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    Update: Ran the fireplace for two hours plus,...

    Update:

    Ran the fireplace for two hours plus, high flame, no fan. No change in result. Same bang heard about 20 mintues after shut down.

    Guess it's time to call the installer back or someone...
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    Thanks. The thought crossed my mind when I was...

    Thanks. The thought crossed my mind when I was typing the response. I'll do that.

    Thanks again.

    Jim
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    Update: Ran the unit on high flame with blower...

    Update:

    Ran the unit on high flame with blower on for two hours. After about 20 mintues same "bang" was heard. Will retry an longer burn time since the weather is cooler.

    Jim
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    Thanks for the tip. I did the search on the web...

    Thanks for the tip. I did the search on the web and found out what it was. Never knew it was called that but I figured that was what it was. The information says its not a serious issue. However,...
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    Thanks for the information. I was not that happy...

    Thanks for the information. I was not that happy with the installer but I will call him back. I have it timed now so I can almost predict when it happens after the unit is shut down (about 20...
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    Heat n Glow Direct Vent

    Earlier this year, I bought a display model 8000CF-Oak Heat n Glow direct vent fireplace from a local vendor to install in a new house under construction

    The unit's vent has a eight foot or so...
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    Thanks. Sparying has been compelted (primer on...

    Thanks. Sparying has been compelted (primer on all walls and ceilings). Rest will be brushed/rolled.

    If any spraying is done, the ducts will be resealed based on your feedback.
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    Yes that information helps greatly. I was trying...

    Yes that information helps greatly. I was trying to avoid those issues. We kept the supply register areas covered with plywood until the drywall and sanding was completed. We vacuum and clean...
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    Might I ask what kind of issues?

    Might I ask what kind of issues?
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    There was a load calculation done, and it was...

    There was a load calculation done, and it was verified by an independent source. I have not had the final tests on the system by the independent person, but I will.

    I did not see the manual D.
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    I undestand. Thanks for the warning.

    I undestand. Thanks for the warning.
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    Thank you. That is what I had planned on doing.

    Thank you. That is what I had planned on doing.
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    New House/New HVAC

    I am in the process of building a home. I am doing most of the work myself with the exception of plumbing, drywall, HVAC.

    My question is, the HVAC system has just been installed and made...
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    It does pass thorugh a floor and then a wall. I...

    It does pass thorugh a floor and then a wall. I have not checked for a fire block although the bill/estimate incldued two fire blocks.

    Is there some way to see them for sure?

    The vertical...
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    I checked, there are no screws. I found a copy...

    I checked, there are no screws. I found a copy of the installation manual (I have not been given a hardcopy yet). Here is what it says.

    It is acceptable to use screws no longer than 1/2 in....
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    Thanks. I'll check the manual. As I remember...

    Thanks. I'll check the manual. As I remember there are no screws. I'll inquire with the installer and check the manual.
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    Direct Vent Installation

    I had a Heat & Glow 8000CF-Oak firplace installed today. I was looking at the install for the vent and noted that the fireplace vent was supported at only one location along a 12 foot horizontal...
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    Intella Start

    Reviewing a quote for a new Bryant HVAC system. The quote includes an option for a device that is identifed as an Intella start device. It says the device "helps the unit start without pulling a...
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    Response to Airmechanical: 12,000 btu's...

    Response to Airmechanical:
    12,000 btu's difference between two different calcs?
    just out of curiosity

    what is your design temps for winter and summer [/I][/I]
    (data from HVAC Contractor)...
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    1.5 Ton Options

    I have been talking with a HVAC Contractor who has done a Manual J and provided me a quote. As part of our discussion, the contractor mentioned, when we were discussing insulation, a gentlemen who...
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    The contractor did preform a heat loss/gain...

    The contractor did preform a heat loss/gain calculation. I did as well using HVAC calc. At first our numbers did not match. We discussed this, made some changes and they matched. I intend to go...
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    Thanks FSM. I found that data but I have seen...

    Thanks FSM.

    I found that data but I have seen additional information on other units on the fourm. I did not know if I was missing something like at they the best match. I assume the last model...
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    I was leaning toward the XL20i. Have not looked...

    I was leaning toward the XL20i. Have not looked at the other one. Will do so.
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    Trane Equipment Info

    I just got my first quote for the HVAC system for my new house. I did searches to see if I could identify the units exactly but did not have any luck.

    If one you has the time and can provide me...
  25. I want to thank you all for the insight you have...

    I want to thank you all for the insight you have provided. I know it takes time to formulate replies and post them, not to mention the tiime it takes to read the posts.

    I have learned a great...
  26. That's now what i understand. As for the...

