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    "I am going to add insulation to better than code...

    "I am going to add insulation to better than code requirements and put rigid foam behind my knee walls, but what are the odds this will solve my problem? "

    it will help. but before you add more...
  3. I can't see any pics.

    I can't see any pics.
  4. " post construction we'll add tint to all windows...

    " post construction we'll add tint to all windows "

    .32 SHGC should include low e coating on windows, its when
    you add inert gas fill ( like argon ) that SHGC drops lower.

    you can't add tint a...
  5. lowering the fan speed slows the air so that it...

    lowering the fan speed slows the air so that it gets colder.
    even small openings from closet to attic allow enough heat to
    enter the closet so that it condensates.

    I'd see about sealing the back...
  6. can't tell from pics, but is top of closet sealed...

    can't tell from pics, but is top of closet sealed around ductboard plenum?
    or is it open at the top to the attic?
  7. Hey now...I like the OVE framing & overhangs (if...

    Hey now...I like the OVE framing & overhangs (if sized properly)
    and they use some low F windows...LOL!
    knowing U-factor & solar heat gain coefficient would be
    better numbers to include.

    I...
  8. flue is the exhaust leaving the heating system....

    flue is the exhaust leaving the heating system.
    exhaust piping in wrong type, should be at minimum a B-vent flue pipe
    (assuming that these are 80 % gas furnaces)

    somewhere ducts/returns would...
  9. read this:...

    read this: http://www.energyvanguard.com/blog-building-science-HERS-BPI/bid/38832/Does-Your-Bonus-Room-Need-More-Air-Conditioning

    good info, rather than throwing more $$ at a/c
    fixing the room...
  10. now we need pics of the top of the heating...

    now we need pics of the top of the heating closet.
    while you are there, take some close up pics around plenum
    and pics further back that show equip/plenum & top of closet
    on inside.

    need to...
  11. inline duct booster fans are a bandaid for...

    inline duct booster fans are a bandaid for another problem.
    someone needs to determine the problem with the ducts
    & decide upon a solution.

    not surprised that tarion (?) disregards independent...
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    I rented my place before I bought it. with...

    I rented my place before I bought it.
    with window units & propane heaters
    heating/cooling was equal to rent.
    not good.

    after getting into the efficiency field I blower
    door tested my house...
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    I've been reading your thread OP. my climate is...

    I've been reading your thread OP.
    my climate is hot humid, and we have no
    basements here...so I've refrained from posting
    leaving it to the folks with experience with your
    climate & basements.
    ...
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    so after 14 years you now have a house to...

    so after 14 years you now have a house to challenge your knowledge.
    use it as a learning experience & try out different things until
    you figure out the one that works.
    it isn't like the homeowner...
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    redneck land...you live in my neighborhood?? ...

    redneck land...you live in my neighborhood??

    good post udarrel!
  16. "I had to nail the boots to the floor on more...

    "I had to nail the boots to the floor on more than a few where 1/4"-1/2" gaps were present. I honestly think the only thing I may need to seal in the crawl are the returns. "

    I use mastic tape to...
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    you could put a stand alone dehumidifier located...

    you could put a stand alone dehumidifier located centrally to dehumidify.
    if this allows you to set temp higher on tstat & still be comfortable...
    look at a whole house dehumidifier.

    investing a...
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    how far below 70 degrees to you want to keep the...

    how far below 70 degrees to you want to keep the house?
  19. leave in place until your roof needs replacing...

    leave in place until your roof needs replacing then whirlybirds.
    assuming that you don't have soffit & ridge vents.
    if you do have adequate soffit & ridge you don't need whirlybirds.

    best of...
  20. lines that run up to attic are refrigerant lines...

    lines that run up to attic are refrigerant lines
    it would be the same for heat pump.
    condensing unit would replace condensing unit outside
    (heat pump replacing a/c)
    heating system & coil in...
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    if other trades have been in attic, they may have...

    if other trades have been in attic, they may have knocked
    ducts lose, off or crushed them. who knows?
    thats why pics help.

    pic of supply plenum & ducts.

    vents added..vent fans for bath or...
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    tigerdunes, as always, gives excellent info. ...

    tigerdunes, as always, gives excellent info.

    best of luck.
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    what are you using to seal ductwork? are these...

    what are you using to seal ductwork?
    are these flex ducts??

    duct tapes & foil tapes fail quickly.
    paint on mastic and/or mastic tapes last.

    best of luck.
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    whats your location? who added the duct to the...

    whats your location?
    who added the duct to the bathroom?


    sounds to me like something came lose in the attic.
    could be ductwork..but could be plenum.

    3 tons is a lot for 1600 sq ft.
    not...
  25. good deal! so where will you locate the other...

    good deal!

    so where will you locate the other return?
    wall with elec outlet or the wall with cable & outlet?
    will contractor doing the work relocate outlets for you?
    make sure that he...
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