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10-26-2011

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02-16-2012 12:17 PM

    ABOUT ME

  • Semi-retired
  • #1: Renovating a horse barn to create ~900 sq ft heated studio, workshop and guest living area. I hope to have radiant floor heat, with solar panels for hot water and some electricity (still on grid though). #2 is an energy-efficient 4-season cottage with solar & wind for power and some heat, satellite Internet, composting toilet.
  • Quebec

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  • Posted in thread: Hot Tub Security> on 01-21-2012 at 11:58 AM
    If the old cover is shot, why not buy a new one? Ours became waterlogged, so very heavy to
    open, and the thermal retention was terrible. A new one locally was >$600, but I found one
    online (Canada: Li...

  • Posted in thread: Adding a layer to an already-insulated wall? on 12-07-2011 at 05:06 PM
    The attic is open, and includes very good ventilation to the exterior, so any moisture getting
    up into it will be vented away. Note that there is already insulation above the ceiling: from
    the inside,...

  • Posted in thread: Adding a layer to an already-insulated wall? on 12-07-2011 at 03:33 PM
    The building was originally built as a (luxury) horse barn, but no animals have been in it
    since 1989. The inside is still faced with the original hemlock boards but they are marked up
    in places where...

  • Posted in thread: Adding a layer to an already-insulated wall? on 11-07-2011 at 09:09 AM
    You have two choices, fitting five to ten inches of polystyrene sheet over the outside of your
    walls, ceilings and floors or fitting the same amount on the inside.Thanks for the response
    Perry. I do i...

  • Posted in thread: Adding a layer to an already-insulated wall? on 10-26-2011 at 11:27 AM
    I plan to renovate an open area of ~900 ft (84m) within a well-built horse barn. I'm located
    in Quebec, where we can get winter temperatures down to -40 (C and F) -- but typically more
    like -25C (-1...

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