Statistics
Users
  Total:26,322
  Visited Last 30 days:69
Forum Messages
  Total:20,418
  Last 30 days:3
Forum Evaluations
  Total:24,009
  Last 30 days:0
Journal Entries
  Total:4,562
  Last 30 days:8
Connections
  Total:14,764
  Last 30 days:19
Downloads
  Total:70,104
Journals
Name Visits Posts Pics Videos

Barrel-Race7,127791630
YesterdayHouston, TX

Cobbler-Mountain-Hom...24100
MondayAlexandria, VA

Vilano-Beach--Water-...21,227391170
4/5/2014Saint Augustine, FL

HudsonHouse7,038300
4/2/2014Omaha, NE

Tanglewood86,8947862,22242
3/24/2014Colorado Springs, CO

697MarlinAustinArea1,21018910
3/15/2014Austin/McDade, TX

1860s-Texas-rehabnew...43,182441910
3/14/2014Boerne, TX

Bladenkirk547640
3/13/2014White Oak, NC

P-Wade-Crocker437100
3/12/2014Spring, TX

Shana513200
3/11/2014Chaffee, MO

OwensNewHome60,0671033810
2/2/2014Chandler, AZ

Du-Lock-Lane1,321200
2/1/2014Houston, TX

Family-Affair10,628440
1/31/2014Saint Petersburg, FL

TheCastle10,010270
1/23/2014Cheshire, CT

The-Last-Rodeo9,70027100
1/14/2014Angel Fire, NM

TheHoskensProject58,5831504333
12/31/2013Dome-ville, central, FL

NorthPoleHome30,271341330
12/29/2013North Pole, AK

navarre-village-buil...1,200100
12/26/2013Gulf Breeze, FL

Seven-Peaks-Faswall-...34,884483181
11/18/2013Graeagle, CA

The-Dailey-Project1,790100
10/27/2013Pompano Beach, FL

Beaver-Creek-Ranch30,340213210
10/15/2013Hayfork, CA

The-Cortes-Adventure17,709520
10/14/2013Snowflake, AZ

jeff3,893300
8/29/2013Jackson, MO

Miami-FL-country-hom...5,395320
7/30/2013Miami, FL

Brevard-County--Pt-S...2,578100
7/17/2013Rockledge, FL

Dream-Build-Austin-T...4,182300
4/17/2013Austin, TX

Eschete-Dome22,43430530
12/24/2012Lafayette, LA

ChapelHillNCBob5,585110
10/23/2012Chapel Hill, NC

The-Skimino-Bluff7,0093130
10/13/2012Williamsburg, VA

Octagon-in-Glencoe-C...48,850144110
10/8/2012Glencoe , CA

nateshomemtpeakview4,694100
9/29/2012

sherman20,084221560
9/27/2012Downers Grove, IL

Omaha9,211380
9/13/2012Omaha, NE

Holy-Hill-House16,52835530
8/27/2012Richfield, WI

Omega-CEO5,657110
8/13/2012Manassas, VA

JayHouse10,3597190
6/22/2012Sebastopol, CA

30233,43623770
5/20/2012Belfair, WA

SunburnStateHome6,334110
3/6/2012Charlotte County, FL

VICTOR-MONTANA8,134110
2/22/2012Victor, MT

Houston-720125966,817100
1/21/2012Houston, TX

Workshop15,628630
1/8/2012Florissant, CO

Our-simple-home11,847223080
12/5/2011LaPorte, IN

ICF-Construction19,422500
11/11/2011Elkridge, MD

Little-Help-from-my-...12,31011150
11/4/2011Rockwall, TX

YaNYca14,032810
10/29/2011Boston, MA

The-Man-Refuge10,875310
10/19/2011San Antonio, TX

mckernanmc11,179320
10/6/2011Amite, LA

Large-Family-Compoun...7,464200
9/23/2011Covington, GA

Woodchuck-Ridge10,338480
9/12/2011Akron, OH

Forever-Home-Sweet-H...21,00434310
8/24/2011Issaquah, WA

Clarksville-MD9,113200
8/22/2011Eldersburg, MD

steve-n-carolyn16,3574140
