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    I'm not an expert either. The only numbers I...

    I'm not an expert either. The only numbers I have ever read about humidity seem to indicate that if you keep the humidity below 50% you will keep mold and dust mites from growing out of control.
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    sounds interesting. I hope someone else answers...

    sounds interesting. I hope someone else answers the question as I don't know the answer to that.
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    Sorry about that. I accidently messed up the...

    Sorry about that. I accidently messed up the page last night and I ran out of time to fix it. There should be a picture right on the page again now.
    The link to look around the interior is to a...
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    Well hopefully I will only need one but it is...

    Well hopefully I will only need one but it is always good to have choices.

    Seeing as prices are not to be discussed on the board, I'll leave that for people I can contact directly.
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    I did not call mine a dome because it is not "A...

    I did not call mine a dome because it is not "A Dome"
    http://members.aol.com/tclynx/TCLynx
    The two center sections as well as loft space in the end sections are all wide open. The...
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    How big does the painted spiral pipe need to be? ...

    How big does the painted spiral pipe need to be? And how much can I make it curve?
    The link will take you to a view of the house design
    http://members.aol.com/tclynx/TCLynx
    There is an interior...
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    As they said before, talk with a carp or engineer...

    As they said before, talk with a carp or engineer to be sure.

    My guess of common sence say s a 5 inch round hole should be better than a horizontal oval (well not actually an oval since it would...
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    Has anyone out there on this forum worked on or...

    Has anyone out there on this forum worked on or had any experience with insulated thinshell concrete structures. Sometimes more commonly known as Monolithic Domes?

    Do any of the more advanced...
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    Any other designers out there interested in HVAC...

    Any other designers out there interested in HVAC design for Insualted Thinshell Concrete construction in the SE specifically Florida?

    I'm kinda disapointed that only one person jumped on this one...
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    I agree about the ERV and need ing fresh air. ...

    I agree about the ERV and need ing fresh air. One thing this house design does have is extra air volume that could help us out in a short term situation when it might be undesirable to bring in...
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    So an update to the house design. closer to 2100...

    So an update to the house design.
    closer to 2100 SF and alot of extra high ceilings.
    Had to give up the idea of geothermal, just doesn't fit into the budget.

    So How important is it going to be...
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    Dan, did you get my e-mail?

    Dan, did you get my e-mail?
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    I know some one who would say "stepping over...

    I know some one who would say "stepping over dollars to pick up pennies." David South Sr
    http://www.monolithic.com/

    I'm planning a super efficient home in central FL. I had to buypass the in...
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    Thanks Dan, Will be in touch. If anyone else...

    Thanks Dan,
    Will be in touch.

    If anyone else has read some of my other recient posts, it is an interesting type of architecure.
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    Anyone interested in chatting. I am in the...

    Anyone interested in chatting. I am in the process of designing a home for Central FL (inland central FL NW of Orlando.)
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    Thank you, it is good to here there are small...

    Thank you, it is good to here there are small options for me to look into.
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    For more info on this architecture check out the...

    For more info on this architecture check out the following links. (note: personally I hate the word dome as it has all the negative conotations and does not bring to mind many positive ones.)...
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    Airformed Thinshell concrete construction. ...

    Airformed Thinshell concrete construction.

    Wall/roof structure consists of membrane on the outside (vapor barrier, single ply roof membrane)
    followed by aprox 3" of 2lb density polyurethane foam...
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    I'm wondering how best to cool this home design. ...

    I'm wondering how best to cool this home design. Do you have any suggestions?
    If mini-splits won't work and I've heard that the smallest size I can get in other units is 1.5 tons, it seems that...
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    How do you take themral mass into account when...

    How do you take themral mass into account when doing load calculations?
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    One Idea recomended to me for my home design was...

    One Idea recomended to me for my home design was to use a couple mini-splits.

    The design is very energy efficient with High R-value and huge thermal mass inside. The central living space is all...
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    dash, I think it may be easy to sort out the...

    dash,
    I think it may be easy to sort out the room by room for the smaller rooms (bedrooms, bathrooms, etc) but the main living space; kitchen, dining, living, office and two lofts are all open...
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    I suppose I could chop it up and guestimate...

    I suppose I could chop it up and guestimate everything but it seems that that much guestimating could really skew the results.

    I'm not talking about simply odd angled walls, I'm talking about...
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    I tried to do the HVAC calc for the house I'm...

    I tried to do the HVAC calc for the house I'm planning but ran into a quandry.
    The house is not a box.

    Does anyone have experience doing load calculations on non-rectilinear buildings?

    The...
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    How do I find out what my local outside design...

    How do I find out what my local outside design conditions would be? My location is near MT Dora, FL
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    I was doing research into Geothermal myself. The...

