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    The intensity of the backlight can be changed in...

    The intensity of the backlight can be changed in the setup menu and also
    disabled until a key is pressed on the mod stat.
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    I got reamed too.

    I got reamed too.
  3. A 2002 study of Wisconsin Energy Star homes. All...

    A 2002 study of Wisconsin Energy Star homes.
    All forced air gas heating I believe though.

    Goto page 5.
    ...
  4. Thread: DIY installation

    by House
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    Did you not read the sticky pinned thread at the...

    Did you not read the sticky pinned thread at the top of this forum?

    No DIY discussed here.

    This thread will most likely be closed within minutes.
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    You happen to know the differences between the...

    You happen to know the differences between the two versions of the stat?
    New features or functions worthy of an upgrade from the old one?
  6. Thread: Design Temp's

    by House
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    Dan, The outside design temperature for...

    Dan,

    The outside design temperature for Wisconsin is dictated by the State energy conservation code. Small pdf.

    http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/code/comm/comm063.pdf

    Also, please shoot me...
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    I suspect that acoustical tile shown in pics #5...

    I suspect that acoustical tile shown in pics #5 and #6.
  8. Thread: Efficiency

    by House
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    Dan, Page 11 of this. ...

    Dan,

    Page 11 of this.

    ftp://doaftp04.doa.state.wi.us/homeenergy/WI%20Wx%20ventilation%20study%20final%2008_11_06.pdf
  9. Does the stat have a built in safety to keep the...

    Does the stat have a built in safety to keep the house temperature at a bare minimum so water pipes don't freeze?
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    Furnace only study:...

    Furnace only study: http://ees.ead.lbl.gov/bibliography/residential_two_stage_gas

    Ductwork considerations: http://www.osti.gov/bridge/product.biblio.jsp?query_id=2&page=1&osti_id=812518

    Both...
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    I think the listed PD for 2000 CFMs is a typo and...

    I think the listed PD for 2000 CFMs is a typo and should be 0.40".
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    Perhaps some pro could post results of two HSER...

    Perhaps some pro could post results of two HSER tests of an anonymous home with a
    multi-stage furnace running in low and high fire.
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    I had an 80% efficient Armstrong builder's...

    I had an 80% efficient Armstrong builder's special replaced with a 92.8 efficient Rheem mod last December. My seasonal savings based on heating-degree days was ZERO. My house consistently uses...
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    Duct heat losses via leakage vary little with...

    Duct heat losses via leakage vary little with CFM. Conductive heat losses in ducts on the other hand are always greater with lower CFMs. It's all explained here and is a real good read.
    ...
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    Read this thread. ...

    Read this thread.

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=154033
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    Can we reopen the case? How many heating therms...

    Can we reopen the case?
    How many heating therms did you use on the coldest month and what was the
    average temperature? Zip code please if you don't have the ave temp.
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    1. Alice pays more per therm for natural gas. 2....

    1. Alice pays more per therm for natural gas.
    2. Alice is on a fixed monthly payment schedule.
    3. Alice got an estimated gas bill.
    4. Alice's house is shaded by evergreens resulting in less solar...
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    Nah, it's a damper now, but without an actuator.

    Nah, it's a damper now, but without an actuator.
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    The numbers I've seen for clothes dryers are all...

    The numbers I've seen for clothes dryers are all too high. Here's a link to Wisconsin
    study that measured their CFM. Low of 20, high of 97, average 54 cfm.
    ...
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    A normal portion of those is two - correct ? :)

    A normal portion of those is two - correct ?
    :)
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    Was the sparky's name "Dick" by chance?

    Was the sparky's name "Dick" by chance?
  22. Key - please send me an email.

    Key - please send me an email.
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    If you want to save on HVAC run costs with a...

    If you want to save on HVAC run costs with a modulating or multiple stage furnace or A/C, insulate the ductwork running through unconditioned or semi-conditioned areas. The losses there can be...
  24. Probably deleted by a mod. I reported one of...

    Probably deleted by a mod. I reported one of those threads as spam(I think there was more than one).
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    Well, if it blows, it must suck too. Can't have...

