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  1. Tomwk. enlarging a duct in mid stream is only...

    Tomwk. enlarging a duct in mid stream is only going to disrupt the volume AND the pressure of this line of duct/piping. Just how much it will effect it will depend on the amount of enlargement.
    a...
  2. Thread: Dryer venting

    by deejoe
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    I didn't mean in the dryer itself (lol) but at the termination point of the vent pipe (outside wall) to stop any unwanted cold air...
  3. Thread: Dryer venting

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    [QUOTE=Kevin O'Neill;7707342]Dryer does not have...

    [QUOTE=Kevin O'Neill;7707342]Dryer does not have a back draft damper.

    Wrong; most Dryers do have a backdraft damper!
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    Nowhere does the poster say how big the "hole"...

    Nowhere does the poster say how big the "hole" is.
    it may only be a 1/8" pin hole for a temperature probe to be inserted, and that size of a "hole will cause no harm to the system.

    Been there is...
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    [QUOTE=Carnak;6783772]Yes a lot of air exchange...

    [QUOTE=Carnak;6783772]Yes a lot of air exchange dries out the home, so they run a dehumidifier to try and get the humidity back up

    Since when did a DEHUMIDIFIER get used to bring the humidity up....
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    If,as you say the ridge vent is approx 40 ft with...

    If,as you say the ridge vent is approx 40 ft with an opening of 4-6", then it is more than adequate. A soffit/ ridge vent system is THE BEST that you can do. Any additions of gable vents, power fans,...
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    For a 1300 sq ft attic area to be vented properly...

    For a 1300 sq ft attic area to be vented properly you would require AT LEAST 4.5 sq. ft. of ventilation, of which 50 % is divided equally between soffit and ridge vents.In other words you would need...
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    Proper ventilation for an attic consists of...

    Proper ventilation for an attic consists of properly sized RIDGE VENTS and SOFFIT VENTS. You should have AT LEAST 1 sq ft of ventilation for every 300 sq ft of attic floor area. This amount is...
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    I agree with "heaterman". Either way will be ok....

    I agree with "heaterman". Either way will be ok. if it were me I would go with the simple "T" method and the square throats and heel would still be ok.
    And if Mr Bill posts you again just tell him...
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    The best arrangement for HEATING this basement...

    The best arrangement for HEATING this basement area would be to have the supply LOW near the floor level (just above the baseboard) and the Return should also be LOW near floor level while as far...
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    Now if you could just re-post this in plain English it would really help.
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    That sketch showing the location of the damper...

    That sketch showing the location of the damper will work just fine.
    If you are going to make this damper from 16 ga steel either use 2 - hinges on the top secured to the plenum and then secure the...
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    Rebar; This should be a easy installation if you...

    Rebar; This should be a easy installation if you use a leaf damper. The leaf damper i'm referring to is just a flat piece of, say 24 ga galv, that will block off that 14x8 takeoff. The size required...
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    Rebar; A leaf type hinged damper will work just...

    Rebar;
    A leaf type hinged damper will work just fine, but then that all really depends on the locations of the takeoffs. Can you give a more descriptive drawing or a view of these takoffs
    Note;...
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    Fanman84; If we knew what the actual humidity...

    Fanman84; If we knew what the actual humidity level is within the home we might be able to identify the problem. A humidity instrument (hygrometer) is priced at approx $ 10 at most dept stores.
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    A "leaf" type damper could be installed and could...

    A "leaf" type damper could be installed and could be operated manually or via the electronic method.
    Position the hinges of the leaf damper at the highest part of the plenum and a simple rod type...
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    "what else are they supposed to use" ??? Duh!!!! Do ya think a shorter nail or screw that can be driven tightly to the wood would look...
  18. If you are referring to a unlived- in storage...

    If you are referring to a unlived- in storage type attic, then the answer is no.
    No insulation is required on the walls or under roof, just the floor area (the ceiling below)
    Make sure there is...
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    3000 sq ft., 72000 btu heating, 1.5 ton cooling...

    3000 sq ft., 72000 btu heating, 1.5 ton cooling
    and only 1 or 2 at the most(depending on outdoor temp.) 6 minute burner cycles per hour.
    Tight eh!
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    it's amazing that any time someone on this site...

    it's amazing that any time someone on this site contradicts or asks a "how" question the "so -called-pros have got to reprimand or call the poster a troll.
    Imo, that is just an easy way out of not...
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    ******************************************************* yeah yeah,but it has everything to do with your (lol:argue:) answer.

    Just how many furnaces out there are running 24/7 ?

    A system that...
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    A furnace that has to run 24/7 must be very rare.WOW!!!
    Gee, there may be 1 or 2 in the Country, but it's sure not mine. I still have my...
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    Anital; To solve your problem bring this air vent...

