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Posted by daestrom on March 13, 2006, 10:18 pm
 


I certainly would.  For example, a two story house with basement.  The hot
water heater is in the basement (NG).  Should we 1) carry laundry up/down
two flights of stairs everyday to reach the washing machine from the main
bath and bedrooms, or 2) install the laundry upstairs in a hall closet area
between bedrooms and bath.

In (1), we have less than ten feet of piping from heater to machine, but
constant 'stockpiling' of laundry waiting to be carried up/down.  In (2) we
have ~30' of pipe and much more convenience.  And since the machine is only
rarely set to use 'hot' versus 'warm' or 'cold', the savings of 20' of
piping is quite miniscule compared to the labor of hauling laundry up/down
two flights of stairs.

Some may consider putting the machine in the basement 'sensible', but they
*obviously* aren't the ones that do laundry in their home ;-)

daestrom



Posted by David Hansen on March 13, 2006, 10:32 pm
 
On Mon, 13 Mar 2006 22:18:00 GMT someone who may be "daestrom"


  David Hansen, Edinburgh
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Posted by Cosmopolite on March 14, 2006, 12:04 am
 David Hansen wrote:

   That is where the furnace is.

Posted by David Hansen on March 14, 2006, 7:44 am
 On Tue, 14 Mar 2006 00:04:18 GMT someone who may be Cosmopolite


Does it have to be there?


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  David Hansen, Edinburgh
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Posted by Cosmopolite on March 15, 2006, 12:04 am
 David Hansen wrote:

   No, but updraft furnaces are more efficient than counterflow, which I
have, because I only have a crawl space. ( 100 year old house )

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