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by RJH
Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:10 pm
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Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:27 pm
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Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:47 pm
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by RJH
Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:05 pm
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But yet no one has addressed the issue of oxidation of the pipes - heated water carries oxygen, and oxygen will combine with iron, steel or copper and oxidize - simple science. In time, wall thicknesses will be reduced and the pipes will leak. In my past PEX research I found that PEX was modified t...
by RJH
Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:22 pm
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Topic: BOOK / Historic Preservation: Special Issue on Pope-Leighey
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BOOK / Historic Preservation: Special Issue on Pope-Leighey

I just want to mention a really awesome book. It is titled, Historic Preservation: Special Issue on Pope-Leighey House , Magazine of the National Trust of Historic Preservation. It was from 1969. It can still be found doing a search. I have a ton of Wright books. This particular book is only second ...
by RJH
Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:25 pm
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I just pulled the Haynes gravity heat working drawings. Wright states to use "Type K Copper Tubing." I found this on the net about type K. There are three series (plus DWV): K, having the heaviest walls, typically used for underground burial. L, used for most purposes. M, with the lightest walls, us...
by RJH
Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:58 pm
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Outside – I fail to be polite when someone distorts the facts. Every Wright Usonian house drawing, whether W.I. or copper, I’ve seen they always specify the pipes be imbedded in gravel and not in the concrete. I visited Zimmerman on several occasions. That house used steel and the steel literall...
by RJH
Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:47 pm
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Topic: usonian boiler
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Wrought Iron appears to last longer and heat a little better because of the larger surface area. Most of the Eichler Homes in CA are copper. Whatever the material, it's not a very "eternal" way to heat - in time, the material will oxidize and fail. You don't know what you are talking about. Wrought...
by RJH
Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:00 pm
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Topic: Great pics of Ennis and Millard
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Reminds me of Wright’s very first visit to the Mossberg house right after its completion. During the trip to South Bend, IN he became very ill. Upon arrival at the Mossberg house he walked right in and headed directly to the bedroom off the entry to lay down. He knew exactly which direction to go!
by RJH
Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:52 pm
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Topic: usonian boiler
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The early houses used cast iron for the heating pipes, but by the time of Parkwyn and Galesburg, copper was being used, so I suspect your house has copper. That is not true. I have studied various later FLW Usonian drawings and they state they can use iron or copper. In the Haynes drawings it state...
by RJH
Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:48 pm
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Topic: La Miniatura
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The studio addition should be torn down in my opinion.
I was thinking the same.

Personally, I would also be more interested in buying the property if it were removed.
by RJH
Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:15 am
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Topic: Millard House for sale
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The main house is great. I don't care much for the studio. It says it was designed by his son Lloyd Wright. Did his father oversee his design?

Also, this chat board is really dead!
by RJH
Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:28 pm
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Topic: Can FLW "Block" houses Be Built Today?
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I am speaking pure visually . Examples are using PEX tubing instead of metal pipe, use of better insulation, keeping all walls exact same widths and such. Using better roof framing is okay just as long as the results are so that dimensions and it is visually the same as Wright drew. To me an example...
by RJH
Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:57 pm
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Topic: Can FLW "Block" houses Be Built Today?
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Doing some research I tried to find if a 1950’s brick Usonian such as Haynes can meet current code R-Value. Examine the roof structure there are certain rafters generally used in the industry. They are: 2 x 4 2 x 6 Haynes 2 x 8 2 x 10 2 x 12 Today, 2 x 10 and 2 x 12 are generally used. There is a ...