My Garn Barn....

Tattooz Posted By Tattooz, Nov 9, 2008 at 5:10 PM

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  1. Tattooz

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    We joke its only good for one thing not hooked up........
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  4. trehugr

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    Thats misspelled, it should be Lobstah Cookah.

    Nice, where in Maine?
     
  5. Tattooz

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    Trehugr....

    You are right..!!!! I am out in Freeport Durham area.....
     
  6. Sawyer

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    Looks Good! Wish I were that far.

    Alergic to Lobstah but a good fish boil would work for me ;-)

    Are you going with a horizontal chimney?
     
  7. Tattooz

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    Yup, I should have it all together by weeks end...... I will post up photos as it goes....
     
  8. barnartist

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    It's ovah... Cramah...lobstah...
     
  9. Rick Stanley

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    Looking good!! All new construction,too. It's gonna be a sweet set-up when you're done. So, what are you going with for a chimney? All stainless?
     
  10. dolmen

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    Looking good, we need loads of pics ... not really enough about these units, even on the web! When I find my wee place in the USA I'd be so tempted to have one of these.

    Cheers

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  11. Rick Stanley

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    Oh, um, I see that I had a brain cramp. It says H O R I Z O N T O L. Sorry. Dumb question. :)
     
  12. Jim K in PA

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    Looks good. Are you going to install gypsum board around it?
     
  13. Tattooz

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    Stack straight out the back......... :)

    Yes fire code 1 hour board around the entire garn room then filled with vermiculite SP

    As soon as something else happens :) i promise to post photos.
     
  14. Tattooz

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    And so it begins......

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  18. Sawyer

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    Looking good, wish I were that far! Tomorrow I will saw the lumber for the Garn enclosure. Parts will be ordered shortly. Maybe by watching you and Jim I will avoid a few mistakes. Thanks for posting.
     
  19. Jim K in PA

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    Tat - looks like you have a good start. But I have to ask - is that teflon tape on the pipe joints? I strongly suggest going with a liquid sealant like Rectorseal 5 or Blue Blocker (both available at Lowes/HD). Teflon tape can tear in the threads as you tighten, and can leave areas of thread without sealant. It may not be an issue, but it's a hell of a thing to find out later with hundreds of gallons in the tank if it is an issue.

    Keep the pics coming. I added more to my site: http://www.pennbrookfarm.com/GARN/GARN6.html

    My Garn Barn is almost done, but I still don't have the GARN connected to the HX yet. Very frustrating getting parts & fittings for 1.25 Wirsbo.
     
  20. Tattooz

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    Jim,
    Thanks I am going to ask him about that tomorrow......
    Your's looks great, where did you get the elec. elements they sent mine through with the set up for them..?
     
  21. Jim K in PA

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    Aha, I guess you have a plumber doing the install? I am doing mine. Some plumbers do not like the liquid stuff because it is messy. As long as the plumber stands behind his work if there are leaks, I guess he is free to use whatever sealant he chooses.

    The electric elements are from my local plumbing supply house, but you can get them anywhere. I got 4.5kw elements, not the 5.5kw elements that Dectra sells. Mine are Ruud brand, copper element. Be sure to use some lubricant like dielectric grease on the O-rings. It will help keep them from distorting when you tighten them. I learned that the hard way.

    I forgot to mention it on my web page, but the enclosure obviously did not come with the holes. I laid out the 9x9 grid and cut them with a hole saw.
     
  22. Tattooz

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    Phase one done.....
    Now the boiler end in the house, then the barn
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  23. Tattooz

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  25. Rick Stanley

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    WOW!!! Things are really moving now. Looks great!!!
     
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