In fairness to all, we don't discuss pricing on the Wall. Thanks for your cooperation.
That electric rate may not stay in the future.
If you commit your self to straight resistance electric heat via baseboards, there is no grace full way to change fuels in the event the rates climb up.
If you go with an electric boiler and infloor tubing heating, even hydronic baseboard or panels, you have options for the future.
Temp sensors in the slab, in the room and outdoors can control the heating to avoid the problems you anticipate. You need someone who knows what they are doing. With glycol antifreeze in the tubing you could also heat the garage floor.
(That is nice if you are in snow country.)
Some utilities offer even better rates if they are allowed to control stages of your boiler.
If you have heated floors you could go hours without power.
With BB heaters, they go off and cold like a light bulb.
In the future, if necessary, you could switch to an LP boiler or geothermal water to water heat pump......maybe air to water HP?
Without a basement to add ductwork and you would not want to add anything in the attic and punch holes in the ceiling you would be locked into the electric BB heaters.
Boiler could go in the garage near the sink or the laundry room.
Is that where the water heater is?
Where the water enters the house, often near the water heater, that needs to be a heated insulated room.
An LP boiler would need vented thru the roof or an outside wall.
I don't wish to criticize anyone's floor plan, but from about 40 years of being in the trades, putting 2 lavs in a 5' countertop, as in your master bath, has usually been regretted.
No place for make up, hair dryer, brushes etc.
Plus you lose storage drawers that could be on either side of a single lav basin.
Just an observation. IMO
As one who has been servicing and testing and teaching gas stoves for many years they are as safe as the person using them and caring for them wants them to be. Ignorance is one of the things that makes them dangerous. Let me ask you this how many of you service/plumbers/heating techs check every oven in every house you go in? It was policy at the gas company I worked for to test every oven on every service call. Even if it was not why you were there on a call. We would enter the home tell the lady of the house we were going test here oven for proper calibration. We would place an oven thermometer in the oven and turn it on after five minutes we would do a combustion test. If it was over 50 PPM we would advise the customer it needed serviced by a professional oven service company.
I would venture to say that most who post here other than Steamhead would not know how to properly service a gas oven. He learned when he went through my one week class.
On an average I would find that most ovens were well over 50 PPM and many above 400 PPM. I have had ovens when called by the fire department to an incident to be up to 2000 PPM. The incident was usually a case of someone using the oven to heat a cold house. That never should be done.
Interesting unvented space heaters are very unlikely to have a CO problem because they have an ODS pilot (Oxygen Depletion Safety) it causes the pilot to shut off if oxygen level goes below 18% in the room.
Every home should have at least three low level CO detectors in operation at all times.
Range hoods should be mandatory for gas residential stoves and be interlocked with the stove so it can't work with out the fan running.
A small screwdriver, don't use your favorite control screwdriver
Or a stout pocket knife. Very easy to remove.
Green gaskets are available, I think it is a R50008, but I'd need to check with Milwaukee.
A piece of Felpro gasket material from an automotive parts would work. Use a piece of copper tube the correct size and punch them out, or squeeze them out in a vice. Sharpen the tube on a belt sander or with a file first.
Clean both surfaces with a file or scratch cloth, wet the gasket before you assemble and the gasket should adhere to both brass surfaces.
ChrisJ, hot rod and Zman
My middle name is ZimmerMAN. When I was a younger man, I could (and would) fall asleep almost anywhere, anytime. The nickname just stuck....
Yeah, but why are they allowing importing and processing of asbestos now? The way it's written implies that these activities had been stopped, which is what I and many others assumed had been done years ago- no more asbestos, period.
Mostly because Congress and the courts don't allow asbestos to be banned entirely. These particular activities have been voluntarily stopped. Under the law, however, these particular products are considering "Significant New Uses" and may be re-started after EPA approval. The EPA is therefore required to establish criteria for a risk assessment should such an application ever be made. This website https://www.asbestos.com/legislation/ban/
has some pretty good information on the history of asbestos regulation in the USA.
But isn't the questioner is saying that he's boiling the water in the teapot?
I am the last one to support what the president is doing or more importantly the congress's complete cowardliness in not keeping him in check.
It should be noted that asbestos is not and has never been completely banned in the US. Canada which has historically been a leading supplier of asbestos to the US, only banned it completely this year.
It would be great if someone would actually do research and print an article which is factual and complete.