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Re: Wood-fired boiler heating questions

Postby davidg » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:36 pm

I suppose the one thing I did not say was the size of the house for the farm which will be a 4 bedroom 34 square of living space. My own design, over 8 star rating, when I was talking about the heating systems I should have mentioned that, sorry.
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Re: Wood-fired boiler heating questions

Postby Cherokee Solar » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:27 pm

Yeah, a 54m2 space would easily be heated by a very small wood heater.

davidg wrote:got about 7000 litres in the last day or so, will keep us in water for a couple of weeks


How much capacity have you got there? We're just shy of 100kL
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Re: Wood-fired boiler heating questions

Postby davidg » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:19 pm

Cherokee Solar wrote:How much capacity have you got there? We're just shy of 100kL

Since I'm in town ATM I only have 62KL restricted space and roof space, the farm we'll have at least what you have :D also roof space at the farm is much better.
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Re: Wood-fired boiler heating questions

Postby FarmerJohn » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:26 pm

Can someone explain the relationship between "squares" and actual m², calling some house a number of squares seems to be architectural industry jargon that I can't figure out easily.
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Re: Wood-fired boiler heating questions

Postby TsaTsa2CV » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:58 pm

One square is the old imperial measure of 10sqft by 10sqft = 100sqft or about 9.29 square meters!
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Re: Wood-fired boiler heating questions

Postby Gordon-Loomberah » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:02 pm

Modern squares are 10m^2, which as pointed out above, isn't too far off the old imperial measure squares of 100sqft.
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Re: Wood-fired boiler heating questions

Postby davidg » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:28 pm

FarmerJohn wrote:calling some house a number of squares seems to be architectural industry jargon that I can't figure out easily.


Sorry .......34 squares approx 322 sq metres :)
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Re: Wood-fired boiler heating questions

Postby franks » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:48 pm

My design is to have 18 sq shed , but only make 6 sq living area (2 adults) 6 star + energy rating.
the wash house/laundry and storage areas..is in the under roof in shed part.
also have a composting toilet outhouse under the verandah on side of shed.
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Re: Wood-fired boiler heating questions

Postby FarmerJohn » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:49 pm

Thanks for the squares :) It does help. (Is it an Australian thing? I'm from the UK originally so maybe there is some 'strayin that I have not caught on to.
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Re: Wood-fired boiler heating questions

Postby davidg » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:47 pm

The square is an Imperial unit of area that is used in the United States construction industry and was historically used in Australia.
One square is equal to 100 square feet. Examples where the unit is used are roofing shingles, metal roofing, vinyl siding, and fibercement siding products. Some home builders use squares as a unit in floor plans to customers.

Buildings in Australia typically no longer use a "square" as a unit of measure (except when your used to them like me), and has been replaced by square metres.

The building sounds larger as the measure may include the areas outside under the eaves (Not in my case) so cannot be directly compared to the internal floor area. Residential Buildings in the state of Victoria, Australia are sometimes still advertised in squares. (Guess where I am :D)
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