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SOLAR HEATING SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION LOG
July 26 Plumbing radiant heat manifold in the barn
It rained all morning today bringing the temperatures
down to a tolerable 60-70degrees, making work much
Much of the morning was spent on a hardware store
run to find parts to connect my neighbor's air
compressor to the copper manifold for the radiant
plumbing system so it could be pressure tested.
Then I assembled all the copper parts and mounted them
to a board and sweated them together.
After repairing one bad joint the whole system held
60lbs of air pressure. It will be kept under pressure
during the concrete pour.
Here's a bigger view of the radiant plumbing all laid out.
Too bad all this colorful stuff has to get buried in
3 inches of concrete!
I have laid out some studs on the floor to show where
I will be framing in a partition wall for the utility room.
I then framed in the back door, and laid out the form
for a small concrete pad for the main door.
I'm now ready and waiting to hear from the concrete
guy. I'm hoping that he can pour tomorrow or