Yes- it would help to have soffit vents. I don't know how much pulling ou the insulation will help if you don't have soffit vents. Gable vents are ...
It a common sound when the pipes or element is heating up fast- it is the medal expanding. If it stops after the heat has been on for awhile, I wou...
I probably didn't explain too well. When you buy drywall, all 4 sides are "indented" for what I assume is for the taping and mudding to come out fl...
I still think a new energy efficient boiler would be the way to go. You can still do underfloor radiant. And yes, it is said you can keep the therm...
It should be HOT coming out of the boiler (probably 180deg) and cooler coming back into the boiler (140-160). Does that help??
Wonderful idea!!!!! I have toyed with some self-made solar projects, but would love a look at your wood heater. My email is DGalenski@Greatlakesmdf...
My suggestion..... USE a vapor barrier!!!! 30# felt or at least plastic. I have a metal roof strapped over an existing roof. It still gets some con...
I believe that you need a vapor barrier (plastic) over the concrete to keep the moisture away from the insulation. Also r-19 insulation is made to ...
I believe you would have better heat transfer by running it through at a higher flowrate. The difference (Delta T) is greater at the higher flowrat...
I re-roofed my house with a steel roof over the existing ashpalt on purlins. My old roof was still in fair condition. What I would suggest is that ...
From house GFCI or circuit breaker--- black to S1, white to S2. From timer to pump--- Black from L1 to pump black, white from L2 to pump white. Mak...
I don't think your crazy to want to do it. Radiant, in my opinion, is the best heat there is. You could run a system off a boiler, or even a hot wa...
As far as I understand NO- the U-value does not have anything to do with the the UV rating. It is the opposite of R-value or the insulating propert...
I also have a metal roof. I would re-post this under the "roofing" topic and I'm sure you'll get some replies- I did!!!
Do you know what your heatloss is on your house? How big is your furnace in BTU's? Do you have a furnace? I have a house as big as yours with cathe...
I would think you would want to do a heat loss calculation. This would give you BTU's needed for each room. Then you could convert BTU's to kilowa...
I am considering installing a flat ceiling in a few rooms in my house that currently have vaulted ceilings. My question is- if I insualte between t...
in a house I recently purchased, I am having some interference problems when I try to sign on to the internet (phone connection) and my recessed li...
If it's not the sensors, there is usually a screw type potentiometer that can be adjusted on the back of the opener. It's purpose is to make the do...
I would agree with that answer also. The reason why is because it sounds like you have a tightly insulated house, and the fireplace is drawing air ...