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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-12-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,286
Posted By brian
If it's not too late (scrapped tank), we used...

If it's not too late (scrapped tank), we used what they called (wickin) to help seal sloppy threads. This was candle wicking (cotton thread) which was wrapped around the male threads and covered with...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-22-14, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By brian
shower valve will adjust on pressure, if hot...

shower valve will adjust on pressure, if hot water side has a drop in pressure (someone opens a faucet in house) the cold side will also drop the pressure automaticaly.
Thermostatic valves will...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-20-14, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,324
Posted By brian
the HRV is just for cold storage. Now that the...

the HRV is just for cold storage.
Now that the system is operational I will start to play with the Raspberry Pi for controlling and on line viewing. Hopefully it won't take as long as the original...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-19-14, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,324
Posted By brian
The controls are all used items taken from the...

The controls are all used items taken from the scrap/ save for a rainy day pile.
A cabinet was gutted to put the control relays in and stats were mounted beside cabinet.
The outdoor stat will shut...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-19-14, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,324
Posted By brian
cold storage

This has been a long project but it is slowly coming to an end. We finally finished the inside of the room and have finished (kind of) the controls. In the picture below it shows the humidifier used...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-10-12, 02:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,258
Posted By brian
this is the same system as ice rinks. there is...

this is the same system as ice rinks. there is usually a shut-off valve at each return location, usually every year or so at start-up most returns are shut off to keep all pipes pressurized and a...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-09-12, 03:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,324
Posted By brian
the insulating and construction has advanced...

the insulating and construction has advanced where the storage walls and ceiling are to the painting stage, the exterior hatch has to have exterior waterproofing and interior insulation. The entry...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-07-12, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,324
Posted By brian
the existing basement wall (house foundation) had...

the existing basement wall (house foundation) had been insulated with 2 inches of SM and drywalled before the wood shed addition. the three wood shed walls will have 2 inches of grooved truefoam with...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-06-12, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,324
Posted By brian
building a cold storage

I have been browsing the great ideas throughout the various forums on this great site long enough that I thought it was time to jump in. My project begins with the fact that in this area ( Digby...
Forum: Introductions 10-05-12, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,313
Posted By brian
since the early fall in this neck of the woods is...

since the early fall in this neck of the woods is too warm to store garden produce, we have decided to put all garden vegetables and orchard produce in a cold storage. The controls will shut down air...
Forum: Introductions 10-04-12, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,313
Posted By brian
9 by 10 walk-in storage. cooling by hacked window...

9 by 10 walk-in storage. cooling by hacked window air conditioner unit, air change by small air-exchanger as needed with moisture and temp sensors.
Forum: Introductions 10-04-12, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,313
Posted By brian
intro

Hello people. Beginning my cold storage project. I got some good info on this site. will post pics as work progresses. I guess I should follow protocol and do a first post in this forum.
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