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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-08-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,474
Posted By bpatton
"I once added foam to the outside of an old house...

"I once added foam to the outside of an old house that was sheathed with some sort of fuzz board. The house was much more comfortable afterward, especially in the summer."

How did you do deal...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-08-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,474
Posted By bpatton
Thanks for the replies! I still haven't begun...

Thanks for the replies! I still haven't begun working on this project yet, school has had me behind for this last year or so. Once I finish my central air/heat install out there the windows and...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-07-18, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,916
Posted By bpatton
Sounds like you have it all tacked down. I've...

Sounds like you have it all tacked down. I've considered doing something similar for a future project. Do post updates when you get it all put together!
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-28-18, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By bpatton
Definitely go with inverter systems, the price...

Definitely go with inverter systems, the price premium is worth it in efficiency. I have an older Carrier single speed 9k installed and wish I would have gone with an inverter. Surplus city...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-26-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,474
Posted By bpatton
Insulating old house walls

Okay, so this is a long post but I'm looking for some advice in a project I have coming up in the near future. I have an old farmhouse built in the early 1940s that I'm slowly bringing back to life....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-23-18, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By bpatton
Thanks Jeff, I'll correct my previous post with...

Thanks Jeff, I'll correct my previous post with that information on the flare angles, I seem to have been misinformed.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-22-18, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By bpatton
Flares are a nightmare

From personal experience you don't want to do that.... Making flares for 410a is a sort of art form and they have a high probability of leaking due to the high pressures involved.
I did the same...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-10-17, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,739
Posted By bpatton
Sounds like a great project! Keep us informed on...

Sounds like a great project! Keep us informed on your progress, I always love a good DIY solution.
Forum: Other Improvements 11-15-17, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By bpatton
I have considered the idea as well but on a...

I have considered the idea as well but on a larger scale for a house with multiple compressors. My idea was that you could cycle the compressors as the loads change. The conclusion I finally came to...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-15-17, 11:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 995
Posted By bpatton
Mini air source heat pump build?

I used to have an account on here years ago but It must have been deleted in the time I wasn't active on this site :( So Im looking for a kind of springboard to kick ideas around on because no one I...
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