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    Sadly, I have to agree with everyone above. I...

    Sadly, I have to agree with everyone above. I just had an appraisal to try and pull out some cash. The house was new a year and a half ago. It was a custom builder and I paid for the HVAC (high...
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    Well beachwalker and others, I had hoped to have...

    Well beachwalker and others, I had hoped to have an update for you by now. But, someone decided to break into the place the other night and have a destruction fest to include the electronic...
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    Outside rep's solution looks like a good route to...

    Outside rep's solution looks like a good route to take and essentially follows the recommendations for Thermastor's non-ducted units. We are just finishing up the construction on a new house and I...
  4. The above advice given you by the professionals...

    The above advice given you by the professionals to focus on the entire structure as a system and to focus on this concept prior to signing a contract is priceless. I just went through the same...
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    I got into a discussion of a similar issue a...

    I got into a discussion of a similar issue a short while age. http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?threadid=66736 The thread contains some data collected by teddy bear on a residence during the...
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    This is asking a favor of teddy bear and...

    This is asking a favor of teddy bear and bldgcode1. Because of last night's crash, we lost the benefit of your discussion and agreement on the three problems to address and their priority, i.e.,...
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    Thanks Don. May they rip. Great pictures from...

    Thanks Don. May they rip.

    Great pictures from your cabin. Wish I was half as good!
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    I'm not sure who to ask, but is there any chance...

    I'm not sure who to ask, but is there any chance that all of the postings from yesterday afternoon into the evening can be restored? It appears that the server may have crashed yesterday evening and...
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    Thanks wyounger. Your assessment is the logical...

    Thanks wyounger. Your assessment is the logical response to my original post, but I had this bug stuck in the back of my mind that there was a potential problem with using a geothermal heat pump...
  10. I'm a little curious why you are focused on the...

    I'm a little curious why you are focused on the Aprilaire 1700 instead of going with one of the Thermastor Ultra-Aires? It sounds to me like you are trying to convert the Aprilaire into a unit that...
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    Do you have any particular reasons for preferring...

    Do you have any particular reasons for preferring the ECR systems Brian? Thanks for the info you provided above as well as the link to hearsaw.com. I'm trying to decide which way to go also.
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    Thanks aircooled. It's funny, the other setup I...

    Thanks aircooled. It's funny, the other setup I am considering is using American Standard 4TEE variable speed airhandlers and still use the separate Carrier zoning system. I'm just having a hard...
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    Seems like there was some discussion last year...

    Seems like there was some discussion last year about using a geothermal heat pump with an Infinity air handler, but I can't find it now. I thought someone mentioned something about not being able to...
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    You can find it here also (I think):...

    You can find it here also (I think): http://www.airadvice.com/company_info/press_release_1_21_05.html

    [Edited by mjballweg on 02-03-2005 at 11:07 AM]
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    Fiberglass versus spray cellulose

    Great issue. I am trying to make the same decision on a new house. The insulation contractor will do either damp spray cellulose, R-13 fiberglass batts, or R-15 fiberglass batts in 2 by 4 exterior...
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    jgbowman, I recommend that you contact the...

    jgbowman, I recommend that you contact the people at Therma-Stor regarding the Ultra-Aire APD that you reference. The people there are extremely helpful and very willing to assist you with your...
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    Airtight cans

    P.Student - If I'm not mistaken, Washington state now has a code requirement for airtight cans for recessed lights. Depending on where you are in the country (if I remember correctly you are in...
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    Hi teddy bear, Research always seems to raise...

    Hi teddy bear, Research always seems to raise more questions in my mind. The referenced article states the ventilation systems were programmed to meet the requirements of ASHRAE 62.2. I have not...
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    Thanks for your thoughts, teddy bear. If I can try to summarize, your observations on your co-worker's house cause you to conclude that it is virtually impossible to control the pressure in a...
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    Just muddling on through. The August, 2004, ASHRAE Journal article "Understanding Vapor Barriers" by Dr. Lstiburek can also be found at the Building Science website -...
  21. Stirling Technology's ERV

    That particular ERV, the RecoupAerator, was recommended to me last spring as the only one to use. It does look capable of doing a lot of different things. The guy who recommended it seemed a little...
  22. Mixed-humid

    Thanks Carnak!! That was long winded in a very good sense, unlike the single digit wind chill factor here tonight (although no where near as bad as what I saw in Wisconsin). I will digest your info...
  23. Seems like we are running parrallel thought paths...

    Seems like we are running parrallel thought paths here, P.Student. I've been trying to read as much of the stuff written by Lstiburek as I can find. The age old problem is too much stuff with not...
  24. I will certainly take you up on your offer to...

    I will certainly take you up on your offer to provide a long winded one, Carnak. You may think I'm off the wall, but I do enjoy the lessons you provide. The mid-Atlantic mixed-humid climate allows...
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    Originally posted by Carnak [B] I'm...

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    I'm going to start a new thread, we mid-Atlantic types seem to reap the benefits of all climates!
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