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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-02-18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,511
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: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-29-17, 08:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,511
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 12-19-17, 05:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,968
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
I got the concrete slab poured for the downstairs...

I got the concrete slab poured for the downstairs floor.

1440 ft2 full floating with 6” of type 2 EPS under it and 7” around entire perimeter.

Old sub-contractor used young labor & did a nice...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-05-17, 10:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,968
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
I have decided to cover the inside wall and gable...

I have decided to cover the inside wall and gable ends with R-15 3.5” Roxul rock wool reaching an R-40 total.

The downstairs ceilings are 10’ high.
I’m using 10’ LSL’s which are a manufactured...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-04-17, 09:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,968
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Front of house with unfinished 12’ x 20’ balcony...

Front of house with unfinished 12’ x 20’ balcony / carport.
Front bedroom has 6’ sliding glass door onto balcony.
Parking area for 2 cars along retaining wall.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-04-17, 09:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,968
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
R-49 closed cell SPF on underside of roof...

R-49 closed cell SPF on underside of roof sheathing. Product is Bayseal which has an intumescent within it + 20 gallons of their intumescent paint sprayed on bottom.

Pic. showing attic trusses...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-04-17, 09:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,968
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Decra Shake steel roof going over battons &...

Decra Shake steel roof going over battons & counter battons over Ice & Water Shield underlayment that is over 5/8” CDX plywood roof sheathing
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-04-17, 09:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,968
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
6” EPS that is under 10 mil black plastic under...

6” EPS that is under 10 mil black plastic under pex
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-04-17, 09:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,968
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Pex manifold kitchen / GR 6 loops, each...

Pex manifold kitchen / GR

6 loops, each about 170’
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-04-17, 09:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,968
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Pex Layout in MBR 1/2” Pex-A. Mr Pex...

Pex Layout in MBR

1/2” Pex-A. Mr Pex brand, nice flexible stuff.

4 loops, 165’ each, 6” on center, Counter Flow pattern.
This allows for very low pumping electricity usage due to low head...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-08-17, 01:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,968
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Hope these pics work

Hope these pics work
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-07-17, 01:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,968
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
I have made a little progress: Main lower...

I have made a little progress:

Main lower level of house walls have been poured: 8" concrete x 10' high, a 30' x 48' rectangle walk out basement.

I had the windows bucked in so that windows &...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-19-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,267
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
18" Wide Foam Insulated Threshold Ideas ?

On my new house build, I'm getting bids on having my footers & walls formed & poured.

Standard practice is to pour the slab out through the doorways to the outside.

This would be a Very bad way...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-10-17, 03:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,968
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
My New House Build

I finally sold my old house, so now I have the money to build a new one.

Close to Pikes Peak, climate zone 5B (dry), Design Temp = 2*F, Altitude = 8,750', Heating Degree Days = 6,415, Air Freeze...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-10-16, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,930
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
it seems that the thickness in inches of EPS or...

it seems that the thickness in inches of EPS or XPS under a slab should be = to your climate zone, ie Zone 4 = 4"

Never use Polyiso (the yellow stuff) under a slab as many have.

I'm using 6" of...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-01-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 273,196
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
MMT, very interesting that U see the same issues...

MMT, very interesting that U see the same issues on totally different heat sources!

I have my TT boiler wired with a line cord, plugged into a simple cheap mechanical timer, every 3 hrs. it turns...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-01-16, 12:20 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 273,196
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
MMT, Even though Outside Design Temperature...

MMT,

Even though Outside Design Temperature is reached very seldom, we who must obey the IBC, have to design systems for that temp.

My house has Propane for heat, at 8500' altitude, ModCons...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-28-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 273,196
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
More info on Legionella: MMT, Please note...

More info on Legionella:

MMT, Please note that I have removed many references that "bad mouth" Open or Combined systems.

I agree with you, that either type of system, closed or open can be very...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-24-16, 08:37 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 273,196
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Mobile Master Tech, thanks for update, you are...

Mobile Master Tech, thanks for update, you are right KISS, simple is better.
But, IMHO zone pumps use too much power.

I agree with Mikesolar, he really knows what he is talking about.

My Son's...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-01-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,424
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Ron342, I know that a guy in Ireland did...

Ron342, I know that a guy in Ireland did something close to that, he talked about it working for him on 1 of my threads, I don't recall his name.

I looked & found it:
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-25-15, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,645
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Radiant Ceiling Cooling

http://www.oorja.in/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/EDR_DesignBriefs_radiantcooling.pdf

"Unlike most cooling systems in California, which circulate cold
air to maintain comfort, most radiant cooling...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-05-15, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,428
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Don't use poliso foam below grade, it will soak...

Don't use poliso foam below grade, it will soak up water & loose much of R-value.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-05-15, 10:51 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 84,990
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
I just figured out how determine Flow for a Taco...

I just figured out how determine Flow for a Taco 008 pump from Head pressure in 12 lines of Arduino Code.

Uses an array & Interpolates between elements for higher accuracy.

I will post code...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-19-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 84,990
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Hi Jeff, Arduino compiles double float, but...

Hi Jeff,

Arduino compiles double float, but really don't execute double precision floating point arithemitic operations.

I find thermistors to be very repeatable & accurate.

I can scan 16...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-19-14, 12:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,493
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
"EPS labeled at R19 will be performing at about...

"EPS labeled at R19 will be performing at about R21 in mid-winter in a US zone 7 location (at the typical average temp through the foam, 70F interior temp), whereas iso labeled at R21 under ASTM test...
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