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    I hope you hired a professional to do your home...

    I hope you hired a professional to do your home remodeling work.
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    So if the total 15kw comes on it would be more...

    So if the total 15kw comes on it would be more like an oversized system than if the 5kw came on as the outsice temp gets colder?
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    Thanks Jax and Airworx. I was advised by one...

    Thanks Jax and Airworx. I was advised by one installer to not stage the strips but it seems logical and more economical to have them come on in stages as the outside temp. falls. Is this the best way...
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    I guess I don't understand staged heat. I thought...

    I guess I don't understand staged heat. I thought it meant that the backup strips came on in stages as the temp got colder to keep up with demand without using them all as soon as the heat pump...
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    Load Calculation?????

    I don't think anyone in my area does anything but rule of thumb. Sq.ft.=xxton. I had 3 contractors to look at my project and the only thing asked was square footage. None of them even saw or knew the...
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    Home owner needs knowlege

    HVAC is just like any other business that is easy to enter. Too many bad ones making it hard for the good knowlegable worker to compete. How does the home owner know what he is getting? They need...
  7. Thread: Mastication

    by robertee
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    Brother worried

    My brother recently had a new HVAC system installed. He asked the contractor about taping the joints. The contractor told him they usually don't tape joints but they would if he wanted them to do so....
  8. Thread: Mastication

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    Can Duct Tape Take the Heat?

    I read the testing of duct tape and their conclusion that any tape is better for sealing duct work than duct tape. I wonder why someone doesn't make duct tape from black electricians tape? It's...
  9. Thread: Mastication

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    I'm one of the DIYs on the list and have gained a...

    I'm one of the DIYs on the list and have gained a lot of knowlege here. I've been sealing all my joints with mastic and silicone. I went to several wholesalers and they don't even sell mastic. So you...
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    Thanks Toolpusher. I may try doing it this way. I...

    Thanks Toolpusher. I may try doing it this way. I read of a trick to cut down on the noise when cutting return air passage through the bedroom wall. Put one grill up near the ceiling on one side of...
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    Small closet containing air handler in center of...

    Small closet containing air handler in center of ranch style house with hall way to bedrooms. What are advantages/disadvantages of a short duct from air handler to ret. grill in closet wall? Is there...
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    Thanks for the info. The old registers were 2x12...

    Thanks for the info. The old registers were 2x12 baseboard registers.
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    I have a duct calculator and have researched the...

    I have a duct calculator and have researched the internet but can't find any reference to register size. The house I'm working on had 2"x12" registers in all rooms even the ones supplied with 8"...
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    WORKMANSHIP

    As a homeowner I've been tightening up the duct work on a house I bought. I finally tore it all out because of poor workmanship of the installer. Reducers were made with duct tape to take up the gap...
  15. Thread: Return chase

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    Noisy

    Being noisy is a concern with hardly any return duct. The return is centrally located in the house, a good location. I could go through the ceiling an pull off the ceiling several feet away from the...
  16. Thread: Return chase

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    Air handler in center location of house in a...

    Air handler in center location of house in a small closet. The return grill is just above floor level. No return duct yet but it would save room and duct to use the wall chase and duct from top...
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    Thanks benthere

    Thank you, benthere. This is the kind of answer I am seeking. I can learn something from a straight foward knowlegable answer.
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    The opening can be framed out. I just asked a...

    The opening can be framed out. I just asked a question.
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    Codes

    This is in a rural area and there are no codes to satisfy and no inspectors, it is up to the HVAC contractor to do a good job. The contractors I've called walk in, without doing any calculations...
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    O.K. I'm talked out of panning supply duct. How...

    O.K. I'm talked out of panning supply duct. How about leaving a floor joist in the air flow of the supply from air handler through the floor? What does code say? What if there is no code to satisfy,...
  21. Thread: Panned supply

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    I was wondering about the safety factor, on the...

    I was wondering about the safety factor, on the supply side, since the joist are combustible. In this case the 2x8 joists (2 wide) are panned on the bottom and sealed with mastic intended for...
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    Is it ok to pan floor joists in a crawl space for...

    Is it ok to pan floor joists in a crawl space for supply duct for, a short distance? From the air handler, through the floor and about 6 ft. of panned floor joists to main trunk?
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