That is a good idea. I've gone a step farther by switching off the A/C compressor and setting the thermostat to cool (fan only) when the upstairs gets warm and cut off when the upstairs cools too much. I think (know) it works ok, but the wife...
On a mild day, 35F outsite, the bedrooms might...
Condensing and direct vent equipment are two different things. Your description make sense. (and I didn't know).
pedantic is one of my favorite words. :)
That's what I thought too! I looked into it a couple of years ago and they made it seem like a big deal. I'll check again.
Yes. 40F outside air.
There are dual fuel systems (heat pump & gas) in the market now.
I was curious if they were worth the expense &
if a direct vent version (venting using PVC) existed.
I should probably find an HVAC forum... but the folks on Hearth.com are pretty sharp.
Is there such a thing as Heat Pump w/Condensing Propane Furnace for backup (below 40f)?
We really should replace our older Oil Furnace (ducted air) and older A/C.
Rambler/ranch w/ finished basement in Northern Virginia.
We heat mostly w/ our wood stove and don't use the basement much.It's too...
I'll burn pine. Pine burns fine. I come across yellow pine every now and then. I'd not go out of my way for it.
Sycamore, green, is mostly water. When it does dry out, there is not much mass to burn left.
Silver maple burns very quickly and makes so very much ash. Fluffy, dusty ash. When we...
You're not wrong. I wish you were, but this is where our society is and because of this behavior, the public authorities will just make more laws in an effort to legislate manners which will give credence to more complaints. And around and around we go.
I use a trailer and roll the big stuff up the ramps... then prop the ramp up so it's level and roll the rounds right on to the splitter.
Rapid fire splitter by macattack_ga posted Jan 19, 2018 at 10:41 AMRapid fire splitter by macattack_ga posted Jan 19, 2018 at 10:41 AM
I got a deal in the DR (used via CL). I think I'd get the super split if I was buying new.
How do I balance those rounds?
With all my might, steel toed boots and significant caution.
Those rounds in the pic are atypical. White Oak and heavy, but split nicely.
I've built a wooden work table...
stee6043: Super points.
Got the below from a state official (for water heaters... water withdrawn for external use)
"Bottom line is the device needs to be able to control the pressures and temperatures."
He also provided some useful links from which I've dug up the following:
Thanks stee6043: The language for the code with water heaters is a little different.
"Solid fuel-fired boilers shall be listed and labeled in accordance with UL 2523"
"Solid-fuel-fired water heaters shall comply with UL 2523".
S.Whiplash: Previous owner got an OWB.
Probably SOL... but an...
I picked up an older indoor boiler for a song and would like to install it.
Going through the reams of codes and requirements I've discovered that in my jurisdiction a boiler needs to be UL 2523 listed.
Since this boiler was manufacture prior to the drafting of UL 2523.... guess what... it's...