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post #31 of 33 Old 10-03-2012, 07:04 AM - Thread Starter
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Not a silly question at all. You can use a Dead Vent as a stand alone air exchanger with the air in the rest of the basement or use the DV as a muffler connected to the main HVAC.

Thanks Ted!

Would you still use the inline fan in the DV while connected to HVAC? I kept thinking that it might help in some cases and hurt (impede flow) in others?

HVAC balancing/design seems like a mysterious art (even after reading a couple HVAC handbooks for fun).
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Generally any of the mufflers (Soffit, Joist or DV) will add a lot of resistance to the line and so require an in-line fan to compensate

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Generally any of the mufflers (Soffit, Joist or DV) will add a lot of resistance to the line and so require an in-line fan to compensate

Ahh! Now it makes sense....... I was thinking that the fan was just for moving air..... Never occurred to me that it's helping to compensate for the added resistance. Didn't even think that there was resistance, but makes 100% sense that there would be.

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Hopefully time will pass quickly so we can get started in the next couple months, and figure out budget and stuff.

Thanks again to everyone who has commented and made suggestions as well. I'll hopefully get a build thread up when things get started.
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