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Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Today, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By montcalm
Yeah - our influence has changed their...

Yeah - our influence has changed their perspective as well, although someplace like Japan where they have very little land able to be developed, the situations tend to be extreme to us.

I'm not...
Forum: Environmental Issues Today, 02:04 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,576
Posted By montcalm
During the winter, I'd bet that's the case, but I...

During the winter, I'd bet that's the case, but I was thinking about summer use and I bet it's the opposite. It may force you to run your AC more to dry the air more inside.
Forum: Environmental Issues Today, 01:57 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,576
Posted By montcalm
TCD - care to share any details on your ~20yr old...

TCD - care to share any details on your ~20yr old build? Foundation, heat sources, insulation, climate, costs?

I know you don't have good solar prospects, but the other stuff matters too.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Today, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By montcalm
Boy let's really steer this thread into the...

Boy let's really steer this thread into the ditch... :Peek:


Anyway, there's totally different philosophies on keeping trees near the house and removing them. I think of them as "eastern" and...
Forum: Environmental Issues Today, 10:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,616
Posted By montcalm
I've been up all hours of the night for the past...

I've been up all hours of the night for the past 2-1/2 weeks trying to come up with some solution to this salt problem. Then I remembered something from my childhood:

...
Forum: Environmental Issues Today, 01:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 73
Posted By montcalm
Mapping Forest Biomass

https://youtu.be/q3NhQmsbIwg

Ooof - that animation at 4:10 hurts.



I find this whole process very interesting, but at some point we have to be real about this prospect. Looking at NY we...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion Yesterday, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
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: 13
Views: 559
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: 13
Views: 559
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: 190
Views: 8,576
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: 2,400
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: 190
Views: 8,576
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: 190
Views: 8,576
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: 190
Views: 8,576
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: 190
Views: 8,576
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: 8,468
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: 8,468
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: 522
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: 190
Views: 8,576
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: 190
Views: 8,576
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...
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