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Q: My hvac sub tells me that hot water radiant heat is "more efficient" than traditional forced hot air. Is this true?
Along the hot, humid Gulf Coast, buildings are more susceptible to damage from moisture entering from outside than from inside. A builder/architect explains the energy details that work in this climate.
In small bathrooms, there may not be enough floor area for adequate radiant heating. An experienced hvac sub describes the products and techniques that can turn the walls and ceilings — and even some fixtures — into radiant heat sources.
States ponder adoption of Model Energy Code, on-line building permits, foam adhesives for roof sheathing, true cost of comp claims
OSHA rule on ridgehook ladders, plastic vs. copper plumbing, more on moment frames
Ten-year smoke detector, temporary plastic door latch, quiet attic fan, vinyl railing system
Highlights from JLC’s Construction Business & Technology Conference
Ten years of problems with polybutylene piping have made contractors wary of using plastic pipe for domestic water supply. That’s a mistake, according to this plumbing contractor, who has plumbed residential water systems successfully for 15 years using cross-linked polyethylene tubing.
Prefab plumbing access panels, hand-crank fork lift, electric radiant heat panels, nonyellowing clear caulk
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