8/21/2011Sun City, CA

Old-York8,202200
7/27/2011Bridgewater, NJ

Carriage-House17,12020282
7/24/2011Ft. Collins, CO

DomeSweetDome22,36718291
6/4/2011Suffolk, VA

Goodpasture24,248562880
5/28/2011Westminster, CO

Marks-Log-Cabin13,953392210
5/12/2011Altoona, PA

Bill21,200100
5/4/2011Tucson, AZ

Mueller-Dream-Home8,834100
4/15/2011

Oklahoma-Steel10,782650
4/13/2011Minco, OK

DutchG8,451200
4/5/2011

HiddenInOhio10,3489130
4/1/2011Elyria, OH

MagnoliaHouse8,903100
3/29/2011Houston, TX

Buffaloader13,771200
1/11/2011Valley Center, KS

SouthernEcoHome27,88920210
1/9/2011Blacksburg, VA

Austrian-Chalet14,190780
1/2/2011Twin Lakes, CO

Vista-Ridge13,21421660
12/21/2010Swanton, OH

OurFarmstead28,504601890
12/10/2010Pennsylvania

AirparkHome-Remodel29,68622460
11/8/2010Hillsboro, OR

Holloway10,906200
11/7/2010Petersburg, VA

Building-Our-Lakefro...9,785110
11/5/2010Piscataway, NJ

SunburyGalena-Build9,052100
11/3/2010Galena, OH

BUILDING-OUR-GREEN-D...9,906800
11/2/2010Pattison, TX

RR-Homestead24,03431740
10/26/2010Janesville, CA

Casa-Paradiso-Vieque...9,862200
10/19/2010Chelsea, MA

Millerbuild11,1305110
10/1/2010Carstairs, AB

Delisledigs11,543300
9/16/2010Jacksonville, FL

h20dave11,372430
9/10/2010Waterloo, AL

Mountain-Idyl11,114900
9/9/2010Asheville, NC

High-over-Lake-Granb...14,60412230
9/8/2010Granbury, TX

Homestead35,99764850
9/8/2010Smithville, MO

philandjan12,975100
9/2/2010

Commons10,201200
8/21/2010Atascocita, TX

Our-First-OB-home10,589300
7/27/2010Gardner, KS

Louisiana-Mediterran...20,144311870
7/21/2010Sunset, LA

Crows-Nest9,874100
7/20/2010

Patterson-Project10,436400
7/16/2010John's Island, SC

Hidden-Meadow-Home12,4792100
7/13/2010Murrieta, CA

New-house-in-Selah-W...10,230140
7/4/2010Belfair, WA

Arnold-CA-Alpine-cha...20,96022100
7/2/2010Arnold, CA

Working-Wilton39,940343010
6/16/2010Wilton, NH

JJ-Residence9,652100
6/7/2010San Antonio, TX

Thompson-Valley-Home10,852330
6/6/2010Monticello, FL

Naperville-Webster-S...26,4152360
5/21/2010Naperville, IL

Gary--Suzi11,092100
5/7/2010

crystal-falls-home28,88820270
5/5/2010Cedar Park, TX

Kapoho-Retirement-Ho...10,925130
5/4/2010Santa Ana, CA

NC--New-Construction10,520100
5/3/2010

Collins-on-Cobblesto...11,52121910
4/30/2010Waynesville, NC

Dwight--Colleen-Hart...11,930130
4/30/2010Vaughn, WA

Riley32,86732950
4/29/2010Cave Creek, AZ

The-New-Ries-Homeste...14,92819980
4/21/2010Polk/Richfield/Erin/Hartford, WI

The-Season9,566130
4/10/2010Mount Airy, NC

The-Naas-Place10,077200
3/30/2010Pittsburg, CA

Phil-and-Lauras-home13,126400
3/20/2010Tulsa, OK

Southport-NC-Home17,586201281
3/18/2010Southport, NC

Loris25,052110
3/11/2010

Seaton-Station10,272140
3/10/2010Siloam Springs, AR

Backwoods-Project14,331390
3/4/2010Jeffersonville, GA

ICF-in-Ann-Arbor26,262293710
1/25/2010Dexter, MI

DancingPines11,018200
1/25/2010Clinton, LA

Log-Cabin10,616150
