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04-23-08, 08:49 AM
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When you run fan only, do you still have no air...

When you run fan only, do you still have no air flow? Did you check the squirrel cage blades, make sure they aren't plugged with debris. Plugged cage blades is the same as having an airplane prop...
04-23-08, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 23,404
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Interesting- I take it you now don't have...

Interesting- I take it you now don't have turbines, just the attic fans. You would probably benefit more with the wind driven turbines than the attic fans. It is costing you to run the attic fans....
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Views: 12,933
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Docduck- you don't need gallons on water. YOu...

Docduck- you don't need gallons on water. YOu only need to clean the top and then, using an enzyme based deodorizer, pour enough on the top making sure it goes all the way to the floor. Work it in...
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Views: 12,933
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Mitch17- I cleaned carpet for 25 years. I would...

Mitch17- I cleaned carpet for 25 years. I would clean the carpet as best you can with extraction and pull up as much as you can, then take the enzyme based deodorizer, pour it over the stained area...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By rpatzer

Can you clarify- When you EXHAUST air from your...

Can you clarify- When you EXHAUST air from your apt, are you saying it pulls air from the ventilation ducts into your apt? If so, can you close those ducts while you exhaust and open another window...
04-15-08, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
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I think the R-19 is OK, and it shouldn't matter...

I think the R-19 is OK, and it shouldn't matter about the brown paper since you are going to cover it with plywood on top. The plywood will also act as insulation giving you more tha R-19.
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Views: 12,933
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Cat owners- this is simple. Use an enzyme based...

Cat owners- this is simple. Use an enzyme based deodorizer. After you clean it with an extractor, pour it full strength over the soiled area. Let it soak down through the carpet, into the mat and...
Replies: 19
Views: 34,047
Posted By rpatzer

Usually the low speed(4500dfms) is good enough,...

Usually the low speed(4500dfms) is good enough, but it is not hard cutting the control switch and splicing in an extension and mounting it from inside the house. I did that with the Patton. Your...
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Views: 34,047
Posted By rpatzer

I see the 2 fans, 1 intake. Don't you think you...

I see the 2 fans, 1 intake. Don't you think you could have done the same with an 18" Patton suspended from the attic, ducted to your same size intake and on low you would get 4500cfms. That would...
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Views: 34,047
Posted By rpatzer

I see it now- I read about your fans from your...

I see it now- I read about your fans from your link. Just which rooms did you install the intake grills? On high you have 4500 cfms. I guess that mean 4500 for the 2 intakes(2250/grill). ...
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Views: 34,047
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"The vent sits right between the ceiling joists...

"The vent sits right between the ceiling joists (ours just barely fit) but the fans hang from the rafters in the attic so the fans aren't rattling the joists and the noise isn't right against the...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,540
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I did some experimenting with an attic exhaust...

I did some experimenting with an attic exhaust fan and found that in a 1300 sqft attic, with the normal exhaust fan, the heat production was more than the fan could take care of. So I installed a...
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Views: 1,008
Posted By rpatzer

It seems to me that if you are not going to keep...

It seems to me that if you are not going to keep the doors shut on those smaller rooms, that you don't need any returns in those rooms. I am thinking about 1 adequate return built into the AC unit...
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Views: 6,802
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You also might want to consider an "odor bomb". ...

You also might want to consider an "odor bomb". You can get them at a janitorial supply company. Put the tread mill in a closed room, set off the bomb and let it penetrate for a day or two. We...
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By rpatzer

This does not make sense to me. I take it your...

This does not make sense to me. I take it your house is older than 2005 and the unit only was installed then? If so, I don't see where the dust could have gotten into the system. Make sure you...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,549
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I saw a guy do it to his wood fence and using...

I saw a guy do it to his wood fence and using just water, he got it down to "new" finish. I don't recall if it was hot water or not. He had a high pressure unit.
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Views: 1,403
Posted By rpatzer

Sine heat rises, I would think supply high and...

Sine heat rises, I would think supply high and return low. That way you aren't pulling out your heat, but rather the cooler air on the bottom.
Replies: 2
Views: 1,114
Posted By rpatzer

Had a similar problem with our '55 house. The...

Had a similar problem with our '55 house. The intake behind the return grill was not sealed tight. It also "drew" from the side walls as well as through the floor boards drawing in air from under...
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Views: 4,199
Posted By rpatzer

I would leave it as it is. We have just the one...

I would leave it as it is. We have just the one 18X18 return. Yours seems to be calculated out with the big one inline. Use it as is.
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Views: 4,199
Posted By rpatzer

OK- the picture is getting larger. It sounds...

OK- the picture is getting larger. It sounds like the supply and return are in different rooms, with a possibly closed door between. I would leave the return operational. It makes for better...
Replies: 2
Views: 5,715
Posted By rpatzer

Thanks- I have printed it out.

Thanks- I have printed it out.
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Views: 4,199
Posted By rpatzer

You said you have 4 returns + the basement return...

You said you have 4 returns + the basement return AND no basement door. You have plenty of return air. Even if you close off the basement return and have NO basement door, the air would still be...
Replies: 2
Views: 5,715
Posted By rpatzer

Replanting Easter Lilys

Any thing special I should know about replanting an Easter Lily?
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Views: 4,199
Posted By rpatzer

I would leave it open. Your unit also probably...

I would leave it open. Your unit also probably supplies heat and by leaving that return open, it will help to keep your basement temp balanced along with circulated air. That is important for...
Replies: 7
Views: 2,406
Posted By rpatzer

thanks- I did check out the links, good info.

thanks- I did check out the links, good info.
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