    That's now what i understand.

    As for the walls, I was going to use at least 1" of closed cell but that's still in question. Was going to use closed cell on the roof decking, at least 3" and try...
  27. Thank you Shophound, I failed to mention the...

    Thank you Shophound,

    I failed to mention the house is in South Carolina (midlands with hot and humid summers).

    And your analysis supports my concerns. Just to re-state.

    My current house is...
  28. Thanks guys. I mentioned the ERV/HRV to him...

    Thanks guys.

    I mentioned the ERV/HRV to him but used the wrong terms. The reason I was asking is that I was under the impression that humidty control, at least in the summer, would be a...
  29. New Construction - Foam - Humidity Control

    I am building a new house (2,100 Sq Ft two story, porch over most of house). I am beginning the hvac contractor selection process. I just spoke to one and he will do a Manual J at my request (he...
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    Not meaning to hi-jack your thread but how do you...

    Not meaning to hi-jack your thread but how do you like the Fantech fans? I was considering using them in my new home.
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    I noted some information in a previous thread...

    I noted some information in a previous thread about using foam under the roof deck. In that thread I believe the problem was related to heat build up causing the shingles to fail earlier than...
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    Thanks Kevin, I'll give them a call.

    Thanks Kevin, I'll give them a call.
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    It's what I'd call a standard crawl space, block...

    It's what I'd call a standard crawl space, block pillars, brick curtain wall, treated wood for main sills(?) and standard 2x10 for floor joists. There is a french drain around the outside of the...
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    Got one for the IT techs that worked for me seven...

    Got one for the IT techs that worked for me seven or eight years ago. Safer they lugging monitors and stacks of boxes up the stairs (no elevators in most buildings where I work).

    They said it...
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    Understood

    Understood
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    Of course the wife did not think that was that...

    Of course the wife did not think that was that great an idea. I'll have to work on that.
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    Got a list of HVAC contractors in my area. First...

    Got a list of HVAC contractors in my area. First question "How do you
    determine the size of a unit for my house?"

    My load calc was done because I was curiouse and wanted a comparsion for the...
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    Never considered that. Can they set up the ERV...

    Never considered that. Can they set up the ERV to take suction from those areas on demand? I was going to use Fantec fans for the bathrooms but if I can get them ducted to the ERV that would be...
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    Just like the darn pine beetles. Hope the cold...

    Just like the darn pine beetles. Hope the cold got them this year. Tired of lossing tress to those rascals.
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    Just did some rought calcs. Based on the data in...

    Just did some rought calcs. Based on the data in HVAC Calc, the walls are about 1,500 sq ft (area to foam). Floor about 1,600 sq ft. Roof, about 2,200 sq ft (thats a SWAG based on rafter lenght...
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    I have heard termites can actually feed on some...

    I have heard termites can actually feed on some foams. I think there is a 18" limit on how high they can go (might not be correct number). So, if I keep the foam above that number they should not...
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    Cost, yeah I was afraid of that but will still...

    Cost, yeah I was afraid of that but will still check and see. When I spoke with a vendor at a local show, I mentioned cost. I said something like "$20,000???" She did not say anything except that...
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    ga-hvac-tech, I was wondering that. Have not...

    ga-hvac-tech,

    I was wondering that. Have not seen that really mentioned anywhere but I sort of assumed that the bugs did not like the stuff. That's good. My wife hates the bugs and I am sure...
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    Thanks guys for the information. Do I foam the...

    Thanks guys for the information.

    Do I foam the crawspace (floor) as well? The heat lost is minimal (but I guess zero is the goal).

    Jim
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    Thanks for the replies guys. I really appreciate...

    Thanks for the replies guys. I really appreciate the feedback.

    Jim
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    Did not see foam listed as an option in HVAC...

    Did not see foam listed as an option in HVAC Calc. May have missed it though.
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    Once I have it foamed is it a good idea to have a...

    Once I have it foamed is it a good idea to have a blower door test run before I get the walls and ceiling covered> It would seem that's the best time to do it.
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    I would really like to foam it full for the...

    I would really like to foam it full for the reasons you stated. The contractor I spoke with was suggesting the smaller amount. Since I have the data in HVAC Calc, I'll look and see what the...
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    Thanks Kevin, I was not going to use anything...

    Thanks Kevin,

    I was not going to use anything else if I do the foam. I have seen programs where they spary the whole cavity but the installer I talked to suggested something like 2 1/2 inches. I...
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    To Foam or Not to Foam

    I just finished inputing the house data into HVAC Calc.

    I am considering using foam insulation (about 2") on the exterior walls and between the rafters. The house is a 1 1/2 story (steep roof...
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