1/23/2010indianapolis, IN

The-Kinzel-House10,016100
1/21/2010New Orleans, LA

PahrumpProject17,0945390
1/17/2010Spokane, WA

TheBeachHouse14,66613200
1/16/2010Shoreline, WA

Artist-Haven-Home14,981970
1/13/2010Kansas City, MO

SOPHIA--SAMUELDELAWA...17,45011310
12/2/2009Smyrna, DE

Plant-City-Craftsman16,8614100
11/22/2009Plant City, FL

WestermanFarm11,478130
11/10/2009Dickson, TN

Shane22,558600
10/31/2009San Antonio, TX

ADCountryHome12,9031130
10/31/2009Fort Worth, TX

ICF-Keller-Tx51,260321220
10/6/2009Roanoke, TX

digs24,281100
9/30/2009Tracy City, TN

threegables21,435201340
9/29/2009Hartland, WI

LittleLakeCorner72,9801016040
9/29/2009Groveland, FL

Utah-Casa11,626200
9/28/2009Saratoga Springs, UT

Tornado-Reconstructi...11,069800
9/24/2009Port Neches, TX

toolehouse50,355891450
9/20/2009Reno, NV

Bobs-Blog53,040614140
9/16/2009New Florence, PA

Blessings10,236100
9/11/2009farmville, NC

Schrammelot16,0277900
9/11/2009Pierson, FL

PennsmithLostValleyT...35,914552150
9/9/2009Dripping Springs, TX

River-House10,671220
9/7/2009Clinton, NJ

SantaFe-in-AJ10,421100
8/28/2009Apache Junction, AZ

Dennis-Dream-Home30,117385050
8/27/2009Readington Twp, NJ

Massive-Undertaking11,5741100
8/26/2009Wimauma, FL

Lafayette10,328200
8/11/2009Cramerton, NC

Dream-site-on-the-La...11,113200
8/5/2009La Porte, TX

Williams-New-Home-Si...10,372110
8/2/2009Windsor, NC

Cobblestone-Lane10,453100
7/30/2009Great Falls, MT

PensacolaBeachHouse10,261110
6/22/2009Gulf Breeze, FL

12YEARSINTHEPLANNING10,912120
6/16/2009LADSON, SC

Steinys-Hideaway10,883200
6/9/2009Venice, CA

DreamHome29,530261900
6/7/2009Orlando, FL

CastleHeims20,80021590
6/5/2009Cedar Rapids, IA

Utah-Warehouse10,135220
5/20/2009Fairview, UT

Where-to-start12,472610
5/16/2009Lemoore, CA

Castle-Rock-Lakehous...16,38710840
4/27/2009Necedah, WI

Oleg26,034360
4/22/2009San Diego, CA

MoeCompound10,302340
4/9/2009Camano Island, WA

Huckleberry-Home10,366200
4/8/2009Williamstown, NJ

Vonk24,300100
4/7/2009Zeeland, MI

Small-Timber-Frame14,713110
4/2/2009Central Mass, MA

EatonLoch-Haven11,161110
4/1/2009Roanoke, VA

windowsnsiding10,234110
3/28/2009Long Island, NY

Arkansas-First-Timer25,93039880
3/27/2009Trumann, AR

Back-Home-In-Crisp12,459111510
3/22/2009Ennis, TX

Victor--Susan-0820,376211210
3/17/2009Ruckersville, VA

Rick-and-Tinas-dream...11,690120
3/14/2009Auburndale, FL

Keener-Road13,0824100
3/11/2009Elizabethtown, PA

NC-Newbie10,984100
3/10/2009Boone, NC

MadisonGA11,2031130
2/26/2009Madison, GA

Techbuilt-Scammed12,650100
2/25/2009Rebew, LA

choanne83110,246100
2/9/2009charlotte, NC

WilliamsinVegas34,053301190
1/29/2009Henderson, NV

PhilesBryant12,095260
1/20/2009graham, WA

MortgageSmart10,465100
1/19/2009Cocoa, FL

QuarterlyHouse57,984136990
1/12/2009Orlando, FL

RabbitRun19,812311690
1/11/2009Afton, VA

Sonave-Sunsets10,569120
1/9/2009Yucca, AZ

