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Old 01-23-2016, 09:29 AM   #31
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Lots of work comes with the beauty of snow. Jim, what is that stone building that BlackJack is parked next to? I love those old stone buildings.
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Old 01-23-2016, 09:31 AM   #32
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That is my garage, the stone matches my house....
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Old 01-23-2016, 09:32 AM   #33
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Your house must be beautiful too - when were they built?
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Old 01-23-2016, 09:34 AM   #34
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Built in the 1940's with stone from local farm fields and slate from the Susquehanna Valley..it has in floor radiant heat, the reason we bought it.
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Old 01-23-2016, 09:36 AM   #35
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Beautiful. I love the craftsmanship of those old random stone buildings. Minnesota and Michigan state parks still have some that were made by the CCC during the Depression.
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Couple more, without the snow...the front....
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I did the front stone patio...
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I did the front stone patio...
Looks great with the stone walls.
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How cold of temps will your heat pump keep the sunroom warm? Ours in our house will make it to about -5F before I have to switch over to LP. With the half price dual fuel rate our electric company gives us in winter months, our heat pump and hot water heater combined cost us an average of about $35 - $45 a month in winter months. Of course we cheat, as our coldest days are usually also our sunniest in winter and we get a lot of passive solar on those days.
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It is Samsung Split system, the compressor is outside and the blower is just in the sunporch. I installed it when my mother came to live with us as the sunporch was her bedroom and only had electric baseboard heat and no a/c. We now use it year round as it is now our family room, my mother is no longer with us.
The main house has in floor hot water under a floating hardwood floor that has no nails as it expands and contracts with the temperature, really advanced for 1940's. I replaced the original furnace with a hi-Ef boiler. Then I have central air/heat pump for the main house. I only use it down to 40, then it is off and the boiler comes on. I have a Nest thermostat on the boiler. This system takes about 5 hours to heat the house as the water pipes are encased in gravel which then heats the floors. Even the bathtub is heated. The system comes on around 4 am until 9 am and the house stays warm until about 4 pm which it then comes on until 10 pm.
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