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  1. #27
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    It can be a lot of work.

    But thats how the moisture gets in the ducts. Just natural air convection.
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    It can be a lot of work.

    But thats how the moisture gets in the ducts. Just natural air convection.
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    I'm not a pro so this is just a thought.

    Could you have the bad flex run replaced and while the contractor is there have him check the main? You could just have an isolated area due to the bad DIY fan install. If the area of contamination is isolated to the one run then you may be in luck. If the whole supply is contaminated you have months to find a good contractor to solve the problem WITH you.

    Does anyone else in your area have an AC only system like yours? May ask contractors in area if they do this and what they do to prevent the condensation in the winter.

    If you could add strips to your AH you could run it enough to keep the condensation out?

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    Forgot. Are you running the blower for the AC on auto? You probably already know that leaving it running after the condenser stops adds moisture to the ducts.

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    HI guys - sorry for the late response, I didn't get the email notifications..

    BT - I agree, but which is more painful - dampers at all the registers (that won't work completely), or insulating the duct system (so there's no condensation)? I'm actually not sure.

    daltex - that what I'd like to do, but still trying to find a contractor who will, as you say, work -with- me, rather than just blindly replace the ductwork.

    I do run the fan 24/7 from april to oct, improves my allergies.... But it's a "smart" evolution system so it does run a drying cycle after every cooling cycle
    /j

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    Flip of the quarter.
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    ok - will leave it to the contractor's choice

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