Heart-of-PA16,1759160
1/6/2009Lewistown, PA

Krusehome11,645200
12/27/2008Lake City, FL

BrunkHouseAlmaKansas15,660260
12/26/2008Garden Grove, CA

Raider-Bills-Tenn-Ho...14,6646320
12/22/2008Largo, FL

Andel-Ranch28,346334020
12/17/2008Rogers, TX

Elijahs-Home11,830460
12/6/2008Vero Beach, FL

ranch-house10,463100
11/25/2008springfield, IL

Howard-Georgia-Retir...16,110670
11/9/2008Harlem, GA

The-Woods-Journal11,337110
11/6/2008Doraville, GA

StansTLH16,0741090
11/1/2008Tehachapi, CA

Kevin--Kerrys-Dream11,605350
10/17/2008Northvale, NJ

Katabatic-Wind12,212470
10/16/2008Huntsville, AL

Elmhurst-Modern13,662120
10/14/2008elmhurst, IL

Accessible-House11,6343100
10/14/2008Munford, TN

Cherry-Valley-Vista10,688120
10/5/2008Duvall, WA

Jon-and-Mollys-House18,312150
9/25/2008Ellicott City, MD

Proctor-ICF11,767110
9/25/2008Fredericksburg, VA

Hawaiian-Bungalo18,102111020
9/23/2008Holualoa, HI

Pete--Rhiannon12,770430
9/19/2008Springfield, MO

2008-Cedar-Ln17,61114350
9/19/2008Seaville, NJ

dmaceld20,81114880
9/16/2008Nampa, ID

Help-with-Goulds-and...12,933100
9/16/2008tampa, FL

Consulting10,332100
9/2/2008Orlando, FL

AlaskaICFREMOTEHouse16,77619380
8/17/2008Wasilla, AK

NC-Pond-House11,807320
8/4/2008Wilmington, NC

MargaritaVilla11,417240
8/4/2008Raleigh, NC

Latest-update12,7058100
8/4/2008Sierra Vista, AZ

ANDREA11,308400
8/2/2008Dallas, TX

The-Ridges14,08311130
7/31/2008Logan, UT

Avenida-Del-Sol15,20513520
7/31/2008Peoria, AZ

dream-home-ohio11,364600
7/30/2008Zanesville, OH

Penetang-Craftsman10,992360
7/27/2008Penetanguishene, ON

Tristan--11,445600
7/25/2008Lebanon, NJ

Dreamy-Design-in-Glo...16,747100
7/9/2008Clifton, VA

need-help-Jim11,932110
7/8/2008Bandon, OR

deltona-fl-custom-ho...12,5254140
7/6/2008Deltona Beach, FL

Ingraham-House-Chape...11,775200
6/29/2008Cary, NC

famborgie10,680100
6/26/2008Lockhart, TX

95821-Addition21,9457140
6/24/2008Sacramento, CA

Cajun-Homestead19,08912930
6/22/2008Lafayette, LA

West-Texas-Ranch-Hou...12,882110
6/18/2008Andrews, TX

Quail-Bluff-Pasco12,6929290
6/10/2008Pasco, WA

Spyders-Web10,602100
6/10/2008Norman, OK

mike-and-tori-darnle...13,129510
6/2/2008Rainbow, CA

Lin-Washington10,627100
5/29/2008Fresno, CA

Capernall-House11,471420
5/15/2008Belleville, MI

Hidden-Valley-Texas10,766100
5/7/2008Southlake, TX

cosdreamhome41,436731470
5/5/2008Colorado Springs, CO

Sowle-Family-House13,266590
4/29/2008South Burlington, VT

Cyberdoc-Residence10,979200
4/25/2008San Diego, CA

Fortune-House10,996100
4/17/2008Mooresville, NC

Joeb28,856400
4/15/2008Oakland, FL

Alvin-House11,243200
4/14/2008LaPorte, TX

Thomas-Home--Raintre...21,304271800
4/9/2008Lee's Summit, MO

Greg--Kathys-New-Hou...12,240200
4/3/2008Barryton, MI

Where-is-Waldo28,36044830
4/2/2008Marion, OH

Nimmerrichters-Fores...10,091100
4/2/2008Waldorf, MD

Mayfield-House10,702100
3/31/2008Mayfield, UT

