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Old 02-08-2009, 06:08 AM   #16
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If all of your combustion air is directly from the outside.

Then you can use the S2000.(16 gallons a day)

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Old 02-08-2009, 06:13 AM   #17
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I dont, so I am putting it in the return and feeding it hot water from the water heater that is about 3' away...as that is my only option.
Too late now.

But the 600 bypass model, hooked to hot water, would have been better.

Reason why. During heat calls, the warm air would increase the evaporation rate. And cut down on water usage.

The 700 uses 6 gallons an hour, to put of a gallon an hour in the air(on its best day). On a house the size of yours, it may not be able to keep the humidity up, connected to the return.
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I can return/exchange the 700, I picked it because I thought it was "better" than the 600 and not needing the hot air feed would make it a cleaner install.

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Too late now.

But the 600 bypass model, hooked to hot water, would have been better.

Reason why. During heat calls, the warm air would increase the evaporation rate. And cut down on water usage.

The 700 uses 6 gallons an hour, to put of a gallon an hour in the air(on its best day). On a house the size of yours, it may not be able to keep the humidity up, connected to the return.
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:14 AM   #19
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If you were able to connect it to the supply, it would be the better humidifier to use.

Because during heat calls, it would get a boost from the heat being on.
Installed on the return, it will never get that boost.

The 600 being a bypass will though.
So thats why its a better choice for your install set up.
I would stll connect it to the hot water line, like the 700 would also have needed.
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i feel your pain about the shocking volts. winters were unbearable at our house. (gas powered forced air). I bought a hygrometer and it read less than 20% sometimes. We added a whole house unit (don't know name offhand). It wasnt a steamer it was the kind that shoots water into a filter. Anyway.. we added about 15% humidity to the house immediately. If the furnace runs a long time my humidity reaches 33% max. Best $350 i've spent in a long time. No condensation issues, no problems.
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If you were able to connect it to the supply, it would be the better humidifier to use.

Because during heat calls, it would get a boost from the heat being on.
Installed on the return, it will never get that boost.

The 600 being a bypass will though.
So thats why its a better choice for your install set up.
I would stll connect it to the hot water line, like the 700 would also have needed.
Per your recommendation, I have returned the AprilAire 700a and have a 600A coming instead.
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Good, it will do a better job for you.

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