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Discussing the Air Conditioning System & Breezeway Design
Project: Victorian Restoration, Episode 7, Part 2
- Part 1: Blowing In Cellulose Insulation
- Part 2: Discussing the Air Conditioning System & Breezeway Design
- Bob talks with Mike Donaghey (from American Standard) to learn more about the compressors, which are part of the barn's air conditioning system. The units have a powder-paint finish and ceramic-coated screws to prevent rusting, for safety and aesthetic reasons. Inside the lid is a little motor and a fan, and on the interior walls is a patented heat transfer agent (the copper pipe through which the refrigerant flows).
This a 12-SEER unit (Seasonal Energy Efficient Rating). The compressor and coil have 10-year warranties but can last much longer, depending on the part of country. Rusting-- especially with exposure to salt air-- is a major factor affecting life expectancy.
Next, Bob and general contractor Charlie Tomaszewski look at a couple of the old posts the architect intended to reuse in the breezeway. However, Charlie has discovered that the posts were reworked once before and are actually hollow. New posts will likely be in order.
- Part 3: Structured Wiring Installation
- Part 4: Blown-In Insulation
The home's new owners, a work-at-home family, have set goals to modernize the home's floor plan, update the building's mechanical and electrical systems, and add home office and work spaces for two busy professionals.
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