Look you arrogent Prick. I already said that I mis-read the post. You however, are free to do any damned thing you want with your solar heat. There's absolutly no point in arguing with you because, even though 99% of us that design and install radiant systems would never run 150 degree water through the floor, explaining it to you is a total waste of time. Go crawl back under the rock you came out of. Be sure to tell all your idiot friends how you one upped an expert. Should make for a good drinking story.
Originally Posted by nhmaster
I dont know either of you guys so I am not taking sides but Id like to make an observation.....
I have been reading this forum for a month now. People like me come to sites like this to learn from more experience and knowledgable people. I believe that nhmaster is likely a wealth of knowledge and everything he claims to be. I have also read many of his posts and he for some reason prefers not to share what he knows. Many of your posts (nhmaster) are one line, or even one word responses. If a guy asks if he should use a monoflow system (whatever the hell that is) You should say no and then explain why. Then the guy asks you what you recommend and you reply "LOOP". The way you are answering peoples questions are in my opinion a big waste of time and useless. I get the impression that you are more concerned about making everyone think you are the "Master" rather than helping people with their problems.
It can be very frustrating when people reply with non-answers. Personally I believe that if you want to help others you should put every effort into it or just dont bother.
Well, you may have a point but experiance tell me that a long, convoluted answer is usually followed by other endless questions leading to the land of no where. Unfortunatly, without actualy being there, giving a detailed answer is often a waste of time. I do however answer an awfull lot of PM's, one on one. Let's take the guy with the mono-flow. If I spend a paragraph or two explaining restriction and flow curves, the very next post will be someone that has done it and it works fine. I post accepted engineering and installation practices. That there are bazillions of home designed, hair brained set up's that work is another matter altogether.
I will however post here the most usefull solar link that I know of. www.caleffi.com Then download pdf file Idronics
Just remember to add foam insulation under the slab.
Originally Posted by CHRISUPNORTH
With under-slab insulation it could be used to heat the room even in cold areas.
This thread gives me an interestin idea...
Whachawl think about a solar heated still for making up my moonshine...
Thats funny right there ya awl I don't care where yur from...
Solar powered, Moonshine!
Maybe NH Master needs a sip o my shine...
Prolly keep his head from explodin.
Though possible, solar power would limit shin'in to sunny days which might be a problem, then again, maybe not. Anyhoooooooo. Will need to see the performance curves and gpm flow rates for the evaporator as well as a sample ( a gallon should do ) of the finished product for evaluation. In the meantime a good old wood fire should keep her up and running.
If you am too durned drunk to notice over the next day or so Merry Freekin Christmas and to all a good night. :)
Merry Freaking Christmas to you too NH Master!
I'll be sending a special jug your way. It wrung out at 150 Proof and we're going to call it Northern Comfort in your honor.
The extra zing should do well to keep you warm this winter.
I jes wanted ta let yawl know that Southern Man is doing okay now.
He kinda wen offfa the deep end when yawl started pickin on im.
He stayed down by my still fer quite a few weeks jes sippin on the hose whenever he woke up then passin out again.
Anywho he finally stopped drinkin and sobered up... took a few days but I got him helpin me on converting the Whirlpoof gas water heater to a still down in my basement. He's been puttin all sorts of fancy temperature controls together and he says this is gonna be is finest work ever. He says that this thing is gonna be completely automatic... Some sort fo fancy computer thing called a PLC is gonna control the whole process.
I tell ya wen he ain't drinkin he's a genius!:D
After we git r runnin on gas we'll be workin on the solar portion of the project!