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    my company is saying 15'-20' of flex is okay......

    my company is saying 15'-20' of flex is okay...
    Although all my runs are probably @ 10' with the exception of 1 run.

    I was going to go with hard duct and then when looking at how the runs would...
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    Nashua 557 tape?

    :confused:Any thoughts on using Nashua 557 tape on new sheet metal ducts??
    Thanks!
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    These are the plastic kind that clip on to the...

    These are the plastic kind that clip on to the drywall, there is no screws
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    [QUOTE=trane;1800266] I am not doing it...

    I am not doing it myself. and had asked all the questions before I choose the company. This is an either or option they are giving me and am just looking for consensus...that's all and what is...
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    flex duct last 1-2 feet?

    I am using sheet metal for the new runs into each room.

    Should I use flex duct in the last 1' - 1.5' that attaches to the registers?
    Hart & Cooley Rezzin registers

    Couple of reasons the...
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    Plastic or Metal registers best??

    Are plastic or metal registers the best? Does it matter?
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    Fuel source is gas I don't know what my electric...

    Fuel source is gas
    I don't know what my electric rate is? How do I find this out?
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    Then it sounds like round is best so we dont...

    Then it sounds like round is best so we dont create draft
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    Please elaborate. round if it is where?...

    Please elaborate.
    round if it is where?
    rectangle if it is where?
    Thanks,
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    Round or Rectangle/Square Registers?

    Which is better Round or Rectangle/Square Registers?
    I have a primary heat source for now (radiant heat)
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    Which is better round or rectangle registers??

    Which is better round or rectangle registers??
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    They will be ROUND registers since I have a lot...

    They will be ROUND registers since I have a lot of can lights in my rooms. He also thought the way the air comes in with a round register it hugs the ceiling more than if it was a rectangle/square...
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    he said he did a manual J and when he designs...

    he said he did a manual J
    and when he designs the ductwork he will do a sizing or I guess a load calculation
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    True calculation of new space is 425 (just...

    True calculation of new space is 425 (just measured) It was a space that was there but we were cooling it with a wall/window unit, because the 3 ton never would cool it down. We now are adding duct...
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    I was concerned with the diff in quotes of 3.5...

    I was concerned with the diff in quotes of 3.5 ton vs 4 ton.
    I had 4 quotes that used 4 ton and only the Lennox guy used 3.5 ton.

    Should I be concerned that 3.5 ton is not enough. Currently we...
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    Ok, so if it is calculated that it only needs...

    Ok, so if it is calculated that it only needs one, then it is okay.
    One sales person said yes we would put 2 or 3, and the other said when I do my sizing if it only needs one then that's all we will...
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    Register placement in room?

    Where would register placement in rooms be located?

    I have a large master bedroom with 1 small window, 1 large double window (8' long) and a 6' sliding glass door - should a register be placed...
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    3.5 ton vs 4 ton

    I was concerned with the diff in quotes of 3.5 ton vs 4 ton.
    I had 4 quotes that used 4 ton and only the Lennox guy used 3.5 ton.

    Should I be concerned that 3.5 ton is not enough. Currently we...
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    I am also using this with my radiant heat. So...

    I am also using this with my radiant heat. So this furnace is a secondary unit for now.



    G60UHV 60C-110
    XC15-042



    Coil: CH33-50/60something (couldn't read letter either C or L)2F
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    Looking for Input Help

    :confused:Looking for input on the two different proposals
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    Lennox vs Trane proposal final decision

    Here are the final proposals, both are reputable companies so my decision is between these two:

    IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD ASK OR GET A COMPARISON??? both can start right away.

    Lennox ...
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    Good point Thanks, They did say it was a Manual...

    Good point Thanks,
    They did say it was a Manual J (I think) and he took into account our new sliders and insulation.
  23. THERMAL thanks

    THERMAL thanks
  24. Does it need to be wrapped ao all 4 sides? Or...

    Does it need to be wrapped ao all 4 sides? Or only 3 sides if it is in my attic. I also intend to blow in insulation after for my attic itself.
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    This is a residence, and they have 2 divisions to...

    This is a residence, and they have 2 divisions to handle either or.
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    Just yesterday, we are changing to a split...

