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  • Gene Davis_2
    Gene Davis_2 Member Posts: 71

    I'm a builder, not a heating pro, but I wonder whether I can get somebody to run some calcs for me that can help steer our project.

    For a one-story house with walkout basement below the main floor, my question relates to the one large common space (foyer-stairwell-greatroom-kitchen) that is on the main floor.

    The rooms-without-walls space consumes 574 square feet of the main floor, the rest of which is just a small hallway, bath, and bedroom.

    Here are the facts on the space: 574 sf floor/ceiling, ceiling entirely under roof and insulated to R50, exterior walls total 88 ft of length (all 9' high), insulated to R21, ceiling height averages 11'-5" (vaults from 9'0 to 13'9), window and glass door gross area is 227 sf (U = 0.35 low e2 argon-filled glass).

    The siting is such that none of the windows face south. The house is in the deep pine woods, and the winter design temp is somewhere around -15 degrees F.

    I am looking for some clue as to how much heat is going to need to be pumped into this space, so I can see how to do it with either HW baseboards, or panel radiators, or a combination of the two. The answer may greatly affect my design for window locations, wall trim, etc.

    All help is appreciated.
  • jp_2
    jp_2 Member Posts: 1,935
    your other post?

    your other post said:

    I know about the heat load req to size boiler, but . . .

    Thanks for the reply. I really wasn't asking for help sizing a boiler,........

    do a gooogle "heatloss calculation"

    Id be real surprised if someone here does it for you.
  • Brad White
    Brad White Member Posts: 2,398
    Try the \"Heat Loss Calcs\" Tab

    above on this site. Go ahead! No fear- you can do it!

    Follow the directions and walk yourself through it. Don't forget infiltration and any other heat transfer surfaces such as over a basement or crawlspace.
    "If you do not know the answer, say, "I do not know the answer", and you will be correct!"

    -Ernie White, my Dad
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