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Finally Done! - DF

Dan Foley
Dan Foley Member Posts: 1,258
We had just about the whole crew out on this one finishing up. There is a party scheduled here tomorrow and there must have been 50 people working in the house.

We started this one almost two years ago. Here is a link to a previous thread on this project:

http://forums.invision.net/Thread.cfm?CFApp=2&&Message_ID=327279&_#Message327279

The total square footage is aboyt 27,000 sq. ft. on four levels. The entire house is heated with radiant floor heat with a hydro-air second stage. Here are some photos of the house:


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  • Dan Foley
    Dan Foley Member Posts: 1,258
    Cooling System

    We have two 15-ton chillers feeding 17 airhandlers. The air handlers are a combination of standard low velocity systems and Hi-V high velocity systems. We also have a refrigeration unit for the wine cellar and a small split system for an apartment over the detached garage. -DF

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  • singh
    singh Member Posts: 866
    Nicely Done.

    Did the job (this size) have engineered specs on equipment and layout?

    Enjoy the party !!

    Devan

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  • Dan Foley
    Dan Foley Member Posts: 1,258
    Heating System

    The heating system is powered by two Knight boilers with two electric boilers providing back-up. A 119 gal. dual coil Super-Stor indirect provides DHW. The system is controlled by tekmar sequencing /mixing controls with Belimo 3-way motorized valves providing the mixed temps.

    An Aprilaire/Enerzone communicating thermostat system controls the radiant, second stage hydro-air and cooling system. It is tied into a Tronarch BMS system. I like the Aprilaire thermostats because you can adjust the second stage differential. In this case, the second stage hydro-air will not come on until the temperature falls four degrees below setpoint.

    The basement slab is tubed with Wirso tubing and the upper floors are piped with extruded plates. The two garages are also heated. We isolated these two zones with a FlatPlate heat exchanger and charged with glycol in case they are turned off.

    While just about everyone in my company worked on this project at some point, this one was definitely Papa's baby from start to finish. Brian stepped in to help Papa pipe and control the boiler room and chillers. -DF



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  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
    ummm

    WOW!!!
  • Dan Foley
    Dan Foley Member Posts: 1,258
    Design

    Hi Devan,

    This one was deigned in-house using a combination of programs including: Wright-Suite for load calcs, ADS for radiant design, Taco HSS for flow calcs, Visio for piping, duct and control schematics, layouts and flow diagrams. Dom from Wirsbo did the tubing layouts for us. -DF

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  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,226
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  • Mark_46
    Mark_46 Member Posts: 312


    Dan,

    Nothing short of outstanding.
  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,853
    Wow....

    That's all I can say...

    WOW...

    ME
    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
  • Chas_2
    Chas_2 Member Posts: 104
    DFDFW

    I've said it once now i'll say it again dan foley does fine work maybe you should have a sticker that states this dan and it can be put on your installs or as a bumper sticker ,as always you mech are truely craftmans who are never forced to do good work it there habit and a excellent habit at that ,there's a emorimus amout of pride they put into there work and for myself i see it in all the attention to detail and of course the square and plumb of all the piping and excellent common sense layout.Not to over state it but your guys do some very fine work dan be happy you have such mech who care about what they do ,thanks again for posting your and there's art i love it ,please have your self a safe and happy holiday and as always peace and good luck clammy ps i'm heading down to virigina /d.c area about new years
  • tim smith
    tim smith Member Posts: 2,738
    I think I hear an Echo

    WOW w wwwwwwwwww. GREAT JOB
  • Wayco Wayne_2
    Wayco Wayne_2 Member Posts: 2,479
    Beautiful

    It must feel good to reach the end of such a big project. Are the electric boilers hooked up to a windmill?

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  • Hearty Congrats to you & crew!

    Stunning - takes my breath away. Awesome work pal.
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 21,793
    Another fine Foley finish

    the team just keeps on outdoing itself.

    Excellent layout, component integration and craftsmanship. A raise for all,I say ;)

    hot rod
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • Dan Foley
    Dan Foley Member Posts: 1,258
    Thanks

    Thanks for all the nice comments. We just returned from a nice catered party thrown by the owner for all of the subs who worked on this project. There must have been 200 people there. I have heard many promises of job ending parties when large projects commence. I can count on one hand the actual number that occurred in my twenty years in this business. This owner kept his word. - DF

    PS Clammy, look me up when you are in DC. My number is 703-751-3288 -Dan

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  • Steve Ebels_3
    Steve Ebels_3 Member Posts: 1,291
    The best compliment I can think of Dan

    Would be this; Your work looks like it belongs in that house.

    Planning is key on a project that size and it looks like you did a fine job of it. A tip of my hat to you and the crew!
  • Rollie Peck_3
    Rollie Peck_3 Member Posts: 24
    Big job

    Hi Dan:

    Sounds like one of those "dream jobs".

    No reflection on you, Dan, but let me guess: two people are going to live in this McMansion.

    Rollie Peck

    Homeowner
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
    Dan,

    I admire you for many things, but mostly for the way you always give credit to others. Thanks for being so wonderfully human.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Jamie Pompetti_2
    Jamie Pompetti_2 Member Posts: 62


    Outstanding Dan! You make an excellent example for us young guys on how to run, operate, engineer, manage, work, and maintain a profitable and successful company.

    You are definitely one of my roll models,

    Jamie

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  • Maine Doug_68
    Maine Doug_68 Member Posts: 12
    Who gets to write

    > We had just about the whole crew out on this one

    > finishing up. There is a party scheduled here

    > tomorrow and there must have been 50 people

    > working in the house.

    >

    > We started this one

    > almost two years ago. Here is a link to a

    > previous thread on this

    > project:

    >

    > http://forums.invision.net/Thread.cfm?

    > CFApp=2&&Message_ID=327279&_#Message327279

    >

    > The

    > total square footage is aboyt 27,000 sq. ft. on

    > four levels. The entire house is heated with

    > radiant floor heat with a hydro-air second stage.

    > Here are some photos of the house:

    >

    > _A

    > HREF="http://www.heatinghelp.com/getListed.cfm?id=

    > 262&Step=30"_To Learn More About This

    > Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in

    > "Find A Professional"_/A_



    the service manual?
  • Maine Doug_68
    Maine Doug_68 Member Posts: 12
    Who gets to write

    the service manual for this gem?
  • Dave_49
    Dave_49 Member Posts: 19
    Mc Mansion

    Clearly only two will be living there. The bowling alley only has two lanes.
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