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  1. HVAC
    I'll make a very long story short and jump to the bottom line. The HVAC contractor did such a poor job with the ductwork that the unfinished basement never gets above 65º all summer. And that's with it being on its own zone that's never been used. I could seal all the leaking joints and...
  2. HVAC
    Could this white material be asbestos? House was built in 1950.
  3. HVAC
    There is much more to this story, but I'll make it simple. I have a 4" duct that I can't remove, but I would like to completely plug it. Sticking a small towel in there has worked perfectly, but I worry about safety or insurance issues. Any recommendations for something I can stick in there to...
  4. HVAC
    I have a bathroom fan + decorative lighting fixture combo. However, the fan isn't pushing enough air. Consequently, I'm planning on upgrading the fan, however the decorative light fixture is quite nice. Is it possible to get a new fan but reuse the light fixture? If so, would it be more...
  5. HVAC
    I am having a problem where the standard 9.5" duct air deflectors do not fit my 9.25" ductwork. My house was built in the late 50's and has the square metal ducts. Is there any better solution besides trimming back the ductwork and taping it to the wall so that a new deflector can fit? I can't...
  6. Electrical
    Hi All, I am replacing the k-n-t wiring in my home and have some odd situations I need advice on: 1. Wires running through duct space - In my older home, the forced air system actually uses the space between the floor joists as a return "duct". They simply nailed some sheet metal on the joists...
  7. Building & Construction
    I am beginning the design for our basement remodel. The first question I have is about options for the ceiling. I'd prefer to have drywall on the ceiling instead of a drop-ceiling. I've attached a few pictures of the HVAC ductwork that sits below the first floor joists. It's a pretty wide...
  8. Drywall & Plaster
    I want to hang drywall in my basement, but leave existing HVAC duct twisting in and out of holes in the new drywall. I can cut holes in the drywall and run the duct through the holes but I am also trying to achieve an air-tight seal. This project is a basement workshop I want to build in one...
  9. HVAC
    ...which leads me to thinking there must be a leak. A BIG leak as these are close to pinky sized pieces of cellulose that are getting stuck on the register before the duct from the forced air unit reaches the inside of the living room. Now, I've gone up into the attic and looked for leaks but...
  10. HVAC
    I did search and read on this forum that Metal duct is better than flex foil, but I am confused why my local professionals(through servicemagic) are recommending flexfoil instead of metal ducts. We recently bought a house built in 1983 and the duct work in attic seems to be falling apart, I had...
  11. HVAC
    Hi. I'd like to move a couple of heating ducts in my unfinished basement. It seems pretty straightforward. However, the ducts measure 12" x 3 3/8". All of the pre-fab sections I've found are 12" x 3 1/4". Is this close enough? Am I measuring wrong? Will 3 1/4" sections work? Do I need a stock or...
  12. Appliances
    I am insulating my laundry room and planning my wall and cabinet layouts. I currently have a dryer vent left of a window that sits 42" from an adjacent outer wall, with the dryer directly below the vent. I would like to move the dryer below or slightly right of the window and the washer to the...
  13. HVAC
    Hi Everyone: I have a current project that I am working on to install pocket doors in a non-load-bearing wall dividing a master bedroom and office\guest bedroom to create more of a "suite" feel. The picture below tells the story: So, I currently have a HVAC (hot air only at this...
  14. HVAC
    Hello, I am new to this site and also am a first time home owner as of this past May. My wife and I purchased a home that was built in 1907. In the second floor bedroom there is no air flow coming out of the vent in the spare bedroom. The vent seems to run down under the floor. I attempted to...
  15. HVAC
    Near the end of my 12" round sheet-metal trunk line, I have two 6" round sheet-metal side take-offs, both of which immediately have 90 degree elbows. This is the supply for the bonus room over the garage. I would like to convert these side take-offs to a 12x6x6 pant tee wye attached to the...
  16. HVAC
    I have a single central air intake vent for the furnace (Goodman GMP050-3) which supplies my two-story townhouse. Unfortunately, this intake vent is located in my living room. Whenever the heater or AC is active, it sounds like a jet engine in the room. As per the pictures below, the furnace...
  17. Appliances
    I am having trouble keeping my dryer hose connected to the dryer and here's why. The back of my dryer is FLUSH with the end of the vent tube, the sheet metal curves in around the vent tube causing a counter sunk affect. With the end of the duct being flush with the back of the dryer I can't...
  18. HVAC
    Hi, I'm starting a basement remodel and I'm trying to figure out what to do with the ductwork. It's a simple system, two main ducts coming off the unit and going across the middle of the room through 10 inch square metal ducts before heading upstairs. The problem is that my ceiling is only...
  19. HVAC
    I recently installed both a Vented Bathroom Fan and a Vented Range Hood in a Home I purchased last summer. All was well until winter hit. The house has Vaulted Ceilings with little or no attic space to work in so I had to cut my way through the roof to do the install. Both Ducts have minimal...
  20. HVAC
    I am in the planning stage of putting in a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) in a two-story colonial with basement. I have existing central heat/air located in the basement with a full set of supply and return ducts in every room (except none in the unfinished basement, and no return ducts in the...
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