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  1. Ok, thanks for any input you can offer up. The...

    Ok, thanks for any input you can offer up.

    The system id like to build is an Open/Direct since I live in Florida without hard freezes . The Open/Direct system means it will not have an indirect...
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    Here is the correct website address : ...

    Here is the correct website address : www.city-data.com
  3. Has anyone installed their own Solar domestic Hot Water system ?

    Now that ive retired from my HVAC career in Florida, Ive done alot of research on Solar for potable hot water , and have designed a low cost Direct/Open Solar system using my existing electric water...
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    Cockroach laden furnaces . Never again.

    Cockroach laden furnaces . Never again.
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    Could be a number of things but the most likely...

    Could be a number of things but the most likely considerations are :

    1. If you have an Electronic Thermostat, there is an integral switch usually on the backside of the thermostat which is...
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    My car says to use water : ...

    My car says to use water : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4RWduwXZgs
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    Wood Stove (Insert) ; can i use B-Vent ??

    Ill be buying a Wood Stove to sit partially in the fireplace . The Fireplace has an 8" heavy wall metal Vent going straight up about 20' . I have alot of 6" B-Vent (double wall) Vent which id like...
  8. Fortunately when you register the equipment...

    Fortunately when you register the equipment warranty online with Goodman, they dont ask if its going into a MH or not. Im going to install the Goodman 93% Counterflow Furnace...but not until ive...
  9. Yeah....Ten-Four on the weight gain ; I could...

    Yeah....Ten-Four on the weight gain ; I could stand to loose 30 lbs. Ill bet I will once i move to Florida ; high temps and humidity kills my appetite when im working in it. I assume the return...
  10. Have you ever seen a conventional gas or electric...

    Have you ever seen a conventional gas or electric furnace applied to a MH that worked correctly ? I just bought a 1985 MH 24x58' having two trunklines (each 14x4" i believe) .. and id REALLY like to...
  11. Wow...that looks like alot of additional ductwork...

    Wow...that looks like alot of additional ductwork in conjunction with the factory ductwork. What was the ESP on this if youve done it in the past ? Thanks.
  12. Do you run your Flex Duct Helpers from a deeper...

    Do you run your Flex Duct Helpers from a deeper plenum you install cut into the bottom of the duct connector...or....do you run one large flex duct from the bottom of the duct connector into a common...
  13. Been There / Dash , Would a good way of...

    Been There / Dash , Would a good way of running a helper duct be to go right under the trunk duct where the furnace discharges then running it about 3/4 of the way down the trunk and connecting...
  14. Ive noticed that the airflow toward the end of...

    Ive noticed that the airflow toward the end of each trunk duct run is greatly reduced ; can hanging a deep supply plenum on the underside of the trunk duct in the crawlspace where the furnace sits...
  15. Thanks for the tips on measuring. If its not...

    Thanks for the tips on measuring. If its not higher static drives that handle MH duct systems , what makes a MH Furnace different than a conventional one ? How does it handle .8" or higher ?...
  16. Questions about Mobile Home Duct Static Pressure

    Im an HVAC Tech. Havent worked on Mobile Homes but want to start. I understand that these duct systems are higher in static pressure due to thier smaller size (typically 14x4" trunk ducts). ...
  17. I just took a look at Coleman Evcons Manufactured...

    I just took a look at Coleman Evcons Manufactured Housing 90% Downflow gas furnaces, and their short-version spec sheet lists the cfm at "0.3 ESP" ; since Manufactured Homes have a higher static...
  18. Youre the Man ! Thanks.

    Youre the Man ! Thanks.
  19. Yes, I took a peek too on a Goodman 90 plus spec...

    Yes, I took a peek too on a Goodman 90 plus spec sheet and it didnt say one way or the other. Ill take a look at the Coleman and most likely go that route since its designated for MH's. thanks.
  20. Intertherm Mobile Home 15 kw electric furnace...

    Intertherm Mobile Home 15 kw electric furnace with A coil has a 1/3 h.p. motor rated at 4 tons airflow. A Goodman 70,000 95% gas furnace has a 1/2 h.p. rated at 4 tons airflow. Id think if the...
  21. Using a 95% sealed combustion Conventional Furnace in a Mobile Home (?)

    Are conventional 95% gas furnaces , 2 pipe/sealed combustion, permitted for use in Mobile Homes ? If not, why arnt they specifically ? Thanks.
  22. I think something like this is going to be about...

    I think something like this is going to be about all i can do : http://www.garlandco.com/reflective-coatings.html

    I wonder how a roof water spraying system might work (?) . I may experiment with...
  23. Ive got the hvac/duct system well taken care of ;...

    Ive got the hvac/duct system well taken care of ; Id just like to reduce the cooling load for the roof if at all possible.
  24. Looking for ways to reduce the Cooling Load of a black shingled roof in Florida

    I bought a Mobile Home in Florida which has black roof shingles, faces south, with no roof shade. Ive considered installing large sections of sheetmetal to the shingled roof to reflect the sunlight,...
  25. REPLY: I know OF a few Lennox Dealers in my...

    REPLY: I know OF a few Lennox Dealers in my area, but, there isnt any commeraderie amongst HVAC Companys . I find not too many people truly like being in the HVAC Trade in my area , which i think...
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