beamanhouse10,769100
3/27/2008Manistique, MI

Kanak-ICF--Virginia15,529900
3/26/2008Fredericksburg, VA

Sheldon-St15,362300
3/21/2008Orlando, FL

Bert-25,986310
3/20/2008Southern, CA

Our-Ohio-ICF-home22,04020270
3/20/2008Mansfield, OH

ericdc11,236310
3/8/2008Uniontown, PA

EurekaHouse-ICF15,1185150
3/6/2008Berkeley, CA

Superstition-Views15,440281600
3/6/2008Mesa, AZ

Blue-Springs-Project12,9268230
2/24/2008Broken Arrow, OK

Our-House10,601100
2/24/2008Miami, FL

httpownerbuilderbook...13,350830
2/19/2008Clayton, NY

JourneyBackHome10,431100
2/3/2008Oviedo, FL

Collier-Home12,892110
2/1/2008Little Rock, AR

DDs-ICF12,435330
1/27/2008New Smyrna Bch, FL

EurekaMT-Timberframe12,0551430
1/24/2008Augusta, MI

The-Larnerd-House13,5395210
1/21/2008Newport News, VA

Casa-Bella11,382100
1/14/2008Pueblo West, CO

Gordon-Lake-House15,40717510
1/3/2008Oakland, IA

STEPHANIES-DREAM12,57517570
12/30/2007Lower Burrell, PA

Florida-Waterfront-C...14,987310
12/29/2007PB, FL

6158-in-Montgomery-T...11,328410
12/23/2007Conroe, TX

ClearwaterHills13,751260
12/14/2007Paradise Valley, AZ

BobDonna10,016100
12/12/2007Sacramento, CA

AboveTheAppleTree9,991100
12/8/2007La Farge, WI

Casa-Nostra12,255230
12/2/2007Bangor, PA

Building-the-Dream-i...13,800700
11/29/2007Gladstone, OR

Ingram-Fleming-ICF-H...16,405480
11/29/2007Plant City, FL

inniagara9,485100
11/24/2007Niagara Falls, ON

SchnabelEstate10,609240
11/16/2007Avon, IN

WeAreBuildingAgain21,45627560
11/15/2007Orlando, FL

Lake-Pleasant10,574210
11/14/2007Erie, PA

Green-for-Dean10,584100
11/10/2007San Jose, CA

The-Ponderosa12,3598220
11/4/2007Perry, OK

FlagholeRoad10,653260
10/25/2007Franklin, NH

Beckynray11,813300
10/24/2007Powhatan, VA

Spicewood-TX12,299330
10/20/2007Austin, TX

Powderhorn24,212481760
10/4/2007Florida

Luray-VA-1stTimeBuil...14,874730
10/4/2007Luray, VA

kittyfhughesnet10,363250
9/27/2007Noblesville, IN

Scott-Family10,944100
9/25/2007Trinity, AL

Taking-the-Plunge13,4386180
9/18/2007Springfield, OH

RozBuildingAdventure10,817100
9/14/2007San Pablo, CA

Helpful-Tips11,916200
9/13/2007Encinitas, CA

Poplar-Creek-Farm13,8625250
9/10/2007Oakland Park, FL

TheWillemsHome21,5911750
9/10/2007Galloway Township, NJ

ComfortHome11,394200
8/30/2007Dublin, OH

10000-sq-feet36,37922260
8/26/2007La Habra Heights, CA

Bird-house12,5183400
8/22/2007Ithaca, NY

Circle-S_ICF_House35,839462640
8/21/2007Sparta, IL

New-England-Saltbox10,794100
8/16/2007Columbia, SC

RamblewoodatJeterFar...11,6076330
8/10/2007Kansas City, MO

Kraemer-Collinwood-H...11,207200
7/21/2007Delano, MN

BigOakBuilderTX14,831270
7/20/2007Wharton, TX

Johnson-Family-Dream11,052100
7/20/2007Normal, IL

19225-ROBERTSON-ST17,74614250
7/12/2007Orlando, FL

Thattle-Dew-Farm11,003220
7/12/2007Halls Harbour, NS

WindyJ14,98611260
7/2/2007Knoxville, TN

Vistoso-Green-Home12,300310
6/28/2007Tucson, AZ

Lewis-Chapel-House16,517200
