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OPEN A DOOR

( ZONE PRESSURE - SERIES LEAKAGE DIAGNOSTICS )
FOR MAKING HOLE FROM GARAGE TO HOUSE
All Doors to Garage Closed (House in winter mode)
Get Blower Door to -50PA WRT Outside

Open House Door to Garage

Check G/O

closed pressure
H/G
G/O

multiply CFM50 change by…

A
B

Measure House CFM 50 for Door Closed
Measure Closed Door Zonal Pressure House WRT Garage
(If Closed Door Zonal Pressure less than 25PA you should use other side of this Sheet)

int

ext

path

48
47
46
45

2
3
4
5

0.14
0.20
0.25
0.31

1.14
1.19
1.24
1.29

0.14
0.19
0.24
0.29

44
43
42
41
40
39
38
37
36
35
34
33
32
31

6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19

0.37
0.43
0.49
0.56
0.63
0.70
0.78
0.87
0.96
1.06
1.17
1.29
1.42
1.56

1.34
1.39
1.44
1.49
1.54
1.60
1.65
1.71
1.78
1.84
1.91
1.98
2.06
2.14

0.34
0.39
0.44
0.49
0.54
0.60
0.65
0.71
0.78
0.84
0.91
0.98
1.06
1.14

B

A

C

D

30
29

20
21

1.71
1.88

2.23
2.32

1.23
1.32

Closed Door Pressure
House WRT Garage

CFM 50
Door Closed

CFM 50
Door Open

CFM 50
Difference (C-A)

28
27

22
23

2.07
2.27

2.42
2.52

1.42
1.52

40

2323

3000

677

26
25

24
25

2.50
2.76

2.64
2.76

1.64
1.76

below here you should probably use other side of card

C

D

Open Door from Garage to House
Get Blower Door Back to -50PA WRT Outside
Measure House CFM 50 for Door Open
Measure Zonal Pressure House WRT Garage (Should be ZERO)
CFM 50 Difference = CFM 50 Door Open - CFM 50 Door Closed
Look up Closed Door Zonal Pressure for House WRT Garage on Table
Enter Multipliers into labeled Multiplier Boxes Below
Multiply CFM 50 Difference (D) x Multiplier in each row for results
Divide CFM 50 by 10 in each row To Determine Approx. Square inches of Leakage

