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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-20-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,730
Posted By orange
Acrylic. Acrylic Acrylic. Polycarb yellows in the...

Acrylic. Acrylic Acrylic. Polycarb yellows in the sun and is much easier to scratch. When I built my first house, I used acrylic.

We are used to double pane glass which has a lot of reflections....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-18-13, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,467
Posted By orange
It's PVC. Anything I do will be on the...

It's PVC.

Anything I do will be on the outside. Even if I could mess with the inside venting, there's no room to do it short of running a legal vent to the opposite side of the building through...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-17-13, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,467
Posted By orange
Heat scavenging from condensing boiler exhaust.

Hi

Just had a 96% efficient IBC modulating condensing boiler SL-20-155 installed and was thinking if I could scavenge even more heat by using the exhaust gas to preheat the intake air. I would...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-18-11, 02:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,934
Posted By orange
Called a local plumbing supply today and got the...

Called a local plumbing supply today and got the Canadian prices for the 50 gal 100000btu vertex (~$2400) and the 34gal 100000btu Polaris (~$2500). I was surprised that the Polaris is only $100 more...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-17-11, 01:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,934
Posted By orange
Sold! The first one I came across, the...

Sold!

The first one I came across, the Polaris, I found some bad reviews on so it's good to hear from an actual user. Not the same unit but close enough.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-16-11, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,934
Posted By orange
We live in the Fraser Valley east of Vancouver so...

We live in the Fraser Valley east of Vancouver so it's pretty moist and mild. Cold snaps are usually about -5C and maybe last a week. The rest of the time its around 5-10C and raining.

GDHE-50-NG...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-16-11, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,934
Posted By orange
Gas fired condensing hot water tank for hot water and radiant heat

After researching most of the possible simple, affordable and efficient avenues to heat our little old house I have decided to go with a gas fired condensing hot water tank. They seem to run about...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-16-11, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,928
Posted By orange
~1000 words. ...

~1000 words.

https://picasaweb.google.com/m/viewer#photo/110783296452329839879/5628899270729271745/5675663925072597458

Can't upload from my phone:(
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-16-11, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,928
Posted By orange
I'm ripping the studs in two, creating an air...

I'm ripping the studs in two, creating an air gap, so that there is less heat conducted to the outside wall through the stud. It will also help reduce noise transmission which is great because we...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-15-11, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,928
Posted By orange
Most of the walls I'm doing not load bearing and...

Most of the walls I'm doing not load bearing and have been upgraded to 2x6 so structurally they should be fine.

If I cut the 2x6, what would be the best offset? Outside, inside or a mid cut? I...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-15-11, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,928
Posted By orange
Thermal break with saw cuts through stud

I realized today that I could get my skilsaw into most of my wall cavities and cut a slot in each stud.

Even better would have been a plunge cut before framing.

I'm not sure if the gap needs...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-03-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,047
Posted By orange
I guess if you go through the trouble of venting...

I guess if you go through the trouble of venting a HWHP (just made that up) to the outdoors then it would be fine.



Do you mean that the heat pulled out of the home by the heat pump in summer...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-01-11, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,047
Posted By orange
Well, I live near Vancouver which is pretty...

Well,

I live near Vancouver which is pretty mild. I have never needed a A/C unit. Our house gets a lot of sun though.

I dont have a barn of an attic so perhaps the furnace heat pump would not...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-26-11, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,047
Posted By orange
Air to air heat pump in the attic?

Any advantage to this? Is the air volume too small? I just know that you have solar heat there as well as lost heat from the home.

New to this so go easy.
Forum: Introductions 06-26-11, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,626
Posted By orange
Thanks, Daox, I was beginning to think it...

Thanks, Daox,

I was beginning to think it would never happen but then one day we took a different route and there it was.

It was a vacant investment property in foreclosure and had been on the...
Forum: Introductions 06-26-11, 03:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,626
Posted By orange
Just Bought a House. Another Canuck from Ecomodder

Hi everyone,

At ecomodder I am orange4boy here I'm just orange.

Just bought an old timer 1049 sq foot home in Port Hammond BC. That's a part of Maple Ridge near Vancouver BC. Buying a house...
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