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Thanks. Yea I donít really use the basement much....

Thanks. Yea I donít really use the basement much. I go down on the computer a few times a day but thats it. In the future when the kids are older I will use it more. I was just under the heat stack...
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Thanks! I will play around with the damper a bit...

Thanks! I will play around with the damper a bit and figure out a happy medium. Its just that the supplies come through the ceiling upstairs so was wondering if itd be worth to send more downstairs
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Not a lot of heat. Itís around 62 right now. But...

Not a lot of heat. Itís around 62 right now. But closing it wonít create a negative pressure? I have a return down there as well. Also was curious if it was bad for my system?

Thanks!
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So should I open or close basement supply?!

See im totally confused by this. I have a return and a supply in my basement (finished) but if I open up the supply vent in the basement it absolutely destroys air flow upstairs. Like hardly will...
11-12-17, 11:55 AM
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Window insulation?

Hi! I was curious how much of a difference insulation around a window makes? I took the trim off,on a sneaking suspicion I had, and found only the tiniest bit (sporadically too) of pink insulation in...
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Maybe. If I had to guess it was added on simply...

Maybe. If I had to guess it was added on simply based on the fact there's baseboard heat in the basement.
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Nope the problem has been persistent all 8 years...

Nope the problem has been persistent all 8 years or so Ive been here.

The finished basement has a huge branch from the trunk in the unfinished basement all to itself so it gets insane airflow if...
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Itll reach thermostat level (74 on ac) itll run...

Itll reach thermostat level (74 on ac) itll run for about 10-13minutes (same with heat on 70) with the basement vents closed. If they are open then unit will run for like 30 minutes
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Basement return

So ive been reading online and read mixed things. I have 6 supplies on my first floor and 4 returns. In the basement I have 2 supplies (right next to each other on a corner wall and 1 return.

I...
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Ok thank you. That was my thought process but...

Ok thank you. That was my thought process but wasn't sure if maybe it could effect pressure in my favor at all.

Closed in winter too? Obviously if i closed them in. Or should I just seal them...
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Kind of a weird "vent" question

I have two floor registers cut into my living room floor. They don't go anywhere incept for straight to the finished basement (literally just squares with registers, nothing in between). I guess the...
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Ok thanks. I didn't know leaking return ducts had...

Ok thanks. I didn't know leaking return ducts had an efficiency issue at all. Just thought it contributed to dirtier air/filters.
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Well all the leaks were in an unfinished...

Well all the leaks were in an unfinished basement. There were some significant ones, especially around the whole house humidifier. That might as well been its own supply vent it was leaking so much...
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Duct sealing questions

My duct work is pretty old. Maybe 20 years. Nothing has ever been sealed and theres an abundance of leaks everywhere. I just sealed all the leaks in the supply trunk I could reach today. My air...
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Ruthless. Absolute savages haha

Ruthless. Absolute savages haha
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Would that be ok to be used around a pregnant...

Would that be ok to be used around a pregnant wife?
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Leaky return ducts

Hi all! So today I doing something in the office and dropped something by the return vent. Noticed some light as my wife was downstairs doing laundry.

So I did some investigating and found light...
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So I used some 2" foam board and insulated around...

So I used some 2" foam board and insulated around the insert also insulated around the flue as well. Being as both flues are warped there are still major gaps. Filled them with loose fill insulation....
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So hopefully the final question. The original...

So hopefully the final question. The original owners of house had cut vent holes in the basement ceiling and living room floor underneath bay window and put vents on them. Two registers to be exact....
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Well with the basement vent closed the air...

Well with the basement vent closed the air pressure coming through the vents actually comes out very good. You can feel it coming down say if your sitting on the couch, and spread throughout the...
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So ran some tests I guess you could say. The...

So ran some tests I guess you could say. The finished side doesn't seem to drop below 58 unheated. But doesn't seem to get above 64 heated. I know im losing a lot of heat, wether it be to it rising...
12-26-16, 05:15 AM
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Well my current thought process is maybe I can...

Well my current thought process is maybe I can open up the basement vent and get the first which would cause the decrease in airflow upstairs. But currently doing that doesn't decrease the run time...
12-23-16, 07:41 AM
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Alright definitely should put it on high...

Alright definitely should put it on high efficiency then. Would probably help with my bill and life efficiency of furnace correct?
12-23-16, 04:19 AM
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Alright thanks. Didn't know if it would effect...

Alright thanks. Didn't know if it would effect run times. Depending on how cold it is outside is how long the 7-10 range is. If not I can almost 100% guarantee its going to be 7 minutes on the dot...
12-22-16, 07:44 PM
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Honeywell "high efficiency?" on tstat setup

Bought a honeywell thermostat over the summer (digital 7 day programable) when my old one crapped out. Well I actually didn't my wife did. I was on a business trip and she had my father install it to...
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