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post #3031 of 7023
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

...but it's widely used in many places that don't need AC.
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post

I don't think anyone uses that as a main heat source up here where it actually gets cold.
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

It's meant for slightly more temperate climates.

Exclusive use of under-floor heating is AWESOME for climates that don't need AC and don't get cold. If your fucking stupid pronouncements were atoms I could build a sick mansion out of them.
post #3032 of 7023
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

The company came to start work on our full house repipe today.  At lunch time I get a call about some minor tile I knew they would have to remove and the words "we are still tracking all the pipes before cutting anything."  Around 3pm I get a call from the company's office stating the person is on their way for a house visit.  I thought it was odd and ask what for.  Turns out the plumber had to call an HVAC tech to come.  Got a word late today that a 2-3 day job will take 6.

I am not mad, I am paying 1 price and am pushing for a cash payment discount.  

The old man who built my house in 1959 was a damn good engineer which usually causes issues for repairs....

How much?

I've got a couple of galvanized pipe runs more clogged than my dad's arteries after a trip to octoberfest?
post #3033 of 7023
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

Our repiping of the drains starts this week.  Since we have drain traps like the picture below, we have lower ceiling areas where these traps come from the two upstairs bathrooms.  Luckily they both are in the downstairs bathroom.  I have asked that they keep the new drains as close to the normal 8ft ceiling height as possible and if that happens we may put in some more lighting and bring it up to code with a bathroom fan.  

I already have my next project which is to add some more insulation in the house.  



drum trap??

When was house built?
post #3034 of 7023
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

If your fucking stupid pronouncements were atoms I could build a sick mansion out of them.

What a creative derivative of the "if I had a nickel" quip. Find out what a temperate climate is. Hint, it doesn't need AC and rarely goes below freezing.

Like many things, it's in the execution. If you have underfloor heat in a temperate climate and it "sucks" then you were probably a cheapskate and didn't provide enough capacity, hired an idiot, or picked a system that didn't measure up. It's kind of like people that complain their water goes cold in the shower.
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Originally Posted by jgold47 View Post


How much?

I've got a couple of galvanized pipe runs more clogged than my dad's arteries after a trip to octoberfest?


The galvanized pipe was already converted to copper before we purchased.  This is 4" cast iron drain pipe snaked through the bathrooms/walls near bathrooms.  Currently the drywall looks like swiss cheese as finding the path the original builder used is tough.  Cost includes new water heater and some other plumbing fixes but sitting at $9K without drywall work.  There were at least 5 different people at our house today included the companies head plumber as I don't think the first guys knew what they were entirely getting into.  Once the plumbing work is finished, we will reassess what we want to do about adding in some extra lights and what to do about ventilation as the first floor bathroom will be tough to add a fan to.  

 

House was built in 1959 and yes those are drum traps.  Most of the pipe is sealed with lead around the connections.

post #3036 of 7023
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

What a creative derivative of the "if I had a nickel" quip. Find out what a temperate climate is. Hint, it doesn't need AC and rarely goes below freezing.

Like many things, it's in the execution. If you have underfloor heat in a temperate climate and it "sucks" then you were probably a cheapskate and didn't provide enough capacity, hired an idiot, or picked a system that didn't measure up. It's kind of like people that complain their water goes cold in the shower.

Keep defending your stupid initial statement, thereby forcing yourself to say stupider and stupiderer things in its defense.

So, stupidface, why don't YOU do some research on what temperate climate is. Here in green: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temperateness .

Any green places where you don't need AC, you'll freeze your balls off in winter. Any places you don't need more heating than sub-floor (or would be stupid enough to depend on a floor that will burn your feet off), you're more of a cheap schmuck for not having AC than you are for not having proper heat.

/ Mic drop.
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

Keep defending your stupid initial statement, thereby forcing yourself to say stupider and stupiderer things in its defense.

So, stupidface, why don't YOU do some research on what temperate climate is. Here in green: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temperateness .

Any green places where you don't need AC, you'll freeze your balls off in winter. Any places you don't need more heating than sub-floor (or would be stupid enough to depend on a floor that will burn your feet off), you're more of a cheap schmuck for not having AC than you are for not having proper heat.

/ Mic drop.

Nobody where I live has AC and a lot of people have mainly floor heating. The thing is that idfnl is an idiot, but you are a bigger idiot and it even makes him look less stupid.
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You can't continue on this topic I already said "mic drop"
post #3039 of 7023
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

Nobody where I live has AC and a lot of people have mainly floor heating. The thing is that idfnl is an idiot, but you are a bigger idiot and it even makes him look less stupid.

Yeah works great for us in San Francisco. We've never really had to crank it up but I think that's in part because its so effective. You never get the sensation of heat but it's always comfortable. I guess the only downside for us is that I sometimes enjoy the heat blast of central heat on a chilly day but that's mainly nostalgia and we have a gas fireplace for those times. Air temp hardly ever gets much below 50 degrees though so SF is kind of the poster child for hydronic.
post #3040 of 7023
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

Keep defending your stupid initial statement, thereby forcing yourself to say stupider and stupiderer things in its defense.

So, stupidface, why don't YOU do some research on what temperate climate is. Here in green: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temperateness .

Any green places where you don't need AC, you'll freeze your balls off in winter. Any places you don't need more heating than sub-floor (or would be stupid enough to depend on a floor that will burn your feet off), you're more of a cheap schmuck for not having AC than you are for not having proper heat.

Wikipedia. A battle of the best internet commenceth. You've learned well from Matt, our Queen of Google.

http://www.enviropedia.org.uk/Climate/Temperate_Climate.php

It says "Temperate climates are those without extremes of temperature and precipitation (rain and snow)."

Common among Queen Google's disciples, your own link also says: "The temperatures in these regions are generally relatively moderate, rather than extremely hot or cold, and the changes between summer and winter are also usually moderate.", sorta consistent with my statement that it doesn't usually need AC and rarely goes below freezing.

But even Matt is telling you you're wrong. Take your lumps, move on.
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Hmm what to do with this spacing in this room? Entrance from garage is just out of frame on the left wall and there is a step down to the carpeted area. Standard TV over fireplace is going to be problematic... of course I could forgo a TV in this particular room.



How you see things currently is "as is" from the seller. Major projects are probably out of the question for now (ie expanding the room, removing the decorative beams).
Edited by cyc wid it - 2/13/15 at 8:34pm
post #3042 of 7023
I wouldn't put a TV over the fireplace. Not only does it look bad, it isn't a comfortable or good viewing angle for actually watching TV. You're better off making it a study or office with no TV.
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We use the room with a fireplace for sitting and entertaining.  We have a Sonos speaker tucked away so if someone needs background noise we turn that on.

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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

I wouldn't put a TV over the fireplace. Not only does it look bad, it isn't a comfortable or good viewing angle for actually watching TV. You're better off making it a study or office with no TV.

Very true. It's quite common now and oh such a bad design idea. Also limits tv size
post #3045 of 7023
Depending on the orientation of the furniture in the room you may have no choice to put it above the fireplace. If you do you can get a framed tv with a motorized canvas so that at least it won't look like you have a tv there.

http://framemytv.com/c110/Motorized-TV-Artwork---Television-Art-Frame-Moving-Artwork.htm
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