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How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vicki Auditore Jul 11. 10 Replies

A local business has the main duct plenums for return and supply located outside going to an RTU furnace/AC on the ground. Two trunks around 10ft. They are insulated on the inside but does not look…Continue

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Need - Measuring and Tracking system for RH and Temps inside wall of New Home

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire Apr 5. 6 Replies

Looking for some type of system that will track RH and Temps in the walls of a new construction single family home. It will be a double 2x4 wall, highly insulated. We want to be able to monitor any…Continue

Cross-laminated Polyethylene vs non-cross laminated

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Taylor Jan 14. 5 Replies

Does anyone know the benefits or disadvantages of cross laminated polyethylene vs non cross laminated for a crawl space membrane?I'm just not finding any info on what the differences or benefits…Continue

 

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Vicki Auditore replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help
"Hi Daniel... you may have already acted on one of the proposed solutions... but I l gotta say, I loved Bradford's "Seal the crap out of it" comment! Aeroseal has a GREAT solution for "sealing the crap out of ductwork"…"
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Ed Fritz replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help
"If you are looking for just a couple year fix, take a look at the attached pictures.  I think spray foam and then wrapping with Radiant Barrier Foil For Outdoor Use will work great.  These are pictures a customer sent us.  They were…"
May 23
Franco Oyuela replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help
"https://www.airconditionersductless.com/ Insulating any kind of ducting in your home is important to prevent heat loss, which can result in higher than normal heating bills. Ducting that runs outside your home requires even more insulation because…"
May 20
Bradford E. White replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help
"One system we specify was a contractor suggestion. The "old way" was board insulation and so-forth, pretty common but with a covering of roof membrane to match the roof material. That worked great except it was not a sanctioned application…"
May 17
Eric Kjelshus replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help
"You have to think about the skills of worker.  cost of the Job.  There is maybe 8000 ways to seal and add "R" to duct work. "
May 14
Michael Johnson replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help
"Due to just needing a temporary fix, I'd seal the ducts, wrap them in vinyl coated R-19 and build a weather resistant cover over everything. This would be the easiest to de-construct in the next couple of years and also give your clients…"
May 13
Larry Weingarten replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help
"Hello, Another approach would be to wrap the duct in fiberglass and then use a sheet metal (aluminum) cover, caulked at the seams to prevent any sort of moisture from getting in. This will be much easier to modify later on.  Yours,  Larry"
May 13
Eric Kjelshus replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help
"I have done this a lot.   I use sheet foam and wrap with PTO - PVC Just like a roof"
May 13
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help
"Thats what I figured. Just wanted to see if there was a product that would do both in one application. "
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help
"Spray closed cell & then paint over / check with manufacturer for recommend products"
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Daniel Baur-McGuire posted a discussion

How to Insulate Exposed Outdoor Ductwork?? Help

A local business has the main duct plenums for return and supply located outside going to an RTU furnace/AC on the ground. Two trunks around 10ft. They are insulated on the inside but does not look to be the best done job. And, NO it is not possible to move the systems inside at the moment. They are planning an addition in a yr or two and would like a temp solution. It is in Iowa, in a heating and cooling climate. How do I insulate the system better. I would like to spray foam the outside of…See More
May 10
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to John S. Rodenhizer's discussion Using radiant barriers as duct insulation, Aka "Bubble wrap" What value do you assign for R-value?
"I commonly see this an assign it the Value the manufacture states.  But, I completely agree and so do other HVAC professionals that it most likely does not perform to the assigned R-value. Very frustrating. Just explain to the client/homeowner…"
May 10
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Robert Logston's discussion Mini-Crawl Spaces between City Row-Home's Conditioned Stories
"This sounds like a job for AeroBarrier and AeroSealing. Both products will seal the issues from the inside out. One for the duct system and one the envelope of the building.  I have been working with Midwest AeroBarrier and CEE out of Mn on…"
Apr 18
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"One of the best building science podcasts! I have learned so much from listendign to this podcast. Try out Kristof Irwin's Positive Energy Podcast https://positiveenergy.pro/building-science-podcast"
Apr 18
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Daniel Baur-McGuire's discussion Need - Measuring and Tracking system for RH and Temps inside wall of New Home
"Thanks for the response! I looked into this option.  WiFi, seems it will be just easier on the actual home owner and creates active transparency for our partners.  "
Apr 5

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Energy auditor / assessor / analyst, Energy efficiency / Weatherization program administrator or implementer / evaluator
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At 2:56pm on October 12, 2016, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Daniel,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros. Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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