From: "Michael A. Terrell"
Subject: Re: Quickie Thermal Probe
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 00:55:09 -0500
Organization: Have you seen my bench? No, really! Where is it?
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Mike Monett wrote:
> Michael A. Terrell wrote:
> > Have you thought about installing a small UV source in the ductwork,
> > but far enough away from the register so it doesn't let the UV out.
> > Maybe before the last bend, and paint the inside of the duct a flat
> > black?
> > Michael A. Terrell
> > Central Florida
> Thanks for your suggestion, Michael, but it's a bit impractical. I'm on
> the top floor of a two story apartment. The heating furnace is in the
> basement, and the ducts are 4" dia. running through the first floor. I
> have no idea where the mold is growing, but it's probably in the
> horizontal runs where the dust and dirt collect. That part is buried
> between the floors and impossible to reach.
If it is a vertical run, make the UV source, pointed down, and put it
in a small wire cage, then lower it about half way down, and run the
cord through the register. s a coincidence, Zefon
http://www.zefon.com/analytical/iaq/aoc.htm here in Ocala makes the
filters used to test for mold.
> Due to the long ducts, there is so little airflow that I shut the system
> down. 95% of the heat is wasted in the basement and never reaches the
> top floor. Fortunately, the people downstairs keep their system running,
> which keeps my apartment at 15C (about 60F) even when it gets down to
> -20C (about 0F) outside. I expect it will get colder, maybe down to -35
> or -40C (-40F.)
> Now, you can tell me how warm it is in Florida:)
That depends on the day of the week. One day you run the AC, the
next you turn it off, and the next you turn on the heat. Something
about cold air moving down from Canada upsetting the weather down here.
Michael A. Terrell