    Just yesterday, we are changing to a split system. I just can't get past how ugly the system would be with duct work climbing the side of the house. the system would sit in the attic. The co. is...
  27. Is it typically (wrap)more expensive?? And what...

    Is it typically (wrap)more expensive??
    And what do you do when or if the wrap deteriorates?
  28. Wrap insulation or line insulation in metal ductwork

    What are your opinions?

    Do you like WRAPING insulation around metal ducts?
    OR
    Do you like LINING the metal ducts with insulation?
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    I'm not doing this project myself. Do I insist...

    I'm not doing this project myself. Do I insist this be done with the contractor? Would it add a lot of cost to it? OR do I try to find someone who already does this?

    The company said: The...
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    Beenthere, what would be the correct sizing????...

    Beenthere, what would be the correct sizing????
    I'm now talking to the company and going with a split system. This company has been around for 100 years, with a good BBB listing.
    The thickest...
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    How do you find a company that wraps instead of...

    How do you find a company that wraps instead of line the ductwork?
    I spoke with 4 companies (reputable) and they ALL Line it.
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    Yes 4 tons.

    Yes 4 tons.
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    Duct outside is probably @ 10.5 x 24. 24 gauge

    Duct outside is probably @ 10.5 x 24. 24 gauge
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    The Trunk lines will be insulated inside with 1"....

    The Trunk lines will be insulated inside with 1". He said this way the insulation doesn't break down or get ripped.

    I will also then blow insulate my attic when this is all done with a good r...
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    I checked flex duct: They use r4 with metal...

    I checked flex duct: They use r4 with metal aluminum sleeve. He asked about r6 and r8 and he said companies here are not using r4 and the company he buys from doesn't stock it, but he would see...
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    I know one did for sure, I don't know if the...

    I know one did for sure, I don't know if the other did. If he didn't then that answers my question on which to choose. :)
    Thanks!
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    What does "line any of it" mean? (you wrote...

    What does "line any of it" mean? (you wrote don't have them line any of it)

    THanks!
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    I don't know yet. I will find out. Neither...

    I don't know yet. I will find out. Neither proposal gave me that detail.
    I will post tomorrow if I can find out.
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    Good point!! Thanks. Best to be off center so...

    Good point!! Thanks. Best to be off center so the center is where you can walk if need be.
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    This is an all in one system outside, duct work...

    This is an all in one system outside, duct work goes up the outside of the house into the attic.
    The main trunk line will run down the center of the house almost run the length of the house which is...
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    Help with Ductwork comparison

    Is there anyone who can input about the different gauge and different flex?
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    Both companies main trunk line insulated sheet...

    Both companies main trunk line insulated sheet metal supply and return trunklines
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    Sheet metal duct comparison

    When comparing 2 companies and their duct work:
    What are good questions to ask?

    My quotes I have:

    1st Company: 26 Gauge
    2nd company: 24 gauge

    1st company: hard pipe in first 6 ft of...
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    Basmor Little Boiler 100 Series

    I have a Basmor Little Boiler 100 Series and want to know where the drain valve is located on it?

    Are their any dealers I could contact?
    Thanks,
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    I won't do the radiant heating in the ceiling,...

    I won't do the radiant heating in the ceiling, that would be too cumbersome.




    Right now I have a quote for a Trane/Rheem/and soon Carrier

    I'm not sure I understand heat pump vs. gas...
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    THanks! I just spoke to my neighber and he has...

    THanks! I just spoke to my neighber and he has his auto fill on his boiler shut off and he just adds the water when needed. He has a small slow leak. He said if it does bust then it will only...
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    In Missouri

    I'm in Missouri.
    This contractor, who is the 4th I have talked to, says it is just a matter of time before the radiant heat will leak and I will wake up to a wet disaster. (I don't want to change it...
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    Heat Unit in Attic vs inside house

    I have radiant heat, 45 years old. This company said they don't last more than 50-60 years and I would be best to do a split system and get rid of the radiant heat all together, so he could put the...
  49. I had a company come out today talked about doing...

    I had a company come out today talked about doing Electric heat instead of Gas heat. He confused me.:eek:
    Every company I have spoken to doesn't like the All in one system, says it doesn't last as...
  50. im more confused than ever.

    im more confused than ever.
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