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    I have the furnace serviced 2X [per year. Last...

    I have the furnace serviced 2X [per year. Last time the tech told me the area where they clean/observe was really clean. He said the filters must really be doing their jobs for it to be so clean.
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    Just posted in AOC Residential

    Sorry just posted in AOC Residential. I think it was the wrong forum for my dilemma. Sorry
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    Should I get a Media filter?

    Hi, Wasn't sure what to put in title, but will proceed.
    We have a hi-eff. Carrier gas furnace with a Honeywell F300E 1019 EAC, with pre and post filters. I am very conscious of keeping it clean. At...
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    So, I should have at least the left run done with 45degree bends and get rid of the wired flex ducting. The supply can be moved up one joist to make it all hard ducting from beginning to end.
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    TLhanks, and one more question- if I were to sell the house would this be something the inspectors would frown upon and list as a no-no.....?
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    Thanks.
    I would have to see if crushed. If I stick my hand into the supply from the top it just seems bent. There was no cutting of joist. I guess that would be the one that is losing flow the most....
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    Thanks, Here are various pics from both the left...

    Thanks,
    Here are various pics from both the left and right side runs. I do have them covered partly with insulation. The 2 90degree bends are noticeable. And I have one shot of the place in the...
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    how much air is lost

    Have 2 6" runs coming off the main trunk feeding the end room The left on comes off the trunk, goes about 8 ' or so then does a 90degree bend down, then another 90 degree bend across the length of...
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    Honeywell post filters

    Hi, Just have adopted daughter's 2 cats for a year or less. I have the carrier Infinity system with the Hioneywell E300 EAC filter. I have not used the post filters. My static without them on normal...
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    Thanks
    I have 5 supply registers to the main levbel The one to the kitchen is the closest to the plenum and I have it dampered quite a bit because of the strong air flow. The other 4 are equidistant...
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    Thanks. I am thinking of asking him to replace the one run because it has 2 90degree bends, and a 45 and the last bit of run(about 1.5') is the aluminum type flexible ducting to fit(it is still...
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    so no difference in the flow of air? Air being blown out more forcibly?(dampers are fully open
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    Thanks. One thing is for sure is that every joint along the 2 lines were sealed with mastic, even the bends were sealed, take offs that come out of the main trunk-everythong sealed. I was strictly...
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    replacing ductwork

    My friend who is a contractor put a couple of runs in this weekend for me which had rust inside.
    I also have two runs at the other end of the house feeding an addition(these runns have bends in...
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    reply, again

    The installer said he would put the damper about 4" down the 6" duct, and when connected to the take-off it would be partially in the take-off, when fully open
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    does an open damper noticeably reduce the amount
    of supply air? Thanks
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    Damper question

    I am having about a 3.5' floor duct from the main trunk line replaced(rust, smelly) I will never touch the damper. Should one be put in?, or leave it without damper. Will the lack of a damper make...
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    Thanks for the info, but you have me with the water stops, and the other stuff you mentioned. I do know about braided hoses, only. Thanks.
    George
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    should I tape the top?

    Should I tape the top of this downpipe for the washing machine and condensate discharge.
    Sorry did not know how to delete the previous post....
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    [QUOTE=geoss54;12049731]Hoi, Including a pic of...

    [QUOTE=geoss54;12049731]Hoi,
    Including a pic of my drain set up for the washing machine. The downpipe has the HVAC condensate draining into it and the washing machine water. The copper pipe empties...
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    [QUOTE=geoss54;12049731]Hoi, Including a pic of...

    [QUOTE=geoss54;12049731]Hoi,
    Including a pic of my drain set up for the washing machine. The downpipe has the HVAC condensate draining into it and the washing machine water. The copper pipe empties...
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    [QUOTE=geoss54;12049731]Hi, Including a pic of...

    [QUOTE=geoss54;12049731]Hi,
    Including a pic of my drain set up for the washing machine. The downpipe has the HVAC condensate draining into it and the washing machine water. The copper pipe empties...
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    do I need a vent for the washing machine?

