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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-14-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,452
Posted By skyking
I'll stop at the foundation on this build, as I...

I'll stop at the foundation on this build, as I prefer lightweight framing methods and have more experience. Darling Wife ( DW) does not want concrete floors so we will have traditional joists and...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-20-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,883
Posted By skyking
who was the retailer?

who was the retailer?
Forum: The Billiards Room 01-17-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,291
Posted By skyking
quick update on the holiday get together. Wife...

quick update on the holiday get together.
Wife and I never got good enough to go, and then the whole thing was cancelled due to several exposure events with some of the main organizers.
Now we...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-09-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,452
Posted By skyking
ICF basement walls

My upcoming build is a daylight basement, and i have been dreading the form plywood. I am not a spring chicken and my back does not like that stuff much.
Now I am kicking around ICF as an...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-03-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,235
Posted By skyking
I fixed it, here it is again. ...

I fixed it, here it is again.
https://www.fernco.com/products/flexible-couplings/pipe-sleeve-seals
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-02-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,235
Posted By skyking
bringing the loops into the basement

I have been thinking on how to bring the loops into the basement and seal it up. Fernco has a product that might fit the bill.
https://www.fernco.com/products/flexible-couplings/pipe-sleeve-seals
...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-02-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,393
Posted By skyking
Moved to geothermal

Moved to geothermal
Forum: Solar Heating 12-31-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,393
Posted By skyking
This project is moving forward on the timeline. I...

This project is moving forward on the timeline. I had a nice chat with the building inspectors and they have a rather unique completion time on building permits. It is a really relaxed 2 years, so I...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-26-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 51,524
Posted By skyking
yes that is the thing, with more expensive heat I...

yes that is the thing, with more expensive heat I would tend to do setbacks but I don't bother with the split mini's here. They are set and forget. Our house has the original electric central heat,...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-26-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 51,524
Posted By skyking
my brother never put in the instrumentation for...

my brother never put in the instrumentation for that, but I would. He had his 3 loops fused to a 1" header pipe, but I think I will bring the (4 ) loops into the crawlspace like you did. I really...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-25-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 51,524
Posted By skyking
Thanks for the nice write ups and details. I will...

Thanks for the nice write ups and details. I will miss out on the bigger tax credits, but will be doing geothermal in 2023 on the new house build.
I am hoping to do a DIY solar panel install too. I...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-23-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 33,687
Posted By skyking
Do you think a single collector would suffice for...

Do you think a single collector would suffice for the average home hot water supplement?
Now I am considering point of use tankless electric heaters, one at each bathroom and at the kitchen, and put...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-22-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,393
Posted By skyking
solar water and air designing fun

Hello! It has been a while since I started dreaming out loud here. We never did build a big shop or utilize solar here, and I have no regrets in that regard. We are quite down in the big trees, and...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-22-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,914
Posted By skyking
concrete cracks. put reinforcing in it to prevent...

concrete cracks. put reinforcing in it to prevent displacement.
I like this idea, but I also like conventional construction with a crawlspace for various reasons. I am *so* on the fence about slab...
Forum: The Billiards Room 12-22-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,291
Posted By skyking
good news! I hope we can still attend saturday's...

good news! I hope we can still attend saturday's party.
Everyone is vaxed and will also be tested.
Forum: Introductions 12-22-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,053
Posted By skyking
willkommmen

Welcome aboard!
Forum: Conservation 12-22-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,583
Posted By skyking
Do your fuel calculations by the pound. The BTUh...

Do your fuel calculations by the pound. The BTUh per pound is very close across the range of all fuels, it is just another way to arrange the carbon molecules after all.
That is the primary reason...
Forum: The Billiards Room 12-22-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,291
Posted By skyking
get tested!

We had antigen tests on hand for an upcoming christmas party with family. Wife and I have cold symptoms similar to yours, so I used one of the antigen tests this morning. It was negative. There are...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-21-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,820
Posted By skyking
fast forward

Pat, we secured our retirement property and now have a better idea of what the house will look like. I just re-found this thread and as soon as I started typing I have and idea!
We won't have the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-21-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,883
Posted By skyking
would you mind sharing your retailer, and the...

would you mind sharing your retailer, and the warranty details?
Did you do a self install?
Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Solar Heating 01-10-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,585
Posted By skyking
you clarified your setup, and I agree that...

you clarified your setup, and I agree that raising the diff temp is the first thing to try.
Forum: Solar Heating 01-09-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,585
Posted By skyking
My best guess is, your system is suffering from...

My best guess is, your system is suffering from transportation losses. The collector temp is X, but you lose so much on the way back to the tank that you are pushing a rope uphill, so to speak.
I...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-25-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,879
Posted By skyking
The small heat exchangers get lost behind the...

The small heat exchangers get lost behind the piping.
https://i.postimg.cc/Qx9GLRvf/solar10.jpg
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-25-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,879
Posted By skyking
top of the triangle tube tank and much plumbing....

top of the triangle tube tank and much plumbing. Hot water from that tank is then fed to the 52 gallon hot water tank further into the house. One mistake:
There should be a second copper run to the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-25-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,879
Posted By skyking
here is the ground loop end of things, the...

here is the ground loop end of things, the circulation pumps into the heat pump.
That was from that crawlspace I dug at the end of the geo installation.
https://i.postimg.cc/Pqx6pmKq/geo3.jpg
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