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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 11, 2018, 09:34:42 PM »
In the middle of tackling the hard part, plumbing in the attic spaces

It is a bit slow going because of all the blown in insulation, dirty conditions and difficulty moving about.

I also cannot find any 1" PEX foam insulation. I'll need that to wrap the pipe as it is really out in the open albeit under a roof. I can see about how things are going to map out so that's positive at least. But on the flip side of that statement is the actual work of pulling that pex across the attic spaces which is not easy

I'll get some pics up tomorrow, but I am currently tackling the installation of the heat exchanger into the upper air handler.

The prospective builder should note that for a "Normal" house, one would not have to run two circuits like I am having to do here simply because most "Normal" houses do not have two HVAC units.

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: October 11, 2018, 09:29:01 PM »
So much progress!

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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: October 11, 2018, 09:26:36 PM »
Nice clean work there Shawn!

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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: October 11, 2018, 09:43:06 AM »
Man I like that table saw stand. I need to look into that as I have the same saw


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That saw came together like that, maybe it?s just a leg kit & wheels? It folds up and rolls around on two wheels.
I have that on mine too

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Chinooks
« on: October 10, 2018, 11:26:31 AM »

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 10, 2018, 10:47:45 AM »
The lines are collecting here but this will all tidy up as I make the connections to the exterior

I ran a 12-2 wire and picked up a compatible breaker for the panel to complete the circuit

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 10, 2018, 10:45:44 AM »
Hmmm, got a sideways pic...Well, I don't care!

Just like HD not to have the receptacle cover I needed

I'll cover this up in the days to come

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 10, 2018, 09:51:35 AM »
Just some boring stuff...

Ran the electrical line for the small garage heater

I put a master switch in the circuit then a GFCI plug receptacle. I ran a 20 amp circuit which I think will be plenty. Both pumps of the boiler pull 1.9 amps each. Then there's the solenoid which will operate some of the time, then the two fan motors which also pull a low amperage

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 10, 2018, 09:26:56 AM »
Father, watch over and protect our nation. From the threatening weather and hurricane protect us from the flood waters and strong winds. From the cancer of socialism and its evil roots, protect this great nation from the deceit and lies, and attempts to turn a good people into a hate filled one. Watch over us and heal us from all attacks so that we may be strong for the kingdom of Christ in the coming times

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 10, 2018, 09:22:44 AM »
Wonderful news Mike!

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 10, 2018, 09:18:54 AM »
I almost hate to weigh in here

So this is just the opinion of some bonehead, nothing more

It seems to be to be sneaky and dishonest to do something like stealing a dog and killing it or releasing it somewhere else.

I could be way wrong here, but my core tells me the straight up man way of doing things is best, even if it hurts or hurts people's feelings

I'd go to the owner and tell him the dog is dangerous, present him with the facts, the dog has bitten X number of people, and you can't live with the danger it presents. Let him know it is time to do something or you will be forced to.

That way when the dog comes up missing after the next incidient, and he asks you if you killed the dog, you can look him in the eye and say yes.

So this happened in my life. When at Ft. Campbell, I worked out every day. If I was at home on any day, I'd go for a 4 mile run to start the day off. My neighbors dogs would come after me. I went to him and told him he needed to control them. I told him that after some time, if he didn't do something, I'd shoot the things.

Well, it came to that. They came after me and I dropped one on the spot with my 1911, and shot the other one while he was running away. That dog died on their porch. Later that day, the neighbor came knocking on my door. He asked me straight up if I shot his dogs. I said yes, I did. He asked my why, and I told him. He was upset, but said, "Well, I guess you told me you were going to do something, and I can see that you mean what you say."

After that the relationship healed with time.

So again, I am no oracle of wisdom or anything, but my gut says being straight up is the way to roll.

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Firearms / Re: Internet gun buying. Newbie
« on: October 10, 2018, 09:09:33 AM »
I am not the gun expert you guys are. I go through a dealer. I recently found a Savage .270 at a big box store for $400. I almost grabbed it but I gave my guy a call. He ordered the exact same gun for me plus 2 boxes of shells he lock tighted the scope AND sighted it in for me. Price $405.



That Savage is a good gun for the money

I picked up that weapon in .308

Sighted it in, and for 200-250 meters which we shoot here in the Tuck, it's deer killin' crazy good.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 10, 2018, 09:06:06 AM »
Inspections.....

I think we?re more critical than most inspectors!
:likebutton:
Yep

And

That's a good thing

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 09, 2018, 02:45:48 PM »
Nice job so far.

Be careful of those pipes by the fuse panel. They get touchy about that sometimes.
Good point
I'm good
and
No inspections...