Leakage from Garage to House
(D) CFM 50 Difference

Multiplier

CFM 50

Square Inches

677

0.63

424

42.4

Multiplier

CFM 50

Square Inches

1.54

1044

104.4

24
23
22
21
20

26
27
28
29
30

3.04
3.36
3.73
4.14
4.61

2.89
3.03
3.18
3.35
3.54

1.89
2.03
2.18
2.35
2.54

(D) CFM 50 Difference

19
18

31
32

5.15
5.77

3.74
3.97

2.74
2.97

677

17
16
15

33
34
35

6.50
7.36
8.38

4.23
4.51
4.83

3.23
3.51
3.83

Total Path Leakage

Leakage from Garage to Outside

(D) CFM 50 Difference

Multiplier

CFM 50 Reduction Available

677

0.54

367

Collin Olson and Anthony Cox, 2006, following Michael Blasnik

PERCENTAGE OF
TOTAL LEAKAGE

15.8%
February 16, 2006

73 2.22 0.09 0.32 2.38 0.52 0.42 0.64 4.11 1.57 0.09 2.63 10.15 0.00 0.49 0.65 May 16.02 0.35 7.54 2. 2006.86 4.67 3.32 0.15 1.0 ext exponent =0.14 5.32 5.89 6.75 0.05 0.72 0.24 1.48 0.83 6.03 8.20 0.96 0.41 5.33 0.30 1.11 1.12 1.06 2.58 5.12 8.54 3.09 0.45 0.98 4.74 8.33 1.40 0.16 0.86 0.00 7.10 0.20 0.17 0.72 0.28 0.17 0.61 3.40 0.29 1.80 0.42 3.60 0.53 0.87 0.00 0.00 0.61 1.30 0.61 1.00 0.34 1.30 0.00 0.07 5.12 1.30 4.68 0.19 0.49 2.86 4.37 0.74 0.68 0.62 0.45 0.80 0.55 1.17 0.02 1.18 0.72 2.63 0.50 0.38 0.23 4.24 0.07 1.44 1.00 0.44 2.87 0.51 1.09 2.83 2.48 0.84 Maximum Reduction 590 Square In 59.96 0.48 3.71 3.89 1.33 0.58 0.83 3.08 0.45 0.96 0.55 0.02 4.10 0.79 0.86 4.76 1.86 3.20 1.25 0.33 2.62 0.01 0.09 1.71 10.91 3.00 0.21 1.54 0.56 1.18 6.41 1.41 0.38 2.91 3.09 0.98 3.76 1.51 5.30 3.99 0.12 1.00 0.09 3.25 3.68 0.58 0.18 5.25 0.31 0.13 1.54 7.39 6.15 0.89 4.89 0.35 0.38 0.53 1.79 4.98 6.49 1.54 2.92 5.51 0.39 3.27 0.75 0.01 2.76 1.56 Take 600 X 1.93 0.04 2.12 0.89 2.44 3.39 0.58 0.23 1.63 3.10 1.49 2.21 4.07 0.77 0.86 2.32 0.84 4.51 7.27 1.08 1.30 1.04 1.63 0.76 1.65 0.35 0.54 2.00 0.23 1.37 0.86 4.25 1.57 3.50 1.96 0.70 2.54 0.32 2.46 6.23 0.20 0.31 2.18 2.80 2.48 4.41 1.76 1.28 1.33 1.18 0.48 1.94 1.26 11.56 0.45 0.00 0.49 7.38 2.27 7.00 0.98 1.24 5.54 2.84 0.64 0.95 6.96 0.36 1.98 3.29 0.09 1.19 1.33 0.25 0.32 2.63 3.47 1.35 0.03 0.43 0.20 2.49 0.68 0.First Blower Reading (2400) = 600 Look in Row with 36 H/Z and move over to Column with 20 H/Z to Find Multiplier =1.60 0.26 0.78 0.39 1. 2006 .59 0.84 0.00 0.38 1.28 2.42 4.62 1.35 0.76 1.76 6.20 2.92 0.43 5.83 0.76 1.90 0.23 0.42 2.45 0.Start Press H/Z 50 49 48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41 40 39 38 37 36 35 34 33 32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 Ending Pressure After Making Hole to from House to Zone 44 42 40 38 36 34 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 Z/O 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 0.38 2.03 7.00 0.22 0.93 1.86 0.49 1.30 1.80 2.89 4.56 0.35 3.28 1.63 5.42 3.12 2.01 2.21 2.93 0.65 2.39 0.96 2.32 2.21 1.56 6.48 2.00 0.83 3.23 0.95 6.63 2.58 2.76 1.76 1.68 0.17 1.76 1.19 4.90 0.45 2.39 0.07 1.84 0.59 1.79 5.23 8.18 3.58 1.76 1.91 1.60 3.15 3.70 3.53 0.68 2.35 0.35 3.86 3.21 0.27 0.52 6.68 0.34 1.15 0.91 1.82 0.93 2.80 2.56 = 936 (This is Maximum CFM50 REDUCTION AVAILABLE by sealing all holes to Attic) To Determine Uncertainty Range multiply Answer by percentage in Uncertainty Table To Determine Approximate Hole Size Divide Answer by 10 (936 / 10= 94 sq in) 9.32 2.87 2.29 0.36 1.18 1.92 5.34 2.41 0.43 0.68 0.20 1.61 2.90 1.38 1.00 0.75 0.57 1.54 0.25 2.95 1.96 0.05 0.10 5.15 0.63 1.29 1.72 0.45 0.84 0.23 1.64 5.76 3.58 3.46 2.06 1.22 0.97 7.15 0.32 2.20 0. following Michael Blasnik Uncertainty % JUST ENTER NUMBERS I Flow Method: Hole Added from House to Zone 10% 15% 20% 25% >26% Before Hole CFM50 2500 H/Z 41 After Hole CFM50 3200 H/Z 20 ANSWER CFM50 Diff 700 Multiplier 0.93 2.76 1.61 0.73 0.83 9.36 1.09 0.12 1.73 0.14 2.18 1.97 1.25 0.45 0.26 0.68 0.45 2.92 1.76 1.49 2.00 1.01 0.39 2.65 3.51 1.23 2.11 0.31 0.15 1.47 0.05 0.35 0.12 0.90 0.21 0.00 0.29 0.76 1.32 0.44 1.42 0.76 1.00 0.25 4.09 1.29 0.00 0.06 4.76 1.47 1.43 2.33 Attic Example (House in Winter Mode) Attic Access Closed with Hose Running to Blower Door Measure House CFM 50 (example: 2400 CFM50) Measure House to Attic Pressure (Verify with Attic to Outside) (example: 36 PA House to Attic) Make Opening From House to Attic (enough for at least 6 PA Change) Measure House CFM 50 (example: 3000 CFM50) Measure House to Attic Pressure (Verify with Attic to Outside) (example: 20PA House to Attic) Take 2nd Blower Door Reading (3000) .04 0.76 1.12 0.54 0.51 0.02 0.76 1.46 1.38 4.52 0.48 0.26 1.99 0.68 0.24 1.10 0.41 4.09 3.71 11.27 0.00 0.81 0.68 0.77 0.54 Anthony Cox and Collin Olson.17 4.65 2.89 0.00 0.81 0.13 0.62 0.60 1.19 1.52 7.16 1.36 0.02 3.63 1.04 1.20 8.92 0.00 0.89 0.75 4.74 3.55 4.00 0.56 0.59 2.55 3.65 0.81 0.15 1.11 0.80 0.41 9.00 0.00 0.20 1.27 1.28 1.43 0.78 3.52 3.14 0.54 2.80 2.76 0.65 0.59 0.96 0.42 1.94 3.86 3.15 1.30 1.41 1.51 0.14 4.80 2.18 1.14 0.68 0.95 6.42 5.76 1.