Heating Systems for Your New Home

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 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 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 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 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

Outdoor Lighting Pattern Book

Outdoor Lighting Pattern Book

Outdoor Lighting Pattern BookAuthor(s): Leslie, Rodgers, Lighting Research Center

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (November 1, 1996)

Hardcover: 208 pages

ISBN: 0070371881

ISBN-13: 978-0070371880

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Using a series of “patterns” or model lighting designs, this book presents several lighting possibilities for typical situations. It addresses residential, commercial, institutional, industrial and public spaces, including walkways, alleys, quick-stop shopping, pedestrian malls, business districts, office parks, parking garages, loading docks, school yards, playgrounds, public parks, and areas adjoining apartment buildings. For each setting, the book first illustrates the commonly used lighting treatment and then offers several options for upgrading or redesigning the lighting. This book complements the Lighting Pattern Book for Homes and is also written by the faculty of the Lighting Research Center. 218 pages, 1996

Windows & Skylights: The Best of Fine Homebuilding

Windows & Skylights: The Best of Fine Homebuilding

Windows & Skylights: The Best of Fine HomebuildingPublisher: Taunton Press

Paperback: 112 pages

ISBN: 1561581275

ISBN-13: 978-1561581276

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Publication date: May 1996

Here are trade secrets for choosing the best new windows, restringing double-hung windows and installing and building skylights. How-to articles on how to build shutters and window frames and how to install casement, bay, and arch-top windows are also included. Full color.

Table of Contents
Taking a Look at Windows
Shop-Built Window Frames
Double-Hungs Restrung
Building Fixed-Glass Windows
Making Curvilinear Sash
Making Window Sash
Reglazing Windows and Doors
Cranking Out Casements
Installing Fixed Glass Windows
Designing and Building Leak-Free Sloped Glazing
Screen-Porch Windows
Simple Joinery for Custom Windows
Installing Arch-Top Windows
Building a Kitchen-Counter Bay Window
Framing a Walk-Out Bow Window
Installing Glass Block
Acrylic Glazing
Site-Built, Fixed-Glass Skylights
Movable Insulation for Skylights
Installing a Factory-Built Skylight
Framing for Skylights
A Site-Built Ridge Skylight
Curbless Skylights
Skylights in the Eaves
Building Louvered Shutters
Finishing Touches

Kitchen & Bath Lighting...made easy

Kitchen & Bath Lighting…made easy

Kitchen & Bath Lighting...made easyAuthor(s): Michael De Luca

Publisher: National Kitchen & Bath Assoc (January 2001)

Spiral-bound: 217 pages

ISBN: 1887127062

ISBN-13: 978-1887127066

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To understand most books on lighting design, you would need an engineering degree. This is not one of those books. In a highly accessible and informal manner, Michael De Luca (who isn’t an engineer either) explains the fundamentals of lighting design and lays out a step-by-step planning process. The information includes: color, spacing, reflectance, light measurements, fixtures and more. Lighting concepts are illustrated with real world examples. Technical information about selected lamps and luminaires is also provided. While the book was targeted to kitchen and bath designers, the information is relevant to any residential design project. 217 pages, 1997

Basic Masonry Techniques

Basic Masonry Techniques

Basic Masonry TechniquesAuthor: Douglas Rossi

Publisher: Ortho Books (July 1997)

Paperback: 96 pages

ISBN-10: 0897213181

ISBN-13: 978-0897213189

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This excellent color guide shows how to build walls, fountations, walkways, patios, steps, and retaining walls with brick, stone (such as flagstone) cement blocks, and fieldstones.

Shows how to build forms for footings, foundations, sidewalks, a basketball court, plus estimating cement amounts needed and how to mix cement mortars for the job, curing concrete properly. Shows how to lay bricks in patterns, a rubblestone wall; tools and materials needed, offers tips and suggestions. Color photos throughout, 96 pages