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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-18-13, 07:50 PM
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Posted By jeff5may
I agree. I say this year, throw together an...

I agree. I say this year, throw together an outdoor wood fired boiler out of recycled whatever, and run it to a radiator of your choosing with some insulated pipe. Save money, chop wood, and seal and...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-09-13, 03:44 PM
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Views: 13,152
Posted By jeff5may
Ok, so throw together an outdoor wood fired...

Ok, so throw together an outdoor wood fired boiler. With only 900 square feet to heat, you should only need one radiator.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-09-13, 02:39 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By jeff5may
Sounds to me you're talking yourself out of a lot...

Sounds to me you're talking yourself out of a lot of work. Best bet is to find a buck stove (craigslist ~$300) and install it before winter sets in. Gear up with some thermal underwear, a chainsaw,...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-05-13, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,152
Posted By jeff5may
OK, let me qualify my statement more clearly. ...

OK, let me qualify my statement more clearly.

The OP stated he has hollow block walls with a tiny air gap and 3/8 drywall on the inside. Depending on whether it is skinny, medium, or heavy block,...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-03-13, 03:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,152
Posted By jeff5may
Have you had an energy audit yet? If not,...

Have you had an energy audit yet?

If not, get one now, before you start ripping your envelope up.

If so, how did you fare? This will serve as a baseline to quantify your future improvements.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-02-13, 09:29 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By jeff5may
You're thinking in the right direction here. Work...

You're thinking in the right direction here. Work on the stuff that has to be done first (plumbing, electrical structural, etc.). As usual, everything with a home ends up costing more than originally...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-08-13, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,152
Posted By jeff5may
Weather Spotter, I will try to address some...

Weather Spotter,

I will try to address some of your questions and ask more to help you on your journey renovating your new home. I am not a master expert guru, but many members here are.

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