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    no. gaps between the hard pipe duct & the...

    no.
    gaps between the hard pipe duct & the insulation will
    allow condensation to form.
    you want the insulation snug but not compressed.

    can't imagine that bags of flex are cheaper than wrap......
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    radiant barriers are only good in summer, no...

    radiant barriers are only good in summer, no winter benefits,
    or so infinitesimal as to be moot.

    you can always stage the heat strips so that they don't come
    on in full size during times when...
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    in using larger size flex..how do you keep...

    in using larger size flex..how do you keep insulation
    in full contact with the hard pipe?
    duct would have be be unassembled?

    seems more hassle/cost than necessary, unless I just
    had excess flex...
  4. the precision of those cut out cardboard...

    the precision of those cut out cardboard pieces...
    not too shabby.
    except, well...its cardboard.
  5. "" fire rated foam I hope. there are a couple...

    ""

    fire rated foam I hope.
    there are a couple of ways to deal with leaky electrical boxes.
    air tight boxes
    or foam gaskets placed under covers.

    metal framed windows will always condensate....
  6. windows are high cost with minimal impact on...

    windows are high cost with minimal impact on efficiency.
    7-14% energy efficiency improvement is all you get with
    windows.

    better use of time & monies would be to air seal.
    starting with attic...
  7. never seen sheet metal to cardboard...amazing!...

    never seen sheet metal to cardboard...amazing!
    this should be added to hall of shame!
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    just curious Marc, what was the situation that...

    just curious Marc,

    what was the situation that called for the
    above measures?
    and, what was the moisture source for the mildew?

    tia!
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    my little bottle has 1.8% nicotine 10 ml per...

    my little bottle has 1.8% nicotine 10 ml per bottle.
    I'm not understanding the pg/vg numbers.
    can anyone clarify?
    maybe it is the difference between gas station
    juices & smoke shop juices?
    ...
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    on my little bottles it says 1.8 nicotine....

    on my little bottles it says 1.8 nicotine.
    haven't been to the smoke shop.

    are teh 1.8 numbers the ones y'all are talking about?
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    it doesn't have to be thousands of dollars of...

    it doesn't have to be thousands of dollars of investment to add fresh air to a tight house.
    for years I've used a 12x12 filter back grill, 12" supply box, 6" damper with a
    barometric damper, ducted...
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    "A 'too tight' house is worse than a 'too loose'...

    "A 'too tight' house is worse than a 'too loose' house (tight/loose = air infiltration/exfiltration). "

    Really? surprised to see that comment from you gahvac!

    I'm all about "build tight &...
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    yep, that is how it works here in La. what do...

    yep, that is how it works here in La.

    what do you use for heat?
  14. I don't see where the Energy Rater was very...

    I don't see where the
    Energy Rater was very useful
    in determining a Simple Fix and explaining it.

    x2 on that.


    best of luck.
  15. x2

    x2
  16. am I the only one reading this part of the op's...

    am I the only one reading this part of the op's post?
    "I will definitely find someone to buy this from and install it for me."

    doesn't sound diy to me, but I didn't read previous thread.

    I...
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    wasn't this answered in your previous thread? ...

    wasn't this answered in your previous thread?

    not much info in your thread(s).
    what is heating source?
    what is your location?

    I'll give it a shot based on what info you've provided:
    ...
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    of course they do. my fear is that it will soon...

    of course they do.
    my fear is that it will soon cost as much
    as the carton a week of Marlboro...

    I got my vape right around xmas...
    just passed the $50 mark, usually I'd be
    3x that much on...
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    really? one of the things I love about these...

    really?
    one of the things I love about these forums is
    that folks don't know anything about you unless
    you tell em! LOL!

    I messed up folks, got busy & forgot to order the vape
    that cajunhvac...
  20. slow your roll, there are different ways to do...

    slow your roll, there are different ways to do things.
    easiest way to add insulation to walls would be rigid foam
    sheathing to exterior with stucco. stucco companies know
    how to do this.
    it is...
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    kewl...now I can sound like the tats crews. I...

    kewl...now I can sound like the tats crews.

    I be vaping...LOL!
    (think I'll pass on the tattoos though)

    I've been tucking mine into my sports bra strap.
    (and yeah for those who don't...
  22. I read the whole thing. my opinion is that...

    I read the whole thing.

    my opinion is that what you have, furred down hallway
    with heat system in interior closet is excellent.
    that it doesn't work tells me that something else is
    going on.
    ...
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    "But there's just something satisfying, in a...

    "But there's just something satisfying, in a naughty boy kinda way; about sneaking a vape in the middle of a call when the customer is right around the corner...chatting away and none the wiser. "
    ...
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    foil bubble foil insulation is next to worthless....

    foil bubble foil insulation is next to worthless.
    to achieve even R-4 the spacers between the duct/plenum
    & the fbf would have to be perfectly installed & maintained
    when fbf is installed.
    ...
  25. R-60?...in texas? what exactly is supreme new...

