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  • Posted in thread: Central or Room ? on 01-16-2006 at 09:14 AM
    He should ensure that the ductwork system is designed to provide adequate airflow and
    distribution to all areas of the house. When the existing fan and ductwork are used, they
    should be examined to se...

  • Posted in thread: Central air conditioners on 01-15-2006 at 02:59 PM
    It is a measurement of the cooling efficiency of the air conditioner over the entire cooling
    season. It is determined by dividing the total cooling provided over the cooling season, in
    British thermal...

  • Posted in thread: Central air conditioners on 01-13-2006 at 10:40 AM
    It uses energy to take heat away. The most common type uses a compressor cycle (like a
    refrigerator), to transfer heat from the house to the outdoors. Using a special fluid called a
    refrigerant, heat ...

  • Posted in thread: Central air conditioners on 01-10-2006 at 05:48 PM
    It contains all the components and generally mounts through the wall or on the roof. Ducting to
    and from the unit conveys air to and from the rooms. This type is not commonly used in
    residential appli...

  • Posted in thread: Central or Room ? on 01-03-2006 at 04:25 AM
    Use awnings, blinds or drapes to keep direct sunlight from entering the living space. Deciduous
    trees planted on the south and west sides of the house and wide roof overhangs will reduce
    solar heat ga...

  • Posted in thread: Cutting exposed PVC pipe conduit on 01-02-2006 at 04:30 AM
    you can use a cotton string instead of a hacksaw or a hand saw. Wrap the string (such as the
    kind contractors use for form lines) half-way around the conduit and see-saw the ends. The
    friction will cu...

  • Posted in thread: How to bend PVC faster ? on 01-02-2006 at 04:28 AM
    You can bend PVC pipe with a bender. If you bend it to 90 degrees you will get a 45. It seems
    to work out pretty close to half of the degrees you bend it at. You will have to make 2 bends
    to get a 90 ...

  • Posted in thread: Unused Conduits on 01-02-2006 at 04:27 AM
    First lay the bender flat on the ground. Then raise the heel of the bender head enough to slip
    the pipe through the hole (most one-shot benders have these holes). Slide enough pipe out to
    where you ar...

  • Posted in thread: Central or Room ? on 01-02-2006 at 04:21 AM
    Caulk and weatherstrip to seal air gaps, and ensure that the attic and exterior walls are
    insulated to meet or exceed the minimum recommended levels to minimize heat transfer to the

  • Posted in thread: Central or Room ? on 01-01-2006 at 03:08 PM
    Some room air conditioners, particularly those with larger capacities, will require a dedicated
    electrical circuit or have specific requirements regarding the current rating of the wiring and
    the brea...