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Apr
10
comment Using 1" black iron pipe as a hydronic radiator, how many feet of pipe would I need to heat a 500ft^3 room?
Interesting. That could work. I don't have valves on any other radiators in the circuit, how would having one effect the other radiators? Would I need a regulator type of device with a bypass pipe to maintain pressure/flow for the others?
Apr
10
comment Using 1" black iron pipe as a hydronic radiator, how many feet of pipe would I need to heat a 500ft^3 room?
Pardon me, I didn't explain my drawing. It is a loop, the interior copper pipe has positive pressure in it and at the tip of each leg is a different size hole drilled so the water comes out of each leg at a constant GPM, giving each leg the same temperature. Then the water is pushed back and down the "spine" of the radiator. If I was to do an S shape, I'd be better off with using PEX on the inside, but I wouldn't like that design
Apr
10
comment Using 1" black iron pipe as a hydronic radiator, how many feet of pipe would I need to heat a 500ft^3 room?
heh, that's actually the general idea, but I'm going to use both... well, here's some drawings: i.imgur.com/DCdVlqG.jpg - If I wanted to do copper totally independent of the steel, I'd need to fill the steel with oil for heat transfer and I'd need to use pretty thin copper pipe. I'm not sure of pressure drops
Apr
10
comment Using 1" black iron pipe as a hydronic radiator, how many feet of pipe would I need to heat a 500ft^3 room?
Yes, existing and all copper. I did some research and found a lot of companies selling hydronic towel warmers/heaters. myson.co.uk, hudsonreed.com - It's peculiar, because I have the same concern you have.
Apr
9
asked Using 1" black iron pipe as a hydronic radiator, how many feet of pipe would I need to heat a 500ft^3 room?
Mar
25
answered How to SLIGHTLY widen bored hole in 2x6
Mar
21
comment Can I use aluminum or plastic sheeting between decking and joists to waterproof under a deck?
Regarding the REAL waterproof roof deck, do you have any links to anything on that? I guess I'm just intimidated by it. As far as the issues.. The article with the rubber suggested srewing in the last few planks so they're removable to allow cleaning. I'll likely do that if I do this. Airflow.. I can see that as an issue too. I suppose a solution for it would be a more dramatic slope of the rubber material?
Mar
21
comment Can I use aluminum or plastic sheeting between decking and joists to waterproof under a deck?
A roof deck... Well, A) I'm intimidated, and B) would cost more, reduce the head clearance below, add complexity, add a lot of cost, add inspections, be harder to match at other deck levels, and be harder to maintain. The method I'm describing, after doing research, isn't really "unproven" or "problematic." It's almost identical to the commercial system Trex RainEscape, and as mentioned in an answer below, recommended by Fine Homebuilding. I'm just weighing it I guess.
Mar
21
comment Can I use aluminum or plastic sheeting between decking and joists to waterproof under a deck?
Thank you for the link to the fine homebuilding article! I knew this setup must have been used before. Rubber is a great idea. I'm going to be storing things like lawnmowers and chainsaws under there. I'd guess the climate of under a deck on par with a shed at least, would you say that's reasonable? I'll also be installing some deck skirting, to prevent sideways rain
Mar
21
comment Can I use aluminum or plastic sheeting between decking and joists to waterproof under a deck?
@Comintern - The plan was to flash the ledger in such a way that it drained into my gutters between joists. Thank you for the heads up with Aluminum and PT, I wasn't totally aware of that. I am currently considering galvanized steel flashing or EPDM roofing rubber.
Mar
20
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Mar
20
comment Can I use aluminum or plastic sheeting between decking and joists to waterproof under a deck?
@shirlockhomes As mentioned, I could use aluminum as well. Could you elaborate on some of the issues you'd foresee?
Mar
20
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Mar
20
comment Can I use aluminum or plastic sheeting between decking and joists to waterproof under a deck?
@bcworkz It wouldn't cost much more to use 20" aluminum flashing instead of plastic, actually. What's your opinion on using that? The available waterproof decking is overpriced, ugly, and uncomfortable in my opinion.
Mar
20
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Mar
20
comment Can I dig up next to my foundation to add height below my deck for storage?
@shirlockhomes Thanks for your help. Met with the building inspector today and he gave everything a tentative thumbs up.
Mar
20
accepted Can I dig up next to my foundation to add height below my deck for storage?
Mar
20
asked Can I use aluminum or plastic sheeting between decking and joists to waterproof under a deck?
Mar
12
comment Can I dig up next to my foundation to add height below my deck for storage?
@shirlockhomes So if I was to dig down to the bottom of the foundation to see how deep it went, I would just have to make sure to maintain 4ish feet? (I will contact the building department, of course, for a more accurate depth) Regarding the entrance to the basement, see the photos I added. We have never had water come through the door, but that's not to say adding a drain is a bad idea for when I do this.
Mar
12
revised Can I dig up next to my foundation to add height below my deck for storage?
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