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  1. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    Was at house today with a pellet insert running upstairs in the living room and a pellet stove running in the basement. I set up the Magnehelic gauge and it was pushing .80 WC in the basement and nearly 2.31 WC upstairs. YIKES! I asked the customer if her or him (the husband) was irritable or augmentative all the time and the answer was yes...

    So is the life of folks living in a "sick house" constantly under negative pressure....OAKS are important.

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  2. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hi Scott

    augmentative? Do you mean argumentative?

    It is interesting about the pressure. Where did you connect the guage? What should the normal reading be?
  3. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    that was the reading in the room...not connected to anything.
  4. Wachusett

    Wachusett Feeling the Heat

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    That's a loaded question :p
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  5. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    The normal reading should be very close to zero.
    Scott, a woman is always going to answer that question yes.
  6. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Unless they are not married. :)
  7. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    You don't get out much these days do you?
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  8. bill3rail

    bill3rail Feeling the Heat

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    Sorry to be stupid, but WTF does all of this information mean?

    Bill
  9. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    What?!?! Did they have a while house fan running and all the windows and doors closed? That seems excessive. Certainly coming from more than a dinky little pellet stove exhaust fan with no oak.
  10. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Two pellet units and likely a couple of chimneys.
  11. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    At least...
    Edit. Maybe an ERU and the outside air fan is not running?
  12. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    Two pellet stoves and a gas hot water heater... All it takes
  13. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    It doesn't take much.
  14. Ejectr

    Ejectr Minister of Fire

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    They're all sisters.........
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  15. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    Just for a reference, when doing a blower door test on a house, they usually pressurize to 50 pascals which equals 0.2 inH20.
    And
    0.8 inH20 = 199 pascals
    2.31 inH20 = 575 pascals
  16. Ejectr

    Ejectr Minister of Fire

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    Well that's a lot of mathemeticians in one house!:)
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