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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-08-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,386
Posted By CrankyDoug
I ran my mains in 3" PVC and the internet cable...

I ran my mains in 3" PVC and the internet cable two feet above that in 1.25 PVC. The power company had a 150 foot limit for underground service. Mine is about 149 feet. We haven't had any problems...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-01-18, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,511
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: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-10-18, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,860
Posted By Ron342
There is a common stand alone wall console type...

There is a common stand alone wall console type of water supply heat pump (think hospital rooms and halls and hotels) that use mid temp boiler water of 50 to 80f in winter and chiller water in summer...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-09-18, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,860
Posted By jeff5may
Here's a handful of 1/10 ton come compressors: ...

Here's a handful of 1/10 ton come compressors:
https://www.appliancedesign.com/ext/resources/issues/IAM2012/Aspen/IAM2012_ASPEN_image021.jpg
Look up aspena
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-09-18, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,860
Posted By Ron342
I think its going to depend a big bunch of things...

I think its going to depend a big bunch of things but largely on how deep its buried and over what area and how well compacted?
So many variables that AC is likely right - try it by running about...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-08-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,860
Posted By AC_Hacker
Hi Bill, nice to hear from you again. You...

Hi Bill, nice to hear from you again.

You should call around to some of your local GSHP installers and ask exactly the question you have posted. The situation varies greatly from area to area....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-01-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,511
Posted By jeff5may
Those taco odr valves are the bee's knees....

Those taco odr valves are the bee's knees. They're the automatic version of the knob jobbie I linked to before. They don't care about what kind of heat source you have, so for an intermittent source...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-28-17, 05:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,967
Posted By Fordguy64
no heat plates for the underfloor?

no heat plates for the underfloor?
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-12-17, 09:03 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 42,608
Posted By bennelson
I've now gotten two electric bills since...

I've now gotten two electric bills since installing the solar. For the first full month of solar, I got a credit of $40. For the second month, a credit of $20.

At this point, I have a $60 credit...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-19-17, 02:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,967
Posted By ecomodded
BuffaloBill I like your work Im planing my first...

BuffaloBill I like your work Im planing my first build for next year using ICF's.

have you considered using rigid insulation on the outside of the basement ? it would be first on my list so...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-07-17, 03:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,967
Posted By Daox
Awesome progress! Ditto on the pictures. :)

Awesome progress! Ditto on the pictures. :)
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-07-17, 03:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,967
Posted By pinballlooking
Congrats on getting started. We need picture!

Congrats on getting started.
We need picture!
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-05-17, 11:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,967
Posted By Geo NR Gee
It would be nice to have warm floors in the...

It would be nice to have warm floors in the bathroom, but what about running them under the tub at the same time? Stepping into the shower this morning, I thought about how nice it would be to have...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-26-17, 02:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,967
Posted By DEnd
Since you are doing a custom install, maybe think...

Since you are doing a custom install, maybe think about adding a second heat exchanger after the HRV, for summer use. The reason is you can up the efficiency of the HRV by running the hot outside...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-23-17, 06:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,967
Posted By DEnd
Ice and water shield does not prevent ice dams. ...

Ice and water shield does not prevent ice dams. It only provides leak protection from them. This is because the product is fully adhered and provides sealing around penetrating objects. Ice dams...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-22-17, 12:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,967
Posted By AC_Hacker
Good thinking! -AC

Good thinking!

-AC
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-21-17, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,267
Posted By DEnd
Not having A/C does change the equation somewhat,...

Not having A/C does change the equation somewhat, but not a whole lot. You can go with radiant baseboards, or even a mini-split (and get the benefit of A/C for the few days of the year you "need"...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-20-17, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,267
Posted By DEnd
That's my point exactly, if the floor is cool...

That's my point exactly, if the floor is cool enough to need to wear slippers then you aren't getting the main benefit of warm floors. The other benefits are had at less expensive price points,...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-19-17, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,267
Posted By DEnd
This is about my favorite door sill detail for...

This is about my favorite door sill detail for concrete walls: door sill dtl | 363 HOUSE (http://363house.net/2013/03/02/accessible-door-sill-detail/door-sill-dtl/) Though I would get in touch with...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-10-17, 04:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,967
Posted By Daox
Congrats on selling the house! I really look...

Congrats on selling the house! I really look forward to seeing updates on this thread.




This was confusing to me. You don't have roof vents because of a neighbor's trees?
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-09-17, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,864
Posted By TobyB
That's a good idea to put it in conduit, if...

That's a good idea to put it in conduit, if there's any worry.
It's certainly a very safe way to do it.

The thing about noise is that the twisting is 95% of the noise rejection,
at RF...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-09-17, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,864
Posted By Ormston
UK regs (not that they apply) state 50mm, this is...

UK regs (not that they apply) state 50mm, this is purely from a safety point of view and not interference.

The idea is that if the insulation on the Band 1 circuit (ethernet in your case) is not...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-09-17, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,864
Posted By TobyB
This is something we have some experience with at...

This is something we have some experience with at work-

from a safety standpoint, use different holes, as DEnd says.

From an induced current standpoint, your experience will vary depending
on...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-12-17, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,864
Posted By DEnd
Code is concerned with saftey, so there is a code...

Code is concerned with saftey, so there is a code issue with running Cat 6 parallel with Romex (as low voltage and high voltage cannot be run together, this is so that idiots who are messing in with...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-07-16, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,276
Posted By pinballlooking
I bought a 500 roll yellow natural gas line....

I bought a 500 roll yellow natural gas line. Two risers and two stab connectors locally.
My wife will pick them up tomorrow. All utilities were marked today.

They were out of Chamfer Tools I...
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