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    I've been helping design indoor pools for almost...

    I've been helping design indoor pools for almost 20 years and I've only worked with one pool that was iintentionally designed with such high temperatures like the conditions you listed. It was a...
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    For lbs. per hour, you need the CFM, and you said...

    For lbs. per hour, you need the CFM, and you said you have the temp and Rh in and temp Rh out. Grab a Psych chart and plot the in and out conditions and determine grains on the far right side of the...
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    Correct pool chemistry is the most important fix....

    Correct pool chemistry is the most important fix. A negative pressure in this space is still necessary even if the pool chemistry is correct. The Chloramines which are causing the smell are...
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    Clyde's your guy. When the company went under,...

    Clyde's your guy. When the company went under, he got all of the service files. Depending on the year, there were two controllers, one assembled at the factory and one bought from Carel and...
  5. Thread: Dumont poolpk

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    I'd guess that you found the leaks along the tube...

    I'd guess that you found the leaks along the tube sheet down where the hot gas enters the coil. the tube sheet should allow the copper tubing room to expand, if the tube sheet is tight on those...
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    Condenser Coil Flooding

    Desert Aire and Dectron dehumidifiers use condenser coil flooding for the outside condenser and the condenser reheat coil. That is why there is so much charge used. Both systems bring outside air...
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    We have horses too and I've been wanting to use...

    We have horses too and I've been wanting to use the stall waste... dung and pine shavings, for heating.. I live in Maine, so heating is important to us. Do a google on multi-fuel boilers. The...
  8. Thread: Water temp

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    Instead of a boiler, you might be able to get by...

    Instead of a boiler, you might be able to get by with a small water-to-water heat pump designed specifically for those low temperature days to feed warmer water to the loop.
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    You might only need to add heat to the space. ...

    You might only need to add heat to the space. The reason it is "raining" inside is that the walls are below dew point during the cooling season. If you can get a measurement of the air temps and rh...
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    I'll give it a try PJ's. The specific reason...

    I'll give it a try PJ's.

    The specific reason for elevated evaporation is changes of vapor pressure at the pool surface. Here's how it plays out in a real life application:

    A hotel pool kept at...
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    As long as the unit can maintain the rH @ 55%,...

    As long as the unit can maintain the rH @ 55%, then the condensation issue is either a space heating issue or air movement issue. The space heating component has to maintain space temperature at...
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    Mold is suspect. To verify, someone needs to...

    Mold is suspect. To verify, someone needs to check the room/house RH. The AC has to be running all the time to keep this temperature and the air in this house has to be very close to saturated...
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    A need for lower air quality standards?

    Attached is a link to an article suggesting our homes are too clean.
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    Here's the "any info".... no direct link. Air...

    Here's the "any info".... no direct link. Air Flow Company is now a formerly company. The new name...according to a rep web site in northern california is APC Network Air. I could not find a...
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    A dehumidifier has a dx coil and the condenser...

    A dehumidifier has a dx coil and the condenser coil in the same unit. If you are clever with controls, isntall a 12,000 btuh window shaker in the space making sure that the condenser section...
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    In the spring, buy 6 chickens and let them have...

    In the spring, buy 6 chickens and let them have the run of the yard. They'll fatten up on ants, ants will be taken care of with no poisons. Good eating in the fall. See the Grilling section for...
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    For a corrosion resistant unit, consider the...

    For a corrosion resistant unit, consider the E-Tech PhD unit. The unit is constructed using painted aluminum instead of painted steel. The control panel is built in a service vestibule with spacing...
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    The Leibert units will not achieve 28% RH and are...

    The Leibert units will not achieve 28% RH and are not designed to do so At 70 DB/ 28% Rh, the dew point is below 35 degrees. You'd have to run the evap coil below freezing temps to get that. Evap...
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    Marvair is another. They have the economizer...

    Marvair is another. They have the economizer feature you were describing.
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    If by Spa, you mean whirlpool with water jets,...

    If by Spa, you mean whirlpool with water jets, depending on the surface area and water temp, the evaporation can be anywhere's from 7 - 15 #/hr which can be handled by a 2 - 4 ton dehumidifier. A...
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    If and when the HVAC specialist comes to look...

    If and when the HVAC specialist comes to look over the system, also have as much detail about the cosmetic powder that is flying through the air--mostly what it is made of. Most cosmetics use...
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    I don't think a heat wheel would work in this...

    I don't think a heat wheel would work in this application as the wheel would pick up some of the VOC's and carry them back into the fresh air during rotation. I would consider a heat pipe or...
  23. Thread: Carbon Credits

    by dryguy
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    I have applied for a patent to resupply the taco...

    I have applied for a patent to resupply the taco bell seating. Each seat will now have a gas spigot you sit on, and the gas from the seating area is piped through the seat into a pipeline back into...
  24. Weathered's last post is leading you in the right...

    Weathered's last post is leading you in the right direction. Fog on the windows means that there is enough humidity in the air and a cold enough window surface to reach dew point and moisture in the...
  25. Thread: Mold Vs. Mildew

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    Hot Air, Here's my stab at this for you. ...

    Hot Air,

    Here's my stab at this for you.

    Both are fungi, so there's a parallel in trees, its like the difference between pines and oaks, they are both trees but different... and the...
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