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 09, 2018, 01:29:28 PM »
I'm in a catch. I didn't have 2 nickels to rub together when I started here 17 years ago. The man has done so much for me and my family. Took us in and made my brother and I partners. We can't jeopardize everything by taking care of the dog but can't allow it to keep happening. Like I said above. We are in agreement here that it happens again the dog is gone and nobody knows where it went.

Don I really feel you. I don't know exactly how you feel but it's close. She never bit that bad just nips but drew blood.



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Tough spot...

Act carefully and after much prayer and consideration.

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D.O.T. / "Honesty"
« on: October 09, 2018, 01:25:01 PM »
Not so much...

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 09, 2018, 01:10:16 PM »
So these two lines will connect to the buried line from the boiler and complete the plumbing circuit.

So if you were setting up a smaller house with just one heater, you would be nearly done at this point

But for me, I have the second loop to install yet, and its going to be much more difficult. I am NOT looking forward to working on that.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 09, 2018, 01:08:03 PM »
I do not know if I will end up going with that, but I may.

So, I crimped on the hot water supply lines to the unit and placed it in the plenum where it will live. Just a little tape will seal that thing, so the jury is out on how best to do it at the moment. The long lines allow me to slide the thing out without having to disconnect anything.

The air filter is installed and temporarily covered with a narrow strip of pine

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 09, 2018, 01:04:50 PM »
I then went onto some experimentation of what a wood cover might look like. I am looking at some easier way to be able to R&R the unit in the future or pull it for cleaning. Something screwed together would meet that requirement

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 09, 2018, 01:03:06 PM »
This is the main heat exchanger for the lower unit. I soldered and screwed on the required fittings in preparation to install that unit for good

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 09, 2018, 01:01:48 PM »
These fittings are way big and take a lot of heat, so I picked up a MAP torch to accommodate

New tools are nice!

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 09, 2018, 01:00:08 PM »
Then came the easy part, hooking up the supply and return lines and zip-tying those together.

All that is left to do here is run some romex and add in an outlet so I can plug the thing in

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 09, 2018, 12:57:56 PM »
In addition to catching three studs with several screws each, I also mounted a cable support to carry some of the weight

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 09, 2018, 12:56:42 PM »
Then I mounted the heater a good distance from the ceiling and floor

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 09, 2018, 12:55:46 PM »
The supply line pulled through the wall. It will be cut off and fitted with a 90 degree fitting to help tuck it in closer to the wall.

I could not run the lines inside of the wall because they are stuffed with insulation, so this is the next best thing.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 09, 2018, 12:53:49 PM »
I then installed the PEX female to 1" NPT fittings onto the heater unit in preparation to hang it

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 09, 2018, 12:51:29 PM »
Here, I am bringing the supply line from the water heater plate unit to its final date with destiny, the small garage heater

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 09, 2018, 12:13:03 PM »
I can understand the man's protection feelings for that dog, I guess I shared those feelings for Scout. But people are more important. I mean family type people. I'm a happy man when my or some other dog chews up some bad sort, but when it turns against family, you have to make a choice.

I nearly shot Scout dead the night of the bite, but just couldn't come to that. I just couldn't. But by the next morning, reasoning was kicking in and from that moment on every time I'd think of Scout, I'd see the image of that child and her mother screaming and bloody. That did it for me. Clear (albeit) hard choice.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 09, 2018, 12:08:07 PM »
Don is this the same grand daughter with the broker hip a little while ago??


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No, different one, same mom. They have three kids and momma has one in the oven. In fact two of our three girls are pregnant, and DUE ON THE SAME DAY
(I think I mentioned that before)

Baby granddaughter has a scar at the corner of her mouth/cheek.

I'll pay for corrective surgery in the future sometime

Everyone: Thanks for the comments...

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 09, 2018, 12:03:18 PM »
I think JR is referring to the line next to your probe. It doesn't look like it has any drop to it...horizontally, left to right.
Copy that
Well, I've been in the house 11 years, so I'm not going to be changing anything I don't need to...

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 08, 2018, 03:46:53 PM »
TRN, you mean it doesn't get "that cold". Funny I have to both heat and cool mine.

Don, in post 119 it looks like that small drain line is going up before it attaches to the main line. Is that the picture or an issue?

I have a big set and a small set of those cutters, work good.
JR, Looking at that post all I see is the smallish piece of 1/2" CPVC that is sticking up through a hole. THat will not be used for anything, i just shoved it through there so I could easily see the exit hole on the garage side...

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 08, 2018, 10:31:05 AM »
Oh

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 08, 2018, 09:57:15 AM »
New family addition:

Bangalore fighting dog!

