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I thought I provide an update. I installed...

I thought I provide an update.

I installed a Panasonic variable speed fan with a motion sensor. I installed a switch on the fan so it only runs continuously when we need it during the fall.
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my basement is about 80% finished. The areas...

my basement is about 80% finished. The areas that are not, are isolated from from the HVAC system.
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Ultra-Aire 70H cost $1200 not installed, consumes...

Ultra-Aire 70H cost $1200 not installed, consumes 587 watts (as much as refrigerator).

XB110 ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2015 -Ventilation Fans - Broan...
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I lived in Pacific Northwest for a decade. The...

I lived in Pacific Northwest for a decade. The temp gradients from the inside to out were never that significant, and most of the condensation resulted on the incredibly poor choice to use aluminum...
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The saturation limit of water in air increases...

The saturation limit of water in air increases exponentially with temperature. If the outside temperature is say 40F and about 85% relative humidity, heat that same air up to 70F would result in a...
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Excellent question. Stand alone dehumidifiers...

Excellent question. Stand alone dehumidifiers are noisy and energy intensive, will still require air circulation to manage the whole circulating mass of the house, and there is still the need to...
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Fall = High Humidity in the House

Hello all, Back again after last year battling humidity.

I live outside of the burbs of Minneapolis. My house is a two story ranch with a walk out basement, built in 1989, original windows. ...
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I thought I would provide an update. I...

I thought I would provide an update.

I think we have a strong handle on the condensation issue. It was defiantly too much moisture in the house.

Giving the master bath its own dedicated vent...
12-05-14, 05:14 AM
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In this particular case, I don't care about...

In this particular case, I don't care about warranty. I can replace the unit 2 or 3 times before I would approach the cost of paying a contractor to install the system.

Plus the Magnuson–Moss...
12-04-14, 11:57 AM
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The Lennox is 135,000 BTUs The house was...

The Lennox is 135,000 BTUs

The house was built in 1988 and is 2500 square feet of finished living space with, with maybe another 800 square feet of un-finished living space. The house has a walk...
12-04-14, 11:00 AM
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DIY Furnace and A/C Repacement

AHHHH WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!

Now that that's out of the way. MY wife and I recently bought a house, this house has a 26 year old central heating and cooling system. The fuel is natural...
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There is but they don't provide a positive seal. ...

There is but they don't provide a positive seal. Those dampers are good for slowing the intrusion of outside air but are terrible at stopping forced induction. Plenty of air from the other smaller...
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The plot thickens. While installing a new 110...

The plot thickens. While installing a new 110 cfm fan in the master bath I discovered that the master and guest bath share a roof vent... Thus part of the interior humidity problem. I'll be...
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Already ahead of you, picked up a few old...

Already ahead of you, picked up a few old fashioned knob style timers at Menards yesterday. Whatever the solution, its going to be an unexpected expense. Good thing I can handle the install and...
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Make sure the bath fans are ducted to the...

Make sure the bath fans are ducted to the exterior, not just into the attic or soffit. Also check the dryer vent the same way for any obstructions. Once it gets cold this winter, your humidity will...
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Interior Window Condensation

Hello Everyone...

We just bought a house in MN outside of the MSP Burbs.

The house was built in 88, has standard efficiency NG furnace, and AC. The windows are original as well. They are...
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