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    Kevin, thanks for the very helpful synopsis. ...

    Kevin, thanks for the very helpful synopsis. Although we don't have much humidity in Northern California, especially when it gets hot, you convinced me to go with the marginally more expensive...
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    Variable Speed Airhandler

    I am having a 2.5 ton split A/C system installed. The airhandler will be installed in a void space near the master bed room, and a significant portion of the A/C output will be directed to the...
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    Thanks all. I figured it was ok, but I wanted to...

    Thanks all. I figured it was ok, but I wanted to hear from folks who had done it.
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    Line Set Through Interior Wall

    Best route from air handler/coil to condensor is through a 2" x 4" interior wall on the floor below (wall is not enclosed in drywall just yet). Any reason a line set can not be located in an...
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    Tin, thanks for the input. Your comments make...

    Tin, thanks for the input. Your comments make sense. It seems that most installers agree that size and placement of supplies, proper ducting sizing, proper cfm/btu delivery, etc., influence comfort...
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    BeenThere, I hear what you're saying. My note...

    BeenThere, I hear what you're saying. My note though refers to creating circulation low across a room, at or near the floor. At most, a person sitting in a chair might feel flow at his or her feet,...
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    Tin, I'd like to think that a low return can...

    Tin, I'd like to think that a low return can influence air flow in a room, but the test data suggests otherwise. Beyond one vent length in any direction, the "pull" is apparently non-existent. Over...
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    Tin, after digesting all the good thoughts from...

    Tin, after digesting all the good thoughts from this thread, we've tweaked the plans so that we end up with one return at the highest point in the house (the cathedral ceiling above the stairs) and...
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    FWIW, the debate is helping me think things...

    FWIW, the debate is helping me think things through. If my project was new construction, I would certainly consider having the design accommodate multiple returns, possibly to all major rooms. ...
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    Thanks Tin and Tunnel, just so you know, a...

    Thanks Tin and Tunnel, just so you know, a separate split AC system (including separate supply ducting with registers in the ceilings) is going to be installed in the attic before next Summer. In...
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    Return Air Intake Debate

    I am trying to sort out two bids for installation of a heat only (no AC) central system. All supply registers will be located in the floors.

    One installer says a return in the floor or low in a...
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    Is there really no ball park on cooling a few...

    Is there really no ball park on cooling a few modest sized rooms with a single unit and duct system? As mentioned in my post, humidty and glass exposure are not issues at my place.

    I would like...
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    Dreaded Cooling "Rule of Thumb"

    Someday, I would like to condition three spaces in my country place in Northern California (i.e., cool nights and little humidity, but occasionally hot afternoons). One area measures 200 sq ft., and...
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