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  • Jim & Janet
    Speaking of hot & humid... Symposium on Improving Building Systems in Hot and Humid Climates
    Message 1 of 32 , Dec 3, 2007
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      Speaking of hot & humid...
       Symposium on Improving Building Systems in Hot and Humid Climates
       


       
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      Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 3:28 PM
      Subject: Re: [hreg] Re: whole house fan ( think bigger!)

      I wanted to bounce this idea off the group since it's along the lines of whole house fans. 
      The Houston climate is a tough on to battle (wet and hot).  I live in a 1920's pier and beam bungalow and have the problem of a moist foundation and a relatively hot attic.  I've noticed in the past that I can always could on a cool breeze coming from under my house (I am assuming from the cool shaded soil).  So I was bouncing around the pros and cons of having an somewhat small attic fan which pulls directly from the crawl space.  This will produce a nice draft under the house to help with moisture and would reduce the attic temperature by pulling the cool air from the crawl space.  The biggest thing I am concerned with is drafting all that wet air into the attic. 
       
      Any thoughts?
       
      Daniel 

      On Nov 28, 2007 12:54 PM, evelyn sardina <evelynsardina@ yahoo.com> wrote:

      Thank you I will contact them for the solid roof applicaton system. It looks like what may work for the beach house. The house remains closed until the weekends. It is like a sauna in there when you walk in. I was wondering if a solar roof vent would do the trick to keep it cooler while it is locked... Would it need something moving air in for circulation in combination with the solar fan? It is a small house about 600 sf with a small loft. I have seen the solar vents that are easily installed by cutting a small hole on the wall. It can be closed when air conditioning is being used.  Any suggestions?  Would it qualify for tax incentives/  Thanks  Evelyn                                                                                           John Miggins <jmiggins@cox. net> wrote:
      the product from tamarak industries is a good one if that has not been mentioned.  http://www.tamtech. com/
       
      air changes in buildings is very important especially in very tight efficient homes.
       
      John Miggins
       
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      NewPoint Energy Solutions
       
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      Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 11:54 AM
      Subject: Re: [hreg] Re: whole house fan ( think bigger!)

      Good idea...... They sell filters that you can cut down to size of the opening. If you had allergies this would probably help with the dust and the pollen. In case you needed to know.... Thanks!

      anniemktx < anniemktx@yahoo. com> wrote:
      I have a big fan in my house in Nacogdoches and I love it. It is
      mounted in the attic, and there is a louvered opening in the ceiling
      right under the fan. When I turn it on, I have to open a few
      windows, and it pulls a nice breeze in through those windows. It
      works especially well on warm days, when it starts to cool down in
      the evening. You can cool off a stuffy house in just a few
      minutes! Some people don't like to use them because they can pull
      in dust from outside, but I never found that to be a big problem.

      --- In hreg@yahoogroups. com, evelyn sardina <evelynsardina@ ...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Awesome but I can't see this hanging off my ceiling inside my
      house! Thanks for the info' I will keep in case I know someone who
      can use.
      >
      > Gary Beck <eco@...> wrote: Think bigger!
      http://www.bigassfa ns.com
      >
      > Gary Beck, P.E., LEED AP
      >
      > Eco-Holdings LLC - Engineering Services
      > 4010 Blue Bonnet Blvd., Ste 114, Houston, TX 77025
      > Tel: 713-377-4209, Fax: 832-201-5338 Cell: 713-530-1950
      >
      > Design/Inspection for Residential and Commercial Projects
      > Foundations/ Frame Systems for Remodeling and New Builds
      > Low Energy Structural Systems / Alternate Energy Consulting
      > "Where Sustainability is Engineered"
      >
      >
      >
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      > From: hreg@yahoogroups. com [mailto: hreg@yahoogroups. com] On
      Behalf Of evelyn sardina
      > Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 2:47 PM
      > To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
      > Subject: RE: [hreg] whole house fan ( never mind I found the
      answer)
      >
      >
      > 3 ton air requires about 3,300 watts and whole house fan
      for about 1,500 hsf runs on 140 watts! You would only need 140 watt
      panel to run it! I think I just found my next home project!
      >
      > evelyn sardina <evelynsardina@ ...> wrote:
      > I was wondering what the difference was between running an
      air and running the fan for the same amount of square footage. Maybe
      someone has the answer. I was also wondering if the house were about
      1,600 square feet ( size of my house ) how many solar panels and/or
      wattage would be needed to run it?
      >
      > "Shafer, Mark B" <mark.b.shafer@ ...> wrote:
      > My daughter rented an old house in Nacogdoches with a
      whole house fan. She said it was inexpensive to run and kept the
      house pleasant even in summer.
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    • Sue Lehrer
      I am on pier and beam and have gutters with no ponding anywhere (French drains around the house too). Would love to talk offline Daniel. Regular email is
      Message 32 of 32 , Dec 11, 2007
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        I am on pier and beam and have gutters with no ponding anywhere (French drains around the house too).  Would love to talk offline Daniel.  Regular email is suelehrer at Comcast.net to exchange info!  Appreciate it, Sue

