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    Thanks for the info. The manual has changed...

    Thanks for the info. The manual has changed drastically when it comes to maintenance. Had I known that beforehand I might have reconsidered the purchase. Here is some more info about my situation....
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    Follow up...

    I promised a follow up so here it is.
    Here are the before cleaning pictures.
    http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/1708/truesteamhumidifier006.th.jpg...
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    I'm an HO with a 12gallon truesteam and I agree...

    I'm an HO with a 12gallon truesteam and I agree with your statement.

    I just did another cleaning of my unit and I had to let the coil soak in vinegar over night to be able to get the deposits to...
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    There is an inline water filter that I priced out...

    There is an inline water filter that I priced out between 20 and 30 bucks. If you read the install or user manual carefully it says that the 5year warranty is not valid unless you replace the filter...
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    I have owned a 12gal truesteam for about 1 and a...

    I have owned a 12gal truesteam for about 1 and a half seasons. It works for my situation so I don't have very much to complain about. Some things to consider are, the truesteam is higher...
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    Just For Reference

    This is not a DIY related post. I'm in discussions with an HVAC company that installed my IAQ about how long the TrueSteam should be allowed to run without the blower fan on. The company says that...
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    I'm interested in the amount of time. All the...

    I'm interested in the amount of time. All the stuff you refer to most likely can be found in Honeywell's technical specifications for the Truesteam.
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    I think the water temp would be about 60 degrees.

    I think the water temp would be about 60 degrees.
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    How long to create steam?

    Hi and thanks for reading,

    How long will it take a 12 gallon Truesteam to generate steam? Assumption being that that tank is full and cold.
  10. The rest of the world doesn't read through all...

    The rest of the world doesn't read through all this stuff and just listens to what their HVAC salesmen tells them.
  11. Thread: DrZarkloff

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    He talks so slow he makes my head hurt. :) "If...

    He talks so slow he makes my head hurt. :)

    "If some gay guy can tell you about his favorite underwear, I can certainly tell you about my favorite thermostat" -DrZarkloff


    I can't stop lol lol...
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    I had a local HVAC shop install the envirazone...

    I had a local HVAC shop install the envirazone package (2 vision pro stats, 2 zone dampers, 1 outdoor temp sensor, and W8835 zone board) and asked him about zoned humidity control and he said it...
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    I discussed the length of of time between...

    I discussed the length of of time between autoflushes with my installer. I think the settings are 10, 20, or 30 hours. I chose 10 hours for my 12 gallon because I figured the extra water wasted...
  14. Thanks Fellas. It looks like I have a few...

    Thanks Fellas. It looks like I have a few options now which is awesome. Time to do a little more research and find out what the payback time frame is assuming I were to run my noisy single stage...
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    I have read about a gasket issue but there was a...

    I have read about a gasket issue but there was a solution. I'll assume you are a contractor and suggest that you contact Honeywell directly about it. As for my 12 gallon I haven't noticed any...
  16. I apologize for taking this thread so far off its...

    I apologize for taking this thread so far off its original topic, but I have learned a lot. Additional research has tempted me to go for a closed cell foam kit, from either tigerfoam, handifoam, or...
  17. I'm going to return the fiber glass insulation I...

    I'm going to return the fiber glass insulation I bought and follow this process
    http://www.rd.com/57548/article57548.html
    Thanks for the information.

    As far as my summer IAQ goes, last summer...
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    So including my basement gives 34,179cf. And to...

    So including my basement gives 34,179cf. And to add an additional .15 ACH that would mean I need to exchange 5127cfh. I have manual dampers on the 8inch intake and output for the HRV so I could...
  19. This winter the only time our RH dipped below 30%...

    This winter the only time our RH dipped below 30% was when we had the -20 to -30 degree weather. I'm sure you remember it ;). I keep my IAQ set to 40% with frost control of 5 and my steamer keeps...
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    CO2 sensor to control fresh air ventilation

    From your first post it seems like having a C02 sensor to control fresh air ventilation would be a nice setup up. I'm assuming someone has thought of this and maybe it's not cost effective for the...
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    Funny you ask. I had planned on creating a...

    Funny you ask. I had planned on creating a separate post to have those much more knowledgeable on this subject check my math. So here goes.
    Upper level (4bedrooms, 2baths, 5 closets) : 1340sq * 8ft...
  22. TB, I'm considering my options for sealing up...

    TB,

    I'm considering my options for sealing up my rim joists, and was weighing the difference between the foam board and the fiberglass batts. The fiberglass batts are a lot easier to install...
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    I agree with your conclusion, as I also live in...

    I agree with your conclusion, as I also live in the upper midwest.

    I consider my home to be moderately tight with an ACH somewhere between .1 and .3 (probably closer to .1). We have lived in our...
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    My 12gallon TrueSteam uses 1.250kW. If yours...

    My 12gallon TrueSteam uses 1.250kW. If yours runs 18 hours a day assuming that your electricity is 10 cents a killowatt that's 18*1.250*.1*30=$67.5 a month. I just wanted to prepare you for that...
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    I'm satisfied with mine.

    Here are some comments I have posted regarding it.
    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showpost.php?p=2140082&postcount=39
    and
    I've had a killo-watt device on my TrueSteam since Jan 10th and it has used...
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    Thanks, that clears things up for me. I was...

