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    I think the big red banner should be bigger!

    I think the big red banner should be bigger!
  2. not a tri box...a quad box! I'd have to see...

    not a tri box...a quad box!

    I'd have to see inside to make any type of determination.
    mold needs moisture & a food source.
    moisture would be condensation from badly
    sealed, or poorly insulated...
  3. "[QUOTE=need2retire;19637841]Hello, Just now,...

    "[QUOTE=need2retire;19637841]Hello,

    Just now, I did another test in the attic. While the air handler is on, I got a can of air freshener and sprayed it near the air handler. Meanwhile, my wife...
  4. how cool is that? gotta love this forum. hope...

    how cool is that?
    gotta love this forum.

    hope y'all will share the details of
    the choices made.

    x2 on air sealing the house.

    best of luck
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    I've been thinking about this & I gotta tell you...

    I've been thinking about this & I
    gotta tell you jtrammel...I have a glass
    top table under the oak tree in the center
    of my yard & every winter the glass turns
    black.
    the other table under the...
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    no. not candles. gas furnace, no signs of soot...

    no. not candles.
    gas furnace, no signs of soot on registers, doors of furnace
    or any indication that furnace is improperly installed or operating
    incorrectly. hvac install company was on site...
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    no to highway, railway & airport. neighbors may...

    no to highway, railway & airport.
    neighbors may have fireplaces, but houses
    aren't close.

    LOL! Sleuth.
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    mostly oak trees in his neighborhood a few crepe...

    mostly oak trees in his neighborhood
    a few crepe myrtles.
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    house is being renovated. foam sealed attic...

    house is being renovated.
    foam sealed attic isn't sealed.
    will be opening up soffits around house to
    make the foam seal while replacing soffit
    material.

    hvac guy says the candle/fireplace...
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    how would the drain pan contribute to...

    how would the drain pan contribute to distribution
    of white dust throughout the house??
    other than being of a similar material as ductwork/
    start collars....

    are the ducts hard pipe &...
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    pics

    I brought the filter home with me.

    homeowner says this happens in the fall only.

    here are pics
    536641536651536661
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    filter turned black

    I went to a house yesterday & saw a filter they
    changed a few weeks ago. 1" pleated (I know...too restrictive)
    but what piqued my interest is that the filter is black.

    coverage of black over...
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    how many supplies in this area? supplies in...

    how many supplies in this area?
    supplies in bathroom/closets within master br?

    I prefer to add a jump duct.
    would be less noticable & solves R/A issues
    in many homes with mbr suites.

    what is...
  14. no way no day not ever. last winter was a cold...

    no way no day not ever.

    last winter was a cold one here, warm in my house
    but waddling like a snowman after bundling up to
    go outside.

    my version of hell...is cold.

    LOL!
  15. guest answering a guest's question? whats up...

    guest answering a guest's question?

    whats up with that?
  16. while I generally don't comment on these types of...

    while I generally don't comment on these types of
    issues in cold climates,(based on my lack of experience
    with cold climates) I have been reading this thread.

    since the consensus seems to be...
  17. easy way to see if windows have low e coating ...

    easy way to see if windows have low e coating
    is to hold a flame next to the window.
    the orange flame will be reflected in both
    glass surfaces of double paned windows.
    if flame is yellow (on...
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    if fiberglass was the original issue, I can't...

    if fiberglass was the original issue,
    I can't see why internal insulation was
    used. plenum should have been insulated
    externally.
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    I'd think that due to less need for cooling that...

    I'd think that due to less need for cooling that the unit isn't
    running enough to lower RH. in the summer you state it runs
    for an hour or so, but now is running 15 minute cycles.

    during low...
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    dunno phm. did you look at the last pic in the...

    dunno phm.

    did you look at the last pic in the article I linked?
    the 'pulling away' of the foam from the rafters?
    the shrinkage occurs where the foam met the wood/
    plumbing pipes in the homes I...
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    "" that is just funny! brad22, sorry for...

    ""

    that is just funny!

    brad22,
    sorry for the loss of your husband.
    hearing the gas movement isn't unusual, just
    not many people place their ear on the pipe.

    keeping your questions to one...
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    http://www.energyvanguard.com/blog-building-scienc...

    http://www.energyvanguard.com/blog-building-science-HERS-BPI/bid/25546/4-Pitfalls-of-Spray-Foam-Insulation

    while this isn't the specific article I was looking for
    it does mention spray foam...
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    expanding foam takes about a year to start...

    expanding foam takes about a year to start shrinking.
    I first saw this with foam around plumbing penetrations,
    inside under kitchen/bath sinks. difficult area to caulk
    due to size constraints...
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    I like Dap's Alex brand, water clean up, lasts a...

    I like Dap's Alex brand, water clean up, lasts a long
    time & stays flexible. silicone wouldn't be my choice.
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    I'd use caulk instead of foam. from my years in...

