volkoff wrote: All walls are 2 x 6 blown in cellulose insulation.
They now have a blown in cellulose that sticks to wall, and studs. I believe it has some sort of glue in it (Kind of forget now). But yes, it gets sprayed on like foam, only at a fraction of the cost. Seen it used many times at new construction job sites lately. No plastic needed to hold cellulose.Uglysquirrel wrote:volkoff wrote: All walls are 2 x 6 blown in cellulose insulation.
A little off topic but this seems very unusual for modern construction. Fiberglass batts are typical, with (I'm thinking) loose cellulose I'd be concerned about settling and moisture build up within the compacted cellulose (if it is compacted). Beside's , thinking is they can install loose cellulose in a new house wall from the inside only if they first install the plastic vapor barrier, then cut a hole in the plastic.
Is my logic correct or is there some unknown to me assurance that some types of loose cellulose do not settle/compact?
Before I spent a lotta money on this house, I'd be checking for mold on the inside of the outside walls especially if there was no vapor barrier (???) , especially the north side.
All this heat pump and wall stuff sounds pretty strange......wonder if the basement wall has footings.....
volkoff wrote:not sure how boiler/furnace topics turn into "wonder if the basement walls have footings" I do not know how to respond to this other than- what the !@#$%
plumber wrote:As much a I love radiant, this is what I'd do if it were my house.
Have a professional heat loss calculation.
Have a properly sized hydrocoil installed on your air handler and go with the boiler. You will have plenty of heat if sized properly and a much higher level of comfort than regular scorched air. You will also have the option of tying in your existing water heater into the tank less on the boiler. The boiler will give you much more versatility than the furnace with more comfort.
Leisure Line makes a fine product, however you may be pushing the limits of the 110 and would need to go with the 220. I'm speculating on that get that heal loss done and let us know. My guess from the description in your original post is you're around 150,000 btu/H.
Oh, you want a masonry chiming if you can spring it.
We have 1st floor all open kitchen/living area with cathedral ceilings about 23 ft at peak. The 1st floor is 1000 sqft.