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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Yesterday, 11:47 PM
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Posted By montcalm
https://blackriveroep.org/wp-content/gallery/jh-te...

https://blackriveroep.org/wp-content/gallery/jh-telemark/warming-hut.jpg

This is one of my favorite little cabin builds. I believe it's all stick but they also use steel rod to take the tensile...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Yesterday, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By montcalm
There's tradeoffs for everything. I feel like...

There's tradeoffs for everything. I feel like you kind of concede a lot for looks with a log cabin.

I mean, I much prefer the look of timber frame or log, but in terms of efficiency and cost...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Yesterday, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By montcalm
I forgot about Lincoln Logs. They have been...

I forgot about Lincoln Logs. They have been around forever. I feel like they were one of the first modular kit cabins around NY.

I think maybe a stick build is cheaper and more efficient (I'm...
Forum: Environmental Issues Yesterday, 10:45 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 8,403
Posted By montcalm
Right - I was assuming building tight and using...

Right - I was assuming building tight and using the HEX vs. just letting her leak.

My house is nowhere near tight enough for one of these, but I bet my air quality would be a lot better with one....
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Yesterday, 11:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,347
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 Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 8,403
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 01-19-2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 8,403
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 01-19-2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 8,403
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 01-19-2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 8,403
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" 01-19-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,418
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" 01-19-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,418
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 01-19-2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
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 01-19-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 8,403
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 01-19-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 8,403
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" 01-19-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,418
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 01-19-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 8,403
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 01-19-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 8,403
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 01-19-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 8,403
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 01-19-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,347
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: 2,286
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...
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