    I'd use caulk instead of foam.
    from my years in weatherization I learned
    that foams (great stuff expanding & low expansion foams)
    shrink & get brittle with age.
    caulk will remain flexible.
    if...
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    I agree that you wouldn't have to insulate duct,...

    I agree that you wouldn't have to insulate duct, if house is used normally.

    from an aesthetic pov, I like exposed duct,but a lot depends on
    how the house is furnished. wouldn't look great with...
  27. very labor intensive, huge pain in the neck &...

    very labor intensive, huge pain in the neck & back.
    I charge enough to make it worthwhile and am one
    of the few people in my area to do this, and
    the only one who uses a duct blaster to test
    when...
  28. The supply ducts are in a very accessible...

    The supply ducts are in a very accessible crawlspace.

    whats your location?
  29. x2

    x2
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    buy better windows, and please not metal windows...

    buy better windows, and please not metal windows
    unless metal clad wood windows.
    shop for solar heat gain coefficients & ufactors
    of .30 or less.

    look for the info on this common to all...
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    what a nice way to say that...." a very special...

    what a nice way to say that...." a very special person".
    well phrased, Bbeerme.
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    I love that little squeegee. mine says nashua, ...

    I love that little squeegee. mine says nashua,
    although I only use hardcast 1402 tape. unless it
    is ductwrap, then I use fsk tape.

    I was at a house last summer & at the bathroom
    supply box...
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    a friend of mine just replaced their system. 30...

    a friend of mine just replaced their system.
    30 year old gas furnace & 8 seer 4 ton.
    they had it for 15 years & it was at another
    friend's camp for 15 years before that.

    now they have a 5 ton...
  34. you'll have to call around for someone who will...

    you'll have to call around for someone who will take the
    time to properly seal ducts.
    using mastic, adding screws to attach ducts firmly,
    and metal duct straps before re-insulating the ducts.
    ...
  35. http://jotul.com/uk/products/gas-stoves/Jotul-gf-3...

    http://jotul.com/uk/products/gas-stoves/Jotul-gf-3-bf-3#technical-area

    apparently it is for heating, not cooking.
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    and you add to the selling price of the house the...

    and you add to the selling price of the house the cost of the
    new unit.
  37. why the worry about insulation type?

    why the worry about insulation type?
  38. X2 on ductboard or insulation from sheet metal...

    X2 on ductboard or insulation from sheet metal shop.
  39. nice that you have room in the crawlspace to...

    nice that you have room in the crawlspace to work.
    you could use foam sheathing boards & attach them to the
    undersides of the floor joists. caulk around perimeter of house/foam boards,
    tape the...
  40. fiberglass insulation doesn't stop air movement,...

    fiberglass insulation doesn't stop air movement,
    air just filters through it.

    try something like caulk & backer rods, or thumb gum
    instead.

    best of luck.
  41. do the ducts have adjustable dampers at the...

    do the ducts have adjustable dampers at the plenum?
    you could cut back on the air being supplied to the upstairs
    ducts.
    not the best solution, as you'd have to adjust both summer
    & winter...but...
  42. it isn't perfect comfort if the homeowner is not...

    it isn't perfect comfort if the homeowner is not happy/comfortable.
  43. x2 on PHM's suggestion on locking out heat pump...

    x2 on PHM's suggestion on locking out heat pump
    & letting gas furnace provide heat.

    if he offers to make you "perpetually happy",
    you should go for it!

    30-50% is a big range in RH.

    best of...
  44. aluminum is an excellent conductor. when it is...

    aluminum is an excellent conductor.
    when it is warm inside and cold outside the
    metal will condensate to the warm side.
    your windows do the same thing in the summer,
    but since the warm side is to...
  45. this company sounds good, from where I sit. have...

    this company sounds good, from where I sit.
    have you met with them?
  46. great pics, thanks for posting them. amazing...

    great pics, thanks for posting them.
    amazing what a little bit of materials,
    a lot of time & massive amount of want
    to do it right can achieve.

    nice job OP!
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    why not just get into the return & mastic seal...

    why not just get into the return & mastic seal it?

    can you post pics inside of the return?
    if we could see it would make it easier to advise you.

    best of luck.
  48. Meanwhile monitor the %RH and get some air into...

    Meanwhile monitor the %RH and get some air into your home.
    Next spring, have your a/c contractor quote the Ultra-Aire as an add on.

    great advice. plan for fresh air & dehumidification.

    what...
  49. I took a quick look, not much info on quick...

    I took a quick look, not much info on quick calcs.
    will have more time later.
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    13 lbs...thanks goodness for c sections! glad...

    13 lbs...thanks goodness for c sections!

    glad he is ok, & glad to have gotten you thinking about caulk etc.
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