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    Sun porch in winter (5 Posts)

  • nelson3694 nelson3694 @ 2:55 PM
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    Sun porch in winter

    I'm looking for some creative ideas on converting 24' X 36' sun porch on a 200 yr-old mansion to year-round use.  Replacing screens with triple-hung windows is a starting point, but with radiant heat as a goal, what alternatives would you suggest to the 5/4" decking that's there now? 
    Does a radiant ceiling make sense?  It's covered with bead-board right now, so I suppose a thin beaded plywood could be used to lessen the thermal resistance...
    Please help stretch my imagination!
  • kcopp kcopp @ 7:36 PM
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    start w/

    the envelope. Get as much insulation in a possible.Spray foam ?  What is underneath? That may be a real challenge. Which way does it face? Some big radiators are prob your best best Radiant floor may be a trick to heat the area all by itself if you have 3 cold walls, lots of windows and a semi exposed floor.
  • Paul48 Paul48 @ 5:30 PM
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    Consider

    also what you have done to the adjacent space in the summer.
  • Jack Jack @ 10:47 PM
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    Radiant may not be your best option

    Simplest effective solution imho is a Rinnai ES 38. www.rinnai.us Check it out. Do try to tighten the envelope
  • Jack Jack @ 10:47 PM
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    Radiant may not be your best option

    Simplest effective solution imho is a Rinnai ES 38. www.rinnai.us Check it out. Do try to tighten the envelope
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