So Your Home Is Built on Expansive Soils: A Discussion of How Expansive Soils Affect Buildings

Author(s): Warren K. Wray (Editor)

Publisher: Amer Soc of Civil Engineers

Paperback: 65 pages

ISBN: 0784401098

ISBN-13: 978-0784401095

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Publication date: July 1995

So Your Home Is Built on Expansive Soils: A Discussion of How Expansive Soils Affect Buildings

The Book of Masonry Stoves: Rediscovering an Old Way of Warming

The Book of Masonry Stoves: Rediscovering an Old Way of WarmingAuthor(s): David Lyle

Publisher: Chelsea Green Pub Co (July 1996)

Paperback: 192 pages

ISBN: 0931790573

ISBN-13: 978-0931790577

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Masonry stoves offer good solutions to many of the problems associated with wood burning. They provide clean combustion at a high temperature, good efficiency, a high degree of safety, and little or no pollution. Masonry stoves require little care, needing to be fed only once or twice a day. They come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes from simple to elegant and from mad to Gothic. And, fortunately for homeowners, they are easily adapted to a variety of structures including solar designs.

The Book of Masonry Stoves represents the first comprehensive survey ever published of all the major types of masonry heating systems, ancient and modern. Detailed plans and building information are included in the book. As a complete introduction to masonry stoves, it will help many people rediscover the economic and personal pleasure of heating with wood–an old way of warming–using masonry stoves. 192 pages, 1984

Your Home Cooling Energy Guide

Your Home Cooling Energy GuideAuthor(s): John T. Krigger

Publisher: Saturn Resource Management (June 1991)

ISBN: 1880120046

ISBN-13: 978-1880120040

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This manual explores all the cooling alternatives, including shading, ventilation and air-conditioning. In addition to basic cooling principles, the book describes equipment maintenance. Although targeted at consumers, it’s also a good training tool for energy specialists and contractors. 80 pages, 1991

Moisture Control Handbook: Principles and Practices for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings

Moisture Control Handbook: Principles and Practices for Residential and Small Commercial BuildingsAuthor(s): Joseph Lstiburek & John Carmody

Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (January 1, 1996)

Hardcover: 232 pages

ISBN-10: 0471318639

ISBN-13: 978-0471318637

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In the climate-controlled buildings of today, moisture problems affect not only the useable life expectancy of the structure, but the comfort and health of the occupants. This reference is the first to apply up-to-date moisture control and treatment techniques in a problem/solution format. Opening with an introductory explanation of the nature and causes of mold, mildew, and condensation, the book gives specific advice on heated, cooled, and combination environments, plus a short course in the dynamics of moisture movement within buildings. Other invaluable coverage includes:
* clear, detailed recommended practices for all United States climates
* practices for cooling as well as heating climates (often, heating climate solutions are applied in cooling climates, where problems and solutions are completely different)
* an overall, systematic view of moisture problems–including how mechanical systems and occupant lifestyles can create and also resolve moisture problems
* actual case studies of buildings with moisture problems that illustrate the principles and practices presented in the book
This detailed, no-nonsense exploration of moisture cause and effect–as well as its protection and remediation–will expand readers’ knowledge on this crucial subject. Moisture Control Handbook will be welcomed by building contractors, architects, mechanical engineers, building science researchers, building product manufacturers, homeowners, and small commercial building owners.

Understanding Ventilation: How to Design, Select, and Install Residential Ventilation Systems

Understanding Ventilation: How to Design, Select, and Install Residential Ventilation SystemsAuthor(s): John Bower

Publisher: Healthy House Inst (May 1995)

Hardcover: 428 pages

ISBN: 0963715658

ISBN-13: 978-0963715654

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At last…a book that takes all the mystery out of ventilation! Understanding Ventilation is the only book that covers all aspects of exchanging the air in houses: infiltration, equipment selection, design, heat-recovery ventilators, sizing, costs, controls, whole-house filters, distribution, and possible problems that a ventilation system can cause–all in easy-to-understand language.

 

Heating Systems for Your New Home

Heating Systems for Your New HomeAuthor(s): Richard Kadulski

Publisher: Drawing-Room Graphics Services (March 15, 1999)

Paperback: 88 pages

ISBN: 0920768091

ISBN-13: 978-0920768099

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At last, an unbiased comparison of heating systems. Heating Systems for Your New Home explains how a heating system contributes to winter time comfort. It discusses the important features of residential design and installation that are most commonly overlooked — without resorting to jargon.

Heating Systems for Your New Home provides background information new home buyers and builders need to consider at the beginning of a project to avoid problems later. It explains why heating system decisions are more complex to make than decisions on materials or finishes. How heating systems can affect the indoor environment, specifically indoor air quality.

