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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,184
Posted By John Mercier
My father played hockey for Belknap College. He...

My father played hockey for Belknap College.
He seems to like soccer... that and NASCAR.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,184
Posted By John Mercier
I find that people that like hockey can relate...

I find that people that like hockey can relate better to soccer.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-26-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By John Mercier
Slickcraft beat me to it.

Slickcraft beat me to it.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-25-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By John Mercier
Most of the energy is used increasing the...

Most of the energy is used increasing the temperature from the well water to the tank aquastat set level.
So the largest cost will be heating the initial 53 gallons...

After that roughly only...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-25-2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By John Mercier
The heat loss in the winter time will most likely...

The heat loss in the winter time will most likely be toward the space heating of the house anyways.
The benefit of the tank would be that a smaller unit can be easily plumbed into the space as all...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-23-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,401
Posted By John Mercier
The OAK is really about increasing the...

The OAK is really about increasing the efficiency.

The DP of a window or door is not limitless... it really doesn't matter who or how they are installed... once the DP is struck... they will leak....
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-23-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,401
Posted By John Mercier
A standard air exchange will cover that for a...

A standard air exchange will cover that for a woodstove...

We use make up air on homes that violate the standard air exchange rate.

Homes that tight... we don't use solid fuel sourcing.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-23-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,401
Posted By John Mercier
No house is that tight. Hundreds of cubic feet...

No house is that tight.
Hundreds of cubic feet of air, and negative pressure would result in further draw the same way that heating air creates positive pressure and more leakage.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-23-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,401
Posted By John Mercier
Damper flue would be a different type of stove. ...

Damper flue would be a different type of stove.

The one you pictured has an option to use outside air for combustion.
Generally a flexible metal tube that runs from the inlet through a wall...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-21-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,827
Posted By John Mercier
Broc has always been hard to grow. Start...

Broc has always been hard to grow.

Start with something easier, and use some container formats that allow for water reservoirs.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-20-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,827
Posted By John Mercier
Some people spend a lot of money on recreation......

Some people spend a lot of money on recreation...
And I expected more focus on gardening for food than I have seen.

They don't even seem to be driving less... or even focusing on MPG with new car...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-20-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,458
Posted By John Mercier
The chimney needs to heat up to help the draft. ...

The chimney needs to heat up to help the draft.
It has a lot of mass pulling heat from the exhaust gases.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-19-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By John Mercier
PSNH went bankrupt during the Gregg...

PSNH went bankrupt during the Gregg Administration.
And you don't think high electric costs are going to ''destroy their way of life''?

The imaginary Governor John Dutton proposes to double...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-19-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,827
Posted By John Mercier
If it is simply a matter of money... so many...

If it is simply a matter of money... so many other things can be done without first.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-19-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,458
Posted By John Mercier
What is the flue made out of?

What is the flue made out of?
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-18-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By John Mercier
I think on the mini-splits it depends on some...

I think on the mini-splits it depends on some various factors.
They may be opting to only use them periodically rather than what was originally intended and using a secondary heat source as a...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-18-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By John Mercier
Demand for expansion has been strong... energy...

Demand for expansion has been strong... energy efficiency, not so much.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-17-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By John Mercier
Actually they can. The Eversource request for...

Actually they can.
The Eversource request for changes coming in Jan-Feb include a decrease in cost of delivery (the cost of lines and such) and an increase in cost of supply (the electricity they...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-17-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By John Mercier
https://www.nhec.com/nhec-sets-new-power-rate/#:~:...

https://www.nhec.com/nhec-sets-new-power-rate/#:~:text=PLYMOUTH%2C%20NH%20(June%2028%2C,or%20after%20August%201%2C%202022.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-15-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,401
Posted By John Mercier
It uses a dedicated exterior air source option...

It uses a dedicated exterior air source option rather than ambient leak.

The directions to the stove show an air inlet that should be plumbed to the outside for the combustion air source to...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-14-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,401
Posted By John Mercier
It states in the direction that it doesn't need a...

It states in the direction that it doesn't need a damper...
There is a small ''lever'' that adjusts the air.

It is one of the little brass knobs below the glass...
The directions state that it...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-14-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,401
Posted By John Mercier
The damper would be placed in the exhaust pipe. ...

The damper would be placed in the exhaust pipe.
A damper is used to control the air flow, and thus oxidation of the fuel (wood).
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-13-2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,827
Posted By John Mercier
Middleton Meredith sells kindling, but at Bristol...

Middleton Meredith sells kindling, but at Bristol we were just giving it away.
Not sure what is left in the box in building two. I know we always seem to have an excess of pallets.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-13-2022, 01:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,827
Posted By John Mercier
The concept is when you clean your yard, place it...

The concept is when you clean your yard, place it to use.
Some just will not have enough limb debris to make that work.
Forum: Boating 11-13-2022, 01:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,445
Posted By John Mercier
That is why they are developing an ammonia option...

That is why they are developing an ammonia option for liquid transport and density.

At one time, our area ran off from coal. We didn't run out of coal, it just became a more costly option than...
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