6/25/2007Dunlap, TN

father-daughter10,558200
6/25/2007Loveland, CO

davewhite11,536100
6/24/2007Nanaimo, BC

NutmegWedgefieldOrla...12,520600
6/22/2007Orlando, FL

4600SF-Dream-Home-in...14,615410
6/19/2007Mooresville, NC

Coeur-dAlene-Idaho-H...12,388240
6/13/2007Coeur d Alene, ID

Tampa-Bay13,970490
6/10/2007Ruskin, FL

Dream-In-Progress14,415540
6/7/2007Shawnee, KS

todd-in-tullahoma10,922100
6/4/2007tullahoma, TN

TheOwens11,706300
6/1/2007Dickson, TN

Country-Cleaver11,835140
5/29/2007Springfield, IL

South-Dakota-Lake-Ho...12,0946110
5/23/2007Sioux Falls, SD

Gods-Home11,242200
5/18/2007Eustis, FL

hammock11,101110
5/14/2007Martinez, GA

Grove-St-Rocklin11,183300
5/13/2007Orangevale, CA

Gardeners-Delight12,010330
5/13/2007Norristown, PA

Newman-Family12,027100
4/26/2007oralndo, FL

do-over-house12,690200
4/25/2007Roseville, CA

Mountain-Building11,410370
4/21/2007Hiawassee, GA

Alaskan-Log-Home12,735120
4/15/2007Tok, AK

Warner-Dream12,930600
4/11/2007Astatula, FL

RehmannSchreiner13,92418150
4/2/2007Maple Grove, MN

outspokenbikeguy13,5684140
3/29/2007Sanford, FL

SmelltheForest35,859471480
3/23/2007Colorado Springs, CO

PolkCityProject15,2227110
3/21/2007Norcross, GA

DwaynePam12,067200
3/21/2007Normal, IL

cypressknoll11,132100
3/20/2007Palm Coast, FL

candlepower19,154241550
3/20/2007Lansing, IA

Team-Rosa12,000200
3/19/2007Springfield, VA

GLOUCESTER11,680120
3/17/2007Newport News, VA

Ohiodreamhome12,0604140
3/16/2007Reynoldsburg, OH

Gypsy-Love12,551110
3/12/2007Highland, NY

Forrest-Towne11,745220
3/10/2007Brinnon, WA

Dreams-Come-True11,008100
3/8/2007Glen St Mary, FL

Almost-A-Country-Gir...11,023100
3/7/2007Addison Township, MI

BrandonBuildingBlog11,799100
3/4/2007Layton, UT

SafecreteHouse13,062300
3/4/2007Raleigh, NC

newbie-12,175100
2/21/2007North Plains, OR

BuzzardsNest14,410310
2/14/2007Saint Lucie, FL

woodfamilyhome12,517200
2/10/2007Keno, OR

vegascastle11,841100
2/3/2007Henderson, NV

newsteel17,811100
1/28/2007Florence, SC

Dream-Home-200712,355100
1/27/2007Gwynn Oak, MD

DelgadosAdobeAbode12,744200
1/18/2007San Diego, CA

bobindeltona14,977250
1/14/2007Deltona, FL

Highland6412,456300
1/8/2007New Orleans, LA

SmallProjectSilverSp...17,8081020
1/7/2007Silver Springs, NV

BeehlerHome22,73311640
1/3/2007Kalamazoo, MI

eveningshade12,051110
12/25/2006Evening Shade, AR

Bruce in Petrolia, O...11,184120
12/21/2006Petrolia, ON

smahmud11,511100
12/18/2006Alexandria, VA

1000-hours-to-liftof...12,620100
11/25/2006Uniontown, OH

FettConstruction12,674460
11/24/2006Vincennes, IN

Northeast-Ohio-Home12,785100
11/10/2006Parma, OH

Buchanan-Mountain18,59014590
11/1/2006Dickson, TN

Our-Future-on-Badin-...12,788100
10/24/2006New London, NC

nowi-fe-haven11,825100
10/22/2006Griffin, GA

klonus11,998100
10/16/2006Madison, WI

OurAddition17,445100
10/13/2006Chuluota, FL

bigal13,025100