Is the shepherd still around?
I never mentioned this, but a couple months ago Scout bit my youngest grand daughter in her face. It was awful. She needed surgery right away, but got away with 40 stitches. Believe me it was a terrible thing. The next day I took Scout to Animal control. They evaluated the dog and told us he was dangerous. Further they were not willing to release him to any family anywhere. He was put down after 10 days.
You may recall I was a bit quiet on the forum
It was a bad and trying time. Kat wanted to do something to help me deal with the bite and losing my friend. Scout. So she went on this fanatical search for the perfect, family oriented, and safe, companion dog. She came up with the Bernese Mountain Dog from Switzerland. She located a litter and the rest is history.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 08, 2018, 09:52:08 AM »
I?ll tell you that one of the best gifts I ever got was one of those ratcheting cutters!!!

Heating the garage does not really compute. I?m not sure they make a wood fired AC for my house....


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Heated Garage?

Hers: She does not like the cold, go figure, so I am being the good husband

My garage: In the past I have had to fire up a kerosene burning torpedo. I like to work in there in the winter. I plan to paint things this winter. This will provide a heated working area with no fumes.

And, really, the extra heat is free!

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 07, 2018, 08:28:02 PM »



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No left leanin' girly man thinks this is very funny!

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 07, 2018, 08:25:24 PM »
After measuring the house a bunch of times and creating a detailed sketch of where things were located, I marked those locations onto the wall then chose a spot to make some holes to route the PEX into her garage from below and up to the heater unit

The smallish piece of CPVC is only a probe used to mark and identify the hole I just drilled. It came out in about a perfect place!

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 07, 2018, 08:22:52 PM »
Then the wall mount was created. The thing is not too heavy but heavy enough for me to pay attention. I'll screw it to the wall in several places then likely add a chain screwed into the roof to take the stress off the wall

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 07, 2018, 08:21:10 PM »
To create a mount, I cut a piece of 2 X 12 which I then bolted to the top with some lengths of all thread and two carriage bolts

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 07, 2018, 08:19:44 PM »
I had to sweat two 1" NPT male adapters onto the copper stubbs

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 07, 2018, 08:18:13 PM »
Now on to the small garage heater

This unit is rated at 50,000 BTU and should handle the Frau's 24 X 24 X 10 garage

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 07, 2018, 08:16:45 PM »
The 2 X 6 adds stability to the PVC lines. I used a metal strap/clamp to secure the feed line to the wall via the short piece of 2-by

That finishes up the hot water heater install

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 07, 2018, 08:15:13 PM »
After cutting into the supply line and rearranging things, here is what I ended up with:

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 07, 2018, 08:14:26 PM »
If you need to cut this PEX or PVC correctly, I'd recommend purchasing some ratcheting cutters designed for PVC

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 07, 2018, 08:13:32 PM »
Lets get some more stuff done

Object of today is to get the heater finished off and hopefully get most of the garage heater installed

The 20 plate water heater heat exchanger is ready for connections

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 07, 2018, 11:06:50 AM »
I guess "fissure" would be the proper word....
It's because we've pumped out so much ground water in our valley over the years. The valley drops, then the cracks form at the base of our small mountain ranges around the valley. This one is towards Marana.
Remember seeing the town of Eloy when you were flying around down here? It has dropped 20+ feet in elevation in the last 50 years.
Yea, I know that area. I flew around Marana so much and so many times...Jump school for some folks. But spent most of the time at 14,000, stable and 100 KIAS...Jumpers on the ramp...Jumpers away...Clear to descend...

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: October 07, 2018, 11:04:15 AM »
What a flippin' mess!

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: October 07, 2018, 10:59:08 AM »
Saw that nice roof first thing. No leaks there!!

So when you firing that still up?
Still!
Ha!
Hadn't thought of that!
Always wanted to build one, but problem is I don't really drink
But, I always thought it would be cool to see if I could make alcohol for fuel
More of a "Science project" thing than anything else, but would be fun
But no cookin for this thing, just boring old heat. Should see some coals by month's end.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 06, 2018, 10:23:58 PM »
Went deer scouting today and found this little guy...a desert tortoise... only the second live one I've ever seen. He was attacked by a coyote last night (I tracked him out).
The second pic looks interesting.. bumper pull for sale. Might buy it for Idaho since it's set up for snow load. Lol
... also found a fresh fault in the desert. It's only 10' deep now, since it rained quite a bit in that area and filled it in with sediment, but it's about 1/4 mile long.

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That's like a tectonic plate movement/earthquake fault???!!!???

Whoa

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