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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-16-2006, 09:14 AM
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Posted By F_Eddie
He should ensure that the ductwork system is...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-15-2006, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,731
Posted By F_Eddie
It is a measurement of the cooling efficiency of...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-13-2006, 10:40 AM
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Posted By F_Eddie
It uses energy to take heat away. The most common...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-10-2006, 05:48 PM
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Posted By F_Eddie
Single-package

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-03-2006, 04:25 AM
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Views: 2,910
Posted By F_Eddie
Use awnings, blinds or drapes to keep direct...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-02-2006, 04:30 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By F_Eddie
you can use a cotton string instead of a hacksaw...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-02-2006, 04:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 31,618
Posted By F_Eddie
You can bend PVC pipe with a bender. If you bend...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-02-2006, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,268
Posted By F_Eddie
First lay the bender flat on the ground. Then...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-02-2006, 04:21 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By F_Eddie
Caulk and weatherstrip to seal air gaps, and...

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 interior.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-01-2006, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,910
Posted By F_Eddie
Some room air conditioners, particularly those...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-01-2006, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,268
Posted By F_Eddie
An inexpensive way to plug unused conduits is to...

An inexpensive way to plug unused conduits is to use a balloon and spray foam. First the balloons were blown up to fit the conduit snugly and then the balloon was pushed about 6 inches back into the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-01-2006, 10:03 AM
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Views: 1,283
Posted By F_Eddie
After your customer decides where they want the...

After your customer decides where they want the new devices installed in existing drywalls, you can drill (or nail) a 1/8 hole at these locations into the attic (or floor), push a bare #14 CU about 3...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-01-2006, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,910
Posted By F_Eddie
Room air conditioners offer an effective,...

Room air conditioners offer an effective, low-cost approach to providing comfort in a small space, up to three rooms, with minimum installation effort. Central air conditioners and heat pumps are...
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