Aprilaire Humidifier Install procedure

I figure the HO install procedure goes like this:
1. Purchase A/A at Home Depot. 2. Get home, and open box. Read parts list. 3. Another Trip to HD to buy an elbow and one length of 6 inch round. 4. Home to take old humidifier off furnace. 5. Can't find mounting screws on old hum. 6. Find mounting screws. Don't have a 1/4 nut driver. Back to HD to buy one. Can't just buy one. But the set of five. 7. Back home to pull the cap head screws out. 8. Go to pull wires off old hum. Can't get them off, snip with toenail shears from wife's medicine chest. 9. Can't find out how to get water line disconnected. Leave old unit hanging by water line. Kinks line over top of beam. 10. New unit has a different size hole than old unit. 11. Slice finger while trying to bend sheet metal back to make hole bigger. 12. Trip to hospital. 13. Tetanus shot. Bandages. Blue Cross deductible $200 for hospital visits. 14. Back to try to mount new A/A. Find that hole still not big enough. 15. Back to HD to ask how to resize hole. Buy red, green, yellow, and bulldog shears. 16. Cut hole larger. Use wrong template, and make hole too large. 17. Back to HD to ask what to do. Purchase two sheets of single wide panning. 18. Home. Try to attach panning to side of furnace. Not magnetic. Get big roll of duct tape out. Tape single wide panning to side of return duct. 19. Get template out again. 20. Magic marker location of A/A on new singlewide panning. 21. Cut duct tape to get panning off 22. Using red, green, and yellow shears, cut hole in singlewide panning. 23. Cut fingers on other hand on sharp panning edges. 24. Use new first aid kit from safety aisle at HD. 25. Get A/A cut into single wide panning, and tape panning to side of furnace. Duct tape A/A to panning, too. 26. 27. 28. 29. .<snip for brevity> 41. Duct tape works loose and A/A falls on cellar floor at 3 AM, causing wife to call 911. Police with flashlights and guns drawn look in cellar, and emerge wet up to their knees. No suspect found. But water line sheared and cellar is flooded. <snip> 52. Wife leaves with installer she called the next morning, and is in Hawaii.
Did I leave anything out?
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Just that you are a complete IDIOT!! And I know this is your diary of your first install.

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The larger heating fuel bill. Caulk the house instead.
Andersen says an average family of 4 adds 2 gallons per day (0.69 lb/h) of water vapor to house air by breathing, showering, cooking, cleaning, and so on.
With C cfm of cold fresh air leakage, maintaining 40% RH at 65 F requires adding 60Cx0.075(0.00531-0.0025) = 0.69 pounds of water vapor per hour to house air where I live in January (with w = 0.0025 pounds of water vapor per pound of 30 F outdoor air), which makes C = 55 cfm, close to ASHRAE's 15 cfm per occupant, and much less than a typical 2400 ft^2 1-story 1 ACH 1x2400x8/60 = 320 cfm natural house air leakage.
If the house has a 530 Btu/h-F conductance, including air leaks, reducing the air leaks to 55 cfm could halve the fuel bill, saving 24h(65-30)530/2 = 223K Btu on a 30 F day. It would also save the energy needed to evaporate 60(320-55)0.075(0.00531-0.0025) = 3.35 pounds of water per hour, ie 3350 Btu/h or 80.4K Btu/day, ie another $1/day of oil.
A tight house needs DEhumidification in wintertime, eg a small exhaust fan in series with a humidistat.
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Stormin Mormon wrote:

Frankly mine went in without a hitch.
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Stormy has issues as we all know, so I can see him being slightly confused since it was always "his boss"that did the actual installation of the units.
The first one, no matter what brand, is always the bitch...get a few installed and it becomes second nature...if you are installing them on most of the new installations, its part of the job just like pulling a lineset, or wiring it up...you know what order to go in that works for you and you dont spend alot of time with judging where to put it, as you already know.
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