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comment Will wrapping the stove pipes with copper pipes increase wood stove efficiency?
I came across something in the store that was exactly what I was referring to, by the way: northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200331508_200331508 . Check out the reviews... 129 out of 130 would recommend the product.
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comment How should I organize a workspace to take my handedness into account?
It'd probably help if you listed what items you have or plan on buying. That way, people could give their opinions on specific items.
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revised Anyone know if there are any large chains that carry HT Armaflex?
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comment Anyone know if there are any large chains that carry HT Armaflex?
It's for a solar hot water job. I've read two books on solar hot water and taken a training course, and all I've ever seen recommended is HT Armaflex. I couldn't tell you what's special about it, though, because it seems to me that if something can withstand 300F or better, it should work(?)
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asked Anyone know if there are any large chains that carry HT Armaflex?
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comment Why do our baseboard heating pipes make a loud banging noise after a new furnace was installed?
... wow. That type of negligence is almost unbelievable.
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comment Should my water heater drip constantly?
@ Niall. Since the cold water inlet should have a dip tube, you do not actually waste much hot water if you keep the cold water inlet open (since the hot water will stay near the top and the water going out, after 30 seconds or so, will be cold)... or if you only partially drain the water heater. In reality, draining sediment is actually cheaper than your calculation!
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revised Should my water heater drip constantly?
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comment Will wrapping the stove pipes with copper pipes increase wood stove efficiency?
Also highly recommended if you hook a very small fan up to the intake of a heat exchanger (never the outlet, as it will be very hot) is putting a timer on it. You don't want to heat your house up to 85-95 degrees. Make sure that the fan doesn't get hot either -- use a 12"-long clay pipe or something of that nature as the thermal barrier between the fan and the stove, and make the inlet below the stove. DO NOT USE PVC. (Max temp for PVC is ~140 degrees F)
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comment Will wrapping the stove pipes with copper pipes increase wood stove efficiency?
Copper, while a good conductor of heat, is not as good as air. If you are talking about a mostly flat sheet of copper, you are talking about an extra barrier. Air quality aside, what would heat the house better? A copper stove pipe or no stove pipe at all? No pipe at all. Simply put, without fins, making the stove pipe out of copper, or a heat exchanger, you won't be transferring extra heat. A heat exchanger isn't hard to make, and it would probably double the amount of heat you got out of your stove, so if you're looking for extra heat, I would definitely recommend a heat exchanger.
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I'm going to go with (1) Equipment, (2) Materials [stuff that is not typically consumed completely in one job, such as my 100-piece packs of stainless washers], and (3) Parts [parts that are consumed entirely by each job]. Thanks, guys.
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