    Anital; To solve your problem bring this air vent down to the floor terminating with 2- 90 degree elbows so that it forms an "U"
    This makes a 'trap' and air will only come in when it is required....
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    Well, it depends.....if it is a S cargo , then it should go as fast as a snail might go.
    if it is just a cargo, then we would have to know...
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    IRISHMIST; would you kindly point out what bad information you feel has been given on this subject????

    Note;
    The usual provisions for...
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    In my opinion there is absolutely nothing wrong...

    In my opinion there is absolutely nothing wrong with using joist spaces as a return air path. It's done every day to the millions of installations all over N America. As long as it is done in a...
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    Stokes; One way to solve the problem is to bring...

    Stokes; One way to solve the problem is to bring in a single pipe of adequate ( 5", 6", or 7") diameter and terminate it at the furnace room FLOOR level using 2-90 degree elbows so that they form...
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    What you need to eliminate any unwanted cold air...

    What you need to eliminate any unwanted cold air from coming into the room is an "anti-spill' type combustion air. this can be made by terminating the existing combustion air inlet to the floor and...
  29. JuJo; What is the temperature at vicinity of the...

    JuJo; What is the temperature at vicinity of the control.? Some controls are adjustable, maybe the hi-limit part of this combo control is set too low (perhaps only in the 135-140 range) It should be...
  30. Thread: Sizing a HRV..

    by deejoe
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    IF, the basement has supply registers and the...

    IF, the basement has supply registers and the hrv's fresh air intake will be run via the supply ducts, and the hrv will have some exhaust vents within this basement, then yes, the basement's sq...
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    [QUOTE=jdrob12000;4879172]Dude get your panties...

    [QUOTE=jdrob12000;4879172]Dude get your panties out of a wad,
    1 prove this is not a DIYer WHO CARES>
    2 most furnaces i see have a coil conected directly to them and the plenum to that. THEN YOU...
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    the question was "how to attach a plenum to a...

    the question was "how to attach a plenum to a furnace",that's all.

    So what's all this stupid talking about drilling into a coil, or some" hissing sound" and such other nonsense talk.
    The base of...
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    if the uit has a standing flange on the opening...

    if the uit has a standing flange on the opening one proper way is to attach "S" clips to this flange of the unit and slip the raw edges of the plenum into these "S" clips. Then secure with 4 #10 x...
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    The above ridiculous(lol) reply shows most of us that you have not a clue on how to attach a plenum to a unit.
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    The key to proper attic venting is to have the...

    The key to proper attic venting is to have the right amount of soffit and ridge vents. And as long as there is adequate insulation on the attic floor you can never have too much ventilation. (you...
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    Having performed actual "smoke tests" in both residential and commercial bldgs, one could actually "see" the results of various...
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    [QUOTE=tinner73;2370692]how do you explain my...

    [QUOTE=tinner73;2370692]how do you explain my house? see the themometer in the bottom one? the grilles are exactly 6 feet apart. both have 67 degree air.

    anyone? Brian??????...
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    I agree with Brian GC. A ducted heating and...

    I agree with Brian GC. A ducted heating and cooling system will be more efficient and comfortable with HIGH and LOW returns. High in the cooling season, low in the heating season
    And actually, if...
  39. Thread: How far off

    by deejoe
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    This is good advice. Also, in some areas of the N. America,any heating duct should be at least 1" away from combustibles. Seems like...
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    ______________________________________________________________ Why delete this good suggestion by Servant 36 .?? it's the only one that could pinpoint whether its a lack of RETURN or not . Nobody...
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    But wouldn't the tank's filter have a positive pressure on it all the time because of the weight of the oil above this filter?...
  42. It was mentioned that the burner may have been...

    It was mentioned that the burner may have been operating when new oil was delivered to the tank.
    But how would this have any effect on the burner (fouling up) when in most cases a FILTER is located...
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    Personally, I find a setting of 125* on and 95*...

    Personally, I find a setting of 125* on and 95* off for best comfort.:)
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    [QUOTE=Jack2007;2062244]There IS a barometric...

    [QUOTE=Jack2007;2062244]There IS a barometric damper.
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    ??????
    Then why did the contractor who sealed the ducts suggest you to look into...
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    Jack2007; do you have a "barometric" damper...

    Jack2007; do you have a "barometric" damper installed onto the vent pipe to the chimney? if so, is it set up right?
    If not, get one and have it set up by a pro to neutralize any positive/negative...
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    This " straification" ..is that anything to do with the "suppy" ? :rolleyes:
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    Who said anything about a low boy with a footprint of 24x60
    It may be just a typical hi-boy with only a 18x 30 footprint.
    And we...
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    Cvcman; a set back of a few degrees in a 24 hour...

    Cvcman; a set back of a few degrees in a 24 hour period can make a difference in fuel consumption, and then again depending on the amount of setback and the homes construction, etc, it may not save...
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    Aretelio; I am not aware of any law that says you...

    Aretelio; I am not aware of any law that says you cannot change the location of your furnace as long as it is installed to code/safety.

    But moving a furnace's location involves many issues....
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