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    Chimney Repair

    My 1960s home has two chimneys where the previous owner seemed to re-stucco both chimneys for appearance right before we bought the house. On the furnace chimney, the stucco has fallen off. I had a...
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    Humidity Spread

    I would like to buy a portable humidifier but I am unsure where to place it. I am hoping to buy one that can do the whole job. If I place it on the 1st floor, will it spread to the 2nd floor...
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    Isnt the Aprilaire 600a a flow through? Can you...

    Isnt the Aprilaire 600a a flow through? Can you recommend some brands, models, etc?
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    I have one of those new Honeywell VisionPro 8000...

    I have one of those new Honeywell VisionPro 8000 Thermostats. I just had it installed less than a year ago.
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    I called a bunch of Aprilaire dealers and they...

    I called a bunch of Aprilaire dealers and they are all quoting me around $750 installed for the 600a. I can buy it online for $200 but I am having a hard time getting someone to insall it.

    Dry...
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    I really dont know how much heat loss if any is...

    I really dont know how much heat loss if any is going through those light fixtures in between the floor spaces. I dont think there is installation there. Is there? They are easy to change but if...
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    So based on the 1 degree difference from 25% to...

    So based on the 1 degree difference from 25% to 35% RH and it might hard to reach 35% RH even with my double pane windows, is purchasing/installing a whole house humidifier worth the money? It's...
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    I have 17 light fixtures all together that I...

    I have 17 light fixtures all together that I installed air-tite trims. I only have access with 6 of the 17. The remaining 11 are not accessible due to small attics or are in cathedral rooms.
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    Yes, I have a forced air system and floor...

    Yes, I have a forced air system and floor drainage will not be a problem.

    Please correct me if I am wrong. I feel a portable unit requires more attention and thank you for verifying that they...
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    When we bought the house two years ago, the...

    When we bought the house two years ago, the previous owner went the inexpensive route with the non-ic fixtures. I dont have the funds to replace them right now so I thought the air-tite trims would...
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    Replace or Not?

    My entire house has non-ic recessed cans and I just replaced all the trims with air-tite trims for all recessed lights that has an attic above. This is to hopefully prevent any air leakage going in...
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    My house was built in the 60s. The 1st and 2nd...

    My house was built in the 60s. The 1st and 2nd Floor combined is almst 1,800 sq ft. The unfinished unvented crawl space is about 1,000 sq ft.

    Outside temps are from 15 - 35 deg G. I'm in NJ.
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    So, what's the best way to allow more people to...

    So, what's the best way to allow more people to take showers with hot water?
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    Both bathrooms have new showerheads that my wife...

    Both bathrooms have new showerheads that my wife bought at Bed Bath and Beyond within the past year.

    What's the logic in making the tank look bigger if you raise the temp?

    Is setting it to...
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    Whole House Humidifier

    I have humidity readings all over the house and they all range from 20% - 28%. I've weatherstipped all my windows and installed air-tite trims on all my recesssed lightings to hopesully increase...
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    Water Heater Temp

    I have a 50 gal electric water heater and my temp on my water heater is set to 130 deg and it seems that there is enough hot water for no more than 3 showers. Once the 4th person takes a shower, you...
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    New Wall Registers

    All my wall supply registers are using return air grills. The one with no adjustable air deflection. If I want to replace these registers with those adjustable ones, how do I know what size to buy....
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    Did you have big drafts? Does the air-tite can...

    Did you have big drafts? Does the air-tite can really prevent air leakage?
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    Are your referring to window tint similar to cars...

    Are your referring to window tint similar to cars but for home windows? What brand do you recommend? Does this provide insulation? Would I have to take my shrink film off?

    Where can I get these...
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    Single Pane Bay Windows

    I have two single pane bay windows: one in the living room measuring 5' x 4' and one "triangular" window in our cathedral master bedroom high on the wall measuring 10' wide x 4' high. I have used...
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    The majority of my recessed lights are Halo H7RT....

    The majority of my recessed lights are Halo H7RT. When I go to their website and look at the specs they recommend this reflector trim when purchasing it:
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    Drafty Lighting

    All the recessed lighting in my house (1st and 2nd Floor) are Halo Non-IC Light Fixtures. Since you have to keep insulation around 5" away from these fixtures, I feel drafts through these lights? ...
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    Then what can I do to keep warm air in the 2nd...

    Then what can I do to keep warm air in the 2nd floor instead of it getting sucked into the high returns on the 2nd floor?

    Has anyone used a wall fan to install in between a room wall and hallway...
  24. Thread: Cold Bedrooms

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    What do you mean by powered vent? Is this one of...

    What do you mean by powered vent? Is this one of those vent boosters to pull more heat out of the ductwork? Or is this a standalone thing that you connect to a wall to pull cold air out of a room? ...
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    On the 2nd floor, I have a return on the high...

    On the 2nd floor, I have a return on the high side of my master bedroom and on the ceiling in the 2nd floor hallway. I have one other high cold return on the 1st floor. I also have a cold return on...
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