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    Unfortunately I can't get to the sill plate area...

    Unfortunately I can't get to the sill plate area for most of the basement since it is already finished. Too bad there isn't a way to foam that area from the outside.
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    Hi, Yes, partially closing the registers dropped...

    Hi,
    Yes, partially closing the registers dropped the delta to about 1*. Unfortunately I don't have access to the ducts to add dampers so I will need to make sure the registers stary partially closed...
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    Well the basement was finished before we moved...

    Well the basement was finished before we moved in. I think the sill plate has some fiberglass insulation under it so probably leaks. I tried to caulk the sill to foundation from the outside where...
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    Main Floor to Basement - 3* delta ok?

    Hi,
    Ranch with open stairway to full finished basement with 2 bedrooms, bath, and large family/rec room. FHA system with supply in basement into each room with extra 2 supplies into large family/rec...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Correct washer/dryer room venting?

    Hi,
    I have a washer/dryer utility room on the first floor with it's own supply vent for heat and AC. There is an exhaust fan in the ceiling however the damper inside the exhaust fan has been...
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    Air Sealing Attic > Adding Insulation to Attic!

    Air Sealing Attic > Adding Insulation to Attic!
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    I just completed converting my crawl space to...

    I just completed converting my crawl space to condition space. I don't have ducting in the crawl but I do have a radon system just as you described. Here is what I did:
    - Sealed outside air vents
    -...
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    Configurable Register Boot???

    Hi,
    Ranch with finished basement needs more airflow to 1st floor great room. Basement has vents below great room closed. Does anyone make a register boot that can be used to redirect the air up to...
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    I am more interested in an energy audit AFTER I...

    I am more interested in an energy audit AFTER I have done everything I can do as a homeowner to address obvious energy reduction items. After caulking, foaming, blocking and insulating the obvious...
  11. Many Radon Mitigation companies do this as part...

    Many Radon Mitigation companies do this as part of installing Radon systems but they may do just the vapor barrier for you.
  12. How about a pic of the reworked system? Thx

    How about a pic of the reworked system?
    Thx
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    On most furnaces there is a set of switches...

    On most furnaces there is a set of switches allowing you to select how long the fan will run after the heating or cooling cycle ends. In heating mode the heat exchanger is still hot at the point...
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    Thanks, I finally found an older thread that...

    Thanks, I finally found an older thread that discusses this in depth.
    Gary
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    Fan timeout delay for AC operation

    Hi.
    What is the recommeded fan timeout delay when running AC this time of year. Should it be set for zero?
    Thanks,
    Gary
  16. The crawl space under the basement structural...

    The crawl space under the basement structural floor is due to expanding soils here in Colorado. I never heard of it before moving here. It makes sense except now I have to make sure the...
  17. When I lived in Boston it was a cellah and now in...

    When I lived in Boston it was a cellah and now in Denver it is a basement:)
  18. Hi, I should have also mentioned that this area...

    Hi,
    I should have also mentioned that this area is below a finished first floor (kitchen, entry hall, washer/dryer room and office) and above a subfloor conditioned crawlspace. I recall that in the...
  19. How to decide -conditioned or unconditioned basement mechanical space?

    Hi,
    I have a finished basement of about 1785 sf of which 360 sf is an unfinished area that contains storage, HVAC mechanicals (furnace, A-coil, humidifier, outside combution air and fresh air...
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    Closed Crawlspace Report

    Hi,
    I came across this report and thought some here may be interested.

    http://www.advancedenergy.org/buildings/knowledge_library/crawl_spaces/pdfs/NCEMBT%20Report.pdf
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    Thanks Joe. Very impressive. You must have done...

    Thanks Joe. Very impressive. You must have done a great job with the venting, sealing and insulating!
    Gary
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    Thanks Joe. Now I am even more curious. How...

    Thanks Joe. Now I am even more curious. How about some more questions?
    - What is the roofing material?
    - Is the house in the shade most of the afternoon? Surrounded by large trees?
    - Do you...
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    Joe, In your description you said "I added an...

    Joe,
    In your description you said "I added an attic tent". What is meant by an "Attic tent"?
    Did you add a radiant barrier? Trying to understand the details.
    Thx,
    Gary
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    Hi, What is the recommendeed ventilation with a...

    Hi,
    What is the recommendeed ventilation with a cement tile roof system. Currently I have gable vents with some soffit venting. Is it possible to install ridge vents with a tile roof?
    Thx,
    Gary
  25. Is this the unit here? ...

    Is this the unit here?
    http://www.filtersfast.com/Trion-Right-Angle-Air-Cleaner-Filter.asp

    If so it is designed by Trion for turning the right angle and housing the filter with the least amount...
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