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Duct sizes

Posted by Harold Kestenholz - Hydronic Network on December 5th, 2000 12:52 AM
In reply to Duct by Philip Hengler on December 4th, 2000 11:47 PM [Go to top of thread]

At approximate equal distances, two six-inch ducts are equal to one eight-inch duct. You have much less resistance to air flow to the downstairs ducts ( 2-8's and one 14). You do need more airflow downstairs for the heating, but you need more air upstairs for the cooling. In actuality, the (6) 8-inch ducts upstairs provide enough air for 1-1/2 tons of air conditioning by themselves without the downstairs ducts.

I suggest that a technician install a Trol-A-Temp or equivalent damper in the 14-inch duct for use as a zone control with a thermostat for the rooms fed by that run. The air flow should be more satisfactory.

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  • Duct by Philip Hengler  12/4/00 11:47 PM

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