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    Oversizing with a mod. furnace

    I have an old house that I am not sure of the state of the insulation. All the contractors in my area are unwilling to do a manual J without paying extra. I am pulling a boiler and radiator system so...
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    Yeah everyone I contacted has basically said...

    Yeah everyone I contacted has basically said "I'll do it but you are going to pay for it"

    All the contractors will know what mastic is right? Is that a brand or actual product name?
    Was the...
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    Sealing Ductwork

    I am about to install a forced air system into my old home in Minnesota. I intend on living in this him for a very long time and don't want my contractors to cut any corners on my ductwork. What...
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    Split Geo Thermal units

    Looking at a GeoComfort split unit. I know that it can be combined with a gas furnace as the air handler. My question is can they be combined with any gas furnace? Does the quality and efficency of...
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    As far as witch contractor is right or not in...

    As far as witch contractor is right or not in their size differences is there any way for me to figure out? They both seem professional and were concerned with getting everything sized right. yet...
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    Had 2 contractors get back to me today. Their...

    Had 2 contractors get back to me today. Their plans on the second level of my house that I plan to have be a seperate zonbe from the main level differed and I am unsure who is correct. They both...
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    Old Cast Radiators? To the scrap yard?

    I am pulling old cast radiators that were to my knowledge in working order. Typically they are not worth any more than scrap metal to anyone are they? Worth a call to some architecural antique shops...
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    What is the best free or low cost software for...

    What is the best free or low cost software for homeowners to calculate duct work sizing? Wish so many active professionals disagreeing I am getting a little nervous about the ocntractors in my area....
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    hmm.... you guys are talking about gaps under...

    hmm.... you guys are talking about gaps under doors being important.

    I guess I probably under valued the 10 inch transoms above the doors. They prolly help a lot then. If there are functioning...
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    I'm lost... so are my contractors correct that it...

    I'm lost... so are my contractors correct that it is not worth all the labor to try to get returns into the walls and I should just go in the in the floor for the main level and attic for the second...
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    Whats "pass through" and "Jumper"? Are returns...

    Whats "pass through" and "Jumper"?

    Are returns more a comfort thing or system running well(less problems, more efficent?

    So if they give me the option of "fishing" returns up the walls from the...
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    Where should returns go?

    I don't know anything about returns and where they should be ideally. I am adding a forced air system to a 1914 house. All contractos have the same plan for supplies. The are going to run from the...
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    I thought I stummbled about GeoComfort making...

    I thought I stummbled about GeoComfort making some sort of geo unit that had a radiator or some sort of ductless system. Google their website, you might come up with something.
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    Minnesota, yes I have street gas.

    Minnesota, yes I have street gas.
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    I see what you saying....no, I am not like that...

    I see what you saying....no, I am not like that if I put in a partial system it would actually get done.

    however since my posts this morning I have ran this idea by my geo guy and he confirmed...
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    So you are saying my total cost of: #1: Buying...

    So you are saying my total cost of:

    #1: Buying a a furance now using it for 2 years and doing a full geo install with loop

    will be cheaper than

    #2:Buying air handler and heating coil or...
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    Who manufactures geo units with electric heaters?...

    Who manufactures geo units with electric heaters? I am struggling to find any products that could work for that kind of application. What is the price of a geo unit (with no loop installed) compared...
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    Just to clarify, in addition to being the...

    Just to clarify, in addition to being the cheapest to install immediatley, it would cut down on geo install later since I would already have the air handler in place. Also I would have the electric...
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    Is there anywhere I can figure out ball park...

    Is there anywhere I can figure out ball park prices on these pieces of equipment because everything is relative to money in reality. If I weren't I would get the best most effecient system no...
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    Maybe I don't understand enough to realize this...

    Maybe I don't understand enough to realize this is really dumb but here goes.......

    If I would like to install geo but just can't afford it right now doesn't it seems silly to spend the eqivilant...
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    Long story short there is no way to purchase any...

    Long story short there is no way to purchase any equipment to heat a house for a couple years that won't be junk or at best used as the aux heat source for geo?

    So would be be wise to consider a...
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    Thanks,yeah I am unsure how this stuff works and...

    Thanks,yeah I am unsure how this stuff works and appreciate you guys dumbing down to explain how it all works; however I am still a little cloudy.

    I understand I will be wasting money if I go with...
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    Not sure what my heat loss will be but I am in...

    Not sure what my heat loss will be but I am in Minnesota in a 1914, 1600 sq ft house so I guess my intuition is telling me that if anyone needs supplemental heat it would be me.

    If I I do not need...
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    If I am fine with waiting for budget to permitt...

    If I am fine with waiting for budget to permitt it seems like it would be worth waiting an extra year for Geo thermal.

    Am I understanding geo right, in that it eliminates the need for central air...
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    How are the effeciancies of air to heat compared...

    How are the effeciancies of air to heat compared to Geo? How expensive are air to heat units? Can Air to heat be added after a regular furnace?

    I am aware that for the price of a geo and wells I...
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