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"Unfortunately the R4/R6 ductwork and furnace/air handler is often installed in the a…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 11, 2014 to ridge vent orientation

25 Oct 17, 2014
Reply by Bud Poll

"Refrigerant is all gone once system is opened up. There is ongoing debate about oil…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 11, 2014 to When replacing outdoor unit, is it necessary to also replace the indoor unit?????

7 Oct 16, 2014
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

"Be sure to check/clean the indoor coil before reusing. Many coils have been in the s…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 11, 2014 to When replacing outdoor unit, is it necessary to also replace the indoor unit?????

7 Oct 16, 2014
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

"Turbine vents WORK, people just don't like the looks of them. Ridge vents are pretty…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 11, 2014 to ridge vent orientation

25 Oct 17, 2014
Reply by Bud Poll

"IF there is in fact airflow, how does the mesh not clog with dirt? Cobra® Exhaust Ve…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 11, 2014 to ridge vent orientation

25 Oct 17, 2014
Reply by Bud Poll

"Turbines don't pull near the static pressure that electric fans do. Either is only a…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 9, 2014 to ridge vent orientation

25 Oct 17, 2014
Reply by Bud Poll

"Passive ventilation can work. It's the ridge vents that don’t 90% of the time. Very…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 9, 2014 to ridge vent orientation

25 Oct 17, 2014
Reply by Bud Poll

"Show me a single study/video where ridge vents work properly that ISN'T and ad from…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 9, 2014 to ridge vent orientation

25 Oct 17, 2014
Reply by Bud Poll

"Ridge vents generally don't work well. Do some performance testing with a 'smoke buc…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 7, 2014 to ridge vent orientation

25 Oct 17, 2014
Reply by Bud Poll

"Does your local utility have any energy programs? Working with them may be your best…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 4, 2014 to Starting a Home Weatherization Business. Considering it...

12 Oct 4, 2014
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