    Thanks, that clears things up for me. I was thinking of the ACH number as what would be required to exchange the air because it was "too" tight. However that doesn't make sense when you take into...
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    I think the choice between bypass and steam is...

    I think the choice between bypass and steam is based on a lot of factors, more than just the size of the home. The Truesteams will have trouble on a large home that gets leakier over the years,...
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    I had an energy audit ($100) done by my utility...

    I had an energy audit ($100) done by my utility company. It was subsidized by a grant from the government. It included a blower door test and IR camera. I had some good discussions with the guy...
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    I disagree with this when an air exchanger is...

    I disagree with this when an air exchanger is taken into consideration. My air exchanger can drop the humidity in my house pretty fast. (Venmar HE2.6 300cfm on max setting)
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    I'm a homeowner who did a lot of reading on...

    I'm a homeowner who did a lot of reading on humidifiers and decided to go with the truesteam. My opinion on the matter is if your furnace doesn't run very often (you have a tight home or an over...
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    For those wondering about TrueSteam energy usage,...

    For those wondering about TrueSteam energy usage, you can loan a kill-a-watt device from your power company for a certain period of time to monitor anything you want in your home. I purchased one of...
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    I decided to try using the override terminals on...

    I decided to try using the override terminals on my Venmar HE 2.6 HRV, since it seemed very simple. I connected Bk (OC) and R (OL) of the Override Terminals to Vent1 and Vent2 on my 8335 Envirazone...
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    Follow up

    I called Venmar today and here is what they said.
    The unit uses 24V low voltage signals
    Bk is the hot
    G is the high switch
    R is the low switch
    Y is the common

    The supra control has a timer...
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    Specs for a Venmar Supra control

    Hi and thanks for reading,
    Does anyone have knowledge of how the 4 wires going to a Venmar supra control work? The supra control has 4 terminals, Y, R, G, and B. It has 3 settings plus a...
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    No, I don't think you want to connect an HRV to...

    No, I don't think you want to connect an HRV to the dehum terminals. You can use setting 406 of the IAQ control to use the ventilator for dehumidification when in heat mode.
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    I have posted most of this information in other...

    I have posted most of this information in other threads. I'm really just interested in getting my HRV to run less than 20/40 but yet still have an option to run it on Max setting constant on. Here...
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    Ventilation Control Recomendation

    Hi and thanks for reading,

    I have a Venmar air exchanger HE2.6 and currently control it with a supra control. I like the ability to use the Max setting when I have a lot of people over, however...
  38. If my truesteam is connected to my environzone...

    If my truesteam is connected to my environzone board panel, do I need to worry about adding an airflow switch? I'll contact the contractor that installed my Truesteam about this, but if you have any...
  39. my thoughts on my Truesteam

    I thought I would post my thoughts on my Truesteam after 2 days of usage. So far I am pleased with it. I am monitoring the number of flushes it does to determine how long it is running. (I have one...
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    I received several bids on a TrueSteam install,...

    I received several bids on a TrueSteam install, and am getting one installed by a contractor in my home soon. If anyone would like to get a price range on installs send me a PM as prices are not...
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    Wow! A big advertisament from Teddy. Why not just...

    Wow! A big advertisament from Teddy. Why not just send a PM. Hmmm now I just need to figure out the name of Teddy's company to look at one of the thingamajiggers he is dealing.
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    I have a tight 4000 sq foot 2004 construction...

    I have a tight 4000 sq foot 2004 construction 20/40 100-110 CFM on my air exchanger, and after having a blower door test done found out that it was way to many air exchanges per day. I expect you...
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    I was posting this information elsewhere and...

    I was posting this information elsewhere and provided some links and realized I had done so here without the links.

    So here is the info, and this seems kind of fishy.

    Are there any pros out...
  44. Thanks, I just exhaled :)

    Thanks, I just exhaled :)
  45. I went to there website and found that bullet #3...

    I went to there website and found that bullet #3 says the furnace version is coming soon.
    http://www.evergreenmotor.com/faq.php

    I see you edited your post to add that lol

    Thanks for the link,...
  46. Possible to install a DC fan in a single Stage furnace?

    Hello and thanks for reading,

    I have a Bryant +90 furnace 2004 model which has no DC fan.
    Its probably a predecessor of this one
    http://www.bryant.com/products/furnaces/gas/evolution96.shtml

    ...
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    If there is no mechanical air exchange for a...

    If there is no mechanical air exchange for a tight house then I agree a humidifier shouldn't be needed, steam or otherwise. Lots of factors to consider and every situation is unique, number of...
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    My opinion on this topic is that if you have a...

    My opinion on this topic is that if you have a lot of infiltration and your furnace is not over sized then a bypass like the 600A should work just fine and be a more cost effective option. However,...
  49. Humidifier decision made

    I decided to go with a TrueSteam for the reason's stated here
    http://www.hvac-talk.com/vbb/showpost.php?p=2030015&postcount=36
  50. Decision made

    I decided to go with TrueSteam for reason's stated here
    http://www.hvac-talk.com/vbb/showpost.php?p=2030015&postcount=36
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