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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-08-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By Drake
Thank you for the info. Multiple threads is...

Thank you for the info. Multiple threads is because choices being explored/decided are about parts of the whole project that I think are somewhat independent of the whole. IE. many pump choices can...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-08-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By Drake
component ID in this design?

This is a hydronic control design that I might like to use for my new project but there are a couple of components that I do not know what they are or can fully see how they are plumbed. If anyone...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-08-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 253
Posted By Drake
Grundfos vs Taco circulator pumps

Each have a pump for my hydronic loop floor -Grund Alpha 1 or 2 and Taco 007e. They seem to offer the same capabilities but the Taco is much more affordably. Any opinions/experience on quality or...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-07-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Drake
Sorry for being short on details. I am ready to...

Sorry for being short on details. I am ready to build controls and heat source for my in floor NO pex heating for our new 600 sq' super insulated/sealed living space. It has three closing spaced(6"...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-04-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Drake
Low flow electric micro boiler plumbing?

Is it really necessary to plumb a hydronic floor system with an electric boiler that is 1 temp, 1 zone(with only three loops) with the primary loop/secondary loop design that I have seen said needed...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-17-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,003
Posted By Drake
low flow resistance boiler ???

In John Seigenthalers writing on Hydronics for low energy housing one of his illustrations refers to a "low flow resistance boiler". Anyone one know if an electric micro boiler would be considered...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-16-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,358
Posted By Drake
My main question is a pump for continuous running...

My main question is a pump for continuous running different than a pump that cycles on/off with demand. or will any ECM pump that does one be OK for the other? This is for in a simple single zone...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-13-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,358
Posted By Drake
ECM pump for near continuous running???

Would any of the hi efficiency ECM pumps used in hydronic heating system that cycle with controls be the same or different for using in near continuous running? Do they need to be built different to...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-15-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,676
Posted By Drake
Plumbing my radiant floor

I am at the point in deciding how to plumb/control the hydronic radiant floor in my new addition space. It is three loops(200' ea) of 1/2" non-ox pex laid in concentric sq spirals from outside to...
Forum: Lighting 12-28-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,235
Posted By Drake
It is not the energy efficiency that is most...

It is not the energy efficiency that is most important(thought they need to be LED) but the ease and unneeded wiring required for several multi way switching wanted.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-03-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,616
Posted By Drake
Decided to go with three shorter loops because my...

Decided to go with three shorter loops because my local Menard's store was clearing out 250' rolls of 1/2 of non-O2 pex 75% off to go to 300' rolls. I have three 200' runs in the layout plan now so...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-08-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,616
Posted By Drake
More pex loops better???

I'm putting hydronic pex heating in a high mass concrete slab 14' x 30'. It is for an open room floor plan so it could easily be done with just two loops and meet 1/2 pex length...
Forum: Lighting 04-13-18, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,235
Posted By Drake
Modern sensor lighting

I'm at the point in my eco build to be planning lighting and the wiring to control it. It is a very open floor plan with multiple egress point to most main rooms(so lots of _way switches if...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-01-18, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,857
Posted By Drake
I plan to do in floor(concrete) loop design as...

I plan to do in floor(concrete) loop design as BBP described, closer spaced exterior to wider interior runs in sq spirals, as it will also help redistribute direct passive solar gain from direct...
Forum: Conservation 05-09-17, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,910
Posted By Drake
The screen keep out many more insects than just...

The screen keep out many more insects than just mosquitos but doesn't No-see-ums. The screen is unnecessary for insulated insert purposes it is just already in the extra screens I had. I have one...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-30-17, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,917
Posted By Drake
Is VAE like "latex modified". I have read that...

Is VAE like "latex modified". I have read that when using anti fracture barriers and tile that it is not recommended using a latex modified thin set tile adhesive. These modern adhesives can really...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-30-17, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,917
Posted By Drake
The slab will be covered with dark(for...

The slab will be covered with dark(for solar)porcelain tile which I can install myself so rough surface will be good for adhesion. I have used fiber in other slab projects just not with radiant...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-30-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,917
Posted By Drake
This is for a passive solar heat sink and...

This is for a passive solar heat sink and hydronic heated floor. Highly conductive material is desired not insulation. Insulation will be below floor to direct heat loss into living space.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-30-17, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,917
Posted By Drake
I have not yet chosen a thin slab mix. It will...

I have not yet chosen a thin slab mix. It will be 3/8' rod reinforced, 1" thick. It does not need to be self leveling or light weight. I am leaning toward a small arg premixed HS concrete as it is...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-25-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,917
Posted By Drake
Glass fiber reinforcement in thin slab mix???

Any opinions or knowledge of glass fiber in a thin slab mix for fracture prevention in a radiant hydronic floor being a poor choice? Glass is a good heat conductor as windows prove. My thin slab...
Forum: Solar Power 04-21-17, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,273
Posted By Drake
It will be a direct run from basement to attic...

It will be a direct run from basement to attic two stories, about 25'. As I plan to grid tie if I'm doing any PV I might as well cover front of roof. I have to cross a couple of top and bottom...
Forum: Solar Power 04-18-17, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,273
Posted By Drake
Wire size for solar array???

Want to preinstall a conduit run for future PV roof array from my attic to basement main box during new construction. What gauge main feed wiring and how many would be required? I have 30'x20" of...
Forum: Conservation 04-18-17, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,908
Posted By Drake
In theory if you can keep the demand of building...

In theory if you can keep the demand of building less than supply of earth tube it should be feasible. Certainly would perform better than air to air heat pump not using pre tempered air. Not...
Forum: Conservation 04-10-17, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,910
Posted By Drake
Insulating window inserts

Last year someone asked for photo of how I skinned extra screen inserts with window stretch wrap for extra insulation over winter. I remembered before I stored them this year. I skinned both sides...
Forum: Conservation 04-10-17, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,908
Posted By Drake
I buried 3 110' runs of 6" pipe in the same...

I buried 3 110' runs of 6" pipe in the same trench I dug to gravity daylight drain my footings out thru our hillside. I plan to use them to pre temper incoming fresh air into DIY HRV at night time. ...
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