Cissy Vaughn wrote:Hi, I'm from Memphis and want to build a year round Cabin in either VT, NH, or ME.
It's blown my mind how deep their frost line is! It's also news to me that NH is know as 'the granite state'!!!
So, since this is W AAAA Y different than the south... What about innovations over the years?
1.) Do water lines have to be dug and laid below the frost line?
2.) What about the septic leach field-- is it also 6' under?
3.) Any new ways and materials that will enable me to build this cabin myself in SW VT (Wilmington) with just
light weight rental equipment from home depot?
I'm a 60 year old woman, I can't pick axe my way through rock 6' down!
Thomas, as much as from time to time we disagree I do truly respect you and your experiences. I'll try to provide some analogies going forward.
thomas rubino wrote:Hi David;
Very impressive stuff!
And definitely a great example of how new houses can be built super efficiently and more self-reliant.
Way beyond my 100-year-old cabin with a vintage 12vt solar/hydro system.
I'm sure there will be others with your tech-savvy level who will understand your numbers better than I care to.
So for the other non-tech dinosaurs out there like myself.
Perhaps you can post the occasional dumbed-down synopsis of your results?
From past experience warm to the touch but not hot. It would depend on air temperature. Sometimes right at the joint between two sections it will feel warmer.
Robert Harsell wrote:What should be the temperature of the outer wall of a stainless steel triple wall woodstove chimney?
if you are prepared to have creasote buildup, risk a chimney fire, and waste half your wood keeping a chimney hot so it will vent properly you you can use single wall pipe...
Dan Fish wrote:It's a hijacker! Do what he says and no one will get hurt!
What about double wall? Any idea how hot?
What about single wall about 8ft up above a woodstove? Hot enough to burn bare lumber if there is nothing but the flashing between the wood and the chimney?
I am building a little shed and I have a little old woodstove I kinda want to put in it. Just curious if I REALLY need walled pipe. There is no insulation or anything... And yes, I know the "right answer" hahaha
Jeremy VanGelder wrote:It's that time of year when relatives start to ask what I want for Christmas. I am pretty content with what I have right now. But there is a project I have been wanting to start but haven't put any money into yet. I would like to set up a 12 volt solar system to charge my cordless drill batteries. That way, when the power goes out, I will still have torque at the pull of a trigger.
It would be built around the Dewalt DCB119 20 volt car charger. Just one for now, they are spendy. It looks like that could be driven by a 20 watt 12 volt solar panel. I think my batteries are 1 amp hour. 1 amp hour x 20 volts = 20 amp hours. But the charger is probably trading amperage to step of the voltage. So it would probably take more than an hour to charge on that kind of power supply. Maybe up to two hours? I think that would be acceptable. This would be a very bare-bones charging system. If it works, I have the option of scaling it up in the future.
My family's shop is scheduled for some major repairs next summer. If I build a small system that works, maybe we will build in a 100 watt panel just dedicated to charging the cordless tools.
Justin Hadden wrote:
John C Daley wrote:
I think your original statement may be incorrect, but I have seen similar laws around the world for cleaner burning units.
Its a long read, but if you skip down to page 40 and start reading there, it says "after 2030, all space and water heating appliances sold and installed in BC will be 100% efficient."
So you have to read between the lines, no combustions technology, whether wood, pellet, or gas can ever acheive 100% efficiency. The only truly 100% efficient systems are electric. Electric resistance heat converts 100% of its input energy into heat. Its a terribly difficult way to heat a space, but on paper i guess to them it looks good. The other funny thing is if you were to trace back all the way to the power plant (which is combustion technogy) then its probably even a less efficient process to heat my home electrically then it would be to simply have a wood stove in my home.
If you contjnue reading i believe on page 42 it talks about giving labels to everyones homes and giving it a carbon footprint rating for sales purposes. Meaning if some career political wannabe in a suit decides he doesnt like the way my household heats or cools or whatever they can give me a rating that will seriously affect my sales price.
Unfortunately with these things the government will hide the agenda deep in the text, i suspect as a way to avoid pushback. That seems to me to be exactly whatthe government of British Columbia are doing. Bury it in a massive document, and then most people will be taken by surprise by the time it comes to pass.
Space and water heating are the primary drivers of GHG emissions from buildings. To meet our targets,
we need to ensure these functions are super-efficient, improve resilience and, wherever possible, run
on clean electricity or other renewable fuels.