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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Today, 11:14 AM
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Posted By montcalm
2019 - location: undisclosed. One of the...

2019 - location: undisclosed.

One of the best XCD days I've ever had, I happened to get out at the perfect time, it had snowed quite a bit and it was still snowing hard, I was having trouble...
Forum: Environmental Issues Today, 10:16 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,335
Posted By montcalm
That HEX seems pretty necessary. Even if it only...

That HEX seems pretty necessary. Even if it only recovers 70% of what exits, that's significantly better than just a leaky house. Some claim to be up 90% efficient. That seems optimistic to me for...
Forum: Environmental Issues Yesterday, 11:22 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,335
Posted By montcalm
A couple notes there for anyone not familiar with...

A couple notes there for anyone not familiar with some terms although they've been used extensively throughout this thread:

Efficiency - always useful output over price paid. In terms of natural...
Forum: Environmental Issues Yesterday, 11:01 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,335
Posted By montcalm
I wanted to have some point of compare between...

I wanted to have some point of compare between directly using NG for heat vs. electrical energy being generated by NG and using a heat pump to move that heat. Which is more efficient use of the NG?...
Forum: Environmental Issues Yesterday, 08:56 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,335
Posted By montcalm
Best bet to look for any past government research...

Best bet to look for any past government research from the state is to look here:

https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/

If you live in NY, there are so many incentives. Many of them are through local...
Forum: "By the Fireside" Yesterday, 08:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,401
Posted By montcalm
I used to ski something like the Watea (in terms...

I used to ski something like the Watea (in terms of shape) for lift riding. Those are big ski compared to what I'm used to now. My biggest now are 82 underfoot and significantly narrower in tips...
Forum: "By the Fireside" Yesterday, 07:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,401
Posted By montcalm
Nice - we got quite the thaw today. Easy come,...

Nice - we got quite the thaw today. Easy come, easy go.

I definitely favor some modern rockered skis for those crusts. I have some 90s Tuas that in their day were awesome AT skis. They still...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Yesterday, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By montcalm
Man made ecological barriers that cause...

Man made ecological barriers that cause fragmentation. This is a big deal on many scales.
Forum: Environmental Issues Yesterday, 03:25 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,335
Posted By montcalm
I bet there are. No idea what our state DOE...

I bet there are. No idea what our state DOE projects have been, but man I would love to head up a research project building houses in different regions and measuring them for a few years. Would be...
Forum: Environmental Issues Yesterday, 02:27 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,335
Posted By montcalm
Hey - I'm not knocking you. Just putting options...

Hey - I'm not knocking you. Just putting options out there. Without going down an extensive rabbit hole I'm not even really sure which is better, I see conflicting arguments.


Also I did read a...
Forum: "By the Fireside" Yesterday, 02:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,401
Posted By montcalm
I finally got to drive my wife's CRV in the snow...

I finally got to drive my wife's CRV in the snow yesterday. I was quite impressed. It reminds me of a cross between a Civic and Subaru Forester. I thought the AWD system seemed better than my past...
Forum: Environmental Issues Yesterday, 01:58 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,335
Posted By montcalm
One other thing regarding the basement in the...

One other thing regarding the basement in the model. I think, if you insulate the basement, it's going to stay very close to the rest of the house temp at steady state i.e. once the house is up to...
Forum: Environmental Issues Yesterday, 01:12 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,335
Posted By montcalm
So John, I assume your infiltration is not via a...

So John, I assume your infiltration is not via a HEX? This is just unheated air changes? If so, adding that 70% efficiency HEX could be a really big boost.


I would have set everything up based...
Forum: Environmental Issues Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,335
Posted By montcalm
Looks great John. I'll check over later. ...

Looks great John. I'll check over later.

PS - send me a copy of the spreadsheet if you would.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,326
Posted By montcalm
2014 - Pharaoh Lake WA ...

2014 - Pharaoh Lake WA
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Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-18-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,280
Posted By montcalm
With the Fischers, as you can see, the scale...

With the Fischers, as you can see, the scale section is a different material. It won't really take any wax, it has a super small pores/high density and it's very, very hard (relatively). You can...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-18-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,280
Posted By montcalm
I think like the older Vectors just a tad narrow...

I think like the older Vectors just a tad narrow and a lot lighter. The new Vectors are pretty big skis.
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-18-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,280
Posted By montcalm
Boots are a big difference. I've never carried...

Boots are a big difference. I've never carried two pair, but man there's a difference between my leathers and my T2s. Leathers are great for climbing and I can manage them in easy snow, but T2s I...
Forum: Skiing in the Adirondacks 01-18-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,280
Posted By montcalm
I used to have a pair of S-98s but I upgraded...

I used to have a pair of S-98s but I upgraded those to the ski in the OP.

Why? I dunno - as much as I like those 98s, I felt like they didn't really excel at any one thing - too generalized. I...
Forum: Environmental Issues 01-18-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,335
Posted By montcalm
WTBS though, I think if you want to build a home...

WTBS though, I think if you want to build a home you should read through this thread and build a beautiful, efficient, net-zero house, if you can afford it.
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