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08-28-08, 11:41 AM
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Views: 19,610
Posted By Garasaki

Yep there's lots of different names for the same...

Yep there's lots of different names for the same thing.



Your going to need to ask "him" that. There's different ways to control it. One approach is to have an outdoor air sensor, and have...
08-26-08, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 19,610
Posted By Garasaki

You could use a heat pump with a supplementary...

You could use a heat pump with a supplementary heating coil (gas or electric) for the basement instead of the furnace.

The thing about it is, you really only need that "warmth" factor a small...
08-22-08, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 38,667
Posted By Garasaki

You could use relative humidity and dry bulb temp...

You could use relative humidity and dry bulb temp to calc wet bulb.

Hopefully you have an understanding of dry bulb vs wet bulb. Pretty much 100% of residential hvac works around dry bulb, so I...
08-21-08, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By Garasaki

Well, in a nutshell, that's how residential HVAC...

Well, in a nutshell, that's how residential HVAC works.

They are also telling you that you should plug in a new unit taht's the same size because that's what the ductwork is sized for. If you...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,387
Posted By Garasaki

Help me create light scallops

Hi

I really like the effect of light scallops on a wall, as shown in this picture:

http://common.csnstores.com/common/marketing/recessed_pagebreak.jpg

from the recessed lights in the soffit....
Replies: 4
Views: 3,066
Posted By Garasaki

As was mentioned, straight seemed metal ducting...

As was mentioned, straight seemed metal ducting would also be an option and probably more affordable then spiral.

It's my option that flex duct is in no way equivilent then straight duct - if for...
Replies: 5
Views: 12,820
Posted By Garasaki

FYI that existing flex duct may be asbestos...

FYI that existing flex duct may be asbestos containing materials

Big $$$$ to have it removed correctly.

You could save the money up front removing it yourself but remember to factor in the...
07-16-08, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,714
Posted By Garasaki

You might go to www.avsforum.com and check there...

You might go to www.avsforum.com and check there - I've seen some construction details like you are asking for posted there. The search function there will be your friend.
07-08-08, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,470
Posted By Garasaki

Well I would probably consider something like a...

Well I would probably consider something like a 10% difference starting to be signifigant.

If I may, the problem with your line of thought on this is that your A/C is controlled by the air...
07-08-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,470
Posted By Garasaki

Grains/lb is a measure of the absolute amount of...

Grains/lb is a measure of the absolute amount of moisture in the air and a much less confusing concept then relative humidity.

Actually 85*F and 55% RH is 97 grains/lb

and 70*F/55% RH is 60...
03-14-08, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By Garasaki

There's lots of ways to open it up. You'll...

There's lots of ways to open it up.

You'll be modifying a load bearing wall, which means you'll have to be careful and address that issue, but it is certainly possible.

2 things that come to my...
02-18-08, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By Garasaki

I had a similar problem with a leaky vent. Was...

I had a similar problem with a leaky vent. Was not a problem with the roof penetration - was, in fact, a much less obvious problem.

It turned out that it was actually an elbow in my attic that...
12-14-05, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,254
Posted By Garasaki

I was going to suggest the "cut the backside...

I was going to suggest the "cut the backside paper and fold it trick" but you've already stumbled across that elsewhere.

PS I've heard of that trick before but never tried it myself.
12-14-05, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,330
Posted By Garasaki

First, fix your moisture problem. Second,...

First, fix your moisture problem.

Second, build your walls. Put a pressure treated (PT) 2x4 on the ground then attach 2x4 studs to it and then to the ceiling. Pressure treated wood is required...
12-13-05, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,092
Posted By Garasaki

The builders on my home did this, they used...

The builders on my home did this, they used unfaced batts and I think it is R-20. They just stuffed it up there, no attachment method.

FYI - Insulation typically isn't much of a fireblock...
12-13-05, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,942
Posted By Garasaki

3/8" drywall is much easier to break then 1/2". ...

3/8" drywall is much easier to break then 1/2". Doing DIY drywall is aggrivating enough (believe me I know :wall: ) without having to handle each sheet like it's a plane of glass. You aren't...
12-08-05, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 37,005
Posted By Garasaki

Wow, they were working pretty fast. It took me...

Wow, they were working pretty fast. It took me about an hour per sheet for at least 75% of the sheets that went up. The other 25% seemed to go up awful fast, maybe 15 mins or maybe even 10 mins on...
12-05-05, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 37,005
Posted By Garasaki

Enh, this question sat for a week, then you guys...

Enh, this question sat for a week, then you guys answer it the day after I hang all the drywall?!? :wall:

:D

I just put it up on the 24's. I have to admit, this is by far the hardest DIY...
11-29-05, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 29,930
Posted By Garasaki

Rent a drywall lift (~ 40 bucks a day around...

Rent a drywall lift (~ 40 bucks a day around here) and you won't have any problems hanging it on the ceiling at all.
11-28-05, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 37,005
Posted By Garasaki

I guess my biggest concern is not so much how its...

I guess my biggest concern is not so much how its going to look right after I'm done, but how it might look in 15 years.

I probably wont be living here, but I still don't want to leave behind a...
11-28-05, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 37,005
Posted By Garasaki

Garage. My best idea so far, is to hang it,...

Garage.

My best idea so far, is to hang it, then run 1 by's underneath the drywall, perpendicular to the joists, attaching my screws up thru the drywall to the joists, thus supporting the drywall...
11-28-05, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 37,005
Posted By Garasaki

Well, lets say you already have all the sheets of...

Well, lets say you already have all the sheets of drywall for the ceiling on site, and you didn't realize this and bought 1/2" DW already.

Any way to fix the situation short of reloading the 1/2"...
08-10-05, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By Garasaki

Spend LOTS of time planning. You'll avoid wasted...

Spend LOTS of time planning. You'll avoid wasted money and time, and end up with something you'll be happy with. You'll also avoid being frustrated by poor performing plants.

A problem I have at...
07-18-05, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By Garasaki

2 tips: Deep water at the roots. I just set...

2 tips:

Deep water at the roots. I just set my hose down, no nozzle, at the base of the plant and turn the water on very lightly. Like mentioned, keep the water off the leaves...what your roses...
01-28-05, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,294
Posted By Garasaki

I'm a big advocate of geothermal heat pumps as...

I'm a big advocate of geothermal heat pumps as well.

It's a tremendously efficient way to heat/cool, and it's really a lot different then air to air conventional heat pumps (which tend not to heat...
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