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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-20-18, 10:56 AM
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Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Safe and Sanitary Hot Water Delivery Systems ...

Safe and Sanitary Hot Water Delivery Systems

https://www.caleffi.com/sites/default/files/coll_attach_file/idronics_22_na.pdf

Caleffi has a series of these great free learning tutorials.

...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-11-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,956
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
The reason for the flat plate HX is: the buried...

The reason for the flat plate HX is: the buried 450’ loop of 1” pex is open to Oxygen permiation,
& the house heating system is closed O2 barrier pex.

The buried pipe can hold about 13.5 gallons...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-08-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,956
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Upon further study: ...

Upon further study:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiant_cooling

I think that I could use the buried outside loop to cool the downstairs slab (1440ft2) using the Pex loops designed for...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-08-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,956
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Before backfilling around rear of house &...

Before backfilling around rear of house & retaining wall, I put down a 450’ loop of blue 1” pex.

I’m thinking about how I can use this loop to help heat or cool house.

The soil (ha) is really...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-04-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,956
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
outdoor reset: “It changes the supply...

outdoor reset:

“It changes the supply temperature in response to an ANTICIPATED change in demand indoors. I say "anticipated" because your house shell and insulation introduce a lag in demand.
...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-02-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,956
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
House is a 1-1/2 story walk out basement. ...

House is a 1-1/2 story walk out basement.

Earth covers about 50% of the main level walls, this will help it stay cool in the Summer & warm in the Winter.

As all the insulation is on the inside,...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-02-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,956
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Upstairs will have a full bath & 2 bedrooms,...

Upstairs will have a full bath & 2 bedrooms, front with sliding glass door out onto balcony/carport
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-02-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,956
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Radon abatement, Colorado Rocky Mountains has a...

Radon abatement, Colorado Rocky Mountains has a lots of Radon.

40’ of green pipe is perforated & wrapped with landscape fabric, then covered with 5” of screened gravel. Then 6” of EPS type2, then...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-02-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,956
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Pic of outside as it sets over Winter. I...

Pic of outside as it sets over Winter.

I think the light pastel green synthetic stucco (StyroTuff2) is a fitting color.

The Teller County building inspectors think I’m nuts for insulating so...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-02-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,956
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Pics of closed cell SPF Middle pic is the 4’...

Pics of closed cell SPF

Middle pic is the 4’ of R63
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-02-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,956
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
All of the structural load bearing of the...

All of the structural load bearing of the upstairs & roof is on the downstairs perimiter concrete walls, so no load bearing on the downstairs interior walls.

In the Spring I will start on the...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-28-17, 12:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,956
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
No heat transfer plates. This is the 4th...

No heat transfer plates.

This is the 4th house that I have done this way.
Works fine in climate zones 4 through 7.

Heavy (thick) heat transfer plates do work well & would lower the required...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-27-17, 07:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,956
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Pic of Pex under upstairs subfloor

Pic of Pex under upstairs subfloor
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-27-17, 06:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,956
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Upstairs 672ft2 is heated by Pex suspended under...

Upstairs 672ft2 is heated by Pex suspended under the 3/4” Advantech subfloor.

This heat transfer from the Pex via convection & some radiation to the subfloor is less efficient than conduction in a...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-19-17, 05:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,956
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: 19,956
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: 19,956
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: 19,956
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: 19,956
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: 19,956
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: 19,956
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: 19,956
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 08-26-17, 12:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,956
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
I agree with Martin Holiday's + and - recent...

I agree with Martin Holiday's + and - recent comments on this Greenbuildingadvisor.com

My inner layer is 4" of Polyiso foam which can't be in contact with earth (gradually absorbs water)
...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-08-17, 02:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,956
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
1st pic is above rear of house looking East, the...

1st pic is above rear of house looking East, the front door in middle is 8' high, the windows on either side are 7' x 5', the sliding door on the right (South) is 8' x 8',

the rear (West) bedroom...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-08-17, 01:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,956
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Hope these pics work

Hope these pics work
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