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Is there a GBA article that just explains the stack effect?

user-4053553 | Posted in Energy Efficiency and Durability on

Something i can link to others who know nothing about how it works and explains the basics.
I did a quick search without success

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  1. charlie_sullivan | | #1

    Here's a good article by Joe Lstiburek...unfortunately the full article is behind a paywall.

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    Martin Holladay | | #3

    In addition to one of the articles mentioned by Steve Knapp (The Stack Effect: When Buildings Act Like Chimneys), it's worth reading these GBA articles:

    Who Knew the Stack Effect Could Be So Controversial?

    Questions and Answers About Air Barriers

  3. brendanalbano | | #4

    The article Charlie linked is also available at the BSC website without a paywall: (I'm pretty sure its the same article at least)

  4. user-4053553 | | #5

    I finally got around to reading the links posted
    That article by Joe Lstiburek is a nice technical explanation that i can blow people's brains out with and Martin's articles explain things very well
    Thanks everyone :)

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