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Old 11-20-2008, 12:34 PM   #1
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Hello all...i have an old gas furnace in my house...a 1500 sq ft rancher...the previous owners enclosed what used to be an outdoor patio over the garage into living space..they insulated the walls and attic well and layed padding and carpet over the concrete slab...and the ran heat to the room via...they cut an opening into the heat system and ran duct work thru the attic with an in line fan/blower to the room with ceilig vents...however when the fan kicks in to blow the heat into the room, it takes away a significant amout from other parts of the house..and the back of the house stays below the set temp...and the room trying to be heated stays cold...any suggestion as to change/upgrade this????

the in line blower is temp sensitive and can be adjusted as needed...

Thanks

Michael

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Old 11-20-2008, 03:05 PM   #2
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consider adding a damper where they tapped off the duct poss available at home depot (dampered takeoff)

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Old 11-20-2008, 03:19 PM   #3
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If I am understanding this right, when the inline duct fan goes to heat the patio, it does NOT heat the patio comfortably enough, AND steals heat from the rest of the house, making that uncomfortable?

Is it comfortable where the thermostat is located?

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Old 11-20-2008, 03:49 PM   #4
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there is a damper on the duct work..if i close it a little then the room does not get the heat

It is comfortable near thermostat...but cool in room in back of house..thermostat in hall..just pass thermostat are two rooms and the heat is beig taken from them
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there is a damper on the duct work..if i close it a little then the room does not get the heat

It is comfortable near thermostat...but cool in room in back of house..thermostat in hall..just pass thermostat are two rooms and the heat is beig taken from them
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consider adding a damper where they tapped off the duct poss available at home depot (dampered takeoff)
there is a damper on the duct work..if i close it a little then the room does not get the heat
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:41 PM   #7
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Cap off the duct going to the addition. And get rid of that fan.
And install a PTAC for that room.
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:01 PM   #8
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Sounds like your furnace is under sized. Very common after additions. Plus I am guessing that they just tapped into and existing pipe which just stole from other parts of the house when in reality there is no enough to meet the need.

Kind of like government.
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:43 AM   #9
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Hello all...i have an old gas furnace in my house...a 1500 sq ft rancher...the previous owners enclosed what used to be an outdoor patio over the garage into living space..they insulated the walls and attic well and layed padding and carpet over the concrete slab...and the ran heat to the room via...they cut an opening into the heat system and ran duct work thru the attic with an in line fan/blower to the room with ceilig vents...however when the fan kicks in to blow the heat into the room, it takes away a significant amout from other parts of the house..and the back of the house stays below the set temp...and the room trying to be heated stays cold...any suggestion as to change/upgrade this????

the in line blower is temp sensitive and can be adjusted as needed...

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Deja vu all over again????

I hate those flashbacks....too much acid during the 60's...

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