9/30/2006Whittier, CA

Stella-Maris-II12,685100
9/11/2006Orlando, FL

Lake-House14,199100
9/6/2006Kansas City, MO

My-First-House25,985100
9/5/2006APO, AE

Angie-Mossy-Oak-Acre...15,741740
8/15/2006Lake Helen, FL

Peaceful-Valley-in-M...12,659100
7/23/2006Republic, MO

Lake-Wales-Fl12,740100
7/17/2006West Palm Beach, FL

JohnKat13,219110
7/16/2006Fort Worth, TX

Cedarcrest13,841100
7/15/2006Sparrows Point, MD

MRailey14,061100
7/13/2006Dallas, TX

Villa-Di-Capri-Hacie...17,425100
7/10/2006Hacienda Heights, CA

New-2-This17,0164370
6/26/2006Stafford, VA

End-of-the-Road13,583100
6/26/2006Homer, AK

shapiro12,757100
6/21/2006Camp Verde, AZ

ShangriLaw14,066100
5/27/2006Lebanon, IN

Kokinos-ICF-Project15,289110
5/16/2006Los Gatos, CA

Jennifer-and-Darko13,373110
5/8/2006Holly Springs, NC

LeFamily13,875100
4/29/2006Irvine, CA

jrh29,287110
3/25/2006North Bend, WA

Pete-Maniscalco14,001100
3/8/2006Welton, AZ

H3brewing14,434110
3/2/2006Cleveland, MO

85-Hall-Ln17,0331000
3/1/2006

Michigan-Owner-Build...15,3916130
11/13/2005Ray Twp., MI
See all journals...
Current Top-Rated Posters
RatingPosts
Lists
Name Items
4 year plan list2
Cabinets2
fabric structures2
Faucets2
Georgia builders?2
Granite countertops2
House Features2
Initial thoughts2
next step9
Questions I need ans...3
Tanglewood Punch Lis...23
To Do - Interior16
To Do Exterior7
Water / Sewer2
Home The Book Bookstore Forums Construction
Journals
Owner-Builder
Connections
Resources

 


I just found this site and have found some great advice from it already.
Dale in Tampa, FL

Special Report 07: Interviews with HVAC contractors - Electronic Edition
List Price: $5.00
Our Price: $0.99
You Save: $4.01 (80%)





Author: Mark A. Smith

[This is the Special Report 07 in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Format. Our electronic products download immediately to your computer upon purchase.]


The third mechanical trade offers a place for you to save money while getting a better house. Look in on the secrets of cutting costs on the heating and cooling systems you must invest in. Eight pages revised and updated with new reader tips, web links and comments.

Topics Include:

  • Multispeed systems, zones, power dampers
  • Efficiency differences in furnaces from 80%-93%
  • Duct sizes, air filtration
  • SEER ratings for AC from 10 to 18
  • Web links for heat load calculations
  • Huge savings from installing flex tubing DIY
  • Internet suppliers of heating and cooling units
  • System differences in an ICF house
  • DIY radiant heating
  • Warmboard options
  • Mini-duct Hi-velocity systems
  • Staple-up radiant systems
  • Heat pump vs. gas heat
  • Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV)
  • Geothermal options
  • Extreme overestimates of heat loads by professionals


Excerpt from Report:

"...Q: What do you suggest for a good job?

