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Old 07-23-2011, 09:09 AM  
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:47 PM   #76
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Are registers and vents synonymous?

I have 4 filters (2 for each a/c unit) in the ceiling in the hallway upstairs. Are these the only filters, or are there more in the ducting or near the units? The only ones I've ever changed are those ones in the ceiling.

I opened all of the vents today. It seems so counterintuitive to cool more of the house.
Yes registers and vents are the same thing.
The filters depend on the installer but no there shouldn't be another filter at the air handler.

What have you noticed so far about the change that you have done?
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:48 PM   #77
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Those "large tree" transplants always fascinate me.

Feel free to share some stories. Is there a size that hits the sweet spot in terms of money and "worth it"-ness?
Gotta kind of laugh that a guys name on here is talking about trees.
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:08 PM   #78
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So here's a question for you HVAC gurus:

My house has a main floor, an upper floor, and a finished basement. The furnace and everything is located in the basement. As is probably a pretty common problem, it's a giant pain in the ass to cool the upper floor; the main floor is fine; and the basement turns into a walk-in freezer if I leave the vents open.

The big issue aside from the whole "heat rises" thing is that the amount of air coming out of the vents in the basement is MUCH higher in the basement than the main floor and much higher on the main floor than the upper floor.

So I guess my question is just whether there are "best practices" to make the most of this. My guess is that the underlying issue isn't an easy fix. But I've been shutting the vents all the way off in the basement since it stays cool on its own. Is that a bad thing based on what you guys have been saying?
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:11 PM   #79
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So here's a question for you HVAC gurus:

My house has a main floor, an upper floor, and a finished basement. The furnace and everything is located in the basement. As is probably a pretty common problem, it's a giant pain in the ass to cool the upper floor; the main floor is fine; and the basement turns into a walk-in freezer if I leave the vents open.

The big issue aside from the whole "heat rises" thing is that the amount of air coming out of the vents in the basement is MUCH higher in the basement than the main floor and much higher on the main floor than the upper floor.

So I guess my question is just whether there are "best practices" to make the most of this. My guess is that the underlying issue isn't an easy fix. But I've been shutting the vents all the way off in the basement since it stays cool on its own. Is that a bad thing based on what you guys have been saying?
That's the same issue as differences from room-to-room which I touched on in the last paragraph. Open the vents, and leave the thermostat on the "Fan On" setting for a couple days and see if it makes a difference.
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:19 PM   #81
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Tried all of this, my bill is still going to be 450 this month. 2000 square foot house. 75% insulated windows. What the f***
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:19 PM   #82
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Those "large tree" transplants always fascinate me.

Feel free to share some stories. Is there a size that hits the sweet spot in terms of money and "worth it"-ness?
Frankly, the really big moves tend towards historically significant trees. They are very expensive and the equipment is rare.

My cousin runs a spade quite a bit and makes a shitload from 4-6 diameter trees. The nurseries can't keep up with the demand of that size Acer freemanii 'Jeffersred' (Autumn Blaze Maple). I've never really asked what size is his max profit margin. He's got a trailer that will haul three small transplants and I think that's probably a good chunk of change.





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Old 07-24-2011, 08:37 PM   #83
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That's intense. How much does it cost to move a big tree like the one in the second photo?
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:42 PM   #84
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That's intense. How much does it cost to move a big tree like the one in the second photo?
I've no idea. That's not really my branch of Arboriculture. HAHA TREE PUN!!
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That's intense. How much does it cost to move a big tree like the one in the second photo?
I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's expensive.
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That's intense. How much does it cost to move a big tree like the one in the second photo?
I wouldn't know the cost, but judging from the graphic it takes a year and a half to get the thing ready!
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I've no idea. That's not really my branch of Arboriculture. HAHA TREE PUN!!
You've got to REALLY love a tree to put that kind of money and effort down.
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I wouldn't know the cost, but judging from the graphic it takes a year and a half to get the thing ready!
That graphic leaves nothing to the imagination!
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