The Three Stooges

Couch, Keith J.
May 2005
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;May2005, Vol. 77 Issue 5, p61
Presents an article on designing one of the first cold-air distribution systems for an elementary school in Florida. Construction schedule for the project; Background on airflow problems in several areas of the school; Reason behind the problems according to contractors; Results of a maintenance check of variable air volume terminals.


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