    Well, if it blows, it must suck too. Can't have one without the other.

    lol
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    Looks like you might need some chimney mods if...

    Looks like you might need some chimney mods if you go with a condensing furnace. It might be cheaper to replace the water heater with a power vented type than do the mods.
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    Is there really a Gyroscope in that unit? WTH...

    Is there really a Gyroscope in that unit? WTH does it do?
  28. Thread: Fresh Air Intake

    by House
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    Carnak - what brand of damper is in the pic?

    Carnak - what brand of damper is in the pic?
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    Get a load calc done. I don't see how anyone can...

    Get a load calc done. I don't see how anyone can truly say your ducts aren't sized for A/C without educated guessing at this point.
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    Why don't you contact Honeywell customer support...

    Why don't you contact Honeywell customer support with a pre-sales question?
    The stat can't be moved?
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    Ask the contractor to show you his calculations. ...

    Ask the contractor to show you his calculations. And then post them here for review.
    Is the purchase and install price of electric vs gas part of the calculation?
  32. You have a home with a first floor, second floor,...

    You have a home with a first floor, second floor, third floor, and a basement.
    On each floor is one incandescent lamp and in the basement are 3 switches, one
    for each lamp. Your job is to figure...
  33. You'll probably find what you want here. ...

    You'll probably find what you want here.

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=174832
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    That's between you and Twilli.

    That's between you and Twilli.
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    TeddyBear must own stock in HarborFreight.

    TeddyBear must own stock in HarborFreight.
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    Please post a pic of the window in question. Can...

    Please post a pic of the window in question. Can the window be opened?
    That makes a big difference.
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    A cooking thermometer from Walmart and measure...

    A cooking thermometer from Walmart and measure the time it takes to fill
    a large Hefty trash bag for air flow volume.

    Interesting discussion regarding trash bag and other stuff here:
    ...
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    Try HD again. I bought one at a local store in...

    Try HD again. I bought one at a local store in WI several months ago. Sometimes their stock shelves are a disorganized mess.
  39. Thread: Fresh Air Intake

    by House
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    X, The Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code...

    X,

    The Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code specifically prohibits any type of damper for combustion air intakes.

    "... you may NOT use makeup air openings for combustion air openings, which are...
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    Poll: Why don't you ask other Condo owners what they...

    Why don't you ask other Condo owners what they have, how they like it,
    and how reliable their units are?
  41. Thread: Humidity

    by House
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    I cringe when I see the words "basement return...

    I cringe when I see the words "basement return air leakage". That
    can cause a backdraft for a flued water heater if one is also in the
    basement.

    If you have no supply or return registers in the...
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    Edit: Ignore the droop, I see you've tried it...

    Edit: Ignore the droop, I see you've tried it already. Seems like it had the opposite affect of what I expected.

    Try changing the cooling droop(nice name!) in the stat to two degrees.

    There...
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    You sure a pipe can't be located at another side...

    You sure a pipe can't be located at another side of the house?
    The larger diameter PVC can be used for a fairly long distance.

    Where did the old furnace vent to?
    Was the flue shared with...
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    That tall vertical white pipe is a downspout,...

    That tall vertical white pipe is a downspout, correct?
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    Can you post a couple of pics?

    Can you post a couple of pics?
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    Just repost your question without any dollar...

    Just repost your question without any dollar amounts, you'll get plenty of answers here!
    Descriptions like "more expensive", "cheaper", etc are fine.
  47. Thread: Thermopan

    by House
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    I have similar material used as return duct...

    I have similar material used as return duct panning between the floor joists
    and end stops in my basement. I think it's junk. Moisture eventually enters
    the edge which weakens the mounting causing...
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    Stack effect question

    Would running a furnace/AC blower constantly or on an timed intermittant basis
    reduce the pressure differentials in a dwelling caused by the stack effect?
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    perry, See if you can get a copy of the load...

    perry,

    See if you can get a copy of the load calc from the builder.
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    beenthere, Doesn't he need to move the probe...

    beenthere,

    Doesn't he need to move the probe tip to the dirty side of the filter to determine
    the PD across it?
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