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by J.Meyers
Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:52 am
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Topic: Reliability of Radiant Slab Heating System
Replies: 23
Views: 9162

Mod mom Her is the history on PEX tubing: 1620 Wirsbo Company founded in Virsbo, Sweden. 1968 German inventor, Dr. Thomas Engel, develops a method to chemically crosslink polyethylene. 1972 Wirsbo introduces Engel-method PEX to the European market. Wirsbo (UPONOR is current Owner) was the originator...
by J.Meyers
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:03 am
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Topic: Reliability of Radiant Slab Heating System
Replies: 23
Views: 9162

PEX and quality boilers.

Question: How reliable and what is the life expectancy of the Pex tubing and the system in general? Answer: Wirsbo tubing is what I have used in the past they are the originators with 40 years of reliable service and over 15 billion feet of PEX (crosslinked polyethylene) tubing installed around the ...
by J.Meyers
Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:17 am
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Topic: McCartney Restoration - Parkwyn Village, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Replies: 64
Views: 38357

Thank You John! Thank You Steve! Also, I was able to pull new thermostat wire for the three existing radiant floor loops. A thermal imager was helpful when we analyzed the loops last fall. Previously the system only had a single thermostat. Workspace will be the next focus; electrical be gutted & re...
by J.Meyers
Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:33 am
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Topic: Sweeton Window Wall and Roof Resto/Rehabilitation
Replies: 248
Views: 137872

Good Luck Dan! Wow! Great Details to resolve the numerous issues. Keep us posted! Currently using AutoCad Lt to draw parts of McCartney. The Main Living Room, Bathroom and WorkSpace ceiling's where drawn to generate accurate PLINE sq.ft.'s for Closed Cell Polyurethane bidding. Love how how some of t...
by J.Meyers
Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:03 am
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Topic: Lamberson House Restoration
Replies: 633
Views: 268944

Every Wright plan is unique, of course -- barring duplicates like Hunt/Stockman or Barney/McCartney -- but Lamberson is more unique than most. A square grid, rotated twice to produce a 30-60 plan -- wow. The seam separating the kitchen from the first bedroom seems to show that, in a 30-60 triangle, ...
by J.Meyers
Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:37 am
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Topic: Lamberson House Restoration
Replies: 633
Views: 268944

I support Roderick "Building something that was meant to be, but not erected, that's what I consider true restoration".

Great work Peter - push on......
by J.Meyers
Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:49 am
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Topic: Did Wright Use Striated Plywood? If so How extentsive?
Replies: 39
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McCartney House in Kalamazoo Michigan. It was used on all exterior soffits. There are two areas on the west elevation where it was used. As a vertical wall application. ( after studying plans / elevations McCartney's should have installed a horizontal board and batten system) Eventually I will repla...
by J.Meyers
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:54 am
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Topic: Walls or floors?
Replies: 23
Views: 8928

All wall heights where constructed as specified. I checked last night. There is a step-down of two course at south terrace elevation as specified. There is one minor discrepancy of the opening at the southwest of three block that where added to narrow the opening as you walk of to the yard. These wi...
by J.Meyers
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:20 am
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Topic: Walls or floors?
Replies: 23
Views: 8928

McCartney House usonian block terrace walls where constructed upon footings first. Secondly the terrace slab was poured against the blocks with expansion joint. The slab has a forced slope to two round clay outlets (scuppers), both have failed. In the next 5 years the wall and slab will be rebuilt. ...
by J.Meyers
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:50 am
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Topic: The Gunning House (Glenbrow) will be restored!
Replies: 87
Views: 58076

Incredible project in the works! Every step of the restoration project will be rewarding! And another of 400 FLLW structures to be saved! Yes! We are the recent and 3rd owners of McCartney house in K-zoo and embrace your efforts. We have just started our third year in the house and love, love, love ...
by J.Meyers
Thu May 22, 2014 1:14 pm
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Topic: Are you a Wright Purist?
Replies: 59
Views: 16281

J.Meyers, I could start another topic discussing the workspace roof, or would you rather I send the pics to your private e-mail. Yes another topic discussion would be great, so if other owners have removed and replaced the flat roof, skylights etc. they share & can pass along photos, thoughts, idea...
by J.Meyers
Thu May 22, 2014 10:16 am
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Topic: Are you a Wright Purist?
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Views: 16281

" The flat roof over the workspace is no longer flat, see the pic that now clearly shows a valley directing water to two scuppers. As for the flat roof material it is no longer a coal tar, gravel & tarpaper built up roof. I believe a purist would not accept a PVC membrane." DTC is there anyway you c...
by J.Meyers
Thu May 01, 2014 9:33 am
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Topic: McCartney Restoration - Parkwyn Village, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Replies: 64
Views: 38357

When I saw the house eons ago (Mrs. was still there), the roof had two finishes, part shingle, part, I believe, roll roofing. Is that still the case? What are your plans for it? Existing Roof finishes are as follows. 1. upper work space is built-up. I've know since mid 80's that the original work-s...
by J.Meyers
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:18 pm
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Topic: McCartney Restoration - Parkwyn Village, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Replies: 64
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Great photos. Is that a storage building to the left in photo 1? Is it a post-Wright structure? EP The former owner ( 2nd )spent thousands of dollars pouring a red concrete slab 8 - 12" thick? with mesh?, installing approx. 550 Lowes brand retaining block, poured another step section and slab for t...
by J.Meyers
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:08 pm
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Topic: McCartney Restoration - Parkwyn Village, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Replies: 64
Views: 38357

Much better! The house really needed the breathing room created by loosing the retaining wall. Have you cleared the site to the radiused edge on all sides of the house? The original radial planned lot has been staked. Currently the North and West areas of the plan have been completed. I am planning...