         


        From: hreg@yahoogroups.com [mailto:hreg@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Daniel Stevens
        Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 12:40 PM
        To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: Re: [hreg] Re: whole house fan ( think bigger!)

         

        Sue,  it's a pretty difficult solution to determine.  Do you have gutters to try and move as much water away from your house as possible.  If you having that much an issue you need to address the root of the problem rather than just damage control.  While I wouldn't use bleach on wood, vinegar is an excellent wood clean.  I would still dilute it a little. 

         

        As for drying out your foundation, I would first make sure you don't have any ponding under your house.  If you have any other questions we can talk it outside of HREG.
        Cheers,

        Daniel

        On Dec 4, 2007 7:47 AM, Sue Lehrer <suelehrer@comcast. net> wrote:

        Thanks so much Evelyn—are Clorox and vinegar safe to use on fine mahogany and other dark furniture?

         


        From: hreg@yahoogroups. com [mailto:hreg@yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of evelyn sardina
        Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 12:02 AM
        To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
        Subject: RE: [hreg] Re: whole house fan ( think bigger!)

         

        Try cleaning your house with a solution that has half white vinager and half water. Mop your floors with this and everything.. .. Put opened boxes of baking soda inside your cabinets. This is pretty inexpensive to do. I buy a product called Damped Rid and you can get it at supermarkets or discount stores. It works really well. If you get it... the one I like is hte one that has a container that holds the beads. You can empty into the toilet and it is non toxic! The thing is that after a while it gets expensive, but it is very much worth it. I have read of a product that is organic made of oregano that sounds very promising but I can't find it so you may want to google it and if I find it I will email later. Remember with mold clean from the outside towards the middle of the area that you are cleaning. Mold will move arounon you and if it is not done right you might end up spreading it. I saw this on a television special. They took clorox and poored it around the mold then proceeded towards the center so it wouldn't spread. This was for a very severe problem but it probalby works well for this type of problem. Good luck and I hope this helps. Evelyn

        Sue Lehrer <suelehrer@comcast. net> wrote:

        Daniel I have the same type of house and for the first time in 15 years I think due to all the rain over the summer have had the biggest problem I have ever had with mold on the bottom of my furniture and inside of cabinets.  Any suggestions on mitigation and or treatment from anyone is appreciated!  Following your lead on this one!

        Sue


        From: hreg@yahoogroups. com [mailto:hreg@yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Daniel Stevens
        Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 3:29 PM
        To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
        Subject: Re: [hreg] Re: whole house fan ( think bigger!)

        I wanted to bounce this idea off the group since it's along the lines of whole house fans. 

        The Houston climate is a tough on to battle (wet and hot).  I live in a 1920's pier and beam bungalow and have the problem of a moist foundation and a relatively hot attic.  I've noticed in the past that I can always could on a cool breeze coming from under my house (I am assuming from the cool shaded soil).  So I was bouncing around the pros and cons of having an somewhat small attic fan which pulls directly from the crawl space.  This will produce a nice draft under the house to help with moisture and would reduce the attic temperature by pulling the cool air from the crawl space.  The biggest thing I am concerned with is drafting all that wet air into the attic. 

        Any thoughts?

