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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-09-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,001
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Good point Cranky, the end hangs up when pushing,...

Good point Cranky, the end hangs up when pushing, I had to remove the 90’s also.

White PVC or black ABS would work, but don’t meet code.

U can do anything that u want if you own the place &...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-06-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,001
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
I found this on web search: “I'm not a pro,...

I found this on web search:

“I'm not a pro, but rather a long-time audio guy and electronics hobbyist. So some of the pros may disagree, but I base this recommendation on my own practical...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-06-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,001
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
My Mains trench had to be 36” minimum & used 3”...

My Mains trench had to be 36” minimum & used 3” grey schedule 80.
IRC code

As nobody sells schedule 80 fittings, schedule 40 fittings were used & passed inspection.

Seems dumb

I don’t know...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-03-18, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,473
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
I think this would be good Wet slab prevention? ...

I think this would be good Wet slab prevention?

Honeywell HSS-DPS Early Warning Dew Point Switch

It’s a contact the surface type vs the air only type
...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-02-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,845
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
For 1/2” Pex-A Max recommended loop length...

For 1/2” Pex-A

Max recommended loop length is usualy 300’

I recommend making loops shorter to reduce pumping energy.

1 GPM through 300’ needs 5.1 PSI

Cut loop length in half to 2 x 150’
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-20-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,309
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Safe and Sanitary Hot Water Delivery Systems ...

Safe and Sanitary Hot Water Delivery Systems

https://www.caleffi.com/sites/default/files/coll_attach_file/idronics_22_na.pdf

Caleffi has a series of these great free learning tutorials.

...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-11-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,845
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Dend, your: “It's true regardless. A 50% duty...

Dend, your:
“It's true regardless. A 50% duty cycle at design conditions is Short Cycling.”

U R confusing a boiler that is oversized for the home heating load at “design” temperature
(2*F)...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-11-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,309
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
The reason for the flat plate HX is: the buried...

The reason for the flat plate HX is: the buried 450’ loop of 1” pex is open to Oxygen permiation,
& the house heating system is closed O2 barrier pex.

The buried pipe can hold about 13.5 gallons...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-09-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,473
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Upon further study: ...

Upon further study:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiant_cooling

I think that I could use the buried outside loop to cool the downstairs slab (1440ft2) using the Pex loops designed for...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-08-18, 09:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,309
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Upon further study: ...

Upon further study:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiant_cooling

I think that I could use the buried outside loop to cool the downstairs slab (1440ft2) using the Pex loops designed for...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-08-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,473
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
1/2 ton heat pump questions

Before backfilling around rear of my new house & retaining wall, I put down a 450’ loop of blue 1” pex.

I’m thinking about how I can use this loop to help heat or cool house.

The soil (ha) is...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-08-18, 12:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,309
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Before backfilling around rear of house &...

Before backfilling around rear of house & retaining wall, I put down a 450’ loop of blue 1” pex.

I’m thinking about how I can use this loop to help heat or cool house.

The soil (ha) is really...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-04-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,767
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
outdoor reset: “It changes the supply...

outdoor reset:

“It changes the supply temperature in response to an ANTICIPATED change in demand indoors. I say "anticipated" because your house shell and insulation introduce a lag in demand.
...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-04-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,309
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
outdoor reset: “It changes the supply...

outdoor reset:

“It changes the supply temperature in response to an ANTICIPATED change in demand indoors. I say "anticipated" because your house shell and insulation introduce a lag in demand.
...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-02-18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,309
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
House is a 1-1/2 story walk out basement. ...

House is a 1-1/2 story walk out basement.

Earth covers about 50% of the main level walls, this will help it stay cool in the Summer & warm in the Winter.

As all the insulation is on the inside,...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-02-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,309
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Upstairs will have a full bath & 2 bedrooms,...

Upstairs will have a full bath & 2 bedrooms, front with sliding glass door out onto balcony/carport
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-02-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,309
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Radon abatement, Colorado Rocky Mountains has a...

Radon abatement, Colorado Rocky Mountains has a lots of Radon.

40’ of green pipe is perforated & wrapped with landscape fabric, then covered with 5” of screened gravel. Then 6” of EPS type2, then...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-02-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,309
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Pic of outside as it sets over Winter. I...

Pic of outside as it sets over Winter.

I think the light pastel green synthetic stucco (StyroTuff2) is a fitting color.

The Teller County building inspectors think I’m nuts for insulating so...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-02-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,309
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Pics of closed cell SPF Middle pic is the 4’...

Pics of closed cell SPF

Middle pic is the 4’ of R63
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-02-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,767
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.supplyhouse.com/manual...

https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.supplyhouse.com/manuals/1348766875172/81452_PROD_FILE.pdf

There are some details to study, basically outdoor reset makes the heating water hotter as the temperature...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-02-18, 10:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,309
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
All of the structural load bearing of the...

All of the structural load bearing of the upstairs & roof is on the downstairs perimiter concrete walls, so no load bearing on the downstairs interior walls.

In the Spring I will start on the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-29-17, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,767
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
https://www.supplyhouse.com/Taco-I075C3R-1-3-4-3-W...

https://www.supplyhouse.com/Taco-I075C3R-1-3-4-3-Way-Outdoor-Reset-I-Series-Mixing-Valve-w-Sensor-5203000-p

These work great
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-28-17, 01:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,309
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
No heat transfer plates. This is the 4th...

No heat transfer plates.

This is the 4th house that I have done this way.
Works fine in climate zones 4 through 7.

Heavy (thick) heat transfer plates do work well & would lower the required...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-27-17, 08:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,309
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Pic of Pex under upstairs subfloor

Pic of Pex under upstairs subfloor
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-27-17, 07:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,309
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Upstairs 672ft2 is heated by Pex suspended under...

Upstairs 672ft2 is heated by Pex suspended under the 3/4” Advantech subfloor.

This heat transfer from the Pex via convection & some radiation to the subfloor is less efficient than conduction in a...
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