insulation? NO.
HVAC Replacement? NOPE.
New Windows? PLEASE STOP IT.
FREE COURSE FOR NORMAL PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN HOMES:
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Corbett Lunsford built the world’s highest performance tiny house on wheels, but it’s not because he’s a great builder. He’s an idiot- just ask him. The reason he could create a home that feels perfectly comfortable, smells great, and sounds quiet all the time is that he’s learned to think about the physics of home performance, and measure it. And he wants to pass along what he’s learned so you never feel like you wasted money guessing- Proof Is Possible through the ‘magic’ of performance testing like infrared, blower door, and HVAC diagnostics.
Whether you’re planning home improvements, trying to solve a mystery house problem, or buying or building a home, you will learn a ton in this crash course from one of the world’s experts on the topic. Bring any and all questions about your particular home, and get your hands on high-tech testing tools!
IN THIS 2-HOUR WORKSHOP, YOU'LL LEARN TO:
- Explore your home through the lens of the #TinyLab (which housed 3 people and 2 cats on a 13k mile tour)
- Understand the physics of home performance, and predict problems before they happen
- Control the way your home feels, smells, and sounds using the latest technology and materials
- Ensure your home isn’t poisoning or endangering your family
- Make better investments in home upgrades
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Join building diagnostics guru Corbett Lunsford as he tests the airtightness and insulation of the #TinyLab, the highest performance tiny house on wheels in the world. Using a Retrotec 5000 blower door, DM-32 smart gauge, and ThermApp infrared camera, he proves that the #TinyLab is truly a work of science and art at the same time.
Sounds like a caveman tool, but it's actually the height of technology. I think this might be my favorite futuristic development of the 21st century so far. Take that, Apple!
Basically, when you're testing the air tightness of new construction multifamily buildings, you'll be moving fast and light (ideally), and getting your testing tools very, very dirty. It's a construction site. So why not rig up a toolkit that fits the purpose? Like a bucket, for example?