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07-24-08, 07:46 PM
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Posted By 1homeowner

need some help

plan on adding cellulose to my attic this weekend.

1950's house; in the attic the wires are black (mesh coated) and metal j-boxes. the jboxes are nailed to the rafters, some have covers and...
07-24-08, 07:38 PM
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Views: 789
Posted By 1homeowner

I'm guessing my plan of attack will work - 18...

I'm guessing my plan of attack will work - 18 views no responses.

1 thing that concerns me - electrical boxes in the attack. They are the old metal boxes, some have covers. They are nailed to...
07-24-08, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By 1homeowner

Cellulose for this weekends fun....

So I've been doing a lot of searching and reading. Loving the board and the archive of information.

1,000 sq ft home and I need to maintain a small footprint (4x8) of storage in the attic. What...
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Views: 2,698
Posted By 1homeowner

Return Air - methodology

Started browsing this section today and have a question.

What is the calculation for determining more/less return air? It seems the consensus on the majority of the post regarding return air is...
07-21-08, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 801
Posted By 1homeowner

Another homeowner with AC problem

during the day the temp at the supply is warm. At night it gets nice and chilly.

Last summer the ac had no problem maintaining 78 during the day and 73 to 74 at night. 3 ton unit on 1000 sq ft...
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Views: 1,589
Posted By 1homeowner

I'm a bit confused. What I was planning on doing...

I'm a bit confused. What I was planning on doing was cut a hole in the return trunk right above the main return grill, from there hook a 6" flex duct and run it across the attic to the grill in the...
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Views: 1,589
Posted By 1homeowner

Hum, well that changes things a bit. Where do you...

Hum, well that changes things a bit. Where do you suggest I install the flange?

I was planning on adding a flange, hooking duct work to it and putting a grill in the ceiling on the opposite side...
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Posted By 1homeowner

return air placement

Will be adding a return line this weekend and started thinking about placement. Does it matter where the hole is cut in the return trunk?

Thanks
10-02-05, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By 1homeowner

What's better

AC is in normal working condition no problems.

At night we set the temp at 73-74, during the day 78.

Q1 is it more benificial to follow a "set it and forget it" and leave it set at 73-74?
Or...
10-02-05, 07:36 PM
10-02-05, 07:34 PM
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Views: 1,004
Posted By 1homeowner

sagging ceiling rock

50's raised house and have a couple of areas where the ceiling is sagging. What I was thinking is, use a couple of 2x4s and make a T. Then press the T up against the ceiling and wedge it against...
09-30-05, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By 1homeowner

Where can I learn more about (Roof Pitch & Tying in Rafters)

pitching a roof? Basically, we have a 1k square foot home with attached garage. The garage does not go as deep as the house, leaving a corner cut out of about 10x12. I would like to tie in rafters...
09-26-05, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 891
Posted By 1homeowner

Can I shim this to fix or

Our bathroom door will not stay open without using a door stop. I was thinking about adding a small shim to the bottom hinge. Hoping that would kick it out just enough to stay open? Is this wise? ...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,221
Posted By 1homeowner

Thanks to everyone for all the suggestions/help. ...

Thanks to everyone for all the suggestions/help. This past weekend, I had an HVAC guy come over and check everything out. This "specialist" said that everything was working and that I have no...
09-24-05, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By 1homeowner

Ceiling rock problem

Just bought our first home and I was in the attic yesterday poking around. Anyhow, I noticed some areas where the rafters and ceiling sheetrock do not touch. This is a 50+ year old home and nails...
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Views: 1,035
Posted By 1homeowner

I will look into the above info, thanks for the...

I will look into the above info, thanks for the help
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Views: 1,035
Posted By 1homeowner

New house, new alarm needed

Just bought our first house and it came with a Brinks unit (the cheap one with a couple monitors and a motion sensor) Reason for replacing, batt. back-up is shot and a few buttons don't work.
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Posted By 1homeowner

- 2 BEDROOM HOME, 5 TOTAL ROOMS....

- 2 BEDROOM HOME, 5 TOTAL ROOMS. (BATH/KITCHEN/LIVING) SUPPLIES/RETURN ARE IN THE CEILING. 6 TOTAL 4"X8" SUPPLY VENTS AND 1 18X24 RETURN.

- NO SUPPLY IN THE BATHROOM, WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE THAT...
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Views: 1,221
Posted By 1homeowner

They do get filtered afternoon sun, we have a...

They do get filtered afternoon sun, we have a huge magnolia tree along with various other trees -so no direct sunlight.

The LONGEST and farthest line on the supply trunk goes to the rear rooms. ...
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Views: 1,221
Posted By 1homeowner

Thanks for the help.

Thanks for the help.
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Views: 1,221
Posted By 1homeowner

Do you think it would be a waste to add more...

Do you think it would be a waste to add more return?
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Views: 1,221
Posted By 1homeowner

not sure where to look for this "plate?" Is it...

not sure where to look for this "plate?" Is it inside the trunk or on the main unit?

I am adding return lines only.


Thanks for the help
Replies: 17
Views: 1,221
Posted By 1homeowner

Insulation for the Y's got it! Now where do...

Insulation for the Y's got it!

Now where do I find information on adding return air? I'm hoping to add a couple lines to the bedrooms and feel that's easy enough!?

Do I just cut a hole in...
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Views: 1,221
Posted By 1homeowner

Again, new house..

After spending a couple weeks in my new house I've noticed the bedrooms stay warmer then the rest of the house.
1k square foot raised home.

Here's the set-up
2.5 ton unit in attic/outside...
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Views: 600
Posted By 1homeowner

what exactly is the sweet spot....

and how do I make it work with a rectangle room? I'm dealing with a 5.1 system and in my apt. had the rears ear level on the wall and pointing right at the sides of the couch (about 6-8 ft from your...
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