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Old 02-18-15, 02:33 AM   #11
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For insulation I'm looking at a wealth of things I've learned from this site. For walls I plan on a rainscreen design, Siding, air gap, radiant barrier house wrap, taped rigid insulation, sheathing. Interior walls might be rigid sealed with spray foam stuffed wit/h batts if time permits. Roof will be Texas Cool Roof design.
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My hvac design will be 1-2 Gree 27 seer 9000btu minisplit heat pumps. Regardless of man j Hvac sizing will boil down to my wife's cooling requirements.

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sounds like you're on the ball. Cheers!
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Water will come from rainwater collection.
I thought I would let you know my dad just released his book on this very subject.

Modern Potable Rainwater Harvesting: System Design, Construction, and Maintenance: Daniel M Brown: 9781502477323: Amazon.com: Books

He has been using rainwater for potable water for a number of years now. He details everything you will need to start your own (particularly because there is little good information on this subject).
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That Cool Roof idea is GREAT! Thanks
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Any updates on the cabin John?
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The cabin rough framing might be finished this weekend. I've been busy with work while my carpenter has been working away at it. Improvised design changes... I added a gable to the south facing roof line to gain more usable space upstairs. Living space should be closer to 1200 sqft. I'm using a composting toilet system not yet installed. Upstairs water closet now planned after staying in a similar sized cabin with 4 women. Off grid solar dream has moved to grid tie, way cheaper and practical for my set up. Roof, windows and insulation time coming up! Unfortunately my casual free time has about dissolved, and I'm about to stay really busy until October. Progress will come to a screeching halt by the end of May.
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It looks to be coming along nicely. Please keep us in the loop.

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