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Forum: Heating and A/C 11-18-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 501
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Posted By xrdad
Re: picts of your in-floor heat set ups.

Wally, I think this IS the point.

Us "Joes" can use whatever we want to heat and it doesn't take a brain surgeon to come up with a temporary plan... and I hope we are also intelligent enough to...
Forum: Heating and A/C 11-06-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,404
Posted By xrdad
Re: Radiant floor insulation - installing it right

Thanks to all for the great discussion!

The wing idea... I'm not so sure. But great read.
Forum: Heating and A/C 11-03-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,404
Posted By xrdad
Re: Radiant floor insulation - installing it right

Thank you Steve :beer:
This is what got me to post... I want to do it right, but I want to understand why also. The advice I got was from both sides, making it difficult to decide what to do.

I...
Forum: Heating and A/C 11-03-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,404
Posted By xrdad
Re: Radiant floor insulation - installing it right

Thanks Chris!
So I'm not losing my marbles :)

In my area, the soil is like nothing you've ever seen. It's all sand. I hit clay around 5' deep. In all the digging (30x40' of footing 4' deep and...
Forum: Heating and A/C 11-03-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,404
Posted By xrdad
Re: Radiant floor insulation - installing it right

These images I 'borrowed' from the web may better explain what I'm trying to say?

Again, with insulation under the floor I don't understand the idea of insulating a frost wall to keep the earth...
Forum: Heating and A/C 11-03-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,404
Posted By xrdad
Re: Radiant floor insulation - installing it right

With no insulation, this is the expected result. Mine will be insulated from the wall and the ground.
Forum: Heating and A/C 11-03-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,404
Posted By xrdad
Re: Radiant floor insulation - installing it right

Thank wizard, but this is exactly my question:

"why would the ground under the slab be 10 degrees C?"

It's supposed to be insulated from the slab. In theory, the space above the floor should...
Forum: Heating and A/C 11-03-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,404
Posted By xrdad
Radiant floor insulation - installing it right

I've searched the threads and the net, asked the vendors and still have questions. I guess this is more a poll now?


I have my insulation panels for my floor. How will I install them?
Inside...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-03-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,518
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

Status update:

Walls up, top plate on and all plumb.
Trusses on top and should be ready for the tin roof by end of day :3gears:
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-30-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,518
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

So walls and roof should be done by Sunday. Doors will be done by 2nd week of Nov. The building should be completely enclosed by then.

The floor, as mentioned will be poured next spring giving...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-30-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,518
Posted By xrdad
Forum: Heating and A/C 10-22-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By xrdad
Re: Wanted - Advice on radiant heat install

From the vendor:
INSTA-PANELS™ are insulated R-11 foam panels made of rigid polyurethane foam, covered in steel or fiberglass on both sides. INSTA-PANELS™ are designed to be used as an affordable...
Forum: Heating and A/C 10-22-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By xrdad
Re: Wanted - Advice on radiant heat install

Insulation ordered, expected next week. No one argued the quality of the materials I suggested, so I'm assuming all is OK.

The specs looked OK for my build, although I still don't get the...
Forum: Heating and A/C 10-17-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By xrdad
Wanted - Advice on radiant heat install

For some reason, I'm not getting many replies on my build thread.. I don't think the thread is coming up under 'new posts'? (Sutton Shop...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-16-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,518
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

For reference... boiler guys might be able to help...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-16-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,518
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

BigGMC, you're right... I haven't had a winter in this house yet. The original owner (lives just up the road) told me that I should expect to use between 2 and 3 tanks (tank is 900L / 240 US gal) per...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-15-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,518
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

Update to plan :

A 16 x7' door on the front = 16x8 now

In floor heating - I've decided to go with an outdoor wood boiler = NOT

I've confirmed that the boiler that is currently in the house...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-15-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,518
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

Footing and foundation complete.
Hydro trench dug, DB2 in, caution tape in...

Doors, trusses, roof ordered.

Anchors are all in, and back filling both the shop and the hydro trench should be...
Forum: Heating and A/C 10-15-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By xrdad
Cutting the cost of insulated pex

Sometimes I have these great ideas... often, they aren't that great. Looking for help to decide how this idea is going end up before I make the mistake.

The plan - install an oil fired boiler...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-25-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,518
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

Like any other posts, worthless without pictures, right?

Today, the physical build starts.

To be clear, the intent is only to get the shell up this year before the snow. If the weather remains...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-19-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,518
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

Earth is being moved!

Drawings submitted and approved! Here's the final design:
30w x 40d x 13'h (ceiling/soffit). A 4' deep block wall foundation with a run of blocks at the grade. Double plate...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-23-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,518
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

So, before I start drawing, a couple of other things...

a good friend stopped in and offered to help with the framing. He's built barns, sheds, shops and his own house. He's certainly qualified....
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-23-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,518
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

Thank you Tate for the diagrams.
Those will give me a starting point to figuring out the heating system.

Moving on - good news:
Spoke to the Conservation authority. Seem like a nice guy,...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-14-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,518
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

Tate,

my electrician friend suggested we put a PVC tube into the foundation wall (it's 8", not 6). The tube would exit 3' below grade and the other end through the base plate of the wall. This...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-14-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,518
Posted By xrdad
Re: Starting over... again. 30x40 shop build project = "Sutton Shop"

I will start to get quotes on the scissor truss next and research how to install. I also need to figure out the rough openings for the concrete guy, and still lots to work on...

This weekend, I'll...
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