I was referencing what you put in your previous post.
JJ with AC Tool Supply tried to convince me that there was an issue with MBD not being able to go beyond 50 pascals and that there was some industry standard that was coming down the pike that would require 75 pascals. That in my opinion was a load of crap just to get me to purchase the Retrotec. I have yet to see anything like that. He told me that if I purchased the MBD, I would being selling it on eBay for 100 bucks a month later. Well, it’s been several months and I’m still using it!
Your TruTech link(s) is the promotion that Chris was originally talking about. Those prices were not available when you were shopping for a door. We can actually beat that price, as I have over the past two weeks (since the promotion) consistently. We currently move the Q46 at the same price we advertise the discontinued R43 for, $2872.00.
I am not sure the scare tactics you are referring to. I told you if you want the cheapest door that does the same job as the TEC door to buy an Infiltec door. I do not carry those and they go for $1995, much less than you paid. I also tell every inspector that calls me, or posts on here, to not get in to the weatherization/audit business unless they have the ability to sub out the remodel. I am not sure what kind of scare tactic I am using by telling people to not buy any of it.
There is nothing wrong with the TEC door; it does what it is designed to do. It is obvious you think there is some type of conspiracy theory here, and that is not the case. I told you the 100% truth and you took it as something else. I fully anticipated you would come back with “I do not do military jobs” or something along those lines. The government is the one dishing out most of the money for these jobs, and if you do not think the Army Corp of Engineers opinion matters as much to the government as TEC’s then that is your decision. But do not be shocked when you see the 75pa requirement trickle down from government buildings to commercial buildings to residential. Also, do not be shocked when the NAHB standard overtakes all of the current building and testing standards that are out there. They have already hinted towards a 75pa testing standard. You can also reference ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook, 1997, 25.19, as they call for 75pa testing standards as well. ASHRAE is recognized by EnergyStar.
There is no current BPI or Resnet standard for 75pa, and you know that. You bought your door based on “todays needs & price”. Just like, in the past, people bought IR cameras based on price and todays needs. Now they are upgrading cameras, realizing that the first camera really didn’t meet all their future IR needs. Think of all the people in the weatherization industry that bought an i5 based strictly on todays needs and price. Now the camera is worthless as Resnet has adopted the 120x120 and .100mk standard on cameras. God forbid someone did the research for the customer and figured out that the i5 would probably become obsolute in the future, and inform the customer to such.
Personally if I were getting in to this industry I would buy a Q5E and be completely comfortable in the fact that no matter what my door will adapt to any changes that could potentially come down the pike. And if you do not want to buy it from us, buy it from Retrotec, Inspector Tools, Peter at United Infrared or Trutechtools. I am not familiar with anyone at Inspector tool, but Bill at Trutechtools, Mario at Retrotec and Peter at United Infrared all know their stuff.
And yes an apology is in order, your own post said “That in my opinion was a load of crap just to get me to purchase the Retrotec. I have yet to see anything like that.” I provided you the documentation that shows you that the 75pa testing standard is very real. I also told you back then, that Resnet would eventually bring infrared in to their standard. That was months in advance of them publically announcing it. And yet I do not get called out on that based on some conspiracy that I am trying to sell more infrared cameras.
Who you should be upset with is the salesrep at TEC that was just trying to get an order out of you and didn’t inform you of the ASHRAE or the Army Corp of Engineers standards. The ASHRAE standard has been around since 1997 and the Army Corp of Engineers standard has been known in the industry for quite some time.