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Forum: Conservation 07-15-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,940
Posted By Nonhog
Hits home! I added a sun shade "sail" to cover my...

Hits home! I added a sun shade "sail" to cover my atrium skylights 15x15.
W/O it even with the new heat pump the room is unbearable.
Glad I added it early this year with all the 80-90 degree...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-22-14, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,516
Posted By Nonhog
To clarify the voids are on either side of the...

To clarify the voids are on either side of the windows not above them.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-22-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,516
Posted By Nonhog
Add insulation?

My rear facing wall of my atrium had some rot issues due to poorly installed vinyl siding. So I can do it simple and just replace the rotted siding and leave well enough alone or.......

I can add...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-28-14, 05:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,788
Posted By Nonhog
We spoke with a installer at the Homeshow and...

We spoke with a installer at the Homeshow and told him up front I'm a DIY
He still spent more time than all 3 previous co. combined. Offered to sell systems and do some or none of the install.
I'd...
Forum: Other Improvements 12-30-13, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,009
Posted By Nonhog
Those turkey pans are looking pretty good right...

Those turkey pans are looking pretty good right now. :D
What if you add 2 pans per canned light. One one upside down, One on top of that right side up. Then roll (key would be rolled insulation) up...
Forum: Other Improvements 12-30-13, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,009
Posted By Nonhog
Funny I was just thinking about this subject. I...

Funny I was just thinking about this subject. I was thinking a box made out of rigid insulation around the plywood box that keep the insulation from creeping up to the light. My question would be how...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-18-13, 03:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,788
Posted By Nonhog
No! wrong! I'm a slave to my wife. :thumbup:

No! wrong! I'm a slave to my wife. :thumbup:
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-18-13, 02:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,788
Posted By Nonhog
I actually like the atrium. It use to have a hot...

I actually like the atrium. It use to have a hot tub. after the 3rd year we took it out. Do miss it from time to time.
Seeing the moon from inside the house is a real treat.
We talked about...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-18-13, 12:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,788
Posted By Nonhog
3775 Not to scale but you can see how just...

3775

Not to scale but you can see how just about everything will be a compromise. 15X15 atrium is really in the way.
If I'm thinking right I might need 3 mini split systems?
One in front room...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-18-13, 11:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,788
Posted By Nonhog
Thanks for all the responces! I just added...

Thanks for all the responces! I just added Propane @ $3.00/gallon. was under $2.00
in August. I pulled money from my retirement and plan to get going on a re-heat.
My head is still spinning on...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-10-13, 02:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,788
Posted By Nonhog
Doing my homework, (time to fill Propane at...

Doing my homework, (time to fill Propane at nearly a dollar a gallon more than last fill) Considering a heat pump added to furnace as well as a mini split in the atrium. Or?

Where did you get your...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-29-13, 02:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,788
Posted By Nonhog
Still in yap mode. LOL Just about done with our...

Still in yap mode. LOL Just about done with our last car payment. For sure going to do this. Had people over for Thanksgiving and it was an ice box in the atrium.

I tend to look at the low priced...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-08-13, 05:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,788
Posted By Nonhog
Got it. (my bad, I see that now) Thanks!

Got it. (my bad, I see that now) Thanks!
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-08-13, 03:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,788
Posted By Nonhog
Not really sure how to take your post, since you...

Not really sure how to take your post, since you quoted me. What you quoted was me taking my hat off to the guy for doing a good job. Way above and beyond the $95.00 (not free) charge. However they...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-07-13, 11:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,788
Posted By Nonhog
This guy really went all out crawling in the...

This guy really went all out crawling in the attic. And that's tough in my house.
This guy was not little had to be a real pain to look at what was up there.
I've been all through my attic. I'm 6'...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-07-13, 02:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,788
Posted By Nonhog
Had an audit done and was pretty turned off by...

Had an audit done and was pretty turned off by the hard sell that began as soon as the worker wrapped up his inspection. I was there watching and told the guy several times I am a DIY'r (so yes...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-07-13, 02:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,788
Posted By Nonhog
Thanks for the reply's! Not sure where summer...

Thanks for the reply's! Not sure where summer went? I've got almost enough wood for winter. Still thinking. mejunkhound I like the 2 mini splits idea.
One concern I have is the forced propane...
Forum: Biofuels 06-03-13, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,519
Posted By Nonhog
Can't watch above vids until I get home. Wonder...

Can't watch above vids until I get home. Wonder if anyone has heard reviews on this.
Kimberly (http://www.unforgettablefirellc.com/)

My wife saw one at the Earth Fair yesterday and loved the idea.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-09-13, 02:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,788
Posted By Nonhog
Heat pump thoughts

3 bids for heat pumps. 3 different suggestions.

A little background. 1700 sq. ft. home with a 15x15 unconditioned atrium in the center. The entire roof is glass and the back wall is near 18' tall....
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-04-12, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,052
Posted By Nonhog
My shop has a metal roof and I have many fir...

My shop has a metal roof and I have many fir tree's. Gutters fill up fast.
Think about that. Sun dries the needle quickly and they slidedown the smooth roof. Not a problem just something to...
Forum: Other Improvements 08-06-12, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,240
Posted By Nonhog
Years back I installed one in a hall closet...

Years back I installed one in a hall closet upstairs and put the switch in there also. That way it was out of site. The doors must be open to turn on and it was loud enough nobody would forget it was...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-17-12, 03:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,492
Posted By Nonhog
I was given a bat house and it says it could take...

I was given a bat house and it says it could take a couple years for bats to take up home. Not sure why?
I may move mine to a more direct sun area. Not so easy in the Seattle area.
Forum: Introductions 12-16-11, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,327
Posted By Nonhog
Well I have a 1700 sq ft home with a atrium in...

Well I have a 1700 sq ft home with a atrium in the middle with 20' high wall on one end (see avatar) that is not heated. I'm heating the house with wood
as much as possible and have a propane...
Forum: Introductions 12-16-11, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,327
Posted By Nonhog
My kind of place! newb from PNW

Been studying up on alternate heating sources. Found this place on a Google search of DIY geothermal heat pump.
Had to sign up right away! Excited about what I'll find here.

Getting sick of wood...
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