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  • Birthday 07/04/1981

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  1. Thanks Tom. I am sure that recover will be any issue after pulling in a cold vehicle, but I would have the same problem no matter what fan forced unit I went with. Radiant heat would be a little better and in-floor would be the best. If the house unit was purely for heat, I would probably be going a different direction... but since I also plan on having AC in the garage, this was my best choice for two birds w/ one stone at a reasonable cost
  2. Couple of questions/comments... Check the draw on your AC. I assume that 15amp @ 14 awg will be good enough, but would be good to confirm. Make sure to look at the draw at start up. Have you gotten the 12 ga THNN wire yet? Seems like a lot of the companies tend to oversell the gauge of the wire. It looks like you have overkilled the gauge requirement for most of your DC circuits (i.e. lights) which is good, but if you feel it is lightweight, you might want to step up your furnace and DC outlets again Hard to tell from the schematic, but you are running both ground and positive back to the source correct? I wouldn't start tying ground circuits together. Every connector that you put in a wall is a potential fail. Obviously it is unavoidable for items on the same circuit, but the schematic looks like you are tying grounds across circuits. Just a follow on to the previous comment.... Are you spray foaming or doing batts/foam board? We did spray foam "from the outside in" against the tongue and grove before we sided it. For that reason, we cut PVC and used it as a junction boxed and then taped the ends of the PVC before foaming. All connections occur in these boxes... that way we can get to them "if" some butt connector causes a problem or we need change out something (had a few hold lights fail, and this work awesome to replace) Are you putting your hole lights on a switch? Didn't see one in the drawing Are you using pancake style ceiling lights? I was wondering if you had the capability to turn them off individually if desired. Another comment on the same topic. We put in a 3-way for the ceiling lights so that we have one switch by the entry door and one by the back bunk.... Is definitely nice when the rattle reels go off at 2 am! These are just somethings that we did... along with some things that we should have did - but it looks like you have put a lot of thought into this. It is definitely easier to do things the right way first!
  3. What about making a moveable dinette? Make the two booth freestanding (and light) so that that can me moved wherever you want. 30" wide is prob all the wider that you would go. just a thought?
  4. Looks like that top grate has some miles on it!
  5. rl_sd

    Vikings 2019

    Was thinking the same thing! It would be comical, but I’d be worried that the same attitude is genetic
  6. rl_sd

    Vikings 2019

    What’s your thoughts on the Cousins deal?
  7. So, I’ve decided that I’m going to pull the trigger (pun intended) on an AR pistol. This is a novelty buy for sure, but would also like to be able to use it deer hunting if I so choose (yes, I realize that MN is starting to talk about allowing rifles ). I was set on getting a 300 blackout, but now I am looking more closely at the 350 legend rounds. From the research that I’ve done, it appears that the 350 round is better balistically in the short configuration and also looks to be cheaper to shoot with less recoil. Has anyone on here had experience in these two calibers?
  8. I did some checking... Having it detached makes a difference. They stated that it should be 18" off the ground, so I am going to install it on top of a cold return box
  9. hmmmmm..... I may need to do some checking on codes.
  10. Thanks Del. I was wondering for those that have did it before how the recovery time was after opening doors or coming up to heat after a few days. I’d like to run it 40 deg during the week but bump it up to 50-55 when I am out there. I’m hoping with a 75k btu that my recovery time will be short.
  11. Stick built, 2x6 walls, 10' ceilings, batt and blown. Thought about putting together a floor heat system, but the cost of the boiler system has me thinking otherwise.
  12. I am looking at putting up a 30x36 detached garage and have been throwing around the idea of heating and cooling it w/ a house furnace. I have the line on a cheap 80%, coil and compressor for < $400. I figured that I would go w/ 80% so that I could shut the heat off in the winter if I wanted too (Non-condensing furnace). Has anyone else done this? Pros/cons?
  13. rl_sd

    Marcum Quest HD

    Buy the Marcum HD for now and sell me the recon when you find it so that I can put it in the red house I am running a vexilar fish phone in there now, but want to upgrade to something more portable
  14. rl_sd

    Marcum Quest HD

    Dad had it in the yellow shack.... I should have brought you over there to check it out! The bait shop in Ortonville has them on sale for $499 right now, which is the cheapest that I have ever been able to find them.
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