Reviewing the Home’s High-Velocity Mini-Duct HVAC System

Electrician Barry Driscoll installs a state-of-the-art surge protector, as well as an arc fault detector. In addition, the new John Wood water heater and RBI gas-fired boiler are reviewed.

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In the basement of the Victorian restoration project home, there are five SpacePak units that, with their state-of-the-art foil-wrapped ductwork, deliver conditioned air at high speeds throughout the house.

The brand new RBI gas-fired boiler provides the BTUs to heat the house, and a John Wood water heater is responsible for hot water production within the residence.

Barry Driscoll is in the basement installing a state-of-the-art surge protector from Square D. Barry hooks up a main surge protector for the whole house that will take care of all the appliances, electronics, and anything else that could be damaged. This eliminates the need for individual surge protectors on separate appliances.

Barry is also installing an arc fault detector. These units (now required by the new national electrical code for branch circuits in bedrooms) protect against fires from arcing caused by damaged wires (if you hit a wire while hanging a picture), deteriorating electrical insulation, stressed electrical cords, or misapplied or damaged appliance use.