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    You guys rock! Thanks for the great info given...

    You guys rock! Thanks for the great info given very quickly!
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    Alright, good to know. How about having both fans...

    Alright, good to know. How about having both fans exhaust out of one attic opening? The bathrooms are on opposite ends of the house, so one will have a 35ft run to the outside, that alright?

    Sent...
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    The installation instructions for the fan show...

    The installation instructions for the fan show duct diameter can be 4 or 6 inches. So, 4" is fine?
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    The flex they brought over is Lambro brand, 4"...

    The flex they brought over is Lambro brand, 4" LamaFlex, 5 Layer Foil Laminate. Is that a good gauge? I'm assuming it's not insulated. Can something be put over the flex after installation to...
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    Bath Exhaust Fan Ductwork questions

    Hi, I've hired an electrician to do a bunch of stuff, including installing bath exhaust fans and ductwork. I have two bathrooms on the second floor, at opposite ends of the house. The house was built...
  6. Was rereading this, makes sense, more surface...

    Was rereading this, makes sense, more surface area makes using lower temps possible, getting most efficient use out of condensing boiler. Could you tell me how to know if the coil is properly...
  7. Neheating, yup, you're right, but please edit...

    Neheating, yup, you're right, but please edit your post to remove my street address. How do you know the house? Did you service the boiler? The insulation on the steam pipes looks newer, and the...
  8. Good to know, thx! I just remembered that the...

    Good to know, thx!

    I just remembered that the home inspector said the fireplace was missing a damper. Maybe that's the reason for the high btu load estimates? I'm thinking about getting an air...
  9. I had a free energy audit arranged through...

    I had a free energy audit arranged through Masssave. They told me they don't do blower tests in older homes due to risk of stirring up asbestos. At the time I didn't think much of it, didn't know...
  10. Here's a pic if it helps answer any questions....

    Here's a pic if it helps answer any questions. The front of the house faces west.

    http://www.imageshack.com/scaled/large/577/tjma.jpg
  11. Ok, looks like I have more research to do as I...

    Ok, looks like I have more research to do as I definitely don't want to buy an oversized system. If anything, I'd prefer to go slightly undersized as I plan to improve insulation and eliminate leaks....
  12. The house currently has a mix of steam radiators...

    The house currently has a mix of steam radiators and cast iron baseray baseboards, powered by an oil boiler. I moved into the house at the beginning of May, and it worked well for the days that got...
  13. Help me choose system for midsize new england house

    Hello, which of these two systems would you choose? I have a 2100 sqft 2 floor house built in 1928 with attic and basement in Arlington MA. I've had two contractors do manual J calculations, both...
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    Good to know, thanks! So, for adding return line,...

    Good to know, thanks! So, for adding return line, and likely resizing of supply - could you use oxygen barrier PEX? Could you run that in the walls?
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    Got it, so a plumber would remove a cap (not sure...

    Got it, so a plumber would remove a cap (not sure of term for fitting) from the other side, and attach return plumbing. Probably the top one right?

    What usually causes it not to work? Is it just...
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    Radiator - can I use for FHW?

    My house currently has steam radiators pictured below. Can these be converted to work with a forced hot water system? How can you tell?

    http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/4273/radiatorpic3orig.jpg
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    Gotcha, makes sense, no prob. Agreed on budget,...

    Gotcha, makes sense, no prob. Agreed on budget, and I'll have a better idea of the way to go once I get the heat loss calculation too. Would you have any recommendations for (small/medium? size)...
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    This forum has a warning in bright red all caps...

    This forum has a warning in bright red all caps saying not to post questions, so I thought it was only for introducing yourself. I did wind up making a post in the AOP Residential section, got a lot...
  19. Well that's interesting, didn't think that option...

    Well that's interesting, didn't think that option was possible, thanks! I'll definitely consider radiant heat for the 1st and 2nd floors. I agree that it would be great for the basement, but the...
  20. Well, I guess it's not totally from scratch, the...

    Well, I guess it's not totally from scratch, the house does have nice hardwood floors we'd like to keep.
  21. Very cool, thanks for that info! For an...

    Very cool, thanks for that info!

    For an indirect water heater, is there a general rule of thumb to find out what size you need? The house has a 32g (Amtrol?) tank now I could reuse, but would that...
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    I see the smiley face, but I think I'm missing...

    I see the smiley face, but I think I'm missing the joke. Is there something wrong with Arlington?
  23. Ok, the boiler I was referring to is the...

    Ok, the boiler I was referring to is the Slant/Fin LX-120 with a BTU Output of 92,000, manufacturer link. The tankless water heater is the TK-4-IN Takagi, manufacturer link
  24. MA house renovation - heating from scratch - opinions please

    Hello, I am buying a 2150 sqft single family house built in 1928 in a Boston suburb. The current system has an oil boiler, steam radiators, and a 32g indirect water heater. The inspection revealed...
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    Hello, new homeowner from MA

    Hello, I'm a database developer and I'm buying a old home in Arlington MA. I've been doing a lot of research, but would very much appreciate some advice and second opinions to help me make the right...
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