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    waste heat recovery water heating

    Guys I have not posted in a while...I need your help
    I had a customer with his AC down... open ground..
    Just a 12 year old unit... but..
    When I walked up to the condensing unit it had 3...
  2. Maybe being a log cabin resonation more intense

    Maybe being a log cabin, resonation more intense
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    Insulate, Seal and Condition !!!!

    Go to buildingscience dot com..... or my page kesspray dot com
  4. Thanx Dave.. Note I noted XB...

    Thats wild... I think I have a customer with "cabin fever" to boot...
    They are "elder city couple" that built in the middle 70 acres... in SE Ga..

    I did refuse to even quote builders grade...
  5. Yes

    Yes... O BTW what is a 2000 Bullet........ mean
  6. XB HP high pitch sound, I can't hear "But"

    I have a customer that is complaining about a high pitch sound " My Builder and I can NOT hear...

    YEA.... its XB gear (I know)... Log Cabin... sitting on a fiberglass pad bedded with sand on...
  7. What part of Ga are you ????

    Where are you located.... maybe able to help you out
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    Foam it !!! Condition the Attic !!!

    Foam it and condition the attic !!!
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    Wow.... Bull doz it down heheheh just kiding

    T-Stat is on an interior wall of the living room with no direct exposure to sunlight. There is an 8 x 32 (6 x 29 of actual louvers) in the living slightly above and to the right of the T-Stat. Each...
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    Its been Code.... IEEC for years... It SHALL be posted now BUT????

    It has been mandatory since 2001 IEEC.... the HVAC Industry dosen't recognize the IEEC code

    Here in Ga you "SHALL" post R's U's BTU's SHGC, HL, SL, LL, SEER, % CFM.... I am personally the only...
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    Ashrea 62.2...

    Chum....

    AprilAir and Honeywell makes a "Fresh Air Damper" activated by temp and RH... and has a manual timer

    A simple calculations is 10 CFM for the home plus 10 CFM per bedroom ....

    "Fresh...
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    Find you a HERS Rater !!!

    How much gas are you using during the cooling months ???

    How dusty is your home ???

    Where is the T-Stat and returns ??

    Do you have a ERV ???

    How long does it cycle or does it run all day...
  13. Thread: Need Advise

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    One in One out... Window unit !!!

    One in one Out !!!

    Every CF you put in the garage will force one CF back in the home... not sure what you keep in your garage???? You and your family don't need it in your home!!!!!
    You will...
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    OPPS !!!!

    OPPS !!!!
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    Do a little more research on the SIPs !!

    With SIPs panels you need to control the humidity to match the outside... Yeap..
    I have personally seen it happen.. sheetrock busted at the seems... they may have fixed it by now... Make sure before...
  16. This is a DOOZE !! New steel roof cause high utility bills

    Guys I needed your opinion on this one.... I try to surround myself with real smart people like you guys... hoping it will rub off !!!

    ISSUE: One of my customers wanted to build the most efficient...
  17. Thread: Cellulose

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    Elavate the floor

    Elevate the floor with some high density foam strips on top of joist... check with your builder or code guy about the decking
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    Well I went to our Trane access and 10 PDFs have been removed

    Well I went to our Trane access and 10 PDFs have been removed.. I tried don't know whats up

    Sorry contact your installer and have him get his sales guys to send it to ya
  19. Thanks AD...I am working on that

    Thanks Ad I am working on it
  20. Work Load. How is everyone doing... Things not good here..

    Hope you guys don't mind sharing... I am just curious how other parts of the county is doing... ???????

    We are mainly new custom high end homes and we been able to survive... in part.... by not...
  21. Thread: Cellulose

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    If can budget foaming the roof now than do so.......

    If can budget foaming the roof now than do so.... it will pay you back monthly as far as energy savings.... then when you do decide to finish the attic area your done......

    If your going to deck...
  22. RRu do me a favor please...

    Would you keep me updated on your research and your final decision and why.
    I would like all the pricing detail as well...

    In return if you have any specific questions about Geo, I can relay to...
  23. Thread: Cellulose

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    Well No you have to do something !!

    You have to Loose Fill or Condition the Attic.... (Foam Roof)

    One huge impact on EE.. that we do is to foam all the penetrations and gaps of the attic floor before you loose fill...
    It is amazing...
  24. Thread: Cellulose

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    No it can't settle !!

    If applied density is right... and sprayed by a pro... it can't settle !!

    As for the buried ducts and dew points AD has his data in S. Fla... I search my tale off and I could not find nothing...
  25. Pay back on geo is scare here !!!

    I had the opportunity to do geo in my home, at or below cost....
    Got land for trenches for closed loop....I also have the gear to dig and fill
    We are located at the bottom of the N Ga Mts and...
  26. Thread: Cellulose

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    Fiberglass will sweat.. lets do some R&D

    Yawl.. take a unfaced fiberglass batt and shove it in the freezer... now take your local newspaper and shove it in the freezer....

    Now in the AM when the RH is the highest.... grab both batt and...
  27. Thread: Cellulose

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    Cheers... Bottoms up... went for the bud-sel.. to much "Enthalpy" for Merlot..

    "Enthalpy" just robbed some one of that word... don't know what it means... heheheheh but it sounds good..

