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  1. maple1

    System upgrade...

    Ok, I guess I meant the hamburger menu. Which drops the bell down.
  2. maple1

    System upgrade...

    It's a tiny bit irritating that the bell and drop down are top left instead of top right. When one handing the phone.
  3. maple1

    Plans finally coming together

    Ah ok, was thinking hydronic system, not hot air.
  4. maple1

    Plans finally coming together

    No heat exchanger? Or is there one at the boiler?
  5. maple1

    System upgrade...

    I thought I had an avatar before, but can't remember for sure or what it was if I did. So quickly picked a pic for a new one. Am I missing it - or do we not have a smiley selection now? EDIT: Ooops - think I just found it. But it shows as just a little square in my bar. Is it supposed to be...
  6. maple1

    Late Season / Winter Solar Kilns

    Did you put anything on the ground, under the pallets? Or are they sitting right on the grass? I haven't tried this myself, but I think I would start by laying down some thick black plastic to stop moisture from rising up out of the ground into the pallets & wood. It would constantly be doing...
  7. maple1

    Wood not drying in shed, what now?

    I would certainly keep any doors open all the time, except maybe close them during a weather event. Beyond that I think we'd need to see some pictures. Tight walls or a sheltered location will also hinder drying.
  8. maple1

    Drying in 4-row stacks

    I don't think he plans on burning his wood shed in his stove.
  9. maple1

    System upgrade...

    My ads seem to have been reduced since I first looked yesterday. But I notice when I hover over the alert bell at the top right, new alerts don't drop down for clicking like they used to.
  10. maple1

    Drying in 4-row stacks

    My thought is, they are also exposed to open air and sheltered by the roof. So should last a long time. As long as they are off the ground at the bottom. No doubt PT would last longer though.
  11. maple1

    In Search of Boiler Piping Schematics

    Here's a rough sketch of my layout. If this works.
  12. maple1

    Drying in 4-row stacks

    I don't think I would be too hesitant about using non-PT for uprights either.
  13. maple1

    Looking for a stove with long burn times

    Even if you are buying wood, don't count on it being ready to burn when you get it. Should count on having to stack it & dry it for a year after you get it. And splitting it as soon as you get it, if not already split. Just another consideration to consider.
  14. maple1

    Drying in 4-row stacks

    I would orient the stacks so prevailing winds blow at the ends of the stacks, rather than at the side of the stacks. The wind going across the ends of the splits will pull moisture out of the stacks. And when the wind carries rain, it won't drive that into the sides of your stacks. I can look...
  15. maple1

    Mini split help

    I think in that scenario I would ensure they are cold climate mini splits ( do you have the model numbers of the components?), and leave my oil off all the time. Or at least until the very coldest of winter days when they are pushing the bottom of their spec range. Not sure where you are or...
  16. maple1

    Closed system w/1000 gallons storage - Water treatment

    I didn't. Well, maybe I did, but not sure I should admit it. When it was time to fill my tanks, it was also time to drain our above ground pool. And I didnt want to stress our shallow well and well pump. So I let the filter pump go on that for a couple days and got the ph adjusted with some...
  17. maple1

    Question: Pre planning boiler system

    Is the pole barn already there now? Might be time to doo doo or get off the pot, as they almost say, and go all the way & run the whole business now. I would not go less than 1" for a 150' run tho, and 1-1/4" might even be a consideration. It will be pricey no matter if Thermopex or foam in...
  18. maple1

    Question: Pre planning boiler system

    The catch is that unless you use Thermopex (or similar of other brands), you will likely be looking at heat loss to the ground at some point. If not right away, it will likely happen gradually over time as moisture works its way into the insulation you use.
  19. maple1

    Old, old member, new build

    I will throw the Varmebaronen name into the ring. :)
  20. maple1

    Woodmaster or Acme

    Nothing electronic, I don't think. It does have an exhaust temp controlled thermostat, that starts & stops the main boiler circ when fire starts & stops. I think it is electro-mechanical, and not electronic per se, like an old school aquatstat. The probe isn't a wire, it is a small tube. I...
  21. maple1

    Question: Pre planning boiler system

    I would definitely avoid any underground splices.
  22. maple1

    Woodmaster or Acme

    Not all temp controllers are electronic though. Although likely most are these days. I think sometimes people mix up 'electronic' and 'electric' or 'electro/mechanical'.
  23. maple1

    I messed myself!

    One ton is 12000 btus - I think? We have 2700 sq.ft. in two storys (on top of 1500 unfinished basement). On an open windy hill top. 23 years old now. It was built decent for the time but there are better ways to do things & materials to use these days. We put 2 x 12,000 BTU mini-splits in, back...
  24. maple1

    I messed myself!

    I vote yes. :)
  25. maple1

    I messed myself!

    This is just personal opinion/preference, but I wouldn't do any ducts. They take up too much space for me and make too many issues on how to get around them with other stuff, or how to get them around other stuff to get where you want them. I would put money into making sure you are as well...
  26. maple1

    I messed myself!

    Do you have ductwork in place now? Does that include all new ductwork?
  27. maple1

    Plans finally coming together

    You could maybe T in a T up there with a valve on the stub. To let air out if ever needed. Or help with purging lines if needed. Like I say, might never have to, but it's what my mind is picturing. I suspect if it does airlock you could hook a house pressure hose on in the house & force it out...
  28. maple1

    Plans finally coming together

    It might not, but I see some airlock potential in that high spot above the pump.
  29. maple1

    Mini mini-splits?

    I dont think mini-splits have resistance strips. I know ours dont.