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    Teddy, I am not sure if you were referring to...

    Teddy,

    I am not sure if you were referring to me as "missing the point about the function of the ERV and the need for summer dehumidification", but you were right. I was missing the point. I am...
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    [/B] A dehum wlll still provide filtered...

    [/B][/QUOTE]A dehum wlll still provide filtered fresh air during winter, but you will need a humidifier to add moisture to the air.

    I have the system for you right now
    Carrier Corp.
    Infinity...
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    An ERV saves less the a hundred...

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    An ERV saves less the a hundred dollars a year and does not control summer humidity. For the price of an ERV, you can have a whole house ventilating dehumidifier which will provide fresh...
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    Thanks guys for the input. I do appreciate you...

    Thanks guys for the input. I do appreciate you can't make specific recommendations based on the limited knowledge of plans. Did not mean to imply I was asking for one. This has been one hell of an...
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    Blue, That's my problem, I always want to "go...

    Blue,

    That's my problem, I always want to "go the top" with everything. Thanks to you guys, every time I visit I discover something new. My original thought was in floor radiant heating and...
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    I am new here and in the process of designing for...

    I am new here and in the process of designing for new construction. I have learned alot (my head hurts), and hopefully this knowledge transfer will beneift you guys as well in a couple of ways:
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    Thanks cem, I was/am considering the spray as...

    Thanks cem,

    I was/am considering the spray as an easy way to combat infiltration and thermal bridging, albeit an expensive way. I am learning (slowly, too many new concepts) from this group that...
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    energy_rater, It wouldn't take much to un-sell...

    energy_rater,

    It wouldn't take much to un-sell me on the spray foam. Can you point me towards your 'other' foam debate? Definetly interested in reading that.

    I am planning on keeping this...
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    jrz, Can't seems to find those studies. ...

    jrz,

    Can't seems to find those studies. Haven't looked real hard yet. Anyone?

    Everything I have read and heard is that the spray foam beats FG hands down regarding air infiltration.
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  10. I have been reading alot about infiltration from...

    I have been reading alot about infiltration from mudsill/rimjoist etc.. into fiberglass reducing effectiveness. Spray foam is definetly quicker and easier to seal with. If I go that route here and...
  11. After that lively discussion on Cellulose, I...

    After that lively discussion on Cellulose, I thought I would try and get some opinions on the various spray on foam insulation. I am serioulsy considering Icynene. Have done some research on it and...
  12. Thanks Carnak. Intermittent imbalance! For...

    Thanks Carnak.

    Intermittent imbalance! For some reason my thought process was stuck on a constant imbalance due to spot ventilation exhaust. I realize from searching earlier posts, that...
  13. In my non-professional and somewhat ignorant...

    In my non-professional and somewhat ignorant thinking, it seems that with all the spot ventilation (3 bathrooms, range, dryer, central vac) a balanced ERV would still leave a house negatively...
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    Thanks simple We don't usually have a week...

    Thanks simple

    We don't usually have a week straight of below 25 degrees here in CT. Of course, it was about 5 degrees this morning.

    Is it true that an HRV can contribute to an overly dry house...
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    I am getting conflicting scenarios from HVAC...

    I am getting conflicting scenarios from HVAC vendors at the Home Shows. Before hiring an HVAC contractor, I would like to be able to talk intelligently, so any thoughts or suggestions would be...
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