02:38PM | 11/28/00
Member Since: 10/01/00
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We are building a house. What a horror story. Anyway, I am told by heating professionals and a building inspector I know (not in the town I am building in) that it is code to put both returns and supplies in the bedrooms if the A/C and heat is combined in the same system. I have forced hot air/gas with central air. HVAC guys refuses to put them in. Evidently, if they know that the building inspector in a particular town doesn't enforce this, they don't do it. What do I do? I wish I could find this piece of the code in writing.


08:59AM | 12/04/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
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Ask the local building inspector in person. I'd think he'll have to give you a straight answer. And if he says it's required, ask him to tell the builder that.
If he says it's not required, I guess the best you can do is ask your friend for more detailed info.
Now, I'm thinking about it... We have heat pumps here, which do both the heating and the cooling, and I've not seen any bedrooms that have both supplies and returns. The returns are always in some central place like a hallway, and there's just one per system.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited December 04, 2000).]

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited December 04, 2000).]

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