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    Thanks for the reply. I don't routinely clean the...

    Thanks for the reply. I don't routinely clean the A-coil, but it seemed like my system was sucking in outside air(as in too much), so it sent me scrambling in our Texas triple digits. This(too much...
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    Maybe "thanks for ANY comments" was casting too...

    Maybe "thanks for ANY comments" was casting too wide a net.
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    A-Coil Cleaning access question

    This question regards an air handler that is inside the house, first floor closet, vertical position, with the intake right below said unit. The other day I removed the intake grill to check the...
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    I think lots of folks just don't have enough to...

    I think lots of folks just don't have enough to do, or at least "won't" do it.
  5. Thread: Water furnace

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    Water furnace

    Got to say that after a year in our new house, I really like the simplicity of the AquaTherm furnace. Never had experience with a water furnace, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Our house has an...
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    Wow, I had forgot about this thread. I ended up...

    Wow, I had forgot about this thread. I ended up using sheet metal. My step-dad and I built it. To be honest I have never liked duct board(or flex) and would not install it in a dog house. But that's...
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    Your post brought up an important question I...

    Your post brought up an important question I hadn't thought of: Is a hydronic heating system like the Aquatherm "Combo Heater" enough to heat a house(albeit well insulated) or does it need a heat...
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    The outside unit is new(or at least 2007). One...

    The outside unit is new(or at least 2007). One thing I forgot to mention is the ductwork is in the conditioned space, which to me, is a big plus.
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    Anyone know about these units?

    We are looking at buying a house that has a First Co. Aquatherm "Combo Heater" air handler. Hot water from a gas fired water heater is piped through the air handler coils to heat the house via forced...
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    That was what I thought, but I just thought I...

    That was what I thought, but I just thought I would check. I installed all new black pipe in our previous house, but that's been awhile. Crawling around in the attic was WAY easier back in my forties...
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    But just for information purposes, let's say the...

    But just for information purposes, let's say the code allows it. What is your opinion of it? If you could do either one, would you go with black pipe or wardflex? Thanks again for any information.
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    Gas pipe question

    Down the road we will be replacing our hvac. Right now the house is all electric, but the next unit will be gas. I heard poly(or something) can now be used for gas pipe in homes. Can anyone tell me...
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    I had the quadruple bypass a few years ago after...

    I had the quadruple bypass a few years ago after 6 yrs. of chest pains. The surgery is pretty straight forward, just grafting in some vessels. It's the access that's a bit of a problem, since your...
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    We are over in Denton and I have wondered about...

    We are over in Denton and I have wondered about that same question. Our house has a mixture of 8 ft ceilings(2 bedrooms, kitchen, baths) and vaulted ceilings(peaks at 12 ft in living rm and master...
  15. Thread: I was floored

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    I have never pulled one of my own teeth, but I...

    I have never pulled one of my own teeth, but I did take out my appendectomy stitches. But only after first getting my doc's okay. Then one day my buddy says that he wished he didn't have to go to the...
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    Gable vent vs soffit vent.

    This house is a rectangle with its greatest length running north and south(also the direction of the prevailing winds), has 2 wind turbines and soffit vents on the east and west. There is an open...
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    Radiant Barrier on a vehicle roof?

    Do you think it would work to replace a falling down headliner with a stick-on radiant barrier material or would the heat just un-stick it? The material I saw looks like it was meant to stick on a...
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    I just did this the other day and went with the...

    I just did this the other day and went with the rubber(elastomeric) insulation. I think it is better and specifically designed for HVAC.
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    Too much cooling.

    I wonder what the average North American keeps his stat on. Seems like everywhere I go the AC is way too cold for me. Don't get me wrong, I like a little cooling too, but apparently way less than the...
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    Mark, I have also considered your idea(bats...

    Mark, I have also considered your idea(bats covered with foil foam board). I spent Jan.,Feb.,&Mar. sealing every ceiling penetration I could find, replaced all my flex duct/plenum, added more soffit...
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    Attic insulation question

    I am considering applying 3/4" polyisocyanurate board(with foil on one side) to the underside of my roof, which is 2 X 4 trusses, 2 ft. on center. Do you think if would be better to fit the poly in...
  22. Thread: Plenum exits

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    Plenum exits

    Is is okay if a plenum(5 duct taps, three 9"", one 8", one 7") have all of it's duct runs come out of only 2 sides? Reason I'm asking is that where the plenum will be going is blocked on 2 sides by...
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    Hey Shophound, speaking of ferro-cement domes,...

    Hey Shophound, speaking of ferro-cement domes, have you ever looked at the monolithic domes in Italy Texas?
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    I 100% agree. The easiest thing is just let...

    I 100% agree. The easiest thing is just let people use up their old stamps at face value, like a grandfather clause. If the rest of the world was run like the post office, we would be jacked. Can you...
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    Lotta Heat Pump Posts

    I presently have resistance heating and have considered putting in a hp, but I notice there sure seem to be a lot of posts with heat pump problems. My last system had a gas furnace(Rudd) that I...
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