Should a furnace closet be closed?
Yes, if you have a combustion air penetrations.
Should heat registers in an unfinished basement be left open?
You can close them off if you do not use this basement as a living space at all.
Should I cut into the basement ducting to add vent?
Show me a picture of the duct crimping tools.
You can use a special tool - crimpier, or you can use a long nose pliers, buy them on the right or on the left.
Taking heating run off plenum.
Learn how to do that in Chapter #38 of my Ductwork Installation Guide book.
38. Plenum Installation* – the chapter covers all three types of plenums, gives an explanation how to put plenum together, put a top cap on, cut in a starting transition. After that chapter will explain on how to set up a furnace in relation to the I-beam.
The chapter has 37 pictures; 20pages*. $2.50 (Instant Access).
On 07/14/2013 text of this chapter was significantly modified and improved.
How A Professional Designs A Heating or Cooling System.
A link to the International Code added (11/05/2012).
Tips on fabricating metal at home to make my own pipe sections to replace exhaust vent connections.
Yes, of course, I know these kinds of tips, but for exhaust vent, you would be better of buying the genuine stuff.
We would like to install a range hood that vents to the outside. The oven is on an interior wall. We have a two story home. Is this a possibility? What would you suggest?
Usually it's part of a bigger demo. A bulk head or soffit above the cabinets is one way to rout to the outside wall. Another option is a downdraft type. The system has a vent at counter level and uses a pretty powerful fan to suck the fumes down and out. The vent is routed through the basement or the base cabinets to an outside wall.
Were to find a book for ductwork installation new construction?
Here, on this site.
What can I replace my old metal duct work with?
With the new metal ductwork. And you can buy it all on the right.
What can if line my ducts with noise reduction?
You can use an acoustic duct liner.
What can one put over a hot air heating register to filter the air coming out?
Nothing, put a filter at the furnace.
What can you do to keep heat loss from your metal ductwork on your furnace?
What class duct tape do you need for dryer exhaust?
You must use rated aluminum foil tape. Buy it on the right or on the left.
What happens when you put heat on with a new wood floor for the first time?
It could be a problem if you do not have a humidifier. But you can buy one on this page.
What is a difference between a chase and duct?
Chase is the duct's enclosure.
What is black insulation in sheet metal of cold air return?
They name it acoustic duct liner.
What is flexible transition for a furnace to quiet the noises from the ducts?
They named it a canvas.
What is the best ceiling/wall registers close off?
Find it out on this page.
What is the best tape to seal your ductwork?
Aluminum foil tape. And you can buy it on this page on the right or on the left.
What r-value on air-conditioning duct trunk in attic?
Normally R-6, R-8.
What to put under a furnace in the basement?
You can put rubber pads, bricks, S-cleats. And you can buy rubber - cork pads on the right.
Where to find practical formula for offset calculation?
Here, on this page.
Why condensate pump overflowing when furnace is heating?
There is probably kink or blockage in the plastic tubing, which is coming off the pump.
Why did my hvac guy install pvc pipe exiting the crawl space?
It might be a condensate line.
Why do I hear popping noise from the copper tube on my gas central heating unit?
Because they are expanding and contracting. Find a solution on this page.
Why do they sell 4 in duct if no 4 in register box?
Because 4" pipes in use for the other needs.
Why does the back of my fireplace have duct work?
Probably because it was only free spot to run them there…
Why is there a dripping sound in wall, why do my heating vents ping?
Get an answer on this page.
Will a dirty filter cause my ductwork to sweat?
Will all down flow gas furnace work lying on the side?
Will bad furnace inducer prevent furnace from working?
Will lowering the hvac fan speed cause ductwork to sweat?
Would a cold air return prevent high humidity?
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