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Duct designs

Discussion in 'Residential' started by Randysmit1986, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. Randysmit1986

    Randysmit1986 New Member

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    Im looking to learn more in regards to ducting out a home and adding proper airflow to systems lacking. Being in service i know when s system is lacking proper air distribution but would like to fix myself versus telling them they need a duct guy
    Any classes/training out here ...thanks
     
  2. GTT

    GTT Wannabe on a boat on a bay with a beer, & my Babe!

    Several guys here are sharp on that. I did/taught the basic air distribution module at a tech school a few times. It can be an interesting pursuit. If you've been in many residential attics, you've seen disasters and great ones and those in between. The first contractor I worked for had a PE that would design the systems. I was fortunate to see and help install some sweet systems. I would wince when I would find the octopus with NO dampers! "Modern Air Conditioning and Refrigeration" in your library? Good discussion of basics in it.
     
  3. Randysmit1986

    Randysmit1986 New Member

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    Yes that book is in my library, I'm almost certain I have every top suggested HVAC book at my disposal. I understand basics and intermediate of airflow. I guess I would need to be around more people all that actually run ductwork I can tell you what you need size-wise regards to tonnage of the home just never had you actually running myself
     
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  4. jamesyarbrough

    jamesyarbrough Amateur Gynecologist

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    all I know is it needs more return. They always need more return. Carrier guy says we need four 20s for a 5ton.
     
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  5. pecmsg

    pecmsg Junior my ASS

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    What goes out must come in.
     
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