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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-27-18, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,401
Posted By wewantutopia
Thank you for that, very cool indeed! That...

Thank you for that, very cool indeed! That product is definitely out of my budget however.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-26-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,401
Posted By wewantutopia
Adding additional insulation to seel entry door

Hello, I'm wondering if anyone has any experience or ideas about adding additional insulation to a seel entry door? I'm considering doing this to our basement door; adding another 1.5 or 2" to the...
Forum: Conservation 09-22-14, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,992
Posted By wewantutopia
Does/did your doorbell drawing that many watts...

Does/did your doorbell drawing that many watts have a lighted button? If so, I wonder what they draw without one.

I'm redoing my front porch and we currently do not have a doorbell. We are going...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-14-14, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,294
Posted By wewantutopia
Hi there. We haven't completed the project yet,...

Hi there. We haven't completed the project yet, but I'm pretty sure my wife and I have decided on the window.

For our front (south facing under a front porch) picture window we are going to go...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-26-14, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,294
Posted By wewantutopia
Hi guys, thanks for the responses. I've...

Hi guys, thanks for the responses.

I've checked out the big box stores and was less than impressed with their offerings. I will check at lowes again to see what their triple panes are all about...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-24-14, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,294
Posted By wewantutopia
Window Recommendations

Hi everyone.

I'm getting ready to replace a picture window; it is inoperable. I'm having issues finding a fixed window on the web.

It is 64" x 47" and imagine/expect it will be a custom...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-10-14, 11:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,938
Posted By wewantutopia
WOW, I was gone for the weekend and this thread...

WOW, I was gone for the weekend and this thread blew up!!

I got your email AC Hacker but I don't have enough posts yet to respond. I do see, however, that you found that I already posted the data...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-06-14, 12:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,938
Posted By wewantutopia
Thanks for the reply. If we get a 12,000...

Thanks for the reply.

If we get a 12,000 btu unit does that mean in the coldest months it will run 45 minutes of every hour?

That seems like a lot. Is it?
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-06-14, 09:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,938
Posted By wewantutopia
Hi everyone. I got my gas bill for the...

Hi everyone.

I got my gas bill for the period of 12/20/2013 - 1/22/2014; this period includes the polar vortex and the rest of the extra cold month.

In that period we used 72.42 therms or 2.19...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-30-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,938
Posted By wewantutopia
This: "Remember if you are pulling 5kw of...

This:

"Remember if you are pulling 5kw of heat out of the ground, its because it had 5kw of heat. You were just pumping the 5kw of heat out using 1kw of energy. If you raise the water temp by...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-29-14, 03:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,938
Posted By wewantutopia
My thought of preheating the ground loop would be...

My thought of preheating the ground loop would be for "emergency heat" only insead of the resistance heater.

I undersand they have a COP of 5 or higher. If I understand correctly, if you add an...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-29-14, 01:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,938
Posted By wewantutopia
If you have an oversized unit, what would that do...

If you have an oversized unit, what would that do for cooling? I thought you are supposed to have an undersized a/c to make sure the air is dehumidified.

I can cool the house with a single well...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-29-14, 10:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,938
Posted By wewantutopia
I really have! Good point, I'll have to wait...

I really have!

Good point, I'll have to wait for the next gas bill.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-29-14, 09:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,938
Posted By wewantutopia
Hi everyone, thanks for the responses. I...

Hi everyone, thanks for the responses.

I live in a ~1000 sq. ft. 1910 bungalow that I have insulated to just under passive house standards (the builders grade double pane windows the previous...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-28-14, 09:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,938
Posted By wewantutopia
Back Up Heat Source and Boosting Loop Temps

Hello All,

My long term plans for our home is to swap our nat. gas forced air furnace for a ground source heat pump. These recent cold snaps (it is currently -16*F here and -35*F windchill) has...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-23-13, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,804
Posted By wewantutopia
Awesome thanks! I found just some high...

Awesome thanks! I found just some high transparancy stuff that is 16 mil: here (http://www.agriculturesolutions.com/products/greenhouse-supplies/high-transparency-films). I' like it to be wider...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-23-13, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,804
Posted By wewantutopia
No I haven't. I'm just brainstorming and...

No I haven't. I'm just brainstorming and planning. I'm rebuilding our front porch next year and I want to incorporate this into the design.

I really don't want to use rigid material...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-20-13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,804
Posted By wewantutopia
Removable Temporary Sun Room on Front Porch

Hi everyone, I'm not really sure where to put this...

We have a south facing front porch that recieves a TON of sunlight in the late fall/early spring and winter. I'd like to devise a system to...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-20-13, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,522
Posted By wewantutopia
I'd say the BEST way to insulate a basement is...

I'd say the BEST way to insulate a basement is with rigid foam insulation on the EXTERIOR of the wall bringing the thermal mass of the foundation into the envelope...
Forum: Product Reviews 04-29-13, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,675
Posted By wewantutopia
Thanks for the info. I'm going with the 300.

Thanks for the info. I'm going with the 300.
Forum: Product Reviews 04-27-13, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,675
Posted By wewantutopia
Bump. Anyone?

Bump.

Anyone?
Forum: Product Reviews 04-23-13, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,675
Posted By wewantutopia
Thanks for sharing this. I've got 2...

Thanks for sharing this.

I've got 2 questions:

1) I've also found the HT500: Contractor Grade Gun Foam - HT300, HT500 Handi-ToolŪ Dispensing Unit...
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