        Daniel 

        On Nov 28, 2007 12:54 PM, evelyn sardina <evelynsardina@ yahoo.com> wrote:

        Thank you I will contact them for the solid roof applicaton system. It looks like what may work for the beach house. The house remains closed until the weekends. It is like a sauna in there when you walk in. I was wondering if a solar roof vent would do the trick to keep it cooler while it is locked... Would it need something moving air in for circulation in combination with the solar fan? It is a small house about 600 sf with a small loft. I have seen the solar vents that are easily installed by cutting a small hole on the wall. It can be closed when air conditioning is being used.  Any suggestions?  Would it qualify for tax incentives/  Thanks  Evelyn                                                                                           John Miggins <jmiggins@cox. net> wrote:

        the product from tamarak industries is a good one if that has not been mentioned.  http://www.tamtech. com/

        air changes in buildings is very important especially in very tight efficient homes.

        John Miggins

        Regional Sales Manager
        NewPoint Energy Solutions

        A Division of Standard Renewable Energy

        (713) 231-7665 Cell
        (281) 768-4915 (Fax)
         (866-6-NEWPOINT) Toll Free

        jmiggins@newpointen ergy.com
        www.newpointenergy. com
        "We make using renewable energy easy"


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        ----- Original Message -----

        Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 11:54 AM

        Subject: Re: [hreg] Re: whole house fan ( think bigger!)

        Good idea...... They sell filters that you can cut down to size of the opening. If you had allergies this would probably help with the dust and the pollen. In case you needed to know.... Thanks!

        anniemktx < anniemktx@yahoo. com> wrote:

        I have a big fan in my house in Nacogdoches and I love it. It is
        mounted in the attic, and there is a louvered opening in the ceiling
        right under the fan. When I turn it on, I have to open a few
        windows, and it pulls a nice breeze in through those windows. It
        works especially well on warm days, when it starts to cool down in
        the evening. You can cool off a stuffy house in just a few
        minutes! Some people don't like to use them because they can pull
        in dust from outside, but I never found that to be a big problem.

        --- In hreg@yahoogroups. com , evelyn sardina <evelynsardina@ ...>
        wrote:
        >
        > Awesome but I can't see this hanging off my ceiling inside my
        house! Thanks for the info' I will keep in case I know someone who
        can use.
        >
        > Gary Beck <eco@...> wrote: Think bigger!
        http://www.bigassfa ns.com
        >
        > Gary Beck, P.E., LEED AP
        >
        > Eco-Holdings LLC - Engineering Services
        > 4010 Blue Bonnet Blvd., Ste 114, Houston , TX 77025
        > Tel: 713-377-4209, Fax: 832-201-5338 Cell: 713-530-1950
        >
        > Design/Inspection for Residential and Commercial Projects
        > Foundations/ Frame Systems for Remodeling and New Builds
        > Low Energy Structural Systems / Alternate Energy Consulting
        > "Where Sustainability is Engineered"
        >
        >
        >
        > ------------ --------- --------- ---
        >
        > From: hreg@yahoogroups. com [mailto: hreg@yahoogroups. com] On
        Behalf Of evelyn sardina
        > Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 2:47 PM
        > To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
        > Subject: RE: [hreg] whole house fan ( never mind I found the
        answer)
        >
        >
        > 3 ton air requires about 3,300 watts and whole house fan
        for about 1,500 hsf runs on 140 watts! You would only need 140 watt
        panel to run it! I think I just found my next home project!
        >
        > evelyn sardina <evelynsardina@ ...> wrote:
        > I was wondering what the difference was between running an
        air and running the fan for the same amount of square footage. Maybe
        someone has the answer. I was also wondering if the house were about
        1,600 square feet ( size of my house ) how many solar panels and/or
        wattage would be needed to run it?
        >
        > "Shafer, Mark B" < mark.b.shafer@ ...> wrote:
        > My daughter rented an old house in Nacogdoches with a
        whole house fan. She said it was inexpensive to run and kept the
        house pleasant even in summer.
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > ------------ --------- --------- ---
        >
        > Get easy, one-click access to your favorites. Make Yahoo! your
        homepage.
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > ------------ --------- --------- ---
        >
        > Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your homepage.
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > ------------ --------- --------- ---
        > Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your homepage.
        >


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