    Oh BTW up here fiberglass is used only in low end homes.... cellulose excursively in high...
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    I foregot about that word..... heheheh

    GoP...
    Thanks, I forgot about that $.50 word... and forgot what it means as well..
    I am going to look it up and use it... if you don't mind... heheheheh
  29. Thread: Cellulose

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    Alright AD help me ??? I am serious.... I can't understand how??

    Ad..

    First of all.. as you can tell I need a vacation... me and the wife will be there to your place in the AM....
    Second I have one of those useless mold cert. myself.

    In your region and...
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    Need both Plus you some air to breath as well !!!

    Foamed or EE homes must have mechanically induced fresh air for the occupants as well ASHREA 62.2
    AprilAir 8126, Honeywell ????, Or one of your high dollar ERV is a must Trane sales a a couple !!!
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    bigdog... seal it and condition it.... fixxed !!! heres stuff from another thread

    COLUMBIA, S.C. Many building codes in the southeastern United States call for increased attic and crawl space ventilation to fight moisture and related IAQ problems. Craig DeWitt, Ph.D., P.E.,...
  32. Thread: Cellulose

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    Guys I searched my tale off !!

    The only negative comments I could find about buried ducts was some you have to pay for access....
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    Not Currently back in 2003...

    Not currently in 2003... here is Craig DeWhit "Quote"

    COLUMBIA, S.C. Many building codes in the southeastern United States call for increased attic and crawl space ventilation to fight moisture...
  34. Thread: Cellulose

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    WOA..... So your say the sheet rock below sweat ???

    What is insulation for than anyway.... ?????

    So your saying it is best to suspend a R-6 (R-8 now) full of 45* to 55* air in 150* 90% RH ambient air with a slick surface
    Over that same duct...
  35. Thread: Cellulose

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    I hope this helps... this is some R&D I was involved in about buried ducts

    Sorry "adrianf" buried ducts is recommended in the Title 24 Calf. Energy Code.
    I was part of the HoBo Data gathering and actually done the work on this.

    If ya can't put them in the house.... them...
  36. Thread: Cellulose

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    For the $$$$ is the best !!!!

    [quote=doogan123;1951644]I am not sure that this is the correct audiance - please let me know if i am posting incorrectly.

    Yes, the insulation has the biggest impact on HVAC.. Period !!

    I guess...
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    How dose the TXV react ???

    Unless you are damper every room and a T-Stat at every return/room.... returns in every room is not efficient !!!

    I am pretty sure you don't put a return in baths and kitchens... how do you return...
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    Convenience is costly and most times inefficient.

    Convenience is costly and most times inefficient.

    Exterior walls are your thermal boundary...
    Cramming a metal srackhead into most times 2x4 wall leaving less than an inch from being exposed to...
  39. Is it 2 different units ????

    I just glanced thru seeing what all the excitement is about... I didn't pick up on it being 2 different units... are they in the same home. ????????
    One unit has white fiberglass around it.... the...
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    Thanks JG....

    I was down your way today picking up an PL kit.... I am not far from you...
    Are you an installer, tech, or owner or a consumer needing help !!!
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    E-Tech AERS Heat Pump Water Heater ???

    Have any of you guys had any experiences with these guys or units ????

    I put one in my personal home.... has worked great until today..

    I went to the basement and heard it running (mid day...
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    dash.... like you more every day... only thing !!!

    dash.... like you more every day... only thing !!!

    The biggest thing to keep in mind is T-Stat Placement...

    Drag as much air past the T-Stat as possible....

    NO!!! Supply's or Returns in any...
  43. You can't go after the inspector !!!!

    You can't go after the inspector !!!!

    Now your talking about making a down payment for some lawyers girlfriend new apartment !!! (So she want tell his wife.....)

    The inspector is not at...
  44. DO NOT pay a lawyer for NOTHING !!!

    Easy fix... Find out if the HVAC guy has a legitimate state license...

    Go to the SOS or License Board Revocations and Fines Page.... and print off a couple of Cases where HVAC guys misrepresented...
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    I started to post about all this BS.....

    I started to dissect that report... I have a certification in Mold Assessment and Remediation (WORTHLESS)
    It is so convoluted it is sickening.... I had rather take all that energy and find "GODISH"...
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    Mark....Don't be mad at the Cellulose... Who put the HVAC up there to start with???

    Mark....Don't be mad at the Cellulose... Who put the HVAC up there to start with???

    Next time your in a fiberglass attic... turn the lights out.... and shine a flash light across the attic and...
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    Buddy there is a bunch of depends....

    Closed cell foam is 7 Rs per inch.... and you can't pay me to put a system in an unconditioned attic... if I can help it...

    So one of the major steps omitted is sealing all the joints and...
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    Thanks Guys !!!!!!

    Thanks.... if you could forward me that would be great... or i can getDan to as well

    Somebody must be paying "classical"
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    Our stuff is astm e84... and corner burn

    THIS IS PASTED FROM THE IRC 07 SUPPLIMENTS


    M1601.3 Duct insulation materials. Duct insulation materials shall conform to the following requirements:
    1. Duct coverings and linings, including...
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    Yeap !!! We do it every day... Little ugly...Works Great

    The foam is ugly... it is awesome !!!
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