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by FenEx
Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Tax Credit Legislation
Replies: 43
Views: 16635

Re: Tax Credit Legislation

Interesting points WOW and ECO: Bring it back to basic needs and solutions for your business's and your clients. The market was beginning to show a flood of greenhorn pick-up trucks and new certification patches which scares the hell out of me too. I am working with the organizations that provide th...
by FenEx
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Tax Credit Legislation
Replies: 43
Views: 16635

Re: Tax Credit Legislation

My reply is pretty simple. We all have many reasons to look to government for things we cant provide for ourselves such as fire, police, roads, international policy and trade, and many, many more. Don't get me wrong, I HATE the ignorance in DC, but it is what it is for the time being. The simple fac...
by FenEx
Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Inspecting windows after installation
Replies: 23
Views: 8990

Re: Inspecting windows after installation

WOW or HomeSealed, Happy to discuss in further detail. WOW... screw dinner and lets cut right to cocktails as this crap could bore the best of us!!! I no longer have contact info so you gotta reach me! Michaell@midwesthp.com HS... you are not wrong in theory... but what you suggest could only happen...
by FenEx
Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Inspecting windows after installation
Replies: 23
Views: 8990

Re: Inspecting windows after installation

It's not exposed to different temperatures from ambient interior air, but it is located at a considerable source of exterior, unconditioned air. Any airflow around the adjacent areas would create a positive or negative flow and thus still move the air unless the air was sealed on all sides. Look at ...
by FenEx
Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Inspecting windows after installation
Replies: 23
Views: 8990

Re: Inspecting windows after installation

Interesting info HS! I am very familiar with Stack, Mechanical and Wind effects on homes but this is the first time I have heard of "Shelf Effect" in windows. Can you share the poster's name? The theory of a shelf effect seems only possible where there is no airflow or pressure influence. ...
by FenEx
Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Inspecting windows after installation
Replies: 23
Views: 8990

Re: Inspecting windows after installation

Homesealed "The condensation on the the bottom of the upper sash glass does not necessarily mean a poor interlock seal. It could be a possibility, but that location will be the very first spot for condensation to occur on any window." Why do you think that is and how would you explain it? ...
by FenEx
Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Spacers
Replies: 14
Views: 6524

Re: Spacers

The original post asked about PIB as a "Sealant", not as a spacer. We are talking about totally different components here. For Ecostar: As for my knowing more about spacer durability than Edgetech... hhhmmm (?) ... No... but what they require in the assembly process by their vendors to mak...
by FenEx
Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Spacers
Topic: intecept vs super spacer/ softlite windows
Replies: 6
Views: 16585

Re: intecept vs super spacer/ softlite windows

PPG Intercept is a poor choice when compared to SS for flexibility and conductivity. Intercept is simply a very cost-effective spacer (cheap) that is rolled off a coil and formed easily. It's belly is filled with desiccant to hide it's seal failures. Given these two choices, rely heavily on the seco...
by FenEx
Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Spacers
Replies: 14
Views: 6524

Re: Spacers

Ecostar has been Ill advised on this. As stated by WOW, PIB sealants are superior to silicone in IGUs. Silicone application is a much less expensive process and is fine when it comes to repelling water, but it's inferior at retaining inert gas fills. As for the SS article, Super Spacer's so-called f...
by FenEx
Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Inspecting windows after installation
Replies: 23
Views: 8990

Re: Inspecting windows after installation

Mad The so called "cold" air you feel may not be able to be addressed by caulking. As a matter of fact, it might not be airflow to the inside at all. It is more than likely conductive loss around the new frame due to poor insulation. Gorell provides a foam tape that is not sufficient on it...
by FenEx
Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: A Poster From the Past
Replies: 6
Views: 2649

Re: A Poster From the Past

Good for you WOW! With Home Star passed in the House and in front of the Senate as we speak you will soon have 6 Billion more reasons for investing in that move. Sounds great W4U! Let me know when you are in town. I'm traveling quite a bit all over the country providing HP consultation, training and...
by FenEx
Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: A Poster From the Past
Replies: 6
Views: 2649

A Poster From the Past

Great to see so many familiar pros still fighting the good fight! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying great success as the need for energy efficient home improvements increases in necessity and popularity.
by FenEx
Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Bye Bye Krypton Superwindows
Replies: 5
Views: 2366

Re: Bye Bye Krypton Superwindows

I believe you will see a major market transformation continue in the very near future.
by FenEx
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Bye Bye Krypton Superwindows
Replies: 5
Views: 2366

Bye Bye Krypton Superwindows

The DOE released articles back as far as 1994 calling new emerging triple pane, Krypton filled units "Superwindows" due to their U-factors of .22 and below. Due to the automotive industry as well as others, Krypton is in short supply and therefore has increased in price by approx. 380% ove...
by FenEx
Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:25 am
Forum: Ask Our Pro's a Question
Topic: Fibrex windows pros and cons
Replies: 11
Views: 8772

Re: Vinyl or Fibrex windows

Or reason number 4. I believe they still have a class action suit pending against them (Andersen) on the West coast for false claims and misrepresentation. Maybe they wish to minimize the blood trail.