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I think the big red banner should be bigger!
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...
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...
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
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
the other table under the...
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...
no to highway, railway & airport.
neighbors may have fireplaces, but houses
mostly oak trees in his neighborhood
a few crepe myrtles.
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
hvac guy says the candle/fireplace...
how would the drain pan contribute to distribution
of white dust throughout the house??
other than being of a similar material as ductwork/
are the ducts hard pipe &...
I brought the filter home with me.
homeowner says this happens in the fall only.
here are pics
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...
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.
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
my version of hell...is cold.
guest answering a guest's question?
whats up with that?
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...
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...
if fiberglass was the original issue,
I can't see why internal insulation was
used. plenum should have been insulated
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.
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...
that is just funny!
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...
while this isn't the specific article I was looking for
it does mention spray foam...
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...
I like Dap's Alex brand, water clean up, lasts a long
time & stays flexible. silicone wouldn't be my choice.
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.
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...
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
The supply ducts are in a very accessible crawlspace.
whats your location?
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...
what a nice way to say that...." a very special person".
well phrased, Bbeerme.
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
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...
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.
apparently it is for heating, not cooking.
and you add to the selling price of the house the cost of the
why the worry about insulation type?
X2 on ductboard or insulation from sheet metal shop.
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,
fiberglass insulation doesn't stop air movement,
air just filters through it.
try something like caulk & backer rods, or thumb gum
best of luck.
do the ducts have adjustable dampers at the plenum?
you could cut back on the air being supplied to the upstairs
not the best solution, as you'd have to adjust both summer
it isn't perfect comfort if the homeowner is not happy/comfortable.
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.
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...
this company sounds good, from where I sit.
have you met with them?
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!
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.
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.
I took a quick look, not much info on quick calcs.
will have more time later.
13 lbs...thanks goodness for c sections!
glad he is ok, & glad to have gotten you thinking about caulk etc.