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  1. This actually looks better than the orange yellow...

    This actually looks better than the orange yellow I have seen. There was some of that in my single return and that was actually a bit fuzzy do I skim coated it with the HVAC mastic (it's a single big...
  2. What is the Real Story on the Black interior FG duct board? (Florida)

    Apparently, this has been used quite a bit in the sunshine state. Our system seems to be mostly made of this (high pressure package system installed in small ranch house long after house was built)....
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    We have installed many a wall valve (like that) -...

    We have installed many a wall valve (like that) - in fact, these were required in the 90's by many building officials we worked with.
    Look up Dante products - gas key. You should be able to find...
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    The "Downsizing A/C" question again!

    Note - I was in the trades (Solar, Boilers, Fireplaces, etc.) for 35 years but other than basic mechanical knowledge am not schooled in A/C or air flow matter. (in other words, you can talk tech to...
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    Lightweight decorative chimney extensions

    Hi, all.

    I invented and patented a series of chimney extensions for residential use. I actually started manufacturing them before deciding I didn't have the time and energy to completely see it...
  6. Thanks - yes, very little insulation - none in...

    Thanks - yes, very little insulation - none in the walls, but it does have hard plaster walls (strange!) and also those 3 foot overhangs. Almost no direct sunlight enters....and where and when it...
  7. Oh, sorry - I thought I mentioned everything! ...

    Oh, sorry - I thought I mentioned everything!

    Unit is ICP tombstone unit outside at one end of the house. Feed and return are horizontal, return being in the hall about 10 feet into the house...
  8. Florida 1955 Ranch with Packaged a/c Unit - Advice on Replacement

    Howdy, all......I was in the Boiler biz for many decades, but my knowledge on A/C and that realm is close to zero...well, you know, not as zero as someone who never calculated a heat load....

    So,...
  9. Thread: Fireplace odor.

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    There could be two unrelated problems. then...

    There could be two unrelated problems. then again, they could be related....

    1. The soot on the glass may be due to the fact that it needs a burner adjustment or that the logs, grate, pan or...
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    The vertical run is important! Especially with...

    The vertical run is important! Especially with LP.....

    the draft on these appliances is delicately balanced and deviation from specs could mean trouble - including explosion of the unit which send...
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    I disagree. Newer Direct Vent appliances are...

    I disagree.

    Newer Direct Vent appliances are rated as furnaces and often built heavier than some central heating equipment. I use an Avalon Direct Vent gas stove as the only heat in my 900 square...
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