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01-08-10, 06:52 PM
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Posted By Walt90

Here is infor on all types of insulation. Look...

Here is infor on all types of insulation. Look under Rigid Board for Polystyrene. Should be available in most home improvement centers and building supply stores.

Insulation types...
01-08-10, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,989
Posted By Walt90

That's what has caused this problem. No ceiling...

That's what has caused this problem. No ceiling sheetrock before the T&G boards were installed.

In review, my plan is install foam board (air barrier) above the T&G boards in the rafter cavities...
01-07-10, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,989
Posted By Walt90

Blown in insulation is one of the plans, just...

Blown in insulation is one of the plans, just have not selected which type just yet.
01-07-10, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,989
Posted By Walt90

[QUOTE=Bud9051;1674371]The foil faced or plastic...

[QUOTE=Bud9051;1674371]The foil faced or plastic faced foam boards do act as a VB. With that in place, it would not be a problem placing the old fiberglass on top with the Kraft in contact with the...
01-06-10, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,989
Posted By Walt90

Another question. I have researched products...

Another question.

I have researched products and have found several from Dow. Specifically, TherMax Sheathing, TherMax Light Duty, and TherMax White Finish.

Rigid Foam...
12-29-09, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,596
Posted By Walt90

I see one issue we have in common. Ducting...

I see one issue we have in common. Ducting running between the rafters.

The house I own had a central heat pump installed at some point in the past. Previous to this, there was no central unit. ...
12-29-09, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,989
Posted By Walt90

Hi Bud, Thank you for the reply. Good...

Hi Bud,

Thank you for the reply.

Good point on using spray foam for sealing the rigid board. I was considering using a silicone caulk.

I did look into having a company spray foam the tops...
12-29-09, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,989
Posted By Walt90

Tongue and Groove Ceiling Insulation

I have a problem and need advice on how to correct it.

My house has 1x6 tongue and groove ceilings. Above the boards is kraft faced fiberglass batts (haven't measured but probably R-30).

The...
08-31-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,548
Posted By Walt90

Thomas, Why not install an open-close value...

Thomas,

Why not install an open-close value on each side of the filter.

Closing the filter output side valve will keep you from having to drain the house supply line.

I would also think that...
08-27-09, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,218
Posted By Walt90

Hi Biermech, Thank you for the reply. ...

Hi Biermech,

Thank you for the reply.

That is good news on the softener removing low iron. That should save a good bit of money.

As to the sulphur, we never noticed it. Possibly another...
08-26-09, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,218
Posted By Walt90

Water Treatment - First Estimate

Hello,

I am at the initial stages of correcting my water deficiencies. Water initially tested by the County. Today I had my first estimate by a water treatment company. They also tested the...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,344
Posted By Walt90

Supply duct carries both heated and cooled air. ...

Supply duct carries both heated and cooled air.

System is a 3 ton Trane XL1200 heat pump.

Temp rise is on the low end since the unit is a heat pump and naturally that varies with outside air...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,344
Posted By Walt90

Supply Trunk Size Reduction

Hello,

Anyone see a problem with reducing a rigid pipe supply trunk from 12" to 10" or even 8"?

Supply plenum has two round rigid pipe trunks. Left side is 12" diameter (15 feet long) which...
01-17-09, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 963
Posted By Walt90

Can you post the make and model of your portable...

Can you post the make and model of your portable humidifier?

Your thoughts on the unit?
01-17-09, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 963
Posted By Walt90

The RH from two different sources: RiteTemp...

The RH from two different sources:

RiteTemp thermostat shows RH @ 20%

Digital Thermometer shows RH @ 24%

System is a Trane heat pump. Reason for the TrueSteam preference.

Weather Channel...
01-17-09, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 963
Posted By Walt90

Hi Greg, North Carolina. The Trane web...

Hi Greg,

North Carolina.

The Trane web site shows him as a certified Trane Comfort Specialist and North American Technician Excellence, Inc. (NATE).
01-17-09, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 963
Posted By Walt90

Duct Moisture?

Question for the HVAC experts.

Yesterday I had an HVAC contractor stop by for a quote on re-working a few ducts. During our talk I metioned about the installation of a humidifier, specifically...
12-24-08, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,268
Posted By Walt90

That is a strange but expected reply from...

That is a strange but expected reply from Honeywell.

How do hot water heater and refrigerator manufacturers determine their yearly operating costs which are very visible on the yellow sticker...
Replies: 1
Views: 685
Posted By Walt90

Trunk Y's vs. 90 Degree Collars

I planning to re-work my trunk and branch ducting.

At present, 12" round rigid trunk has 90 degree collars for the four flex duct branches to floor boots.

Would I gain air flow by changing...
12-22-08, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By Walt90

Hi Jerry, I can't answer your question since...

Hi Jerry,

I can't answer your question since I do not have a TrueSteam installed just yet. Working on it.

I am curious about your desire to have the humidifier run without heat, that is, it...
12-22-08, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,167
Posted By Walt90

Understand. Many thanks and Merry Christmas.

Understand.

Many thanks and Merry Christmas.
12-21-08, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,167
Posted By Walt90

Manual Dampers

Are manual dampers a good option for a heat pump system which supplies two floors?


1900 sf house with Trane XL1200 Heat Pump

Supply plenum has two 12" round trunks for downstairs and one 10"...
12-20-08, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By Walt90

Thank you for the reply. Yes, insulation...

Thank you for the reply.

Yes, insulation will be foil faced. As an added measure, I plan to install a 12"x12" piece of sheet metal on top of the foil insulation then attach the mounting plate to...
12-19-08, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By Walt90

Almost fifty views and no one can help?

Almost fifty views and no one can help?
12-17-08, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By Walt90

TrueSteam on Plenum

I have a TrueSteam installation question.

I'm having a larger heat pump supply plenum installed to allow installation of a TrueSteam humidifier. The metal plenum box will be covered on the...
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