Asbestos heating ducts. Oy vey.
The Home Ownership Thread - Page 138
Our central heat and air is subpar. My brother, who is finishing up his AS in HVAC, noticed that at some point we have a return air duct coming into a supply duct which explains why most of the vents in the house have very low airflow.
Before he goes ahead and removes it......It could be a design feature by which return air is warming up the cold air intake before it heats the boiler/furnace. I specified to built it this way in my apartment.
I like my water radiators
Forced air is indeed the most efficient and cost effective but it ruins the quality of air, furniture and oil paintings.
Beautiful radiator, Medwed.
FWIW, I find my electric baseboard heat to be very dry...and unlike forced air, I don't have the option of installing a humidifier in the ductwork.
Painting that radiator is a crime against humanity. A tribunal will be convened at once, and recommendations will be issued forthwith (ie sometime in 2037).
$650 to remove the asbestos duct, not too bad considering. We're going with a removal specialist, but keeping it off of the building inspector's radar. Having lost my grandfather to lung cancer that probably resulted from asbestos exposure, I don't want our regular contractor fucking around with it.
New recessed lights in the bedroom: low voltage, regular incandescent, or LED?
Although I like the idea of them being unpainted and even spot polished for even better look the fact is: they compete with everything in the room. I have 6 of them in 4 rooms and they make rooms too busy . With carpet , parquet floor and furniture it becomes too much. I like them, but I prefer them to make less of a fuss.
I will surrender to "authoritai", but only if you go under a similar tribunal for the recessed lights.