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    Drolet Wood Fireplace Insert

    Anyone have experience with these? They get good reviews. I'm interested b/c they have a heat activated blower.

    (I dont want a cord showing along the wall next to the fireplace + want heat if...
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    Ok Hearthman, I admit my thinking is a bit...

    Ok Hearthman, I admit my thinking is a bit bizarre & I am wrong. Can you reccomend any gas direct vent inserts that will fit into a masonry fireplace?
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    Hi Selfemployed, This is totally of the...

    Hi Selfemployed,

    This is totally of the subject but you have an amazingly beautiful green grass!
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    Hi Hearthman, As you can tell, chemistry...

    Hi Hearthman,

    As you can tell, chemistry definately wasnt my major in school. :)

    Actually, Im at my Mom's & my brother was cooking on her gas stove w/o the exhaust on (3 burners & the oven...
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    I just converted to gas from oil. I eventually...

    I just converted to gas from oil. I eventually want:

    Gas stove & gas H20 heater. (and direct vent FP if possible & if I ever come up w/xtra$)

    Anyway, this discussion about unvented stoves &...
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    Teddy Bear, I live in Richmond & have a crawl...

    Teddy Bear,

    I live in Richmond & have a crawl space (over a brick house) w/vents that I open in the summer time. It also has some plastic down but some spaces of earth are showing.

    Should I...
  7. Brian, I think more homeowners are educating...

    Brian, I think more homeowners are educating themselves before actually making such a huge investment (i.e HVAC system). It's not that people dont want to pay, or only want the cheapest price out...
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    Is this furnace "overkill" for VA? I've had...

    Is this furnace "overkill" for VA? I've had sales people recommend 2 stage gas furnaces but never this one
  9. Operator, Difference is: 1st shop...

    Operator,

    Difference is: 1st shop (gas/service station) Service Mgr, who I knew, thought she cd make a buck off me, that I didnt know any better (which was true). 2nd shop was honest. (In VA...
  10. XE 1000 The more I read this post, the more I...

    XE 1000

    The more I read this post, the more I feel a need to respond.

    Yes, I am a homeowner. Yes I do research on the internet.
    (especially for such a huge purchase as an HVAC system)

    All...
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    Re: Cooling Load

    Designer Dan,

    Your post sd 1800sq ft use 2.5 Ton. My house is ~ 1600sq ft. In theory, that would make the tonnage even less, then wouldnt I have an airflow problem?

    Before you answer, this is...
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    PS you are right about this house being leaky ...

    PS you are right about this house being leaky but oddly 2 1/2 years ago we got bids to replace AC only, one contractor mentioned in a few years we wd have to replace furnace so why not wait &...
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    I guess the 1st Guy (outside measurements)did a...

    I guess the 1st Guy (outside measurements)did a block load. He sat down & calculated everything in front of me. Oddly he did say I should add 2 supply ducts on either end of the house to make...
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    Should the outside or inside of a house be used...

    Should the outside or inside of a house be used to figure load calc.

    1 contractor measured inside (sd 2.5 ton a/c)
    the other measured outside & sd (3 ton a/c)


    Thanks
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    RCP, thanks for the explaination, btw, where are...

    RCP, thanks for the explaination, btw, where are you located?

    Irascible, you are so correct "Sticker shock" sums it up. I was expecting $x,xxx.xx but add a few more K's if you know what I mean....
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    Thank you both for the responses. But do I...

    Thank you both for the responses.

    But do I need a VS Heatpump or single speed Heatpump? Also, will a heatpump keep humidity levels down?

    I have a small utility room where the furnace is...
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    thanks for the response karsthuntr, but I just...

    thanks for the response karsthuntr,

    but I just dont feel warm with HP. I guess what I mean is, will we be comfortable w/ single stage furnace & regular central air (Not VS) here in cental VA & if...
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    I am in process of replacing my HVAC system. I...

    I am in process of replacing my HVAC system. I am asking for quotes on:

    Gas furnace / central air 2 stage, variable speed unit 12-13 SEER with aprilaire 2200/2400 & duct cleaning. (1600 sq ft...
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    Thanks for the reply Gasman, For some reason...

    Thanks for the reply Gasman,

    For some reason my house has a very high chimney & I was just trying to see if I cd save some $ instead of lining the entire chimney.

    HOWEVER, I do realize some...
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    What about Wood to Direct Vent insert. Can the...

    What about Wood to Direct Vent insert. Can the 'vent' be cut thru the back of the masonry chimney or does chimney have to be lined & 'vent' put on top?
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