The book begins with a discussion of how all the systems of a house work together and how people perceive comfort. Most of the material describes different heating options, equipment and installation issues. There is a special emphasis on information that allows you to compare options and make a choice that suits your situation. All the common system types are described, including forced air, radiant, baseboards, combination space/water heating systems, wood stoves, masonry heaters, etc. There’s even an overview of ventilation and filtration and how they relate to heating systems.

88 pages, 1999

Radiant Heating and Cooling Handbook

Radiant Heating and Cooling HandbookAuthor(s): Richard Watson and Kirby Chapman

Publisher: Non Basic Stock Line; 2nd edition (February 1, 2008)

Hardcover: 861 pages

ISBN-10: 0071485562

ISBN-13: 978-0071485562

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This professional guide is packed with tools that make the work of HVAC designers, engineers and technicians go more smoothly and easily. The Radiant Heating and Cooling Handbook features all the information you need to create efficient systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications.

Radiant systems are gaining popularity, because of their efficiency and comfort. Radiant heating in particular has grown rapidly. However, heating is only half of the comfort equation. Many designers find themselves including central air conditioners and duct systems to provide space cooling. This book describes hybrid systems that include both radiant heating and convective cooling. However, radiant cooling is also possible, and this book shows you how.

Radiant Heating and Cooling Handbook features:

* Everything you need to size, design and position radiant heating and cooling equipment.
* Models for coupling radiant and forced air heating and cooling for the ultimate in comfort and energy savings.
* All the examples and sample calculations you need to solve real-world heating and cooling problems in buildings, contracting and engineering.
* Essential information relating heating and cooling theory to the principles of thermal comfort.
* Equations, strategies and analyses to help you set parameters from sizing and cost to human comfort.

This complete source of hands-on radiant heating and cooling system design covers hydronic panels, electric panels, control systems as well as heating and cooling theory as it relates to radiant heat transfer.

864 pages, 2002, Hardcover

Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Systems

Indoor Air Quality and HVAC SystemsAuthor(s): David W. Bearg

Publisher: Lewis Publishers, Inc.

Hardcover: 240 pages

ISBN: 0873715748

ISBN-13: 978-0873715744

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Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Systems is a practical guide for understanding the relationship between the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of HVAC systems and achieving indoor air quality (IAQ). The book describes the individual components of HVAC systems and the role each plays in maintaining good indoor air quality. It also identifies the techniques available for evaluating the performance characteristics of ventilation systems (including the use of carbon dioxide monitors and sulfur hexafluoride tracer testing equipment).
Other topics discussed include the determination of pathways of air movement through buildings and understanding pressure relationships, ventilation effectiveness, and efficiency. The book concludes with an overview of sources of air contaminants to be concerned about when performing an IAQ evaluation.
Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Systems provides critical information for industrial hygienists, HVAC contractors and engineers, and building owners and managers.

Ken Kern’s Masonry Stove

Ken Kern's Masonry StoveAuthor(s): Ken Kern

Publisher: Scribner (March 1983)

Hardcover: 158 pages

ISBN-10: 0684177757

ISBN-13: 978-0684177755

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Ken Kern’s Masonry Stove – Fantastic information on stove building- xerographic. 82 pages. photos and drawings in b&w.

Masonry stoves are difficult to learn about for the owner builder, but they can be hand built with nformation from this book.

With energy concerns and high cost of fuel a problem for most home heating a masonry stove can solve both. Kern’s book details step-by-step how to plan and build

Modern Hydronic Heating for Residential and Light Commercial Buildings

Modern Hydronic Heating for Residential and Light Commercial BuildingsAuthor(s): John Siegenthaler

Publisher: Delmar Pub

Hardcover: 449 pages

ISBN: 0827365950

ISBN-13: 978-0827365957

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This innovative book is about state-of-the-art hydronic heating systems for residential and light commercial buildings. It contains extensive product shots from over 60 manufacturers and nearly 300 diagrams of system piping / control schematics. This book condenses powerful, engineering-level design information into design tools that can be used by both technical students and contractors. It includes a complete method for heating load calculations that is simple and accurate, insuring proper design. This volume offers hundreds of powerful design tools to determine how a system will perform before it is installed, which is crucial to real-world situations. ALSO AVAILABLE INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERText with IBM Disk, ISBN: 0-8273-6816-X

Table of Contents

Ch. 1. Fundamental Concepts
Ch. 2. Heating Load Estimates
Ch. 3. Hydronic Heat Sources
Ch. 4. Properties of Water
Ch. 5. Piping, Fittings, and Valves
Ch. 6. Fluid Flow in Piping
Ch. 7. Circulating Pumps
Ch. 8. Heat Emitters
Ch. 9. Controls and Control Systems
Ch. 10. Radiant Floor Heating
Ch. 11. Distribution Piping Systems
Ch. 12. Expansion Tanks
Ch. 13. Air Removal
Ch. 14. Auxiliary Heating Loads
Appendix A Schematic Symbols
Appendix B Data for Heating Load Calculations
Appendix C Useful Conversion Factors and Data
Glossary
Index

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