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    Thanks for the help ................ I'm...

    Thanks for the help ................ I'm wondering ... they could have called it a cube ......... they are small ..... like a brick~
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    For the seven years I have owned the house my...

    For the seven years I have owned the house my local oil company serviced everything -- they actually liked the small Bryant units and called them bricks ... the previous owner installed them just...
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    This is a 3 ton ?

    I got one of the bids back ... and it mentions my existing equipment as 2 tons ?? I had two identical (looking) AC condensers ... my servicing oil company called them "Bryant bricks". The model...
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    OK .. I see .. So one intake from outside to the...

    OK .. I see .. So one intake from outside to the ultra-air unit and then from the unit to the supply ducts out to the house (After the HVAC unit). Also, adding additional intakes from basement and...
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    Thanks for your help! So understanding...

    Thanks for your help!

    So understanding things correctly -- no benefit having the baths connected to anything -- exhaust them to the outside as would be a typical setup.

    Now I am a bit...
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    So no thoughts? Reading the other recent...

    So no thoughts?

    Reading the other recent thread regarding adding a ERV .... same as an HRV? the recommendation from Teddy Bear was not to use one in DC area .. we are close .. but maybe not...
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    HRV and dehumidifier

    After reading numerous posts regarding ventilation and dehumidifiers..... I'm convinced. I'm wondering what is the best way to proceed with my rebuild. The house before my fire was quite tight --...
  8. Thread: Buried ductwork

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    The main structure is a church built in 1873 that...

    The main structure is a church built in 1873 that was converted to a house about 20 years ago - no way to run ducts unless they go under the lower level slab. I have not looked into getting...
  9. Thread: Buried ductwork

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    The water issue is why I am asking. The Blue Duct...

    The water issue is why I am asking. The Blue Duct is sold as being waterproof and also providing some level of insulation. I also remember seeing some PVC duct someplace that went together like...
  10. Thread: Buried ductwork

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    Buried ductwork

    Has anyone used a product called "The Blue Duct" or similar PVC HVAC duct designed to be burred?

    I ask because a code issue has just come up and I am going to have to rip out more of a slab in my...
  11. Thread: Duct board?

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    Is duct board more prevalent in some areas of the...

    Is duct board more prevalent in some areas of the country? Just wondering where it excels. Is it only used in situations where the ducts are exposed and accessible ... or can it be used inside...
  12. Thread: Duct board?

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    Both units will be inside the conditioned space...

    Both units will be inside the conditioned space ... one will be located in a completely new addition -- we are making a mechanical room for it in the lower level. The other will be located in what...
  13. Thread: Duct board?

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    I remember seeing the duct board on This Old...

    I remember seeing the duct board on This Old House many years ago --- If memory serves me correctly they used some kind of fitting that glued to it for the flex connection ... I don't think the take...
  14. Thread: Duct board?

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    Duct board?

    Just received more details on an earlier estimate ... reading it over ... I see duct board and flex specified. I never gave the duct board a thought ,,, but I specifically said I was not going to...
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    Thanks Rodney ..... I understand now. I forgot...

    Thanks Rodney ..... I understand now. I forgot that the air handler has the evaporator inside where the furnace would normally go -- so the H20 HX sits on top like the evaporator would on a typical...
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    Duel fuel Question and VS HP

    I'm still a little confused about back up/ aux. heat in a duel fuel set up.

    I'm not sure why it took me so long to understand that upgrading to a full modulating furnace was not required ... as...
  17. I am going to have a Pro ..... But the Pro's...

    I am going to have a Pro ..... But the Pro's have all said three tons and mid 30+k .... SO .....I am asking ... and checking my figures. Half the building is Structural Insulated Panels ..... And...
  18. Am I figuring this correctly -- BTU's needed

    I have been using a 4000w 220v electric heater (Fahrenheat F2544) to heat my studio this year. The specification sheet lists this having an output of 13650 BTU's -- I always have it on "high"...
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    Sorry - The Geothermal was in reference to the...

    Sorry - The Geothermal was in reference to the main house ... I was not thinking Geo for the studio. The fire destroyed the main house... it was originally a small stone church. The rebuild is going...
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    I see .... so the equipment cost for the better...

    I see .... so the equipment cost for the better packaged unit is more than a comparable split system. I see that many of the packaged units are not as quiet .... when viewing the specifications. I...
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    I'm planning on replacing the floor in the older...

    I'm planning on replacing the floor in the older section -- it still has the original sloped concrete floor from 40 years ago. (it's not flat and has a lot of cracks). Having a wood floor in that...
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    I guess my post was a bit confusing ..... I only...

    I guess my post was a bit confusing ..... I only need the heater to maintain 65 degrees in the winter .... I could always have some additional heat source for the very cold days. It is a studio...
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    Is the point of a package unit to save space? ...

    Is the point of a package unit to save space? Or is it more of a cost issue? They look to be cheaper and don't come in many variations. The thought was to place the unit in the middle of the two...
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    Packaged unit: ever a good idea?

    My 1700sf out building (shop/garage) is currently heated with a single 35k Empire direct vent propane heater - No AC. I'm going to do some upgrades to the space and I want to add AC. It was suggested...
  25. Thread: Polaris WH

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    One of the contractors -- not an HVAC guy --...

    One of the contractors -- not an HVAC guy -- mentioned that he had a 1k tank buried and purchases his own propane ... this has worked out well for him. Having a buried tank was recommended by my...
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