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  • 30% or less

    42 63.64%
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    9 13.64%
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    3 4.55%
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    You can also pee on the floor. Wait, that's for jelly fish sting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilmira View Post
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    You can also pee on the floor. Wait, that's for jelly fish sting.
    Or stop peeing on the floor, whichever.

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    Have we factored seat up or seat down into your humidity levels?
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

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    fact.

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    Any other condo owners reporting? My Nest thermostat has been steadily reading 9% during this cold snap.

    Corner unit with floor to ceiling windows and no frost at all. I don't notice much discomfort except for using lip chap more often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GLETUN View Post
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    Any other condo owners reporting? My Nest thermostat has been steadily reading 9% during this cold snap.

    Corner unit with floor to ceiling windows and no frost at all. I don't notice much discomfort except for using lip chap more often.
    @GLETUN welcome to beyond.ca. What do ya drive?

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    Turned my humidity back up. Above 30% again. Still wish it was 50%. Still considering the desert spring disc humidifier to help get there.

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    I think the best solution would be to just install an indoor pool.

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    My understanding is mold does not grow in under 18% humidity, and mold bothers me more than dry air, so I leave my humidifier off always.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tirebob View Post
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    My understanding is mold does not grow in under 18% humidity, and mold bothers me more than dry air, so I leave my humidifier off always.
    I'm not bothered by dry air either - most of us are probably used to it as Calgarians. I think for most people it has to do with allergies and/or hardwood flooring warranty. Though for warranty I suppose all you'd have to do is crank it up to 30% before claiming.

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    This probably doesn't need it's own thread, but in this picture, where the hot side of the furnace is on the right. Which direction does air flow through the flex pipe? Does it flow from Cold side to hot, being "drawn" by the faster moving hot air? Or does is it "pushed" from higher pressure hot side to the lower pressure cold side?

    IMG_20200122_190019046.jpg

    So, when I put my hand here when the heat is running, does that pipe get hot, or stay cool?
    IMG_20200122_190338262.jpg

    I mean, I know what happens in my house, but I have a buddy telling me it's "fucked" and it should be the other way. and I've proven, I'm not HVAC genius. So how should it work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    This probably doesn't need it's own thread, but in this picture, where the hot side of the furnace is on the right. Which direction does air flow through the flex pipe? Does it flow from Cold side to hot, being "drawn" by the faster moving hot air? Or does is it "pushed" from higher pressure hot side to the lower pressure cold side?

    IMG_20200122_190019046.jpg

    So, when I put my hand here when the heat is running, does that pipe get hot, or stay cool?
    IMG_20200122_190338262.jpg

    I mean, I know what happens in my house, but I have a buddy telling me it's "fucked" and it should be the other way. and I've proven, I'm not HVAC genius. So how should it work?
    Wow. Good question. I really don't know but I'll stick my neck out and take a swing.
    It appears to me that your humidifier is connected to your cold air return. While this seems less than completely rational, I guess it shouldn't be a disaster. Then they connected the first branch from the hot duct to your humidifier, which essentially blows the hottest air through your humidifier and into your cold air return...
    I have zero doubt that your flex line to the humidifier will be hot and air will be flowing that way because that's the highest pressure closest to your furnace fan beating the low pressure at your cold air return which has suffered multiple pressure drops on its way back to your furnace.
    But why? Why not just have the humidifier on the hot side? Is it about pre heating the air from the cold return?
    It doesn't seem "fucked" but it does seem odd without giving it too much additional thought.


    Edit - and mine is precisely the same. I just checked. Since my house is #SoFuckinEcoBrah I think it's safe to assume TréSlō has a correct, if not advanced, install.
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    The hot air will push ‘backwards’ through the humidifier into the lower pressure return air duct. Same-same, the key thing is you have air through the humidifier going somewhere. Most humidifier manufacturers don’t care, just install it where there is best fit and can be serviced easily. It will still be bypassing in either direction.
    Last edited by Darell_n; Today at 09:46 PM.

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