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Hi Park, Grainger sells them if you have one...

Hi Park,

Grainger sells them if you have one nearby. You can get them from Grainger online too but I bought mine from here:

Radford Brothers Industrial Supply...
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Hahaha. Psychologists tell us to absolutely...

Hahaha. Psychologists tell us to absolutely positively never ever use absolutes.

I understand what you're saying. You sound like you're in the hvac biz so you hear all the negative stuff too. You...
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I think the longest run I've got is 12 feet...

I think the longest run I've got is 12 feet before it hits the metal elbow for the register. I just don't see that the loss in air flow is significant but again, tightness and lack of sag is...
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Thanks! Yes, I bought the furnace last year on...

Thanks! Yes, I bought the furnace last year on craigslist. I originally had a woodburning furnace but it never really seemed to heat the house. It was installed when I was just a teen and I didn't...
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Ok thanks. The main disadvantage I see with flex...

Ok thanks. The main disadvantage I see with flex duct is its inability to make sharp turns. The manual makes a point of saying that it should be pulled as tight as possible and that sags should be...
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It's not enough to just say it's better, it would...

It's not enough to just say it's better, it would be helpful to explain why.

For me, cleaning years of accumulated dust, sealing the leaks and then trying to wrap insulation around the ducts seems...
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Just an update. I ended up putting dampers...

Just an update.

I ended up putting dampers on both the oil and pellet furnaces. They work fine but I had to do some modification to make sure they would open and close as needed. I had to add a...
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I used gray flex to replace mine. Keep in mind...

I used gray flex to replace mine. Keep in mind that the insulation adds to the size of the duct. Adding about 2 inches to the circumference might make it difficult if your duct passes through any...
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Yes they are not implemented.. I'm not...

Yes they are not implemented..

I'm not looking to circumvent design safety here I'm looking to do it correctly. I am alone in the house, no kids, family etc. so I'm not being reckless with the...
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There are no codes in my area and there used to...

There are no codes in my area and there used to be a woodburning furnace that was hooked up to the same chimney with the forced air system although I could use the other flue if need be.

The...
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You are correct: they do share the same chimney....

You are correct: they do share the same chimney. It's about 40 foot high and the draft can easily put out a match some days. I'm going to Tee out the joint and use a 6 to 4 reducer to attach the...
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Posted By HoeBoy

Pellet Furnace Add-On to Oil Furnace

Hi everyone,

I'm new here and hope this is in the right forum. I have 2 questions:

I'm getting ready to start ductwork on a Traeger GBU-070 pellet furnace. My manual shows the following for a...
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