    R-60?...in texas?
    what exactly is supreme new attic insulation?
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    great! thanks cajunhvac. I'll check out the link....

    great! thanks cajunhvac. I'll check out the link.
    the one I have now works ok...just bought a cheapie to see
    if I'd like it..or grow to like it.
    so far...so good.

    of course I'm already...
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    so...I'm posting to this older thread to see if...

    so...I'm posting to this older thread to see if y'all are still
    using the e-cigs.

    I got one for xmas & have done pretty good with it.
    still like a marlboro when I wake up but for the small...
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    they have degrees in douchebaggery? I didn't...

    they have degrees in douchebaggery?
    I didn't even know that was a thing...
  29. x2. mine is tied directly to the supply plenum...

    x2.
    mine is tied directly to the supply plenum (70h also).

    can be run alone with DH3000 (300?) controller.

    If I keep air sealing my house I'll need fresh air provision
    & have thought about a...
  30. just curious...how big is the house?

    just curious...how big is the house?
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    no fan on?

    I have a luxaire heat pump
    hl6bo24f3 with ahu avc36c3xh21ca
    tstat is for the system luxaire
    s1-thsu32hp7l

    today it is warm & humid, not a/c warm
    just not chilly.
    I wanted to put just the fan...
  32. supply grills will give you a hint as to where...

    supply grills will give you a hint as to where
    to look for heating system.
    if supplies are in the ceiling, look in attic.
    if in floors, look under floors crawl/basement.

    there is some kind of...
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    landlords should make a trip to collect rent &...

    landlords should make a trip to collect
    rent & change the filter. that way you get
    a look inside the house & keep system
    protected with clean filter every month.

    works well.

    best of luck.
  34. it would be best to start with knowing how much...

    it would be best to start with knowing how much leakage
    and where.

    get a blower door test & duct leakage test.
    this is the starting points.

    there are lots of upgrades that would come
    before...
  35. ditto

    ditto
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    san diego BL. two systems. heat pumps. ...

    san diego BL.

    two systems.

    heat pumps.

    you could make it one system with zones for
    basement & upstairs, but separate systems
    would be best option IMO.
  37. may be that I'm just slow today... but what...

    may be that I'm just slow today...
    but what indicates that house needs fresh air...?
    the plan to make it tight hopefully this summer?

    is the smell from cat box getting into other rooms?

    how...
  38. are you looking to pressurize the whole house or...

    are you looking to pressurize the whole house
    or just the cat/washer room?
  39. seal the hole in the wall & have a safe room...

    seal the hole in the wall
    & have a safe room for the
    zombie apocalypse.

    couldn't resist!
  40. locally there is a hvac company that the...

    locally there is a hvac company that the owner/installer
    & tech installers are both ladies.
    they use a block & tackle type thing.

    works well. little ladies...probably 130 lbs max.

    best of...
  41. oh and don't bury ducts in insulation in a hot...

    oh and don't bury ducts in insulation in
    a hot humid climate.
  42. doesn't stink or burn my eyes. isn't this the...

    doesn't stink or burn my eyes.
    isn't this the info you asked for?
  43. find the holes the rats are getting in & seal the...

    find the holes the rats are getting in & seal the holes.
    air seal between attic & living space below
    replace ducts with properly sized & designed duct
    material of your choice.

    when everything...
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    welcome.

    welcome.
  45. I have a wall mounted Kozyworld model number...

    I have a wall mounted
    Kozyworld model number kwp192

    http://www.worldmkting.com/gas-wall-heaters

    I bought in 2010. used it twice.
    three ceramic bricks, high med low settings.
    on low it makes...
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    I think the big red banner should be bigger!

    I think the big red banner should be bigger!
  47. not a tri box...a quad box! I'd have to see...

    not a tri box...a quad box!

    I'd have to see inside to make any type of determination.
    mold needs moisture & a food source.
    moisture would be condensation from badly
    sealed, or poorly insulated...
  48. "[QUOTE=need2retire;19637841]Hello, Just now,...

    "[QUOTE=need2retire;19637841]Hello,

    Just now, I did another test in the attic. While the air handler is on, I got a can of air freshener and sprayed it near the air handler. Meanwhile, my wife...
  49. how cool is that? gotta love this forum. hope...

    how cool is that?
    gotta love this forum.

    hope y'all will share the details of
    the choices made.

    x2 on air sealing the house.

    best of luck
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    I've been thinking about this & I gotta tell you...

    I've been thinking about this & I
    gotta tell you jtrammel...I have a glass
    top table under the oak tree in the center
    of my yard & every winter the glass turns
    black.
    the other table under the...
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