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    I'm a self-builder from South Cumbria. I've had a plot for three years (as of May 2016). Planning went through unopposed and without comment from anyone, a first for the local area according to the architect. Because of the tight access we started by building a cabin in the garden in which to live, a static caravan as too big to get into site and I'd heard horror stories from another self-builder living in the village, he, his wife and two kids have lived in one for three years so far, he reckons it will be another two years before the house is finished.
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  1. Is there a description of how the compensation curve works? Mine have four set points in the curve, but I'm not sure what each one is for?
  2. I've installed an ASHP and the electrician set it up based on information he had from the manufacturer. Having run the system over Christmas and the New Year. I'm wondering if its time I optimized the set up. I recall someone referencing a Forum that deals exclusively in such things. Can anyone point me in the right direction or comment of the best approach to optimization. Which are the important things to look at etc.?
  3. PIR and fire performance?????? I've used seconds and in many cases are probably first grade being sold off cheap because the corners a bashed a bit!
  4. @ToughButterCupThanks for the various links to the threads regarding habitation and completion date triggers for the HMRC Vat reclaim process. It looks like we’ll have to delay moving in until I've talked to the local Valuation Office and the HMRC. I like most self builders we’ve have been delayed by COVID, the difficulty in getting work done in a timely manner and the need to juggle the money. I’m quite a way from completion but need to move into the house to help reduce our outgoings. It’s such a shame that the Vat people don’t allow two claims to be submitted, as this would help with cash flow. Looks like I’ll be burning the midnight oil preparing my Vat reclaim. Is there a thread describing the paperwork layout requirements and the documents required by the Vat people?
  5. Is that loop working now? Airlock or blocked?
  6. Its a days job to fit an ASHP and a day for the hot water cylinder and plumbing to connect the two.. You could fit everything, including the buffer tank and UFH manifolds now. Just close the valves to the manifolds and commission the ASHP and hot water side. In a few (many!) months time when you're ready, commission the UFH side.
  7. Have you manually balanced the flow meters on each outlet from the manifold?
  8. A lot of things aren’t legal, best use common sense! DIY products won’t be effective on Knotweed.
  9. I’ve just started to look at the relative humidity in the new house. What sort of RH would you expect to achieve as the house dries out.
  10. @epsilonGreedy. You clearly don’t understand my wife! If she wants UFH in the bathroom so she has a nice warm feeling in her toes in a morning, she gets UFH and I get an easy life. our House I’d so well insulated we don’t have the heating on for more than six weeks a year. However, having fitted heating I’d like to have some control over it, even if that is to simply switch in on when we have guests, so that they to have that warm toe feeling.
  11. Having said I want something simple in a room stat, has anyone used Google home / Alexa compatible stats? Are they simple to set up and use? Some of the stats will be used to control electric UF heating in guest bathrooms. I was thinking we could ask Alexa to turn them on and off as required, without having to going round and re-programming each one.
  12. My house is also Passive house and around 330m2. However, we’re only discussing room stats and I’m very much into KISS. Im happy to discuss room stats,or anything else house related, with @joe90 as his approach is something I can relate to and if I make a mistake it’s only going to cost me £30!
  13. The one you linked to is for electric UFH, not wet UFH.
  14. On my set up I found that the flow indicator on top of the manifold had been screwed in to far. Remove the red cap and unscrew it a turn or two and see if this helps. Google - Manifold flow setting