A: HVAC includes all the gas lines to a shut off. We leave a T for a plumber for Water heater, and leave a T for fireplaces, etc. Pin people down on what it includes. I will spell out includes ducts, thermostats, grills, etc. - a complete job, and I note about the gas valve.

A: Without looking at it, you'd be looking at $6,500 to $7,000. Two other furnace alternatives. There's a 2 speed and a 90 plus.

A: The best way is two furnaces. Overhead heat, or you could put in the floor upstairs. We have good craftsmanship. Size of duct. If it's straight and neat, size of pipe, how many runs there are.

A: Correlate the subs, esp. the plumber and us. Forethought 80% furnace next to a water heater, think of bringing in combustion air, a flue chase, sometimes people forget to draw that in. If there is no place for a flue get a 90% and go out horizontally. But you still have a hot water flue. You'll almost need more than one furnace.

Make sure that you have overhead supply in ceilings upstairs. On main, in the floor. Ducts in crawl space. Put return air from second floor down.

A: Properly sized equipment, try to put the furnace in the center of the house if you can. If clear at one end, it's hard to go all the way. Select proper equipment like the Day & Nite product. Get caring contractors

A: One furnace? In garage, or not? Main floor heat you want from the floor, and upstairs overhead. We lost quite a bit of air flow. With the crawl space, on the one hand, and the attic on the other, you have air flow loss. Unless you do a zone system. At the time of design, incorporate dampers. It costs $950 more and a second system, $4,100. "...

Sample Reader Tip Excerpts:

"My house on a 5-acre parcel would sell for $135,000. I paid $15,000 for 25 acres and have $65,000 in the house. The most expensive part of the house is cabinets, appliances, carpet is $5,000. I avoided central A/C and use window A/C. I have electric baseboard heat (no dirt, fans, repair, tune-up) because electricity is so cheap here and winters are mild. This type of heat is too expensive in some regions, except for a spare bedroom with only occasional use. My all electric 1,440 sq. ft. house has a $100 utility bill in January and $27 in May."
Bill R.
Moses Lake, WA

"I let a general contractor take my plans for a bid, and he said they'd be back in 5 days. They came back in a three weeks. Same thing happened with the HVAC guy. I finally decided to insist that they come to me to see the plans."
Melanie & Jeremy T.
Riverton, UT

Other customers who purchased this also purchased:


$15.95
The Owner-Builder Book: Lay-flat version

$1.99
Special Report 25: Construction bargain strategies for the commando shopper - Electronic Edition

$0.00
The Owner-Builder Book 4th Edition - Electronic Index

$11.95
The Owner-Builder Book: How You Can Save More Than $100,000 In The Construction Of Your Custom Home - 4th Ed.

$0.99
Special Report 10: Interviews with framers - Electronic Edition

$0.99
Special Report 14: Staying on schedule - Electronic Edition

$0.99
Special Report 23: Interviews with independent inspectors - Electronic Edition

$0.99
Special Report 30: How to build a log home for $60 a square foot - Electronic Edition

$0.99
Special Report 12: Interviews with drywall contractors - Electronic Edition

$0.00
The Owner-Builder Book: Construction Bargain Strategies 1st Edition - Electronic Index

Call us at 1-888-333-BUILD Email to friends! Bookmark this page!
Search
Shopping Cart

View Cart Check-Out


Welcome to OwnerBuilderBook.com.   In order to post messages to the Forums, receive our free newsletter, participate in interviews, or access User Tools, you must first register.   Your information will be kept confidential and will never be sold.  For more information please read our privacy policy.
Email:
Not yet a member? Register now for FREE!
Welcome to OwnerBuilderBook.com.  In order to post messages to the Forums or receive our free newsletter, you must first register.  Your information will be kept confidential and will never be sold.  For more information please read our privacy policy.
Email:
First Name:
City:
Country:
State/Province:
Newsletters:
Owner-Builder Connections:
This page took 0.09375 seconds to generate.