    I was doing research into Geothermal myself. The price was high but not outragous. My problem, not enough land for the horizontal loops. (This of course varries by location, climate, and soil...
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    Sounds like Duke wants easy access. ...

    Sounds like Duke wants easy access.

    amickracing, ah, a very efficient house may need little in the way of heating and cooling but now proper ventalation becomes a very big concern.

    Incites...
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    I actually hope I am opening a big ole can of...

    I actually hope I am opening a big ole can of worms. I would love to read some spirited discussion on this topic.

    Can anyone describe what they would concider the perfect house design for an HVAC...
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    Good luck on your quest for this new product and...

    Good luck on your quest for this new product and system. As I've seen noted here, most of the professionals seem more interested in the filter protecting the equipment. Keeping the air clean is...
  30. Thread: Manual J

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    HVAC-Calc (http://hvaccomputer.com/talkref.asp)...

    HVAC-Calc last tab at top of page
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    Hum, The push-me-pull-you of HVAC I wouldn't...

    Hum,
    The push-me-pull-you of HVAC

    I wouldn't have tried to suck the candle out with my mouth wide open, othwies how would I burn my lips?
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    What type of filter are you wanting to use in...

    What type of filter are you wanting to use in this flat grill?

    I would fear that a thin sheet type material would either clog too quickly or not be effective at keeping dust out of the ducts.
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    You have a point Mark.

    You have a point Mark.
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    Do research geothermal a bit more. And the...

    Do research geothermal a bit more. And the radiant heat too. Radiant heat does mean addiing the loops in the floor but since it is new construction (so long as it isn't actually started yet) it...
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    I doubt you can get that good with solar at that...

    I doubt you can get that good with solar at that price.

    Remember that with Geothermal some of the elements that are needed would also be needed for any regular HVAC system, like ductwork. The...
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    What about ERVs that provide filter capacity and...

    What about ERVs that provide filter capacity and may be able to stand separate from the AC system and hence not overly affect the operating capacity of such system?
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    I've found thin filters meant to go in small...

    I've found thin filters meant to go in small floor grills before. The package clearly stated that they should not be used in more than a couple of floor grills in the system since they would...
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    shank, that is good advice for almost any trade! ...

    shank, that is good advice for almost any trade! At least any trade that has equipment manuals.

    As far as trusting the contractors, I have to bet that finding and checking out contractors is...
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    Just an accademic question to go along with this...

    Just an accademic question to go along with this thread.

    How can a HO protect their HVAC equipment during remodel and/or other construction activities?

    I saw it mentioned that the HOs were told...
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    Anyone have opinions on duct placement in such a...

    Anyone have opinions on duct placement in such a home where the outer shell does not provide any space for consealed ductwork and there is no attic. There will be interior walls and a ceiling over...
  41. Thread: Any answers?

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    This is only opnion from a non professional but I...

    This is only opnion from a non professional but I would personally be against being oversized on my AC in FL since that will hurt the ability to control humidity. An oversized unit is more likely to...
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    Thank you for answering my remedial questions. I...

    Thank you for answering my remedial questions. I often think that discussion boards should have a definitions page for the newbies.
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    I'm no expert but I expect the outcome of such...

    I'm no expert but I expect the outcome of such tests are probably greatly affected by type of construction and climate.
    I've always thought that my appartment seems to stay more comfortable if I...
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    I have probably decided against geoexchange due...

    I have probably decided against geoexchange due to the $$ but I'd like to make sure I research throughly.

    Please this isn't a pricing question, I just want to understand what makes geothermal so...
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    Thanks for the input Dave. It sounds like the...

    Thanks for the input Dave. It sounds like the induction cooking is more like the worst electric cooktop possible. Sounds a little like the cool heat soldering irons (with those the tip is split and...
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    I need to check out those new induction ranges. ...

    I need to check out those new induction ranges.

    As far as wiring (conduit) in the outer shell of the structure, yes I intend to put in extra conduit for future ease. Only the really cheep shell...
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    Thank you wyounger for your detailed reply. ...

    Thank you wyounger for your detailed reply.

    This type of construction is very efficient and one of the quotes by David South Sr "Stepping over dollars to pick up pennies" about trying to use...
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    Was trying to find out what SEER and EEER stand...

    Was trying to find out what SEER and EEER stand for. I know I've read it somewhere but did not retain the info and can't remember where to find it again.

    Definitions to any other terms I should...
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    Hi I'm new. I've been reading up on the site but...

    Hi I'm new. I've been reading up on the site but I doubt I can read enough to catch up. I uderstand the site rules and am not asking for step by step anything, nor am I asking for any specific...
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