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  1. i actually live outside charlotte in the country....

    i actually live outside charlotte in the country. seems to me ultrasonic produces finer mist than spray and just curious why I dont' see any ultrasonic injectors, only spray?
  2. Can't find whole house ultrasonic humidifier heat pump system charlotte, NC 4000sqf

    My skin and throat become very dry in the winter. I've read the past posts on sealing up the home. The home is weather sealed fairly well, was built about 8 years ago charlotte, nc, and has a 2 zone...
  3. thanks for the advice, i guess what i'm really...

    thanks for the advice, i guess what i'm really curious about is why some companies recommend insulating the dirt floor and others don't? Also when the plastic is sealed against the brick crawl space...
  4. the inside and outside dirt depth are...

    the inside and outside dirt depth are approximately the same, climate is North carolina, and it's a dirt floor.
  5. insulate crawl space walls only and if so how deep under the dirt do I dig?

    I read the article below:
    http://www.advancedenergy.org/portal/crawl_spaces/pdfs/Home%20Energy%20January%202005_low%20res2.pdf
    this is a photo of our crawl space in Gastonia North carolina....
  6. " Early adopters will need to be significantly...

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    Early adopters will need to be significantly involved in the process to insure quality, probably having to lead the contractors until these strategies and best practices for implementation trickle...
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    I've been travelling a lot. and I have seen tons...

    I've been travelling a lot. and I have seen tons of mini split ac units all over the place all the hotels use them a lot of houses have one or two rooms with a minisplit, but the whole house is not...
  8. you can reach me at 704909 6678 or email...

    you can reach me at 704909 6678 or email superduperenergydude at gmmmmailll.com (obviously mispelled email domain to avoid spam bots)
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    hvac in a 3rd world country.

    So I'm visiting Vietnam. I'm staying at a 2 story home made entirely of brick with stucco over the outside.
    IN the evening just touching the wall facing the settng sun feels like it is 20F hotter....
  10. it's not a zoned system. I might replace the...

    it's not a zoned system.

    I might replace the flex with sheet metal tube before it gets mudded up.
  11. does flex duct in closet need to be covered with drywall? How far from furnace.

    I have two questions:

    I am having my duct work moved inside conditioned space. The bedroom lines are being moved inside a closet ceiling. Does this flexduct need to be covered with drywall and...
  12. I've seen fur downs with no duct & problem was...

    I've seen fur downs with no duct & problem was leakage to attic.

    So in this situation they had 2x4's with drywalls acting as the duct work? Common sense tells me drywall is not a good material for...
  13. THANKS! you are absolutely right, I cannot...

    THANKS! you are absolutely right, I cannot believe how many kinks there are in the entire system, especially off the air handler header.

    Who ever did this system should be ashamed IMHO.
  14. bathroom ceiling

    this last photo is of bathroom.
    I used a panoramic cell phone that is why the framing looks so bowed out. IN real life it is straight. 317031
  15. Here are some photos of the main trunk being...

    Here are some photos of the main trunk being furred down with framing. The left hand side, has a boxy room sticking out. Ontop of that is the old distribution box which will feed the bathroom beneath...
  16. "Are you beginning to see, if you want to...

    "Are you beginning to see, if you want to approach attic temperature control with quality of thought, that there is little room for easy, slap-it-up-there solutions? "

    none of my questions involve...
  17. Ok, that makes sense, are there any studies out...

    Ok, that makes sense, are there any studies out there that show how much better foam is than fiberglass bats? If it is 3x the cost but only 20% more efficient, the return on investment might be very...
  18. Obviously it is less expensibe up front do u have...

    Obviously it is less expensibe up front do u have any studies proving your point?
  19. Spray foaming attic roofline vs using Batt insulation on roof line?

    In all the energy effciency threads on this board. I always see the recommendation of using spray foam to seal the attic envelope. Why isn't batt insulation ever recommended? It is of course less R...
  20. your advice is misguided I started this thread...

    your advice is misguided I started this thread and am not breaking any forum rules that I am aware of.
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    nope dont' have time to travel down there. and...

    nope dont' have time to travel down there.
    and actually I did start this thread, but the moderator broke it off into a seperate thread.
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    I got a reasonable quote from a company that...

    I got a reasonable quote from a company that would just bring out a couple of disposable foam tanks 50 pounds each, no need for a whole truck!
  23. "I'd be interested in how they come up with that...

    "I'd be interested in how they come up with that one. Anyway how could you prove that 11%rate? "

    Just read the link in the original post. They did a study over several months on a mock up home.
    ...
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    Just for clarification the study recommended...

    Just for clarification the study recommended foaming ducts to increase R value/insulation value allowing ducts to be burried in loose fill insulation and prevent condensation in humid environments. ....
  25. Will painting home's walls really give me 11% decreased energy bill?

    http://www.ba-pirc.org/media/pdf/ReflectiveWalls_DParker.pdf
    This study seems to say painting them white will do so.
    If you live in Florida and your AC energy bill is $2400 a year than that is...
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