    Hoi,
    Including a pic of my drain set up for the washing machine. The downpipe has the HVAC condensate draining into it and the washing machine water. The copper pipe empties into the main sewer line...
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    Thanks everyone. We'll be thinking of the South the next time you guys shut down because of flurries in the forecast. LOL.
    Thanks, again!
  25. what to do with furnace outdoor intake and exhaust

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    Have a hi-eff gas Carrier with the intake and exhaust outside the house. Am preparing for Irene in the Philadelphia area. Should I cover the 2 openings to prevent water entering them???Thanks...
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    My furnace is the Carrier 90+ with outdoor intake and exhaust. The water heater(Bradford White Defender Safety is not in the attic.} It is in the basement as is the heater.That's why my question was...
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    reply and question

    The insulation company told me they do not do the blower door test. he told me what they sealand how they do it-Honestly they are trustworthy and have nothing but high reviews from others. I called...
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    Hi,
    So we decided that we are getting the attic air sealing, and adding up to R-49. The diff. between R-38 and 49 was not much, so we will do the 49. Also getting soffits cleaned out, and removing...
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    simple question

    Just a simple question here. Does adding a supply normally reduce overall static pressure readings? Just curious.
    Thanks
    George
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    as i mentioned we rarely use the heat lamp, if at all. And the recessed lights are used for very short periods of time, and at a reduced wattage because of dimmers..........will see. Thanks.
    I think...
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    I didn't talk to him too much about the air sealing. I had never heard of it and initially wasn't interested until I checked the net and alot of sights.He basically told me what they do, and that...
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    air sealing the attic

    Had an insulation specialist over today and my attic needs in some places an extra R-19 and possibly more. He also mentioned air sealing, drywall junctions, etc,,,,....etc.......reputable family run...
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    I have insulation people coing on Friday-will have them look at depth of insulation, and probbably have them blow in some to get required amount. Will ask them about ridge vs Power. I am definitely...
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    Question

    I just finished reading alot of pages on this thread-very informative, but I really cannot come to a consensus of ridge vents vs. power vent.
    I have a 2 story townhouse between 2 other townhouses....
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    Thanks, that would be facing up. Air is air, I guess.
    George
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    Return louvers facing up or down?

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    I have a wall return, the top is about 6.5" from the ceiling. Is it better to have the louvers facing up or facing down. There is a top of a china cabinet about 1 foot and a half in front of it,...
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    Thanks for responses. The duct that has the most rust spots is by the entry door-I guess water sometimes gets in there when people enter.
    As far as duct cleaning is concerned, my HVAC contractor was...
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    metal duct question

    our 20 yo townhouse has the greyish(sort of speckly) type of metal duct-is that galvanised? There is some rust in the boot that enters some of the rooms.
    My question is, is the air flow better in...
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    Thanks,
    Can only close down the run from the register-no access to a damper. have access to main plenum dampers for upstairs and downstairs, but don't want to fool with them. So only option is the...
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    a little air flow question

    If you have on the second floor two supplies at each end of a trunk line and one almost in the middle where the plenum enters, what effect does closing down the register in the middle one normally...
  41. can aluminum foil tape be used inside a duct?

    Hi,
    Can aluminum foil tape bought at Home depot be used inside a supply plenum to make air flow more smoothly over starpping inside a duct? Can the home depot mastic work also. Thought it would...
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    Thanks so much for your help. It is staying right where it is!
    I did have a leak so drywall colapsed, and water went down the floor register, and I thought it would be really rusty where the run...
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    Thanks
    Presently the run is about a straight 5' run up into the kitchen floor(4X10).
    The sidewall run would come off the same take off, and have to bend a bit to move it over about 6" or so, then a...
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    missed opportunity?

    I don't know if that was a missed opportunity-that tapping into a 2nd floor trunk right where the trunk is fed from the furnace(see pic). I kept thinking that it would take so much air away from the...
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    I can understand that. I have ceiling fans in the bedrooms so the air is distributed, but in that kitchen with the 210 register, I can see no deflector in the summer to get the air up, so it falls...
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    Thanks, again.
    So if you have two registers under windows and a king size bed between them relatively close to the register, you probably want a little less spread, so it doesn't just flow into the...
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    thanks for response. This wall in the kitchen is actually a non outside wall, so spreading it is not important(I guess).
    In the bedrooms, and other rooms where the registers are below windows, I...
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    I decided not to take a chance. Plus drywall person, who I had a heck of a time finding, is coming today.
    The floor duct in the kitchen has a piece of furniture to the left of it, and an opening to...
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    I've included a picture

    Here is a pic of what I was talking about. We had water leakage therefore the exposed ceiling.
    Anyway you can see where the little piece of paper is hanging is where the 2nd floor supply runs into...
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    worried now whether this can be done

    That supply from the second floor trunk could be a problem. I don't know. Am worried whether it should be done.
    As mentioned the plan was to tap into the 2nd. floor trunk and make a ceiling register...
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