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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-30-2012, 05:23 AM
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Posted By Hondo123
Not yet. If you expected me to "spring to...

Not yet. If you expected me to "spring to action" and start cutting holes in my floor and ceiling, the answer is, "No".

The most pressing problem in front of me at this moment is getting seven...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-26-2012, 05:30 AM
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Posted By Hondo123
Not as interesting as you may believe. Millions...

Not as interesting as you may believe. Millions of houses have basements where cold air sinks, and that's where it stays. It seems the current solution is pretty Neanderthal - adjust vents or pump...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-24-2012, 05:28 AM
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Posted By Hondo123
The registers are closed, and the door stays...

The registers are closed, and the door stays shut. That was the first (and most obvious) solution I tried.

Aside from mastic on the ductwork, is there anything to be gained by insulating the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-23-2012, 06:15 AM
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Posted By Hondo123
Good thinking, BUT....

I would agree that the air going to the upper rooms is not what it should be, and one room does in fact have two registers, but again, the problem is not a hot top floor - it's a hot top floor AND a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-31-2012, 05:20 AM
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Posted By Hondo123
A good thought, however we do have a door at the...

A good thought, however we do have a door at the top of the stairs, and we do keep it closed nearly all the time. Didn't know about duct booster fans, but might consider it. We have Energy Star...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-30-2012, 05:56 AM
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Posted By Hondo123
Have you considered...

You might also check out Tumbleweed Houses, as they are starting to gain some grass roots traction down here in the states, and they have some tremedously practical small home designs that would...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-30-2012, 05:50 AM
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Posted By Hondo123
Good thought, but....

A second themostat will do nothing more than cause the A/C to run continuously as it tries to cool the top floor. The cooling is not a problem. The problem is I have a large pool of over-cool air...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 05-29-2012, 07:08 AM
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Posted By Hondo123
Request for solution to the hot second floor, cold basement challenge.

I have a cape cod built in '67 with central air and aluminum forced air ducting. It appears the previous homeowner added some insulation to the roof. However in the summer, the second floor...
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