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Forum: Environmental Issues 01-18-2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,799
Posted By billconner
Random responses: I assume R30 floors are 2x10...

Random responses:
I assume R30 floors are 2x10 or include foam. I'd certainly try to include a couple inches of foam.

The "cabin exception" - don't think that is in NYS code - may be local...
Forum: Environmental Issues 01-17-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,799
Posted By billconner
I believe what you can build will be somewhat...

I believe what you can build will be somewhat dependent on the individual who is the building official in the jurisdiction you are building in.

The NY Residential Code does permit building on...
Forum: Environmental Issues 01-08-2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,799
Posted By billconner
They all can work. Check out Building Sciences...

They all can work. Check out Building Sciences Corp - good stuff.

And I skipped the wood foundation.
Forum: Environmental Issues 01-08-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,799
Posted By billconner
They all can work. Check out Building Sciences...

They all can work. Check out Building Sciences Corp - good stuff.

And I skipped the wood foundation (PWF). I've read there is renewed interest. Least weight if you have to carry it far, and a...
Forum: Environmental Issues 01-08-2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,799
Posted By billconner
If doing block, I think insulation belongs on...

If doing block, I think insulation belongs on outside and thermal mass on inside. But ICFs but foam on both sides and perform well, and perhaps best is Superior Walls, which puts insulation in the...
Forum: Environmental Issues 12-30-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By billconner
heating with wood

It seems NYS may ban heating with wood.https://wyrk.com/heating-with-firewood-in-new-york/
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 12-23-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By billconner
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Environmental Issues 11-22-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,799
Posted By billconner
Partially restored, partially rehabbed two old...

Partially restored, partially rehabbed two old houses - 1889 in New Haven and 1904 in Oak Park. Now in a 1994 soulless house but my wife likes it. For first time thinking of very modern...
Forum: Environmental Issues 11-22-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,799
Posted By billconner
I agree to your last paragraph in particular...

I agree to your last paragraph in particular Montcalm, but don't leave out the old houses, pre boomer. It is to bad the overall condition is not great. Around here they build or cover existing with...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-06-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,389
Posted By billconner
1/3 of a mile and Pulpit Rock State Forest is a...

1/3 of a mile and Pulpit Rock State Forest is a possibility. Not great. There is Santway Park in Theresa which allows free camping, and short walk to a bar. :)
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 09-06-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,389
Posted By billconner
I've looked at it as a nearby opportunity....

I've looked at it as a nearby opportunity. Wondered if camping at Eel Weir State Park made sense. I could not find other than stealth camping opportunities, or longish portages to state forests. I...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-29-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,027
Posted By billconner
Thank you. It looks like a somewhat long first...

Thank you. It looks like a somewhat long first day starting at lower dam and getting to a site on Round but doable. About 10 miles, not counting double portage if needed. And maybe on site where the...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 08-27-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,027
Posted By billconner
The reasons so many say to not do the Lows Lower...

The reasons so many say to not do the Lows Lower Dam to Round Lake portion is of most interest to me. More than a day? It does solve the shuttle problem.
Forum: Adirondack History and Folklore 07-21-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,251
Posted By billconner
That would put it north of Tupper Lake I...

That would put it north of Tupper Lake I guess......
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-18-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,083
Posted By billconner
Not that IGBC is the only option or even a...

Not that IGBC is the only option or even a acceptable in all venues, the current list is available here: http://igbconline.org/bear-resistant-products/
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 07-18-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,083
Posted By billconner
Not particularly backpacker friendly but I was...

Not particularly backpacker friendly but I was amazed that many coolers are IGBC approved. I've always hung while canoeing and have not backpacked in areas where bears are an issue.
Forum: Trip Reports 07-13-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,339
Posted By billconner
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-09-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,091
Posted By billconner
Wow. Amazing how various constituencies of not...

Wow. Amazing how various constituencies of not for profits conflict.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 07-06-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,689
Posted By billconner
I have a collection of spikes, date nails, tie...

I have a collection of spikes, date nails, tie plates, and such from a rail trail near me. :)
Forum: Trip Reports 07-06-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,339
Posted By billconner
Anyone been on Cranberry Lake 50 trail recently?...

Anyone been on Cranberry Lake 50 trail recently? Bugs? Busy? Mud?
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