Type: Posts; User: energy_rater_La
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best of luck.
use non combustable material...sheetrock or duct board to seal.
better safe than sorry. investing in mastic seal will also stop air
infiltration. easy to apply with brush. I think box stores sell...
X2 on everything in post above.
pics pics pics.
I've always had issus wth rudd/reem...but more with the fact that
at the hvac supply house in my area if you have the cash, even if you work...
as always I wonder why ducts aren't in fur downs inside living space.
or in attic with foam spray unvented conventional space.
I agree with system being oversized.
and I'd pick up the efficiency...
seems sas to toss away a mariage, not having ever taken that step
myself I've learned that long term relationships are all about
should read ..seems sad
take some small steps...
if tstat settings were the straw that broke the camel's back...this says something.
but only you & dw know the other issues.
since you started the thread on the 19th of last month you have
I agree that conceeding on the small issues & focusing on the
major issues is needed. vent here....but not in court.
and the drain line tied down with a piece of wire is worse
than the lock tied...
true. I agree with that statement,
for some reason La.'s state program had us testing ducts @ 50pa,
same pressure we test houses with.
(and still had contractors saying we were blowing the ducts...
can you take some pics of the ducts you can see...insulated &
can you take pics of the exterior wall from inside the
also a pic to show which way the floor joists run, &...
thanks for returning to let us know.
not many do this.
glad to see that you got the help/advice you needed
and are pleased with the system 5 years later.
and jtrammel & I would like to see pics...
ditto. more details are needed.
best of luck
but....you have to wait for the mastic to dry.
then it will shrink if gaps is oversized.
mastic tape is a better way to go in my
hardcast brand #1402 is the product I've
13 &14% less leakage?
did they give you cfm (cubic feet per minute) of leakage before & after?
how long from start to finish did the job take?
did you/they seal where the supply box comes...
so as it stands you have 2 alternatives.
accept the job and pay for it in full,
or put your check in an escro account, send a registered
letter & let lawyers handle it.
keep in mind that this...
thumb screws. hardware store.
or hvac supply.
there is a lot of air sealing that can be done in existing homes.
it isn't the leaks around the doors that cost you, but the
air leakage from attic into living space.
a blower door test would...
if there is no access then it all has to be done from inside the house.
remove insulation inside box, scrape off all fibers & glue.
wipe surfaces down as far back into the duct as you can reach....
instead of putting more $$ in tons of equipment, invest it into the efficiency
of smaller equipment.
best of luck
"They are so close that the smoke can just travel through the walls."
if smoke can travel through the walls, there have to be openings/cracks
that it can move through. a blower door test will...
you are good not your...LOL!
my own particular pet peeve is
I seen it...instead of I saw it, or I have seen it.
ditto on garage concerns.
does the garage have garage doors that
x2 on model numbers & arhi certificate.
why R-6 ductwork & not R=8?
if you have to pay the difference, just do it.
labor is same to install just cost between the two
should be added to your...
thanks for the pics.
can you access from attic side of ductwork?
or shine a flashlight into the supply box so that we can
see further into duct?
in pic 3 you can almost see the back of the...
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if it is as you want it..post...
post pics of seperation of duct & inside supply box.
location of apartment
location of ductwork (attic basement ...)
if anyone can diagnose mold by a written
description..I'd be leary of them.